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Thread: After a year of working flawlessly my GA-P35-DS3R will not boot




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    Default After a year of working flawlessly my GA-P35-DS3R will not boot

    Last night I powered down my PC like I usually do before bed. Today when I tried booting up, the fans started spinning, LEDs came on and then after about five seconds it reset. It will keep resetting like this until I flip the switch on my PSU. Now why would my system work flawlessly for a year and all of a sudden decide not to boot?

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    Gigabyte P35-DS3R Rev 1
    Intel E6420
    2GB crucial ballistix ddr2 800
    Nvidia 8800GTS 320MB
    Enermax 485watt PSU

    I've tried resetting the bios using the jumper, removing the battery, reseating RAM, disconnecting peripherals, and just about everything I can think of.

    Any ideas how I can fix this? Did my board just die all of a sudden?

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    Default Re: After a year of working flawlessly my GA-P35-DS3R will not boot

    Just answered a very simular post ??? .... anyway ...: My first move would be to test the PSU or try using a different PSU.
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    Default Re: After a year of working flawlessly my GA-P35-DS3R will not boot

    I have removed the PSU and tried it in another PC. It works. Besides, it has always performed very well with very good voltage on all rails.

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    Default Re: After a year of working flawlessly my GA-P35-DS3R will not boot

    Can you get to the BIOS? Did you just flash the BIOS? If not, do you have a floppy?

    It sounds as if your boot block in your BIOS went corrupt on you, here is the ONLY way to fix that if you have a floppy (Blind Flash) >>>
    Award 6.0 BIOS - BootBlock Recovery

    Other then that, have you tried it with only one stick of ram? And have you tested that ram on another system? Crucial is known to die often with and without reason

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    Default Re: After a year of working flawlessly my GA-P35-DS3R will not boot

    Quote Originally Posted by Lsdmeasap View Post
    Can you get to the BIOS? Did you just flash the BIOS? If not, do you have a floppy?

    It sounds as if your boot block in your BIOS went corrupt on you, here is the ONLY way to fix that if you have a floppy (Blind Flash) >>>
    Award 6.0 BIOS - BootBlock Recovery

    Other then that, have you tried it with only one stick of ram? And have you tested that ram on another system? Crucial is known to die often with and without reason
    No, I can't get to the BIOS, the motherboard won't POST. I just cycles through rebooting itself every 5 seconds. I did, however, update my BIOS, but that was a few weeks ago.

    I've tried just about every RAM configuration imaginable - to no avail.

    I don't have a floppy drive, but I'll try to pick one up, since they're generally cheaper than a new motherboard. ;)

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    Default Re: After a year of working flawlessly my GA-P35-DS3R will not boot

    Yeah, you can get one for $6 at the right store. And like I said that is a Possible fix, not for sure. Sometimes it works fine and other times not. But yeah like you said way cheaper then a new board for sure

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