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    Default stuck on Gigabyte splash screen EP45 UD3P

    Help! I've royally screwed something up and I can't figure out what.

    I went in and switched GPU cards to an Evga 9800 GT which I've used before and kept getting the long beep. I then realized I didn't have the 6 pin aux power connector attached and got that on, making the long beep stop. Then my sytem wouldn't boot past the Gigabyte splash screen.

    I switched back to my old card and still no luck. I cleared the CMOS. No luck. I removed 2 sticks of RAM. No luck. Anybody have a way out of this? I'm just stuck on the splash screen and can't get into the bios. Thanks!

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    Default Re: stuck on Gigabyte splash screen EP45 UD3P

    remove power cord from the back of the PSU hold the power button on the front of your case for 20-30 sec to make sure all power is drained. try again if still wont boot do the same this time shot the clear cmos jumper again but leave it shorted out for up to 20 min. reconnect everything try again if not you may need to leave jumper on clear cmos pins for up to 1hr but it shouldn't need that long also try removing the battery up to 1hr. One of those combination's should clear the cmos. If it worked correctly you should get a check sum error telling you to enter bios when you do chose Load Optimized Defaults and then press F10 to save and exit.
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    Default Re: stuck on Gigabyte splash screen EP45 UD3P

    Will give it a try and report back. Thanks a lot.

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    Default Re: stuck on Gigabyte splash screen EP45 UD3P

    Took the battery out for an hour and did the other things as well.

    Still not working...if I push Tab when I turn it on I get the post screen but it hangs up at "detecting IDE drives..."

    It says my memory tests "ok" and it sees my DVD drive and 3 of my 5 hard drives.

    Got a bad feeling about this one.
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    Default Re: stuck on Gigabyte splash screen EP45 UD3P

    How are your drives connected IDE, SATA? which ports are they connected to if SATA? Disconnect all drives see if it boots then connect the drive the os is installed onto or will be if this is a new build. One by one reconnect all drives untill it wont boot then try again with out that drive then try that drive by its self.
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    Default Re: stuck on Gigabyte splash screen EP45 UD3P

    Try disconnecting all disk drives and the cables from the board.

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    Default Re: stuck on Gigabyte splash screen EP45 UD3P

    Next morning update:

    POST screen shows ALL the hard drives right off the bat.

    Got into the BIOS!!

    And, ultimately, into Windows XP where everything seems to be normal.

    On rebooting, however everything seems to be EXTREMELY sluggish. Minutes on the Gigabyte logo screen...minutes on the following boot screen..all in all, about 12 to 15 minutes to get into Windows where everything seems normal.

    My date/Time thing said jan 1 2008 but I guess that's because of resetting the CMOS.

    I've gone through this process 3 times so far, slow as molasses every time. Any suggestions? My BIOS is an old F6 bios...should I flash into a newer BIOS?

    Thanks for the help.

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    Default Re: stuck on Gigabyte splash screen EP45 UD3P

    Quote Originally Posted by w1awb View Post
    Next morning update:

    POST screen shows ALL the hard drives right off the bat.

    Got into the BIOS!!

    And, ultimately, into Windows XP where everything seems to be normal.

    On rebooting, however everything seems to be EXTREMELY sluggish. Minutes on the Gigabyte logo screen...minutes on the following boot screen..all in all, about 12 to 15 minutes to get into Windows where everything seems normal.

    My date/Time thing said jan 1 2008 but I guess that's because of resetting the CMOS.

    I've gone through this process 3 times so far, slow as molasses every time. Any suggestions? My BIOS is an old F6 bios...should I flash into a newer BIOS?

    Thanks for the help.

    Andy B
    When you entered the bios did you try and load optimized defualts. This is a must after clearing the cmos. you might want to try and update to F9 or F10e beta bios. But First I would make sure you Load Optimized Defaults press F10 to save and exit renter bios enter M.I.T make the necessary changes for your ram Voltage and Timings. Turn off the Gigabyte screen to see exactly the delay is coming from. Are you using Ahci or raid? Also under Advanced BIOS Features make sure Init Display First is set to PEG1 for the first PCI-E slot that is where your video card should be.
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    Default Re: stuck on Gigabyte splash screen EP45 UD3P

    Yes, I loaded optimized defaults and changed init display from PCi to PEG but I still get a 12 minute boot. It was 2 minutes or less before all this started happening. I also noticed my e-SATA ports no longer work, for some reason.
    Very strange....
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    Default Re: stuck on Gigabyte splash screen EP45 UD3P

    Although everything is taking way longer than it should, the big wait seems to be between the select operating system (XP or XP with 3g switch) enter and the Windows screen which is over 6 minutes. Doesn't matter at all whether I choose XP or XP with the 3 gig switch.

    Used to be I would press enter at this point and it was a few seconds before my Windows screen came up. now it hangs on that screen for close to 6 minutes before transitioning to black, then the windows screen.

    thanks again for your help.
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