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Z87-GD65 now booting very slowly
« on: 03-April-15, 13:26:35 »

Hello,

Last week I booted my PC and found it didn't boot to Windows in it's usual ~6 seconds.
Instead it gave me a black screen for about 3-4 mins before eventually the boot screen displayed and then the Windows login page.

After looking at the debug codes on the motherboard I saw it did this:
first it stayed on the code "9A" for about 40seconds, then it changed to "A2" for about 2-3 mins (at which point the black screen displayed A2 in the bottom right corner). Then after this it then booted as "normal".
I've tried unplugging all extra hard drives (excluding the OS), and also I tried to booting to a different hard drive with the Ubuntu OS installed - but this gave me exactly the same sequence of events. I also tried plugging the SATA cable into different sockets on the motherboard.

Maybe I should add that the machine is about 18 months old, it had the latest BIOS installed... That's all the info I can think of right now.

I'm not particularly experienced with this, so if anyone has any advice or ideas of things I can try I'd appreciate it a lot.

Many thanks !
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Re: Z87-GD65 now booting very slowly
« Reply #1 on: 03-April-15, 13:37:00 »

list full detailed system specifications, see >>Posting Guide<<


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stayed on the code "9A" for about 40seconds,

9A: USB initialization is started

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hen it changed to "A2" for about 2-3 mins (at which point the black screen displayed A2 in the bottom right corner).

A2: IDE Detect
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Re: Z87-GD65 now booting very slowly
« Reply #2 on: 04-April-15, 08:42:57 »

System spec:

Board: MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming
Bios: E7845IMS V1.11
VGA:   Gigabyte GTX 670 2GB
PSU:   650W EVGA SuperNova NEX Gold
CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K
MEM: Corsair 2x4GB 1600MHz Vengeance
HDD: Sandisk 128GB SSD
COOLER: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
OC: None
OS: Windows 8.1 64bit OEM (also tested with Ubuntu - same issue)
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Re: Z87-GD65 now booting very slowly
« Reply #3 on: 04-April-15, 08:59:12 »

Try with no drive and USB device. See if you can enter bios normally.
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Re: Z87-GD65 now booting very slowly
« Reply #4 on: 05-April-15, 12:54:52 »

thanks for your replies, and sorry for not being more helpful with my original posts.

So I tried your suggestion flobelix but it still didn't work, still a very slow boot.
Then reading around I decided to switch it to the B bios (this is probably obvious to try but took me a while to get there).
The B bios booted as it should, fast and no errors.

If I understand correctly this means my A bios is broken/corrupted or something.
Is my next stage to recover the A bios to an operational one ? Are there any links for a step by step guide on this ?

Cheers
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Re: Z87-GD65 now booting very slowly
« Reply #5 on: 05-April-15, 13:18:58 »

First >>Clear CMOS<< while on bios A and retry.

As bios version 1.11 is latest when did you update and what version is bios B at?
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Core i7 7820X @ 4404.45 MHz (44 * 100.1 MHz, fixed all cores), 1.245v - delidded and using der8auer Skylake-X Direct Die Frame
Corsair H110 Liquid CPU Cooler
32GB (4 x 8GB) Corsair CMR32GX4M4Z3200C16 @ 1602.9 MHz (DDR4-3206), 16-18-18-36-2t, 1.35v
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Re: Z87-GD65 now booting very slowly
« Reply #6 on: 05-April-15, 13:30:23 »

I updated about 2 weeks ago, there was definitely a few days between me updating and the problems starting.
Bios B is v1.1

Clearing the CMOS didn't work
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Re: Z87-GD65 now booting very slowly
« Reply #7 on: 05-April-15, 13:38:02 »

Properly reflash bios A with latest bios including ME firmware update:

A.) Download >>this archive<< (E7845IMS_1B0.rar) and place it on your desktop. Do not decompress.

B.) Download and install >>the MSI HQ Forum USB flasher<<.

C.) Insert your FAT32 formatted usb stick.

D.) Make sure that all win 8 options are disabled. (Fast Boot etc) Also make sure the legacy USB is enabled.

E.) Start the forum flash tool and select option 1. Then point the tool at the compressed archive we downloaded earlier. Then to your USB Flash Drive.

F.) Boot to the USB 

G.) Now follow the directions and let the tool flash

H.) After flashing reinstall ME drivers in Windows:  http://download.msi.com/dvr_exe/intel_amt90_mb.zip
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Corsair H110 Liquid CPU Cooler
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Re: Z87-GD65 now booting very slowly
« Reply #8 on: 05-April-15, 13:56:02 »

thank you for your help
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Re: Z87-GD65 now booting very slowly
« Reply #9 on: 05-April-15, 16:31:33 »

 :hat tip:
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MSI X299 Gaming M7 ACK (MS-7A90) Bios 1.D0
Core i7 7820X @ 4404.45 MHz (44 * 100.1 MHz, fixed all cores), 1.245v - delidded and using der8auer Skylake-X Direct Die Frame
Corsair H110 Liquid CPU Cooler
32GB (4 x 8GB) Corsair CMR32GX4M4Z3200C16 @ 1602.9 MHz (DDR4-3206), 16-18-18-36-2t, 1.35v
MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti DUKE 11G OC
1TB Crucial MX500 M.2 SSD + 2TB Crucial MX500 SSD
Thermaltake Toughpower Grand RGB 1200W Platinum • +12V: 100A • +3.3V: 25A • +5V: 25A
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