" GRYPHON Z97 BIOS 2801
Improve system stability."
Since your system appears unstable, did you install this?
I built this system about 3 months ago from all new parts.The component details are below.
AZSUS Tuf Gryphon Z97 mATX Motherboard
Intel i3 4370 CPU
G.Skill Ripjaws X 8GB (2 x 4GB) RAM in A1 & B1
Samsung 850 Pro 512GB SSD
ASZUS 24X DVD-RW optical drive
Seasonic SSR 450RM 80+ Gold power supply
Cooler Master Silencio 352 case
Cooler Master Hyper T4 CPU cooler
Windows 7 Pro 64, then upgraded to Windows 10 Pro 64
Quick version of the problem: When I power the computer on, about half the time it will not boot right away. I just get a blank screen with a flashing cursor in the upper Left of the screen. If I restart it, it'll boot, if I let it sit for 10 - 15 minutes, it'll boot. Number 3 in the boot list in the BIOS is my HP printer.
Here are the details of the problem: The first time I booted it, it fired right up and I installed Windows 7 & all the updates with no issues. I then upgraded it to Windows 10 with no issues. I let the system run for a few days with no issues.
I then powered it down at night, and powered it back on in the morning for a couple weeks with no issues.
I then let it sit for several days with the power off, then I'd power it on, and would get a message saying a new HDD,. or a new CPU was installed. It told me it found the Samsung SSD, or the CPU and would then finish booting up. It would do the same thing when I rebooted it after sitting with the power off for several days. I asked here, (in the wrong forum) and got a tip that the RAM could be the issue. So I moved the RAM from A2, & B2, to A1, & B1. That seemed to fix the issue as it booted normally for a couple weeks, so I figured all was well.
I then installed a printer and plugged it in to a different monitor. All seemed fine for a couple weeks.
About a week ago, it started not booting consistently. I'd power it on, and it might boot normally, or I might just get a blank screen with a cursor blinking in the upper Left of the screen. If I restart it with the main power button, it'll boot, if I let it sit for 10 - 15 minutes, it'll boot.
When I enter the BIOS to see if I can find anything wrong, I have tried setting the SSD first, and/or the optical drive first, and that hasn't fixed my blank screen with cursor issue. So, here's the weirdness. Number 3 in the boot list is the HP printer. Why is a printer listed as a bootable device? Is that a problem? How did a printer get listed as a bootable device? How do I get rid of it?
Any ideas for me?