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Thread: GA-MA770-UD3 USB flash drive freezing POST screen

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    nerdrage is offline Junior Member
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    Default GA-MA770-UD3 USB flash drive freezing POST screen

    Hello, I am having an ongoing problem where having an A-Data C803 4gb USB flash drive inserted in a USB port will sometimes cause my system to freeze during POST until the device is removed, at which point the POST will continue normally.

    This is a problem because I've made the flash drive into a bootable device using Win 98 system files and I am using it for the purpose of flashing my video card BIOS for overclocking. Simply booting up without the flash drive connected defeats the purpose of what I am trying to accomplish.

    The freezing does not happen all the time; the problem is intermittent. It doesn't matter if it is plugged into a USB port on the front of my case or on the motherboard IO panel.

    Here are my system specs:

    Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 Kuma @ 3.33 GHz
    Motherboard: GA-MA770-UD3 BIOS revison F5
    Reference Clock: 267 MHz
    HT Link: 1869 MHz
    NB Frequency: 2136 MHz
    Memory: 2x2GB G.Skill F2-8500CL5 @ 1068 MHz

    I can supply voltages and whatnot if that is required.

    Has anyone heard of a problem like this before? Could my overclock has something to do with it? Or could it simply just be a bad USB drive?

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    Default Re: GA-MA770-UD3 USB flash drive freezing POST screen

    I have a GA-EP45t-DS3R board and it won't let me boot with a Western Digital 320 GB USB drive attached.
    However, it has no problem booting with either of my Corsair USB thumb drives (a 4 GB and a 32 GB) attached.

    You might see if you can borrow another brand of thumb drive and see if that is the case.
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    Default Re: GA-MA770-UD3 USB flash drive freezing POST screen

    Sounds good, going to pick up a 4GB Sony Micro Vault today, and failing that will borrow a Kingston Data Traveler from a co-worker next week.

    Small update, I did load my optimized default BIOS configuration with no overclock, and the problem persisted, so I don't think it's the OC that is causing the problem.

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    Default Re: GA-MA770-UD3 USB flash drive freezing POST screen

    Heyo,

    Just wanted to say that I've not had any problems at all using a Sony Micro Vault in place of the a-Data stick. Guess it was just a bad flash drive!

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