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by califauna
Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Operating Systems
Topic: Drive cloned to SDD boots but doesn't not load.
Replies: 2
Views: 12994

Drive cloned to SDD boots but doesn't not load.

Hi, I have cloned an SSD in a desktop to another SSD which is now in a laptop but the new SSD gets stuck at the spinning blue windows icon on a black screen (windows boot logo is not on screen however). Initially I couldn't get it to boot but after editind the boot partition I have not set the corre...
by califauna
Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Baffling flashing cursor problem after POST
Replies: 16
Views: 15758

Re: Baffling flashing cursor problem after POST

I don't have any pins on this CPU though. The CPU has only contacts. The pins I bent back into place are on the socket. Are these the pins you refer to?
by califauna
Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Baffling flashing cursor problem after POST
Replies: 16
Views: 15758

Re: Baffling flashing cursor problem after POST

Yes I bent them back into line using a metal tool. Any idea whether it would be possible for the system to o POST if, say, one pin were out of place, which could then cause damage over time even though the PC is apparently running fine, or whether unless everyone of them is making contact it wouldn'...
by califauna
Sun Jun 03, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Baffling flashing cursor problem after POST
Replies: 16
Views: 15758

Re: Baffling flashing cursor problem after POST

Re. warranty, I can't even remember where or how I bought it. Serial isn't recognised by MS warranty checker though so not holding out much hope there. ANyway just bought a Xeon 5650. When I got the board I accidentally bent a few pins. I bent them back into line though and got it working. I did scr...
by califauna
Thu May 31, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Baffling flashing cursor problem after POST
Replies: 16
Views: 15758

Re: Baffling flashing cursor problem after POST

Deleted your previous posting, almost identical to the last one. Duplicate posting is frowned on. Good that you have a working system again. Possibly something failed in one of the cores or on-die features. Always best to consult the QVL list and compatibility list for what is certified to work bes...
by califauna
Thu May 31, 2018 3:52 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Baffling flashing cursor problem after POST
Replies: 16
Views: 15758

Re: Baffling flashing cursor problem after POST

The PC is now working. For posterity sake and any others who may have these symptoms, yesterday I put another CPU which I bought cheap into the PC and it worked and since then no problems so far. So I'm assuming something went bad with the CPU and this was the cause of all the above. Would neverthel...
by califauna
Fri May 25, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Baffling flashing cursor problem after POST
Replies: 16
Views: 15758

Re: Baffling flashing cursor problem after POST

Thanks. I have tried a couple of basic bootable pen drives which work with other PCs. I have also tried with another working power supply already but will check output on PSU. I suspected chip damage to the board as the BSODs started within a month of starting to use an SSD as did this boot fatal pr...
by califauna
Fri May 25, 2018 3:26 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Baffling flashing cursor problem after POST
Replies: 16
Views: 15758

Baffling flashing cursor problem after POST

Hi, Recently I got a BSD crash while using the PC. Since then I've had a flashing cursor in a black screen at top left corner of screen after POST. Prior to that I got a couple of other BSDs which I was unable to attribute to anything. Unfortunately no crash dump file was saved for unknown reasons (...