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I've got a new (but used) mobo and I formatted my old Win7 drive and installed Win10 x64

After POST there's a blinking hyphen (or underscore I think) in the upper left.  It blinks at the very top, then blinks one line down, then back to the top.  It usually goes back and forth for about 30-40 seconds.  Then the Win10 logo appears with the "thinking" screen then it loads into Win10 where I can enter my login password.

Does anyone know why the blinking hyphen thing is present?

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Not much to go on.  Is your  list of components new or what you're replacing? Does the computer eventually start up and behave itself?

I'd start by resetting the bios to its default and see if that helps with the POST.


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The components I replaced are mobo, ram and cpu

The SSD I was using as my Win7 disk was formatted and Win10 installed. 

I do have other drives connected now.  I have my "gaming" drive that has P3D/XP11/BF4 installed.  Those would of course reference the old Win7 drive....I'll likely just format that drive and reinstall XP11 and P3D for sure.  So maybe having that drive connected is confusing Windows 10?

But yeah the PC will eventually startup and I can login to Win10.  So far I've seen two what I would call CTD's with Win10.  It said my PC had to be restarted to fix it.  The errors were non-descript.

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Have you made sure that all of the drivers specific to your motherboard are installed? Windows 10 tends to just install generic/older drivers and the MB may be looking or waiting for something else. Also, I'd check to see if there are newer BIOS updates that may be required for Windows 10.


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1 hour ago, vortex681 said:

Have you made sure that all of the drivers specific to your motherboard are installed? Windows 10 tends to just install generic/older drivers and the MB may be looking or waiting for something else. Also, I'd check to see if there are newer BIOS updates that may be required for Windows 10.

So far what I know for certain is that when my USB printer is connected, it screws up the boot of Win10.  Sounds weird but googling this shows it to be a problem for some users.  So weird that in my BIOS it shows my printer as a boot option. LOL.  I spent a few hours last night and this morning troubleshooting this.  Ended up just unplugging all USB devices and my other drives, formatting and reinstalling the OS.  Then I slowly added the other drives and plugged in my USB devices minus the printer.  Once I'm in Windows I am able to plug in the printer and use it....but if I reboot with it plugged in it wil stop me from booting again.


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If you don't mind a cheap inkjet, you might consider a new printer. Save the receipt if it doesn't work right.

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We have a nice Canon, it's a little older but it does a lot and we use it often.  

I there's something weird going on....  I might try a new BIOS or something.  Another odd thing:  Windows disk management shows my OS drive but BIOS does not.


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Hi Ryan,

Have you reset your BIOS to "factory defaults" - probably on option where you save the settings ? Who knows what the previous owner setup in the BIOS.

Regards,

Scott

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I've tried that and I've tried flahsing to a new BIOS.  Neither worked and settings reverted back to the current BIOS.  IE- it doesn't appear to be saving settings.  I wonder if the cmos battery is old?  Also I'm doubting my current SSD.  Its MLC memory type SATA II from 2011....so I purchased a 1TB 860 Evo.  The drive could be corrupt and causing master boot problems

I needed a new drive anyway as all of my other ones are nearly full.

It's a really weird thing to see the drive in Windows but not in BIOS. 

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This issue is fixed.  My OS drive was faulty...or dying or something.  It was a Mushkin Callisto SATA II MLC SSD from 2011.  Today my new 860 evo 1TB arrived.  I replaced the old Mushkin with my newer 840 evo, and then replaced the 840 evo with this new 1TB (I was using the 840 for my "gaming" drive).  29 seconds from cold boot to the OS login screen and 9 seconds for a reboot.

Wooohooo!


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Glad that you got that sorted out.

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Hi Ryan,

Glad that’s sorted - yeah - i think Samsung SSD’s are the choice for most - hopefully it serves you well...

Regards,

Scott


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2 hours ago, scottb613 said:

Hi Ryan,

Glad that’s sorted - yeah - i think Samsung SSD’s are the choice for most - hopefully it serves you well...

Regards,

Scott

I was almost in disbelief when I saw the price on a 1TB 860 Evo.  I know the standard SATA is being phased out in favor of m.2 but I don't care that's an awesome price!


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I'm reviving this thread.

So there is something definitely screwy between my printer (Canon MG5220) and this motherboard.  A few days ago I decided to connect the printer via USB once again and do a reboot.  It now hangs on the Windows 10 green/blue logo and won't boot into windows UNLESS I manually power off the PC, then turn it on again, and all works normal.  I thought it was a boot priority but the BIOS is set correctly.  The Win10 SSD is set to #1 and everything appears correct.

From some interwebz research it appears the motherboard may still be trying to boot onto the memory of the Canon printer.  Sounds fake haha!  Anyway I'm not sure if there is a fix for this.


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2 hours ago, ryanbatcund said:

From some interwebz research it appears the motherboard may still be trying to boot onto the memory of the Canon printer.

If you haven't already done so, it's worth going into the BIOS and making sure that USB is not the primary boot device. Make that the C drive.


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