Hi guys, thanks so much in advance for your assistance.
- Swapped out my ram today from 2x8gb DDR4 3200mhz to 2x16gb DDR4 3200mhz.
- When I booted, all I got was a black screen. I powered off/on a few times and eventually got the following message:
- "devices changed (CPU or memory) or CMOS have been cleared. Please enter bios to configure your system".
- I entered bios, checked all components were being recognised (all were, including RAM), and restarted.
- I got black screen again. Powered off/on. Eventually I got a blue screen saying my copy of Windows has some error and needs repairing (something about a kernel.exe file?).
- I selected repair, but the PC just restarted and back to black screen.
- Now, every time I restarted the PC, I just get the following message:
- "reboot and select proper boot device"
- Swapping back in the old RAM - doesn't seem to have any impact.
- Resetting BIOS using flathead screwdriver against pins; also removed and replaced battery.
- Booting from USB drive which has Windows installation installed.
- None of the above has worked, and I'm really confused. Literally all I did was replace the RAM, so am pretty confused as to whether this is a BIOS issue or my windows copy is actually corrupted. Any help appreciated.
- AMD RYZEN 5 3600
- MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX II ATX MOBO
- RADEON 6700XT GPU
- Samsung EVO 970 SSD