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Motherboard Failure :(
« on: March 21, 2018, 01:20:17 AM »
     On Sunday my motherboard lost it's bootloader image, and that caused a black bios screen and my system's OS boot record disappeared.  This was sudden and unexpected, during a routine rebooting.  I've had to go back to my previous motherboard, an AM3 type.  I was forced to reinstall windows, and am now in the process of brain-salad surgery getting things functional again.  People, WRITE DOWN YOUR PASSWORDS SOMEWHERE, and REMEMBER WHERE YOU PUT THEM!!!  I was not prepared with passwords or windows key etc., so had to hack my way in with a dull spoon.   :'(   Anyway, I am obviously logged into my account now, so yay for that.  Computer is barely functional, as I am still stitching things up.  I have no sound or microphone, so not much fun yet.   

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Re: Motherboard Failure :(
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2018, 02:15:53 AM »
Damn Jeff, I feel your pain :'(!  I'm still in the process of getting mine together >:(

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Re: Motherboard Failure :(
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2018, 08:36:29 AM »
Are you sure it was a board failure and not a HDD MBR failure, which can be repaired? Did you get an error message when it failed?

This is why I regularly create image backups of all of my important drives, as well as keep my passwords up to date on a spreadsheet, print them out and put in a safe place. Has saved my bacon many times by getting me back up and running in a few leisurely hours instead of a few hair ripping months. All it took was one catastrophe years ago and I learned my lesson the hard way.
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Re: Motherboard Failure :(
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2018, 09:14:33 AM »
Are you sure it was a board failure and not a HDD MBR failure, which can be repaired? Did you get an error message when it failed?

This is why I regularly create image backups of all of my important drives, as well as keep my passwords up to date on a spreadsheet, print them out and put in a safe place. Has saved my bacon many times by getting me back up and running in a few leisurely hours instead of a few hair ripping months. All it took was one catastrophe years ago and I learned my lesson the hard way.

Ditto for me.

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Re: Motherboard Failure :(
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2018, 08:12:55 PM »
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Are you sure it was a board failure

     Yes, I am sure.   :o  ???
« Last Edit: March 21, 2018, 08:16:21 PM by jeff3163 »

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Re: Motherboard Failure :(
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2018, 10:17:27 PM »
Oh man Jeff! Sorry to hear. Huge pain. (Did that @ 8 months ago.. new board, CPU, ram, etc..a complete start from scratch! Better system now but a killer at the time.

If there is anything I can do please just holler.

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Re: Motherboard Failure :(
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2018, 10:53:16 PM »
Thanks Norm.   :)

     I need a new AM4 Motherboard for my Ryzen chip and 32Gb Corsair RAM to go in.
 (  ... and more thermal paste.   ::)  ) 

Anyone have a suggestion for a great Mobo? 

I'm limping along with an MSI 890 FX-A GD70, I think it's called.   :P  It's AM3 architechure, and 4Gb of DDR3 RAM.
« Last Edit: March 21, 2018, 11:01:04 PM by jeff3163 »

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Re: Motherboard Failure :(
« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2018, 05:44:40 AM »
RIP for you MOBO

i only use ROG ASUS MB ...

I have one to offer but you are so far to send you . crosshair IV formula Z ....

From Ballearics island   :P

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Re: Motherboard Failure :(
« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2018, 08:39:40 AM »
     Thanks for the offer, Patrick.  I ordered one of these ...

ASUS ROG Crosshair VI Extreme AMD Ryzen AM4 DDR4 M.2 USB 3.1 EATX X370 Motherboard with onboard 802.11AC WIFI and AURA Sync RGB Lighting.

     ;)

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Re: Motherboard Failure :(
« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2018, 10:12:38 PM »
What a major PITA. I made a disk image after a major crash almost 2 years ago. Think I'll make another one. Lot of water under the bridge since then. Good luck, Jeff.
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Re: Motherboard Failure :(
« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2018, 06:46:35 PM »
     Thanks for the offer, Patrick.  I ordered one of these ...

ASUS ROG Crosshair VI Extreme AMD Ryzen AM4 DDR4 M.2 USB 3.1 EATX X370 Motherboard with onboard 802.11AC WIFI and AURA Sync RGB Lighting.

     ;)

     I finally shut down the computer long enough to install my new motherboard yesterday after work.  It is a very nice MOBO, with its RGB lighting looking like a disco.  Just kidding, it's not that bad.  My only issue is that Windows won't re-activate or recognize my PC as a paying customer.   >:(  :o  I can see my purchased product in the Windows store, I know my product key, I am signed into my MS account as Admin.  But it shows no devices that can be activated on my system.  Having too much fun ... weeeeeee!

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Re: Motherboard Failure :(
« Reply #11 on: April 15, 2018, 11:44:09 PM »
My wife's laptop needed to have the latest Win 10 security updates installed but wouldn't do it until the latest version of Win 10 was installed: the update of which failed like 3 times. What a pain. Apparently the Wi-Fi adapter was losing its ISP address. Fixed it through the Control Panel/ Internet Connection Troubleshooter, but at the outset there was no indication that pointed me to my internet connection as the culprit, until I saw that my WI-Fi had failed.  After a two day attempt at downloading the Update I think I'm there. Installation is now at 89% so I'll keep my fingers crossed.

I love computers as much as getting diagnosed with some anti-biotic resistant disease.
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Re: Motherboard Failure :(
« Reply #12 on: April 16, 2018, 01:09:30 AM »
     I am genuine again, after being forced to reacquire an activation key that I just purchased a year ago.  That is now $436 for Win10Pro, so far.  (and I hate Win10, btw )   :o :'(

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Re: Motherboard Failure :(
« Reply #13 on: April 16, 2018, 01:24:30 AM »
OMG! No recourse? That's ridiculous.
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Re: Motherboard Failure :(
« Reply #14 on: April 16, 2018, 01:40:42 AM »
     To be fair, I never attempted to contact a real person or press the issue with customer support.  I tried to get it to work from my side, and the easy fix was to throw more money at it.   ;)

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