Booting with Gigabyte mobo question

Discussion in 'Gigabyte' started by John Smith, Feb 26, 2009.

  1. John Smith

    John Smith Guest

    Just upgraded a pc..its a Gigabyte GA EP45 mobo, intel core 2 duo cpu and

    When it boots up it seems to go through part of the sequence twice....

    This is what happens when it boots:-


    Gigabyte display (where one can tab for Post or esc for enter Bios etc)

    black screen


    Gigabyte screen again (where one can tab for Post or esc for enter Bios etc)

    list of text

    then Windows sequence

    and finally all ok after 1.5 mins

    any ideas why it should pull up the Gigabyte screen twice?

    wonder if its to do with the motherboard, cpu or Operating system?
    John Smith, Feb 26, 2009
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  2. Per John Smith:
    Mine gets into these loops where it just keeps popping the splash
    screen and re-booting forever.

    I get it to start up for real by pushing Reset at the right time
    just after the beep.

    Somebody commented that this is a firmware or driver problem that
    can be fixed by downloading/installing the latest-and-greatest;
    but I haven't gotten around to it yet.
    (PeteCresswell), Feb 27, 2009
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  3. John Smith

    jk Guest

    Something seems wrong in your bios settings. It invites you.

    I expered with ma78gms2h that I had warning for cpu fan set in bios
    and also smartfan control enabled. Since CPU is cold by start, cpu fan
    is not needing to rotate, so I had to disable cpu fan warning.
    It is more likely some ram setting that is your problem. Maybe raise
    voltage a little, + 0.1 volt or 0.2 on ram. Ctrl F1 can give the
    needed menu for it.

    Then save the bios.

    best regards

    jk, Feb 27, 2009
  4. John Smith

    John Smith Guest

    Fans..wondered if that was a possible have now disconnected all
    the 3 case fans...just the same!
    Another couple bits of information...
    1.From the first Gigabyte BIOS display its not possible to action anything
    from there..tried Delete key to enter BIOS...Nothing.
    2. Also, may or may not be relevant...but when using Power Options..and
    having pc go into standby after so many seems to do that ok,
    screen off etc - except the fans don't stop - ...but then will it come out
    of standby? it won't!...tried mouse and all keys...nothing...only way
    is to reboot.
    3. the Gigabyte mobo has dual bios set-up
    Thanks. J
    John Smith, Feb 27, 2009
  5. John Smith

    John Smith Guest


    ........was just about to start the dreaded BIOS updating...
    ....last throw....disconnected all devices.. 2 x hard drives, CD/DVD drive, printer, scanner, sound box and
    external hard
    drive....then switched on...all ok...
    .....reattached the devices one by one...
    ....and guess which was the culprit?
    ....the **** external hard drive!!
    ....unplugged the USB connected 500GB Seagate Free Agent external hard drive
    and all ok ie no double bios execution!!..
    Thanks very much for your help!
    All I need to do now if determine why the Seagate is causing such and how to
    remedy. :)
    Thanks again,
    John Smith, Feb 28, 2009
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