Loading Fail Safe Defaults Crashed My PC

By mkharis15 ·
It's an MSI motherboard (MS 6787 Ver. 1.0). I replaced the processor with a new one and started the PC. Then it showed message saying the processor was changed and need to correct the CPU ratio. Then I load the Fail Safe Defaults and restarted the PC. But it doesn't show anything on the monitor (no signal). I can see the processor fan is working. I replaced the new processor with the old processor again. But it behaves the same way.

Can someone please advice me on what I should do?

Thank you.

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solution and advice

by ismail.magued In reply to Loading Fail Safe Default ...

first of all, replacing the cpu needs an updated bios.

note: you need to consult your msi agent have them send you a qualified
and i stress qualified technician.

let the technician meet with you and let him update the bios for you .

The technician may have to replace the bios on the motherboard as well

second of all upgrading a cpu in all cases
requires an updated bios.

if you upgrade the cpu than tinker with the ratios you could ruin the bios settings all together.

So please go through the steps above

call the msi agent first and ask for a qualified techician.

well if you need any further assistance or advice dont hesitate to message me back .
I check this post regularly

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Try resetting the CMOS,

by Jacky Howe In reply to Loading Fail Safe Default ...

back to Default settings, by clearing the CMOS jumper. Restart the System and immediately enter the BIOS. It should automatically detect the new settings. Save the setting as you exit the BIOS.

Let us know how you get on.

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What Jacky didn't push

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to Try resetting the CMOS,

Was when you clear the BIOS you need to unplug the Mains lead. If you don't the BIOS will not be cleared as it is not getting any power from the Battery but from the 5 V DC Rail of the Power Supply.

So to clear the BIOS you need to unplug the
Mains Lead, and move the Jumper from Pins 1 & 2 to Pins 2 & 3 for about 30 Seconds. After that time has passed put the Jumper back on Pins 1 & 2 and then plug the Mains Lead back in and press the Power on Button on the Front Panel. You will be greeted by a Error Screen asking you to set the BIOS so enter the BIOS set the Data & Time and then save the settings as you exit the BIOS.


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What Jacky didn't push

by mkharis15 In reply to What Jacky didn't push

Thanks for the reply

Yes. I did so. But can see nothing on the screen. I only see the processor fan spinning.

Is there a way to re install the bios software?

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Try resetting the CMOS

by mkharis15 In reply to Try resetting the CMOS,

Thanks for your reply

I tried clearing the CMOS. But nothing comes on the monitor. I can see the processor fan spinning and nothing else. Is there a way to replace the bios software?

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by Jacky Howe In reply to Try resetting the CMOS

did you use CPU grease when you installed the new CPU?

Edit: lost track

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No I didn't

by mkharis15 In reply to OK

No I didn't. But I don't think it is the problem. It should at least show something on the monitor and then go down if the heat goes up. But the CPU keeps spinning and nothing comes to the monitor. So I think it should be something wrong with the bios. Is there anyway that I can boot the pc from a USB pen even if the bios are not working? If then I can try flashing the bios.


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No that is wrong

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to No I didn't

These Modern CPU's die when they get cooked. If the CPU has overheated it could very easily be dead and gone to Silicon Heaven.

Depending on the type of CPU that it is the only safety measure may be if when you replaced the CPU you also replaced the Heat Sink/Fan as all of the new ones come prepacked with Heat Sink Compound on them. While the CPU will not die within the first few nanoseconds if there is no thermal contact between it and the Heat Sink it will die very quickly and in under 15 Seconds.


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CPU's are very susceptible

by Jacky Howe In reply to No I didn't

to heat. Even during testing you should use CPU grease. Try it again, this time using grease. Arctic Silver is a good brand and should give you five applications.

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Well I can not find that Model M'Board on the MSI Site

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to Loading Fail Safe Default ...

So assuming that it is the correct type remove the CPU and look at either the Pins on the Bottom of the CPU or the Pins in the Socket on the M'Board and see if there are any bent ones.

If there are whatever has the bent pins either the CPU or M'Board needs replacing as it is now nonfunctional.

This happens by incorrectly fitting the CPU.


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