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evilroad

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When I first started the computer, videos on YouTube or Twitch would cause the system to freeze, and I had to manually turn the computer off. I tried to update the BIOS of my Gigabyte Z97 SLI through @BIOS app, but now Windows will not boot. I have tried fresh installs of Windows 8.1, reinstalling the BIOS in the boot up screen through Q-Flash, and used the Startup Repair Tool (which does nothing but tell me that the problem can't be fixed with Startup Repair). I am able to start Windows with Safe Mode, but that's it.

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kanaitpro

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i think if it were me, i would have left the bios alone, but this does nothing for you now. i looked at the website for the computer you have and i think i would use the dos bios utility, and maybe try it again. if it doesn't take, you will need to either replace the chip on the motherboard or the whole motherboard. and it also looks like reflashing the bios is not covered under the warranty. i found some good information here and here. good luck with it, the chip is about $14, the motherboard is around $125. just for future reference, in almost all cases you should not touch the bios of a computer that boots.
 

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If this was a bad Bios flash the computer wouldn't POST never mind get to Safe Mode. Also that Gigabyte motherboard has 2 bios chips, you can restore the 1st one from the 2nd one.

I think it's more likely to be a problem with the Graphics card, try re-installing it's drivers.
 
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