I recently completed a "Fresh / Brand New" build, and when I attempted to load up the OS, a 0_ appeared in the lower right corner of my monitor. I've tried resetting the CMOS by changing the battery after approximately 2min, I've designated the Boot Order, I can hear the optical drive running (as I've tried all 3 of them)... but they eventually just stop. I can access the Setup /Flash Bios / Boot Menus, but that's it. There is a 00 on the board itself... I'm lost...
Intel DX79TO Motherboard
Intel i7 3930K CPU
Corsair Dominator Platinum DDR3 PC3 12800 / 1600MHZ (Max. Capacity / 64GB... 8 8GB Sticks)
OCZ SSD (240GB, 120GB, 960GB)
XFX Radeon R9 390X 8DF6
Creative SoundBlaster z
EVGA SuperNova 1000W G2
NZXT Phantom 830 Chassis
NZXT Krakken X61 Liquid Cooler
LG CD/DVD Drive x2
LG BluRay DriveSo,... I had an idea...What If... I temporarily installed my new SSD into my old computer, installed Windows, and then transferred it into the New Computer. I can then access the Setup Menu, designate it as the primary, and then restart it. If that doesn't work, I'll try switching the graphics cards. In just about every forum, and google search, about the 0_ in the lower right corner, EVERYONE says it's the graphics card's drivers/bios that need to be updated. I am also wondering, if it would be possible to load the Graphics Card Drivers onto the new hard drive...by using the included CD/DVD... without having that particular graphics card being installed?
Message was edited by: Doug Adam
The "0_" staying on the screen means that the system started to load an image (because no message appeared saying no bootable media available), but whatever was loaded appears to have hung. I can think of a number of causes:
- Graphics card is incompatible with the board or its BIOS. Have you installed the latest BIOS? If not, do so. Best bet is to use the Recovery Method.
- Board is having problems with memory. ONly shows up when the loaded image attempts to use this memory. Best approach is to only install a single DIMM and see if you can progress farther. If this works, add more DIMMs, one at a time, until you have a problem (last DIMM installed is then the culprit).
- I am not sure who EVERYONE is, but I have never seen this (or similar) issue be solved by updating the graphics card's firmware. You can try, if you like, however.
Hope this helps,
I am following up on your case; let me know if you need further assistance.
Latest BIOS and motherboard drivers are in the link below:
I am just following your case. The instructions for BIOS Recovery with USB device are described in the link below:
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