boot settings option > HALT ON NO ERRORS ?!

nikolov

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hi all,

ok heres my story, i have broken the first pci express 1 slot of my asus striker extreme, now motherboard doesnt recognize graphic card in this slot, but when i plug the graphic card on slot 2 or 3 pc starts and i can access bios.. but when i exit bios it asks me to put back graphic card on slot 1 for non sli configuration.. my question is>.. if i set halt on NO ERRORS in the boot section configuration in the bios while grahpic card inside pci express 2, will i be able to boot and install windows ? or will i have the message again to install back graphic card on pci express 1 slot ? anyone knows ?
 

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I set all my machines to halt on "no errors", cause nothing pisses me off more than a machine that won't start cuz my kid sat something on the keyboard. As far as will it work - try it - and report back so we know. You won't hurt anything, if that's what you're worried about.
 

nikolov

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thanks for reply :)

i think im gonna try it, cause beside this broken first pci express 1 im 100% sure my mother board is working, i didnt break any pins or any other electronic component on this mb, just the pins of the first slot are almost all bent.. anyway i ll try and will let you know if that works or not :)
 

sailer

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just the pins of the first slot are almost all bent.. anyway i ll try and will let you know if that works or not :)

If those pins are bent, you may have a bad motherboard. On the first ASUS board for my present machine, tne number one PCIe slot wasn't working and some other problems started after that. The board was bad and I had to RMA it. Since then, I've had no trouble with the board.
 

nikolov

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no, they are bent cause i forced to remove my graphic card without moving first the security :( was the first time i had a pci express motherboard and i didnt take time to look at it to see if there was any security..anyway now its too late, i already contacted asus and they told me they could not get it back cause i broke myself..maybe i could pay them to repair it but i dont want. anyway im gonna try this "halt on no errors" option and if its still not working i ll give up and stay with my p5b deluxe
 

nikolov

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if that doesnt work, i ll cry on my half dead mb, hating myself to have broken it..im sure if i send it back to asus for repair that will cost me around 150 euros..i'd rather buy a evga 680...anyway im glad with my p5b deluxe, good performance. im just sick to think about 350 euros maybe waste forever.
 

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if all the PCIE sockets on the mobo are the same, you might try having a local shop replace the busted one with another socket from your mobo. It takes careful removal and replacement but I'm sure it can be done.

I have successfully worked with similar sockets.

The main issues are whether you can find someone to do it and if you will ever need a third PCIe slot on your mobo.

On the other hand, it would still be cheaper to pay ASUS 150 to fix it instead of paying 350 for another one.
 

nikolov

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you re right man, im gonna try to find someone in my city who could repair it, i will ask him to use the third pci express slot on the motherboard to replace the first one, and to put the first one where the third pci express slot was, cause i will never use it im sure of it. but it could be very hard to weld with precision the slots :/ he gonna burn my motherboard prolly lol