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    Default Re: GA-EX58-EXTREME Scanning BIOS Image in Hard Drive

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    Method's are posted here for anyone reading this in the future >>
    http://forums.tweaktown.com/f69/how-...-failed-33904/

    *Note to future readers*
    Please try your board with NO Hard drives connected, and the motherboard Driver CD in a CD Drive ONLY connected to SATA2_0 slot before using the above methods. This sometimes will pull the BIOS off the CD

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    Default Re: GA-EX58-EXTREME Scanning BIOS Image in Hard Drive

    Hi

    This morning it was my turn to get the "Scanning BIOS image in hard drive" infinite loop.
    I have the GA-EX58-UD3R motherboard with Core i7 920 processor, all bought about 14 months ago.
    I have tried almost everything I have read but unfortunately after the "clearing CMOS" instructions here
    http://forums.tweaktown.com/gigabyte...ash-guide.html
    I forgot to put back the monitor connectors (two monitors) and foolishly decided to do that while the computer was running...

    After that I haven't seen the annoying text about scanning hard drive for bios (which is good) but on the other hand I haven't seen any text at all either. I have tried with another graphics adapter too that I know works but it's all black...

    I first suspected that the graphics adapter was broken but since it doesn't work with my other adapter I believe that the problem is in the mother board. Since I did the full clear CMOS routine (removed battery, jumper on clear cmos pins, waited 20 minutes, jumper off and restarted) can this result in the display routines stop working for some reason?
    I had to remove the graphics adapter to reach the battery and the pins, this is why I had to remove the monitor connectors in the first place.

    I'm eager to see if the "all drives out CD-ROM on sata_ch0 with Gigabyte CD loaded" trick will work because that one wasn't tested before I did the CMOS clearing. My hopes are low though...

    But my first problem is how to get the monitors to display anything at all! The monitor I used displays a "Self test feature check" dialog when not connected so it is working anyway.
    Any ideas?

    (By the way, the random question wants me to enter 2010 as the current year :) )

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    Default Re: GA-EX58-EXTREME Scanning BIOS Image in Hard Drive

    So, did you plug in the monitors while the system was running, or the graphics card itself?

    Plugging in a monitor to an already connected graphics card shouldn't cause any issues, I've removed and installed them while running many times without issues.

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    Default Re: GA-EX58-EXTREME Scanning BIOS Image in Hard Drive

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    So, did you plug in the monitors while the system was running, or the graphics card itself?

    Plugging in a monitor to an already connected graphics card shouldn't cause any issues, I've removed and installed them while running many times without issues.
    Not the card itself just the monitor DVI-plugs.
    I have received suggestions from gigabyte and from the vendor, after a CMOS reset it might be troublesome to start apparently. I was recommended to only run with one memory module and disconnect DVD-player to run it in its minimum configuration. It didn't help though so they told me to ship it (I got an RMA already).

    This morning I got another reply from gigabyte saying that I should try a hard motherboard reset by removing the battery and shortcircuit the connectors for 15 seconds and then start with a minimum of peripherals connected and just one memory module. Unfortunately I removed the motherboard yesterday and brought it with me on a two day trip away from home so I will not be able to test the reset suggestion, I will send it by post today instead.

    Thanks for your help anyway.

    (Horray, the random question year is now correct too! :))

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    Default Re: GA-EX58-EXTREME Scanning BIOS Image in Hard Drive

    Cool to hear, you had me wondering for a second! Ya that should be fine, unless maybe you bumped the graphics card loose while doing so, that could possibly cause a short?

    Sorry to hear you have to RMA, hopefully you will have a quick turn around and get a board back soon!

    Yes, Mr.Tweak fixed it just a while ago, the question I mean. You won't have to answer that after you have 10 posts I believe.

    Let us know how your RMA works out, thanks!

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