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Thread: Gigabyte EP45-DS3 displays "Scanning BIOS Image in Hard Drive"




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    Default Gigabyte EP45-DS3 displays "Scanning BIOS Image in Hard Drive"

    Hi all,
    i build up a new system with:
    Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3 P45 S775 FSB 1600MHz PCIe ATX
    2x2048MB Kit OCZ Platinum XTC 1066MHz CL5
    Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 (E0) 3.00GHz 1333MHz S775 6MB 45nm Box
    1000GB Samsung HD103UJ SpinPoint F1 32MB SATA2
    HIS Radeon HD 4350
    AOpen IDE DVD-ROM

    A few seconds after switching on, the computer switched off and on again, repeated this procedure a few times, then it displayed:
    "Award BootBlock BIOS 1.0"
    "Scanning BIOS Image in Hard Drive"
    and switched off and on again.

    I've tested with only one RAM installed, another DDR2-533-RAM with same result. What can I do?
    Is there some sort of emergency BIOS flash procedure i could use?

    Thank you for the help! Please ask for more information if it will help.

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    Default Re: Gigabyte EP45-DS3 displays "Scanning BIOS Image in Hard Drive"

    Please try to clear your CMOS with the method posted here >>>
    http://forums.tweaktown.com/f69/bios...h-guide-27576/

    There is also some recovery options posted there as well. Go ahead and leave only one stick of ram in until you get squared away too

    If you do not get anything to work PM me for a last resort method before you have to RMA the board

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    Default Re: Gigabyte EP45-DS3 displays "Scanning BIOS Image in Hard Drive"

    Unfortunately nothing worked, you have mail...

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    Default Re: Gigabyte EP45-DS3 displays "Scanning BIOS Image in Hard Drive"

    Ahh, Ok will check it now and PM you the link

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    Default Re: Gigabyte EP45-DS3 displays "Scanning BIOS Image in Hard Drive"

    hi,

    i have run into the exact same problem with my mb after my HDD crashed, how didyou fix the award bootlock bios?

    gert

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    Default Re: Gigabyte EP45-DS3 displays "Scanning BIOS Image in Hard Drive"

    Last resort method hey. Sounds interesting. I hope my new board doesnt end up like this. how did you go? get it all sorted?
    Lian Li PC-7F Chassis Black
    Gigabyte GA-X48-DS5 MB (Rev. 1.1 BIOS v.F8c)
    Gigabyte ODIN GT 800Watt PSU
    Intel Core2Quad Q9550 E0 @ 3.4Ghz @ 1.25vcore
    Noctua NH-U12P + AS5
    G.Skill 2X2GB F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK
    2 X ATI Radeon HD4850 512MB (Crossfired)
    Dell Ultrasharp 2209WA IPS
    2 X 1TB Seagate 7200.11 in RAID 1
    Pioneer DVR216 SATA DVD MultiDrive
    Windows 7 Ultimate X64 RC1 (Build 7232)
    ------------------------------------------------
    Gigabyte Poseidon Chassis
    Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3 (Rev. 1.0 BIOS v.F9)
    ASUS Artic Square CPU Cooling with AS5
    Thermaltake TR2 RX 550Watt PSU
    Intel Core2Duo E8500 E0 @ 3.8Ghz @ 1.25vcore
    Corsair 2 X 2Gb XMS2 PC6400C5 DDR2
    NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT 512MB
    1 X Seagate 1TB 7200.12 + Seagate 750GB 7211.11
    Sony SATA DVD MultiDrive
    Windows 7 Ultimate X64 RC1 (Build 7232)
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    Default Re: Gigabyte EP45-DS3 displays "Scanning BIOS Image in Hard Drive"

    Unfortunately nothing helped, I had to exchange the board,, now it runs fine.

    (Sorry to Gert for late response)

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