So I've been trucking along on my carPC until last night. I tried to turn the PC on normally and it would take a fairly long time to POST. It would then say the PC has failed to shutoff normally and asks if I would like to start normally or in safe mode. No matter what option I selected, the PC would reboot and begin the loop again.
That problem stopped after I did a Windows Repair and now it will either loop right after the POST, or it will freeze at the Intel Bios screen!
Once it posts, I would then get a black screen and the PC would reboot and this loop just continues by itself.
I was able to get into Windows ONCE, but after about a minute, the PC rebooted itself and continued the loop!!
I have tried unplugging my secondary HDD(Music etc), & unplugging the actual SSD(Windows) to see if the MOBO would get past the POST. Neither seemed to make a difference!
I could really use some help with this? I am about to change motherboards if this unit is going to keep malfunctioning!!!
Any questions, please ask!!
Thank you very much for the quick reply! I have not tried the bios jumper as I was too frustrated by the time I stopped fiddling with the harddrives. lol.
I was able to boot from cd in order to repair windows. However, once windows was "repaired" the startup will not get much further than the POST. I don't see the option to boot from CD and my cd drive is the primary boot device!
I just purchased the same board and from what i read it has a very shaky version of the bios as the default for some of the boards. I would definitely try to reset it then update to the latest version if you havent already done so. The bios update can be done from within windows (though obviously you cant get there now). The only other thing that causes crashes like that at boot is drive conflict. Try booting your computer with only the neccessary stuff.. no usbs n such.
I can't argue about the shaky bios. I bricked my previous dg45fc by changing the memory settings to 800mhz. I will definitely update the bios if I can get into Windows. Do you know which version of the bios I should update to? I have never dabbled with bios settings that much, so I would hate to make a mistake there too!
Thanks a ton for your replies! I will try the bios jumper tonight and let you know where I stand!
Well I'm home from work and working on the pc. I removed the jumper to positions 2&3 and I was sent directly to the bios configuration page after POST. It then showed reset intel AMT to default settings which I did but I dont believe that is the setting I need. So I removed the CMOS battery and I will eat dinner before giving it another go. Is there something else I can do to reset the bios? I certainly can't boot from anything right now as the loop resets right after POST. Thanks!!!!
WOO! I'm typing from the pc!
Apparently it was my Vista cd causing the problem! I removed all of my usb devices & the computer loaded fine. So, I narrowed it down to my dvd drive & once I removed the Vista cd everything was peachy!
...now how to get vista installed lol.
It sure doesn't help that my BIOS settings are now reset as well. I will download the BIOS update and work on getting that installed. I am a bit nervous to mess something up...
glad to hear you're back up and running.. i've had a similar problem on older machines... if i had a thumb drive installed the pc wouldnt boot.