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    Default Re: GA-P55M-UD2 - Ran bios updater from the CD, now my computer has become unusable!

    Well I took it to a tech repair guy who's really good with computers. He figured out whatever was wrong pretty fast and fixed the problem by putting in a new hard-drive and using my original as a secondary.

    As for saving the secondary though... thats still up in the air. He's going to run some diagnostics on it today
    Last edited by mattwilliams85; 04-15-2010 at 11:53 PM.

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    Default Re: GA-P55M-UD2 - Ran bios updater from the CD, now my computer has become unusable!

    i dont know how updating the bios caused your hard drive to fail??? unless it corrupted windows if it crashed?? you might be able to do a start up recovery on your original drive if you use the windows installation cd
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    Default Re: GA-P55M-UD2 - Ran bios updater from the CD, now my computer has become unusable!

    Yah I don't totally understand it. The videocard is also freezing up the computer now after an hour or so of running. Who thought one BIOS update could mess up so much

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    Default Re: GA-P55M-UD2 - Ran bios updater from the CD, now my computer has become unusable!

    have you updated all your mb drivers from gigabyte wesite? if not do that,is it just videocard thats freezing? or is it causing pc to blue screen and restart?? ifso what qpi voltage are you using?
    Gigabyte ex58-ud5 f12 bios
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    Default Re: GA-P55M-UD2 - Ran bios updater from the CD, now my computer has become unusable!

    Nice to see you got it working!

    Now, don't go back to the tech guy! Sounds like he is trying to rob you by making you buy a new hard drive, this is not needed at all.

    Give us your full BIOS settings and we can advise back, template in my signature. You likely just need to make a few changes is all.

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    Default Re: GA-P55M-UD2 - Ran bios updater from the CD, now my computer has become unusable!

    Well I can vouch he's definitely not trying to rob me. I was sitting with him yesterday while he was working on the computer. He put in a fresh hard-drive, and after a few hours it the system became unstable and started freezing again. He ran a diagnostic and there were several corrupted sections on the new hard-drive.

    He thinks that my old hard-drive (that was secondary) somehow corrupted the new one he put in there. Whether this is related to my original problem, i have no idea. Maybe a virus?
    I can probably get the guy to post on here because he can explain the issue a lot better than me.

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    Default Re: GA-P55M-UD2 - Ran bios updater from the CD, now my computer has become unusable!

    Quote Originally Posted by mattwilliams85 View Post
    He thinks that my old hard-drive (that was secondary) somehow corrupted the new one he put in there. Whether this is related to my original problem, i have no idea. Maybe a virus?
    I can probably get the guy to post on here because he can explain the issue a lot better than me.
    I am sorry but this sounds completely nonsensical. Except maybe some extreme and disastrous electrical problems with your machine, there is no way that an old HD could "corrupt" a new one. Probably the new one had bad sectors from the start. There is always the hypothesis of a virus, but this seems usually the easiest and wrong answer (did you use an antivirus ? did you scan your drives ?)

    Moreover, it also seems you are mixing several issues. You need to take the problems one by one.

    Firstly, if you have a CD/DVD drive on your PC, I would remove all the HARD drives (yes!) and run a Linux live CD (such as OpenSuse or Mandriva One) from the DVD drive, to know if the system on the drive is source of unstability, or if you have a misconfigured BIOS, or if you have bad components.

    1) I would start with a fail-safe BIOS settings (the only change would be to use the DVD/CD drive as the boot device), and then would do a Memtest (most Live CDs provide it, such as OpenSuse or Mandriva One) to stress the RAM and check if it is not failing.

    2) Then I would start the Live CD and would use the Linux system to see if your machine is stable.

    If 1) and 2) show errors or crashes, then it means that your HD are not responsible, and that you have either failing components or inappropriate BIOS settings.

    If not, then reconnect each drive, one by one, starting with your old drive. Is it stable with your old drive only ? If yes, connect the new drive, as slave. Is it stable ? If yes, you may swap the drives, format the new one and reinstall your OS.

    Hope this helps.
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    Default Re: GA-P55M-UD2 - Ran bios updater from the CD, now my computer has become unusable!

    +1 ^^ except I advise against testing using fail safe, this can cause issues in itself.

    Your drive as a secondary could not affect anything, even with a virus on it it would have no way to execute to mess up the main drive, unless someone manually started a exe virus file. Seriously, sounds like he is trying to take advantage of you I think.

    Because he found the new drive of his to corrupt after a few hours could be several things, settings incorrect in the BIOS per your setup, a faulty drive to begin with (Did you see him test it when he initially installed it, or only later on), incorrect drivers or programs, failed/incorrect overclock settings (Or stock), or any number of other things I could rattle off. It is not caused by your drive being secondary at all. Now your drive could be faulty sure, but the way he is explaining things to you makes me think he has other intentions and may just be trying to get you to buy a drive.

    Test the drive yourself, with the manufacturer diagnostic tools, then you will know. Let me know if you need a link to the proper tools for your drive, if you do need them please let me know what drive it is (Model or link)

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    Default Re: GA-P55M-UD2 - Ran bios updater from the CD, now my computer has become unusable!

    well i got my pc back from the repair guy and its still unstable. heres what i know at this point

    1) with my nvidia card, my screen will lock up after about 5 min of use. even faster if i just rebooted after a crash. my ati card (the original) wont even produce an image or get as far as the windows login sound before it shuts down.

    2) both cards get very hot very fast.

    3) fail-safe settings get me the blue screen. optimized is what im using right now.

    the big problem i have is that i dont have another pc to get diagnostic tools off of. i just post on here with my phone.

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    Default Re: GA-P55M-UD2 - Ran bios updater from the CD, now my computer has become unusable!

    Quote Originally Posted by mattwilliams85 View Post
    the big problem i have is that i dont have another pc to get diagnostic tools off of. i just post on here with my phone.
    Well, without diagnostic tools, it will be very difficult to... diagnose ;) Can you not find some friend with a laptop or another PC, who could write a Linux CD ? That would be really necessary, because at this stage it is impossible to know if your problem is hardware or if it is your OS which is corrupted.

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