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post #1 of 8
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Specs are sig rig but ram is doubled so its 8 gig.

Problem: on my motherboard (msi 890fxa-gd70) on power up it flashes FF then the hdd led flashes

What I have Tried:
-Reseat Cpu
-attempt booting with 1 dimm (rotated thru all 4 sticks) and attempted to boot with two( it went to msi screen for bios, no os installed yet; ssd is coming tommorow)
-checked all power connections
-checked all standoffs/screws 9 screws 9 standoffs
-Unplugged Everything unnessaricy( all fans are plugged in and run)
-Reseated the Battery

Everything worked perfect till last night when i vinyl lined the inside of my case(which i removed my mobo and psu to do)
Realizing i did a crappy job and thinking maybe it was doing something dumb behind the motherboard i removed it.

I asked my friend at work who has done many builds before : he said it might be a grounding issue... but i cant see how alll standoffs are good

Checked Tomshardware and Msi forum , some people had the same problems but theirs were resolved by reseating the cpu or ram. Mine was not >.>

was hoping to finally get win7 installed tommorow when the ssd got here , lol, guess my poooter doesnt want to be assimilated by the borg...erm... win7
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post #2 of 8
So, what's the problem? FF means all your hardware checks out and it's looking for an OS to boot from. You have no OS installed yet.
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post #3 of 8
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my issue is that it never did that before and would go thru post and sit at the screen waiting for a boot device. if the problem persists after the ssd then what?
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post #4 of 8
LOL. Cross that bridge when you come to it. Don't look for problems that aren't there yet. Paranoia will kill you.
I'm betting when you hook a drive up to it, it'll be fine.
If you want to test it, put an OS CD in the optical drive and change the boot order to that drive first. It should boot from the CD.
Edited by Mr.Scott - 1/9/11 at 4:11pm
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post #5 of 8
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okie dokie smokie, im just getting antsy since ill be able to install the ssd tommorow... and ive been getting pieces for this week by week or somethings month by month... ive had the case for about a year now... then the psu then mobo etc etc
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post #6 of 8
Cool. Lemme know how you make out.
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post #7 of 8
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thanks for the calming advice and will do; expecting it around 2-3pm EST :3
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post #8 of 8
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K so i got my ssd plugged it in, using a old dvd drive thru the pata cable. ssd plugging in good to go everything powers on as it should then it hits the FF blink RED LIGHT BLINK FF rinse repeat.
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