Small update on the HTPC build

Motherboard issues have been resolved, but not in anything resembling a good outcome.

I bought an ASUS P8Z77-V LE instead. Because I had already attached the heatsink to the processor, I had to wait until I got this kit from Arctic Silver in the mail before I could swap out the boards.

Swapped everything out, and VOILA! I have a bootable system.

Unfortunately, it appears that the hard drive that precipitated this new server build is exhibiting the same behavior. Namely, I can see it in BIOS, and it boots to the “Repair Windows” thingy, but then isn’t recognized as a bootable device. I can access the data if I connect it to the external enclosure I bought, so my next thought is a format /MBR.

If that doesn’t work, then I’ll need to get an SSD.

Leave a Reply

You can use these HTML tags

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>