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So my pc has been double booting for about three years, any way someone knows what is causing it?

Go to solution Solved by qboIodp,

Solved it. I connected my old full sized microsoft keyboard and I needed to press the delete button on the right down side and it worked. No problem with the ram whatsoever. Thanks for your help though!

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I have this pc for about 5 years and three years ago I have noticed that it started double booting every time I pressed the power button.

-It starts to boot and all the lights indicate that.

-then after a couple of seconds it stops and two seconds after it powers up again.

I never had an issue that could indicate that the double boot causes it (except two times when my pc froze and i had to restart it and after I did it didn't recognize the actual drive that the os was installed so I had to disconnect all the extra hdd's and ssd's to force it to detect the boot disk).

Other than that I don't see anything wrong with it. I'm thinking of upgrading it in about three weeks. I'm just trying to troubleshoot what's the cause of that and I don't seem to find a solution to this non-existing problem.

Any comments would be helpful

(Current build):

  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
  • MOBO: Asus ROG Strix X570-E Gaming
  • RAMG.Skill Trident Z Neo 3600MHz CL16-19-19-39 16GB (2x8GB)
  • GPUAsus Turbo GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
  • Chassis: be quiet! Silent Base 802 Window
  • PSU: be quiet! Straight Power 11 Platinum 850W
  • AIO: be quiet! Pure Loop 360mm
  • Storage 1: Samsung 980 PRO 500GB M.2
  • Storage 2: Samsung 970 EVO 1TB M.2

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could be an BIOS issue or depends on the system you are having.

Like an lenovo system?

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I never had an issue that could indicate that the double boot causes it (except two times when my pc froze and i had to restart it and after I did it didn't recognize the actual drive that the os was installed so I had to disconnect all the extra hdd's and ssd's to force it to detect the boot disk).

Do you have more OS drives connected?

Or if there is a power thing, that might be caused by various things or a temp thing like a failure to read? dunno.

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1 hour ago, RollinLower said:

sometimes this indicates a memory overclocking failure.

boot 1, cannot POST because memory settings

boot 2, boots because memory settings set back to default.

Yeah, that's probably it then. I'm using old high-end hardware with a mid-range new gpu so maybe that's what causes it, because I don't even have xmp enabled. Could it be the ram not being compatible with the rest of the components?

Here's a list of the components:

cpu  i7-920

mobo  X58A-UD3R

ram  BLS4G3D1609DS1S00

psu  coolermaster 700w 80+

storage  2 hdd 1tb each, 2 ssd (250,500)

(Current build):

  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
  • MOBO: Asus ROG Strix X570-E Gaming
  • RAMG.Skill Trident Z Neo 3600MHz CL16-19-19-39 16GB (2x8GB)
  • GPUAsus Turbo GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
  • Chassis: be quiet! Silent Base 802 Window
  • PSU: be quiet! Straight Power 11 Platinum 850W
  • AIO: be quiet! Pure Loop 360mm
  • Storage 1: Samsung 980 PRO 500GB M.2
  • Storage 2: Samsung 970 EVO 1TB M.2

      Custom CablesCM-PCAB-BKIT-NKC-3PK

         (Entire Setup➜ PCPartPicker)

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19 hours ago, RollinLower said:

sometimes this indicates a memory overclocking failure.

boot 1, cannot POST because memory settings

boot 2, boots because memory settings set back to default.

I would check to see if you can get into the bios here and pick defaults, see if that corrects the issue. I think the overclock on the ram is a good path to investigate.

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Solved it. I connected my old full sized microsoft keyboard and I needed to press the delete button on the right down side and it worked. No problem with the ram whatsoever. Thanks for your help though!

, del.jpg

(Current build):

  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
  • MOBO: Asus ROG Strix X570-E Gaming
  • RAMG.Skill Trident Z Neo 3600MHz CL16-19-19-39 16GB (2x8GB)
  • GPUAsus Turbo GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
  • Chassis: be quiet! Silent Base 802 Window
  • PSU: be quiet! Straight Power 11 Platinum 850W
  • AIO: be quiet! Pure Loop 360mm
  • Storage 1: Samsung 980 PRO 500GB M.2
  • Storage 2: Samsung 970 EVO 1TB M.2

      Custom CablesCM-PCAB-BKIT-NKC-3PK

         (Entire Setup➜ PCPartPicker)

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3 minutes ago, MysticLTT said:

What did Del button had to do with anything?

maybe open BIOS, by that key being the shortcut. As that... could happen? not sure.

But would like to know too. 😛

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Yeah, by that I meant to say "press delete to open the bios". Although after I got the bios to open there was no double posting at all... Then the pc after a day started randomly freezing and I swapped the cable for my os drive. Suddenly it stopped double booting, freezing and I had no trouble whatsoever to get into bios. I believe that was it! I'll be testing and seeing if it double boots again for the next couple of days and I will post an update! Thanks for all the help guys

(Current build):

  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
  • MOBO: Asus ROG Strix X570-E Gaming
  • RAMG.Skill Trident Z Neo 3600MHz CL16-19-19-39 16GB (2x8GB)
  • GPUAsus Turbo GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
  • Chassis: be quiet! Silent Base 802 Window
  • PSU: be quiet! Straight Power 11 Platinum 850W
  • AIO: be quiet! Pure Loop 360mm
  • Storage 1: Samsung 980 PRO 500GB M.2
  • Storage 2: Samsung 970 EVO 1TB M.2

      Custom CablesCM-PCAB-BKIT-NKC-3PK

         (Entire Setup➜ PCPartPicker)

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That's just X58 for you. It can be a little picky..

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