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    System wont boot up !

    Hello all,

    Had my system custom built by Scan around 3 years ago primarily as a video editing machine.. Truth be told its hardly been used in that time perhaps 20 hours at the most.

    This morning i came to use it and it wouldnt boot up .... it just goes through endless cycles of this screen ...





    closes down then cycles through again ?

    any ideas ?

    thanks in advance.
    Last edited by ian c; 21-03-2015 at 12:14 PM.

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    Re: System wont boot up !

    Probably a corrupt BIOS that's needs reflashing.
    If it's a Gigabyte Mobo, that really easy, but we need to know the spec of your machine.
    Or, try posting under customer service section.
    Society's to blame,
    Or possibly Atari.

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    Re: System wont boot up !

    Quote Originally Posted by Phage View Post
    Probably a corrupt BIOS that's needs reflashing.
    If it's a Gigabyte Mobo, that really easy, but we need to know the spec of your machine.
    Or, try posting under customer service section.
    Hi, thanks for your reply .....

    my system is .....


    Intel core i7 960 quad core, 3.2 ghz, 4.8gt/s qpi 8mb cache
    be quiet dark rock pro bk016 cpu cooler

    not over clocked
    12 gb (3x4 gb) corsair vengence ddr 3 1600mhz
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    650W CORSAIR ENTHUSIAST SERIES TX 9SINGLE GRAPHICS CARD
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    Operating system is on the 60gb ssd.

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    Re: System wont boot up !

    Hmmmm, that doesn't list the Mobo..
    From a quick google that appears to be a Gigaybyte Mobo. In which case you should be in luck. Must Gigabytes boards have a Dual BIOS feature. So, by flicking two switchces we should be back in business.
    Possibly this one.
    http://www.gigabyte.com/products/pro...px?pid=3855#ov

    See that refereonce to Dual BIOS ? You're looking for two small switches on the mobo like these.



    Flick them both to the opposite position and then try and re-boot. If it works we know that BIOS #1 is kaput and will need to be flashed.
    This is done in the BIOS using the Q-Flash utility. But before we get on with that, try and see if you can boot from the backup BIOS.
    Society's to blame,
    Or possibly Atari.

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    Re: System wont boot up !

    Quote Originally Posted by Phage View Post
    Hmmmm, that doesn't list the Mobo..
    From a quick google that appears to be a Gigaybyte Mobo. In which case you should be in luck. Must Gigabytes boards have a Dual BIOS feature. So, by flicking two switchces we should be back in business.
    Possibly this one.
    http://www.gigabyte.com/products/pro...px?pid=3855#ov

    See that refereonce to Dual BIOS ? You're looking for two small switches on the mobo like these.



    Flick them both to the opposite position and then try and re-boot. If it works we know that BIOS #1 is kaput and will need to be flashed.
    This is done in the BIOS using the Q-Flash utility. But before we get on with that, try and see if you can boot from the backup BIOS.

    Thanks phage i shall give it a go.

    And you are quite correct the motherboard is a Gigabyte

    .... Gigabyte Z68Xp-UD 3P

    Just hope im not getting in too deep here

    my PC repair capabilities are pretty non existent LOL !!

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    Re: System wont boot up !

    Sorry I've got to ask...how did you shoehorn a socket 1366 i7 960 CPU into a socket 1155 motherboard!?

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    Re: System wont boot up !

    Quote Originally Posted by Gronich26 View Post
    Sorry I've got to ask...how did you shoehorn a socket 1366 i7 960 CPU into a socket 1155 motherboard!?

    scan built the system in 2011.

    just taken a couple of pics of the motherboard.... haven a clue what im looking at im afraid











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    Re: System wont boot up !

    Well if you have an i7 in that - it's not a 960. Most likely a 3770.
    Okie dokie.
    All you're going to do is flip two tiny switches and see if it boots. Those switches are marked here.



    Move them both and try and boot. If it works, you're BIOS #1 needs flashing.
    Society's to blame,
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    Re: System wont boot up !

    Quote Originally Posted by Gronich26 View Post
    Sorry I've got to ask...how did you shoehorn a socket 1366 i7 960 CPU into a socket 1155 motherboard!?
    Brute force and lubrication !
    Society's to blame,
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    Re: System wont boot up !

    Also looks like those switches may be underneath your videocard....I can see the BIOS chips but am unable to see where the swicthes may be.
    Society's to blame,
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    Re: System wont boot up !

    short video (in real time) of the start up process ...





    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_DE...ature=youtu.be
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    Re: System wont boot up !

    Yep. Classic bootloop
    Google Gigabyte bootloop
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    Re: System wont boot up !

    May I ask another, more serious, question - Does it boot with the USB flash drive removed? I have had instances when USB devices stop the boot process.

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    Re: System wont boot up !

    Good call
    Society's to blame,
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    Re: System wont boot up !

    Quote Originally Posted by Gronich26 View Post
    May I ask another, more serious, question - Does it boot with the USB flash drive removed? I have had instances when USB devices stop the boot process.
    Thats the dongle for the wireless mouse and keyboard..

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