Question Intermittent Boot Failure

Jan 22, 2020
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Hi!
Was searching for 2 months now when I build my new system and still couldn't find a solution. Hopefully someone had the same problem:
Something like in every 4-6 days my PC won't boot giving me a "boot failure error". My usual quick solution is: enter bios, F10 >> boot error again >> enter bios, F10 >> boot error again >> enter bios, F10 and it boots up, and no problems for days either with restart or full shutdown. Also...sometimes one of my 2 monitors won't turn on at all (windows not recognizing it which can be also solved with a restart) No matter if I change the cables place in the GPU, only restart works. What I have tried:
  • XMP on/off, even manually configuring the memories
  • Tried playing with CSM and AHCI too
  • Updated BIOS (F11c at the moment)
  • Turned off dual bios
  • Turned off PSU energy saving mode
  • Plugged in the second 8 pin cable into the MB
  • Turned off fast startup in windows
  • Uninstalled ALL Gigabyte software yesterday bc I have a strange feeling it could cause the problem (few times after changing or setting RGB fusion the error occured on next restart...will see if this helps in 1-2 weeks...don't know yet)
My pc specs are:
Aorus Ultra z390
9900k (running on stock turbo 4.7)
Gigabyte Aorus 2060 super
Seasonic Focus PX-850 platinum
G.SKILL 32GB Trident Z RGB DDR4 3200MHz CL16 KIT F4-3200C16Q-32GTZR
NZXT Kraken x72
ADATA SX8200 pro (system)
ADATA SU800

Temps are really good, no freezes, no crashes, no BSOD ever. Also the GPU is a bit older it was in my previos system thats why I don't think it could be faulty.
Thank you in advance for your help!
 

Aeacus

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Boot failure literally means that your PC wasn't able to find the OS drive to boot into OS. That is a sign of bad drive, or the very least, dying drive (since you get it running eventually).

Also,
The SX8200 Pro does have a few downsides, though. While it boasts a five-year warranty, it has the same endurance rating as the Adata's non-Pro equivalents. If you're after an alternative to the high-endurance Samsung 970 PRO, the SX8200 Pro is not the best option: The drive’s endurance ratings are one-third that of Phison E12 powered SSDs like the Corsair Force MP510 and MyDigitalSSD BPX Pro.
source: https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/adata-xpg-sx8200-pro-ssd,5955-5.html

Here, i'd RMA the SX8200 Pro. Or better yet, go with far more reliable M.2 NVMe SSD, like Samsung 900-series.
 
Jan 22, 2020
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Boot failure literally means that your PC wasn't able to find the OS drive to boot into OS. That is a sign of bad drive, or the very least, dying drive (since you get it running eventually).

Also,

source: https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/adata-xpg-sx8200-pro-ssd,5955-5.html

Here, i'd RMA the SX8200 Pro. Or better yet, go with far more reliable M.2 NVMe SSD, like Samsung 900-series.
Thank you for the advice as I haven't red about this downside yet.
Altough since I wrote the post and uninstalled the RGB fusion there were no errors at all (almost 3 weeks now).
If the problem comes back my first try will be another NVMe drive, as I will need more space eventually anyways, so it won't be wasted money if it's not the solution.

I will write some update in a few weeks hope it helps others too.
 

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