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Thread: Z77 Extreme6 - New board, another attempt to start up my system




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    Default Re: Z77 Extreme6 - New board, another attempt to start up my system

    I thought the ASMedia item looked familiar. Unless I missed something, the ASMedia ports are SATA3_A1 and SATA3_A2, yes? I'm using SATA3_A1 for my 2TB master backup (which will go into the hot-swap bay of my CM Elite 431 Plus case), and SATA3_A2 is for my external drives.

    I am using one of the other SATA sockets for WinXP, probably SATA2_2. I'll reformat my floppy for option #1.

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    Default Re: Z77 Extreme6 - New board, another attempt to start up my system

    Quote Originally Posted by CookyMonzta View Post
    I don't want another BSOD STOP error episode that could screw up my replacement motherboard.
    And even after doing so it does not screw up the MB and in now way would warrant sending the MB back. A simply BIOS clearing would have sufficed probably.

    Al you needed to do with the one you returned is simply restart the OS install from scratch again, formatting as you do. It only hoses the OS installed to the HD, not the mb.
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    Default Re: Z77 Extreme6 - New board, another attempt to start up my system

    Quote Originally Posted by - wardog - View Post
    And even after doing so it does not screw up the MB and in now way would warrant sending the MB back. A simply BIOS clearing would have sufficed probably.

    Al you needed to do with the one you returned is simply restart the OS install from scratch again, formatting as you do. It only hoses the OS installed to the HD, not the mb.
    An installation restart was impossible once the BSOD error occurred; it was severe enough to block my ability to access my own hard drives and optical drives. All were connected at the time of the BSOD.

    http://forums.tweaktown.com/asrock/4...on-reboot.html

    Z77 Extreme 6 SATA devices unable to be read; SATA ports or SATA controller possibly fried?

    Even clearing the BIOS/CMOS didn't work. My drives were completely locked out, and they all worked in a test run on another machine.
    Last edited by CookyMonzta; 12-23-2012 at 07:31 PM.

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    Default Re: Z77 Extreme6 - New board, another attempt to start up my system

    How about trying another PSU?

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    Default Re: Z77 Extreme6 - New board, another attempt to start up my system

    The power supply was never the problem. And I just got past the AHCI driver installation stage with my floppy, and WinXP is being installed as I write this. All settled here.
    Last edited by CookyMonzta; 12-24-2012 at 05:04 PM.

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    Default Re: Z77 Extreme6 - New board, another attempt to start up my system

    The final test--Windows 7 backup--passed.

    My last build, which utilized a Z68M/USB3 board that I believe was defective from the start, started to have noticeable problems within 3 months of my first boot. Namely, connecting to the Web (forcing me to find a Realtek LAN driver that worked), 10-minute delays before the start of every installation, and a Windows Backup that always froze at 7%.

    This time, with a new board and a new set of hard drives, it took 25 minutes to perform my first full backup of Windows 7. Now to proceed installing everything else (i.e., non-Microsoft software).

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