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    Default Re: EP35-DS3L, scanning bios image problem

    GA-P35C-DS3R Rev2.0 F11 bios, E8200 (@3.0Ghz), OCZ DDR3 PC3-10666 Reaper 4GB (@1200Mhz), Xonar D1, 8800GTS 512, Corsair HX520 (Single 12volt line, Max 40A), WDC 3200aaks/5000aaks in AHCI mode, Vista 64 Premium.

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    Default Re: EP35-DS3L, scanning bios image problem

    Trying to get into DOS now.
    Used WinXP cd to get into DOS but just keep getting a blue screen.
    Trying to get my hands on a floppy drive now to do it.

    I did have mac osx on all partitions on hard drive, maybe thats why winxp install would not start?

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    You don't need to get "Into Dos"

    All you do on another PC is Burn a Memtest 2.11 Disc Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool
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    on another CD burn the image from the link i gave you above.

    Both Images i believe are zipped up - so they need unzipping.

    Then when you can get into the bios, make the DVD/CD drive the first boot device.

    And then on the occassions the PC will boot try either CD (but ideally the samsung first). They are Self Bootable. Once they have loaded, follow the instructions.
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    Default Re: EP35-DS3L, scanning bios image problem

    I burned the samsung tool on a cd as an image.
    Booted with it and got:

    "Loading FreeDOS...
    ROOT FAT_"

    It stops there and won't go any further.
    Gonna try the memory tool now.

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    Default Re: EP35-DS3L, scanning bios image problem

    I now tried to burn out the memtest tool on a cd.
    It won't boot at all.
    This is how far it comes:

    "Verifying DMI Pool Data .........................."

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    Default Re: EP35-DS3L, scanning bios image problem

    Here is how to burn a ISO File >>>
    How to Write ISO Files to CD

    Press F12 at bootup, choose your CD/DVD player and then it will run

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    Default Re: EP35-DS3L, scanning bios image problem

    Im using imgburn to burn out the iso files, so should not be anything wrong there.
    Pressing F12 at startup makes no difference.
    Just getting the same messages.

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    Default Re: EP35-DS3L, scanning bios image problem

    Quote Originally Posted by ahdrage View Post
    Im using imgburn to burn out the iso files, so should not be anything wrong there.
    Pressing F12 at startup makes no difference.
    Just getting the same messages.
    This is the problem and why I said this above:-
    And then on the occassions the PC will boot try either CD (but ideally the samsung first). They are Self Bootable. Once they have loaded, follow the instructions.
    I was hoping that you might have one of those times when the PC did boot with the Hard drive Connected, that you could actually test it.

    Problem here is, is it looks like you have a problem with one of the sticks of Ram and equally the board won't boot properly when the Hard drive is connected. If the problems are connected in some way, ie like the Power supply causing problems (just an example) is another matter.

    I think you said you had OSX on the drive, but that shouldn't matter to the Gigabyte Bios as it will just take it's "Cut" of hard drive clusters for the HPA anyway - it shouldn't care what data is there or Not.
    You did say too that the Board booted fine, ie into the bios when the hard drive wasn't connected?

    Is it possible you could try another hard drive or atleast try your current drive in another setup, either internally or through the use of an Enclosure?

    If your hard drive could be tested in another PC, you could use the Samsung utility and select only your drive - aslong as you don't select the others PC's host drive there will be no concerns over losing any data on the host PC's drive.

    Ideally It could do with a quick diagnostic Scan and then a zero fill "wipe", followed by a full media scan.

    Edit:-
    One other thing you could try, just incase you Ram is causing some weird problems, is to still use the "Good" ram stick only and disconnect the drives - so you can access the bios. I'm sure you said you could access the bios this way?
    If you have already loaded up and saved the bios optimised defaults when you could, now set the Memory Multiplier to 2.00x . Take it off Auto and select 2.00x manually, save and exit.
    The board should boot as before (obviously drives still disconnected), but the RAM will be under even less strain.
    Then reconnect the HD and see what happens, followed by the Dvd/cd drive.
    Last edited by VorLonUK; 01-14-2009 at 09:14 AM.
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    Default Re: EP35-DS3L, scanning bios image problem

    I can access the bios with the HD and DVD connected.
    It just takes about 10 restarts before the computer turns on. Mostly the computer screen just stays black.
    When it does turn on I can get into the bios.
    Right now I don't get any messages about "scanning hard drive for bios image".
    But i'm not able to do anything else either like starting the disk utility program or RAM testing program.

    Shall try to get my hands on another computer to test the hard drive there.

    edit: I tried changing the multiplier on the RAM, but there was no change.

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    Default Re: EP35-DS3L, scanning bios image problem

    Right now I don't get any messages about "scanning hard drive for bios image".
    Is this a new event, ie a result of reducing the memory multiplier to 2.00x as suggested above?
    GA-P35C-DS3R Rev2.0 F11 bios, E8200 (@3.0Ghz), OCZ DDR3 PC3-10666 Reaper 4GB (@1200Mhz), Xonar D1, 8800GTS 512, Corsair HX520 (Single 12volt line, Max 40A), WDC 3200aaks/5000aaks in AHCI mode, Vista 64 Premium.

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