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Thread: Can't access BIOS - GA-P43-ES3G




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    Default Can't access BIOS - GA-P43-ES3G

    Hi,
    I bought a new pc which includes the following component:

    Gigabyte GA-P43-ES3G intel P43
    Intel Core 2 Duo E7500 3.0GHz
    Samsung 1TB 32 MB 7200RPM
    Seasonic SS-500ET Active PFC
    Transcend 2GB DDR2 800
    Samsung DVD-RW SH-S223F x22
    Gainward 9500GT 512MB GDDR2

    The unit has a WinXP Pro (SP3) os installed.

    When I start my pc, all I can see is a black screen. At take a routine time interval and winxp starts.

    I suspect that there's a problem in my BIOS specifications, but all my efforts to enter BIOS setup (by hitting Del) failed.

    How do I solve my problem:
    1. Enter BIOS setup
    2. Getting Post screen

    Ran

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    Default Re: Can't access BIOS - GA-P43-ES3G

    do you have a ps2 connection keyboard or a usb keyboard?? if you have usb then try with a ps2 keyboard and select enable usb keyboard in bios,then you can use your usb keyboard
    Gigabyte z77x UP4-TH F11c Modded Bios
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    Default Re: Can't access BIOS - GA-P43-ES3G

    Have you tried clearing cmos? Below I have provided a pdf English version of your motherboard manual. Follow the instructions on page 25, and also another way on page 29 of your motherboard manual.
    http://download.gigabyte.ru/manual/m...p43-es3g_e.pdf
    http://forums.tweaktown.com/gigabyte...ench-test.html
    http://www.gigabyte-usa.com/FileList...ios_qflash.pdf
    Phenom II 945 @ 3.2Ghz w/Thermaltake Big Typhoon Pro 14 CPU Cooler
    Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-S2H rev.1.1 F11
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    4GB / Kingston / KHX8500D2K2/2GN / 5-5-5-18 / 1066Mhz
    (2) WD Caviar / WD2500AAKS/ 250GB in SATA RAID-0
    (1) WD Caviar / WD2500AAKS/ 250GB in SATA AHCI
    (2) IDE's 1 8XdualDVDRW 1 52x32x52x CDRW
    Antec /Neo HE550 / 550W
    Mid size ATX case with show through panel
    2) 80x80 front fans (1) 120x120 rear fan and small nb fan
    Microsoft comfort curve USB keyboard 2000 ver.1.0
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    Default Re: Can't access BIOS - GA-P43-ES3G - clearing cmos

    I've never opted for this method and therefore I would appreciate your clarification.
    The manual depicts the following three steps:
    1. place a jumper cap on the two pins to temporarily short the two pins or use a metal object like a screwdriver to touch the two
    pins for a few seconds
    2. remove the jumper cap from the jumper
    3. After system restart, go to BIOS Setup to load factory defaults (select Load Optimized Defaults) or manually configure the BIOS settings

    What will be my situation if I still can't access setup after clearing cmos? Looks like I'll have a dead system! Will there any way of escape?
    Last edited by chermesh; 01-15-2010 at 01:25 PM.

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    Default Re: Can't access BIOS - GA-P43-ES3G

    I believe you left out unplug the power before you jump it. You jump it with the chord unplugged. Remove the jumper before plugging the chord back in. This clears the cmos back to original manufacturer specifications. It is possible the bios was changed somewhere along the line. This will just insure that it is as original from the manufacturer. Gigabyte will suggest you try this before an RMA.
    Last edited by artdrivers; 01-15-2010 at 11:04 PM.
    http://forums.tweaktown.com/gigabyte...ench-test.html
    http://www.gigabyte-usa.com/FileList...ios_qflash.pdf
    Phenom II 945 @ 3.2Ghz w/Thermaltake Big Typhoon Pro 14 CPU Cooler
    Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-S2H rev.1.1 F11
    Sapphire 3870HD / 100225L / 512MB / ddr4
    4GB / Kingston / KHX8500D2K2/2GN / 5-5-5-18 / 1066Mhz
    (2) WD Caviar / WD2500AAKS/ 250GB in SATA RAID-0
    (1) WD Caviar / WD2500AAKS/ 250GB in SATA AHCI
    (2) IDE's 1 8XdualDVDRW 1 52x32x52x CDRW
    Antec /Neo HE550 / 550W
    Mid size ATX case with show through panel
    2) 80x80 front fans (1) 120x120 rear fan and small nb fan
    Microsoft comfort curve USB keyboard 2000 ver.1.0
    Logitech G500 USB mouse
    Monitor: CMV937A
    7.1+2 Channel High Definition ALC889A
    Dual boot Windows 7 32bit home & Windows 7 64bit home


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    Default Re: Can't access BIOS - GA-P43-ES3G

    Isn't this option equivalent to the removal of the battery fro 30 seconds?

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    Default Re: Can't access BIOS - GA-P43-ES3G

    Don't worry, this is a standard practice. I don't believe you originally cleared CMOS. It has been noted that sometimes you need to take the battery out for a long period of time before all the voltage would leak off. I believe also those instructions recommend shorting across the positive and negative leads on the battery housing. This is why we suggested for you to try the jumper method as described in your motherboard manual. It may save you some shipping costs or restocking fees. Here is more instructions although they are not for your specific motherboard. Scroll down to the Clear CMOS section.
    http://forums.tweaktown.com/f69/bios...h-guide-27576/
    Last edited by artdrivers; 01-16-2010 at 05:17 AM.
    http://forums.tweaktown.com/gigabyte...ench-test.html
    http://www.gigabyte-usa.com/FileList...ios_qflash.pdf
    Phenom II 945 @ 3.2Ghz w/Thermaltake Big Typhoon Pro 14 CPU Cooler
    Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-S2H rev.1.1 F11
    Sapphire 3870HD / 100225L / 512MB / ddr4
    4GB / Kingston / KHX8500D2K2/2GN / 5-5-5-18 / 1066Mhz
    (2) WD Caviar / WD2500AAKS/ 250GB in SATA RAID-0
    (1) WD Caviar / WD2500AAKS/ 250GB in SATA AHCI
    (2) IDE's 1 8XdualDVDRW 1 52x32x52x CDRW
    Antec /Neo HE550 / 550W
    Mid size ATX case with show through panel
    2) 80x80 front fans (1) 120x120 rear fan and small nb fan
    Microsoft comfort curve USB keyboard 2000 ver.1.0
    Logitech G500 USB mouse
    Monitor: CMV937A
    7.1+2 Channel High Definition ALC889A
    Dual boot Windows 7 32bit home & Windows 7 64bit home


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    Default Re: Can't access BIOS - GA-P43-ES3G

    artdrivers,
    I still hesitate and the document you refer me to is my soure:

    "You MUST have a Floppy Disk Drive installed and set as First Boot Device, BEFORE your system failure. It will not help you at all to try to install one after a BIOS error in a attempt to fix it with these methods."

    This issue is problematic for two reasons:
    1. My only disk drive is a usb disk drive, which may or may not be possible to set as 1st origin to boot.
    2. and even more important, since I have no access to the BIOS setup, I have no way changing anything in my BIOS.

    Would you still recommend takung the risk?

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    Default Re: Can't access BIOS - GA-P43-ES3G

    have you tried with a ps2 connection keyboard???????? what keyboard do you have usb??ps2?????
    Gigabyte z77x UP4-TH F11c Modded Bios
    Intel i7 3770k 24/7@4.8ghz 1.38v Turbo llc +0.165v dvid multithreading enabled
    Samsung Green(MV-3V4G3D/US) 8GB @2133mhz 9-10-10-21-1t 1.55v
    Thermalright Silver Arrow Cpu Cooler
    1xSamsung 840 pro 256 Gb SSD windows 8.1 pro 64bit
    1xSamsung f4 HD204UI 2tb hard drive Storage
    Powercolor 7970 3gb V3 @1150mhz core/1700mhz mem,1.150v Accelero aftermarket air cooler 55c max
    Razer Lycosa Keyboard
    Logitech X-530 5.1 Speakers
    Lite-On iHAS124-19 24x Sata DVDRW
    K-World Hybrid DVB-T 210SE Digital T.V Card
    L.G E2260V L.E.D 1920x1080 Monitor
    Xfx Pro 750w silver rated Psu 80+
    Fractal Arc Midi Case

    http://i38.tinypic.com/14myvfa.jpg x58 ud5 <=3.8ghz + 4.2ghz Overclock Template!!
    http://www.youtube.com/user/warren304#p/u Visit Me On Youtube

    Lots Of Gaming Videos With X58 Ud5 System And Gpu On My Youtube Channel!!
    Just Uploaded New Battlefield 4 Video!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Default Re: Can't access BIOS - GA-P43-ES3G

    Thanks, wazza300.
    Yes, my keyboard is a ps2. (To be sure, I tried with two ps2 keyboards).

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