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Thread: GA-P35-DS4 Rev 2.1 Cycle Reboot Problem




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    Angry GA-P35-DS4 Rev 2.1 Cycle Reboot Problem

    I have a brand new GA-P35-DS4 Rev 2.1 motherboard, just installed Vista on it 2 days ago. Last night i went to boot it and i get stuck in the endless reboot process. I dont know what to do. I cant get far enought to get into the BIOS and i have never overclocked it.. I tried clearning the BIOS and removing the battery for 10 mins.

    Any ideas?

    i have already opened a case with Gigabyte GTS.


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    Default Re: GA-P35-DS4 Rev 2.1 Cycle Reboot Problem

    Have you tried removing a stick of ram to get into the bios?

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    edit: woops, proper reading sure helps

    Hmm..the usual course of action is to start plucking the componenets hoping it will start to work again at some point, then put them in 1 by 1 again.
    Did you pull the powerline too when taking out the battery? (and make it 20 mins to be safe)
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    Default Re: GA-P35-DS4 Rev 2.1 Cycle Reboot Problem

    It's the same thing that happened to me with the X38 DQ6, in same case the motherboard start alone after 20 or more cycle, as happened here in Italy at an user.... Sometime there aren't any possibilities to revive the bios..... so... good luck

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    Default Re: GA-P35-DS4 Rev 2.1 Cycle Reboot Problem

    I don't have this board, but I read a thread somewhere months back that removing the video card from the PCIe slot and installing an old video card in a standard PCI slot allowed the person back into the bios with the notorius P35C. They also cleared the DMI once they were able to access the bios. Not sure if it will help, but worth a try if you have an old board laying around.

    Dave

    edit: There must be something common to all the Gigabyte boards (P35, P35C and X38) exhibiting the same rebooting problems. It's a strange thing to be happening across different platforms. Do they all use the same bios chip?
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    Default Re: GA-P35-DS4 Rev 2.1 Cycle Reboot Problem

    Quote Originally Posted by dave_99 View Post
    They also cleared the DMI once they were able to access the bios......
    When my revision 2 board (P35C-DS3) did the same thing I eventually got into the BIOS by stripping all the hardware from it apart from one stick of memory, graphics card and CPU. Previous to needing to do this the board / system had been perfectly stable and running happily for two months.
    I decided to clear the DMI (I wish I hadn't) as it then switched itself off and NEVER came back on again. It would then only start-up with all the fans etc working (but never get to display the BIOS screen) and make two long beeps.
    I got my money back on that board, but I'm not too sure if I made the right choice to buy another one to replace it, albeit a revision 2 P35C DS3r...!!

    This board has been fine up to now using the F10 BIOS, apart from quite a large vdrop / vdroop concern.

    I am so very disappointed that motherboards today are still VERY vulnerable to BIOS failures, which can render them totally useless, especially those boards which no longer have socketed BIOS chips.

    EDIT: Even boards that purport to have dual BIOS support can still end up dead if one BIOS fails to boot.
    I do find it difficult to believe that manufacturers haven't yet been able to resolve this issue and still include a BIOS flashing application that works via Windows. In my opinion flashing should be done only via a floppy, USB or CD drive from first boot.
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    Default Re: GA-P35-DS4 Rev 2.1 Cycle Reboot Problem

    geat mistake infact have the bios chip socketed.... I think that many many problem could be resolved differently......

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    Default Re: GA-P35-DS4 Rev 2.1 Cycle Reboot Problem

    So you're saying that probably faulty bios-chips have been used?
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    Default Re: GA-P35-DS4 Rev 2.1 Cycle Reboot Problem

    I don't think it's the chip in itself but the bios as programm not happy

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    Default Re: GA-P35-DS4 Rev 2.1 Cycle Reboot Problem

    On my P35 DS4, I did get an endless reboot cycle...BUT it was only when i overclocked my cpu from 333 to 390FSB.

    Yeah i think your BIOS is screwed over, try RMA the board

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