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Chocu1a

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#1 9 years ago

So , I installed Windows 7 64 bit RC to a separate hdd, set it as the first priority & successfully booted & got it up & running. I then removed the install disk. I let windows do its update thing. It restarted, but right after the bios post, it said something about nvidia boot manager & got stuck on DHCP with a flashing cursor. So basically it will only boot into window if I have it set to boot from cd & leave the install disk in the drive. I have checked all the settings in bios to maybe allow network booting, but cannot find any such settings. Any clue as how to remedy this?

Any actual help would be greatly appreciated.




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Kilobyte

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#3 9 years ago

Apologies Count, I'm not sure why I didn't catch your thread last week.

Have you solved the issue, or are you still having trouble with that drive/installation?

My suggestion would have been to press Esc, or F10 to see if it would boot.




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#4 9 years ago

Flashing DHCP.... Says to me its trying a Network boot. Double check your boot order...

In fact, just try flat out deleting network boot from the boot order, and disabling any onboard ethernet adapters. Not that I dont believe you, but I saw a PC today with a perfectly fine BIOS battery ignore settings being saved...

Maybe also try resetting to optimized defaults.

Its very clearly a Network booting issues...but why...and how...




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#5 9 years ago

Yeah I had a problem like Pilla described with my MSI 865PE Neo2-P. For some reason the BIOS wants try to do a network boot by default. I also did a little search on what the OP described and found someone that had the exact same problem with W7 on an Acer Aspire notebook. I think some MB BIOS are glitchy this way.




Chocu1a

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#6 9 years ago

Sgt. D. Pilla;4933825Flashing DHCP.... Says to me its trying a Network boot. Double check your boot order...

In fact, just try flat out deleting network boot from the boot order, and disabling any onboard ethernet adapters. Not that I dont believe you, but I saw a PC today with a perfectly fine BIOS battery ignore settings being saved...

Maybe also try resetting to optimized defaults.

Its very clearly a Network booting issues...but why...and how...

You are correct about the network booting, I just can't find any way to stop it from trying to do this. I have picked through my bios with a fine toothed comb & cannot find any sort of selection that will disable network booting. In the end, I just gave up. My Vista install is an perfect order & runs without issue. I can still access the Windows 7 drive if I leave the install disc in the drive. I really just wanted to see what the fuss over 7 is. I like it & pre-ordered an upgrade for 50 bucks usd. I just cannot stop it from trying to boot over a network.




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#7 9 years ago

What motherboard do you have? (/bios revision)




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#8 9 years ago

Second thought...although I doubt it, maybe this will help... Just Installed New MB and Disk Boot Failure - NVIDIA Forums




Chocu1a

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#9 9 years ago

well, all 4 of my hdd are sata, & I leave them on cable select. My mobo is an EVGA 750i ftw sli. It is using Phoenix Award Bios version SZ1I(the most current one)




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#10 9 years ago
Monster_user;4933762My suggestion would have been to press Esc, or F10 to see if it would boot.

Ah, a Pheonix BIOS. Should've said F2. Also, I should have said to press it at the POST screen.

Anyway, Did you try to run a "repair" on the hard drive? It is possible that a Boot loader did not properly get installed.




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