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My error, there are many variants of that M/B must have selected the wrong one. Sorry.
Please proceed with the chkdsk BUT FIRST please check the boot priority.


Correct image and the same applies. I only raised this because you mentioned you had changed them.
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2 x PCI Express x16 slots, running at x16 (PCIEX16_1/PCIEX16_2) (Note 1)
2 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x8 (PCIEX8_1/PCIEX8_2) (Note 2)

(Note 1) For optimum performance, if only one PCI Express graphics card is to be installed, be sure to install it in the PCIEX16_1 slot; if you are installing two PCI Express graphics cards, it is recommended that you install them in the PCIEX16_1 and PCIEX16_2 slots.

Edited by Macboatmaster, 06 November 2011 - 04:00 PM.

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Ok, it's got First Boot Device as [CDROM]

And the Second Boot Device as [Hard Disk]

And then it's got Third Boot Device as [Floppy] but I don't even have a floppy drive on mine. Do they still make those?? lol. Guess that's just standard stuff.

Now it's got an interesting choice at the bottom. It's got this:

Init Display First [PCI]

Just wondering if that should be changed to PCIE X16-1 but really really really don't remember ever changing that. Probably nothing to do with my error though, right?? It's probably right as is. Just thought it looked interesting.

Is there anything else regarding BIOS?

Now as far as CHKDSK...

CHKDSK is verifying files <state 1 of 3>...
174848 file records processed.
File verification completed.
616 large file records processed
0 bad file records processed.
2 EA records processed.
76 reparse records processed.
CHKDSK is verifying indeses <stage 2 of 3>...
225954 index entries processed.
Index verification completed.
0 unindexed files scanned.
0 unindexed files recovered.
CHKDSK is verifying security descriptors <stage 3 of 3>...
174848 files SDs/SIDs processed.
Security descriptor verification completed.
25554 data files processed.
CHKDSK is verifying Usn Journal...
35668784 USN bytes processed.
Usn Journal verification completed.
Windows has cheked the file system and found no problems.

117115903 KB total disk space.
75144332 KB in 100866 files.
66516 KB in 25555 indexes.
0 KB in bad sectors.
280603 KB in use by the system.
65536 KB occupied by the log file.
41624452 KB available on disk.

4096 bytes to each allocated unit.
29278975 total allocation units on disk.
10406113 allocation units available on disk.
C:\>_

Oh, and I will tell you when I'm calling it a night, but here it's only 3:25 PM. Guessing in the UK it must be, what, 8:25 PM??? You'll definitely want to call it a night before I do. LOL Thanks so much for your help.

Edited by OldFatGuy, 06 November 2011 - 02:26 PM.

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Which HARD disk - the one you want it to boot from is the SSD Solid State C drive.

It does not matter leaving the CD as the first, as of course if there is no nottable CD it will simply seek the second device.
The BIOS lists the floppy as it must be a VIOS chip that catered for motherboards that had a floppy.
If there is an option to make it USB use that and then if for any reason the optical drive will not accept a boot device - ie the drive fails and you cannot boot from the hard drive, you can boot from a usb pen. OR you can make it the other optical drive as failure of both is extremely unlikely.

The only advantage in having a usb boot is in case the Windows 7 DVD manages to get damaged.
However that is another issue.

I think you will find that the INIT display first is only either as set or disabled. It is the option to use the PCI card or if the M/B had them the integrated graphics. Open the option and see what is available.
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Correct image and the same applies. I only raised this becasuer you mentioned you had changed them.
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2 x PCI Express x16 slots, running at x16 (PCIEX16_1/PCIEX16_2) (Note 1)
2 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x8 (PCIEX8_1/PCIEX8_2) (Note 2)

(Note 1) For optimum performance, if only one PCI Express graphics card is to be installed, be sure to install it in the PCIEX16_1 slot; if you are installing two PCI Express graphics cards, it is recommended that you install them in the PCIEX16_1 and PCIEX16_2 slots.


I didn't change the slots the cards were in. I changed the card on the back of the computer that my HDMI wire running from my computer to my monitor was plugged into. When I first got the computer I plugged it into the HDMI slot on the bottom card (when the case is standing) but then I changed and plugged it into the card at the top. But I never changed them internally at all. They're still plugged into the same slots they were plugged into when I got them. Sorry for being unclear. Of for misunderstanding now. LOL I might be misunderstanding now. Long day... LOL.
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No problem it was ME not reading carefully enough your post.

Please pursue the boot priority options and explore that Init Display option., although I seem to remember that in this case it is related to the first display on boot for the dual monitor, set-up. However you need to explore what option is available as mentioned on my previous post.

Pls do remember although I am not going offline for another three hours or so you call it a day whenever you wish.
Just post, so that I am not waiting for a reply.


In view of the number of errors on the mini-dumps I will feel happier when we have run a chkdsk and a system file check.
Lets get the chkdsk out of the way first.
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Oh, okay, I'll restart and look again.

DEL key is the one to enter BIOS setup on this system BTW, in case others you help have the same board.

It just says Hard Drive. When I click Enter, there are no choices to specifically tell it which one. Sorry, am I doing something wrong here? Not looking in the right place??

And the choices the Init Display First option I have:

PCI............[ ]
PCIE x16-1.....[ ]
PCIE x16-2.....[ ]
PCIE x8-1.....[ ]
PCIE x8-2.....[ ]

With the current one selected being PCI.
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No problem it was ME not reading carefully enough your post.

Please pursue the boot priority options and explore that Init Display option., although I seem to remember that in this case it is related to the first display on boot for the dual monitor, set-up. However you need to explore what option is available as mentioned on my previous post.

Pls do remember although I am not going offline for another three hours or so you call it a day whenever you wish.
Just post, so that I am not waiting for a reply.


In view of the number of errors on the mini-dumps I will feel happier when we have run a chkdsk and a system file check.
Lets get the chkdsk out of the way first.


I posted the results of the CHKDSK above. As an edit. Sorry about that, you probably read the post and moved on and I added it as an edit. My bad.

Yes, I will definitely tell you when I leave. No way I'd leave you hanging after all you've done for me. Thanks again.
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OH I found it!!!!

I was looking in the wrong place!!!

Sorry, totally my bad.

Yeah, it's got the D drive as first and the SSD drive as second.

Should I change them??
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YES certainly change that to the C Drive, clearly that is the boot drive as that is the system drive.

MAKE ONLY that change first please. Do not forget to save and exit.

I also think that the Init display should be the PCIe16x1 but leave that as is for the time being please.

Edited by Macboatmaster, 06 November 2011 - 03:27 PM.

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Oh darn.

I changed it so the SSD drive was first in the hard disk boot priority.

Turned it off.

Turned in on.

Let it come up on it's own.

And back to code 43 errors. Darn it I was so excited I thought that might be it.

I'll shutdown and go back into BIOS just to make sure it did save correctly though.

EDIT: Yeah, it saved correctly. It now lists the SSD as the number 1 hard disk boot priority and the D drive as number 2 and number 3 just says bootable Add-in cards. So it did save correctly.

Edited by OldFatGuy, 06 November 2011 - 03:35 PM.

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I have seen the chkdsk results NO PROBLEM there. NO file corruption

Windows has cheked the file system and found no problems.

no bad sectors. - not that I would expect any on a ssd drive.(Solid State device)

I have also checked again the motherboard

Expansion SlotsPCI Express 2.0 x162 x PCI Express x16 slots, running at x16 (PCIEX16_1/PCIEX16_2) (Note 1)
2 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x8 (PCIEX8_1/PCIEX8_2) (Note 2)

(Note 1) For optimum performance, if only one PCI Express graphics card is to be installed, be sure to install it in the PCIEX16_1 slot; if you are installing two PCI Express graphics cards, it is recommended that you install them in the PCIEX16_1 and PCIEX16_2 slots.

(Note 2) The PCIEX8_1 and PCIEX8_2 slots share bandwidth with the PCIEX16_1 and PCIEX16_2 slots espectively. When PCIEX8_1 is populated with an expansion card, the PCIEX16_1 slot will operate at up to x8 mode; when PCIEX8_2 is populated with an expansion card, the PC IEX16_2 slot will operate at up to x8 mode.PCI Express x12PCI Slots1

So presuming we are SAFE in proceeding on the line that the two Nvidia cards are in the PCIe 2 slots and there is NOT one in the PCI slot MAKE that Int Display the PCIe16x1 - if that is the first monitor you wish to display on boot..

If you have a monitor and a HDTV as the second monitor, make the first the MONITOR, so that depends on which card is connected to the monitor.

Edited by Macboatmaster, 06 November 2011 - 03:42 PM.

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I have seen the chkdsk results NO PROBLEM there. NO file corruption

Windows has cheked the file system and found no problems.

no bad sectors. - not that I would expect any on a ssd drive.(Solid State device)

I have also checked again the motherboard

Expansion SlotsPCI Express 2.0 x162 x PCI Express x16 slots, running at x16 (PCIEX16_1/PCIEX16_2) (Note 1)
2 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x8 (PCIEX8_1/PCIEX8_2) (Note 2)

(Note 1) For optimum performance, if only one PCI Express graphics card is to be installed, be sure to install it in the PCIEX16_1 slot; if you are installing two PCI Express graphics cards, it is recommended that you install them in the PCIEX16_1 and PCIEX16_2 slots.

(Note 2) The PCIEX8_1 and PCIEX8_2 slots share bandwidth with the PCIEX16_1 and PCIEX16_2 slots espectively. When PCIEX8_1 is populated with an expansion card, the PCIEX16_1 slot will operate at up to x8 mode; when PCIEX8_2 is populated with an expansion card, the PC IEX16_2 slot will operate at up to x8 mode.PCI Express x12PCI Slots1

So presuming we are SAFE in proceeding on the line that the two Nvidia cards are in the PCIe 2 slots and there is NOT one in the PCI slot MAKE that Int Display the PCIe16x1 - if that is the first monitor you wish to display on boot..

If you have a monitor and a HDTV as the second monitor, make the first the MONITOR, so that depends on which card is connected to the monitor.


I don't have a second monitor, I'll try that now. Thanks again.
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Same result.

Saved it, let it come up all the way, and it comes up again in the 800X640 mode, Code 43 errors appearing next to both cards again.

And again, I hit restart, and it's all fine. This is infuriating, but it's not the end of the world since I do have a work around. It's what I've been doing for about two months now.

The company I bought from feels it's a video card issue. It's hard for me to understand that though when it comes up just fine everytime I go into boot menu and tell it boot from hard disk. And both cards appear to working properly, once I do get into Windows without the Code 43 errors. I'm still under warranty and if I have to I'll replace both video cards, but man I'm not sure that's the problem.
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12GB A-DATA Gaming Series DDR3 1600



If I am not mistaken that is on 3 4GB sticks

I do NOT KNOW how I missed this on your post 8


I ran memtest and discovered I do have a couple of bad memory addresses, so I've got a bad memory stick


but further investigation is pointless until you have resolved the ram issue.
If I am right and it is three 4GB sticks, run with two. AS IT IS six slots - triple channel, you will have to consult the motherboard manual to see which slots must be populated for the computer to boot,.


FURTHER to the whole problem - I know you said you had NOT overclocked - ONLY the GPU, but those GPU`s can only be overclocked by using this
http://www.nvidia.co...tools_6.06.html

If you have that installed I would recommend extreme caution. It appears to me that extensive O/C is available from this Nvidia Control Panel and that if you have by error altered ram timings, voltages etc may easily be the cause of the ram failure.
Do not be offended, I know I have said it before, but I can ONLY provide you with the best advice as I see it and that is
NEVER overclock ANYTHING.
It invariably leads to more problems than EVER any slight advantages it produces.

Edited by Macboatmaster, 06 November 2011 - 04:09 PM.

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Ok, THANK YOU VERY VEY VERY MUCH!!!

Sorry I didn't make the memory issue more apparent. When working with the company that sold me this thing they said they felt the memory issue wasn't related to this one, so I guess I didn't think enough of it to make it more apparent.

I'll wait until I get the replacement RAM (it's actually 6 strips of 2GB dual channel memory) and then post back.

Again, I'm soooooooo soooooo sorry I wasted so much of your Sunday afternoon. Isn't there anything I can do for you?? Do you have a donation account I could contribute too?? I really feel bad about this but I am soooo grateful for your help in trying.

I'm going to leave now. I hope you have a great day (lol, night now in the UK). Anyway, I'll check back to see if you reply to this but then I'll wait until I replace the memory.

Take care, and stay safe. Best wishes for you and your familty.

Namaste
Joe Weakley
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