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    Default Bootblock Scanning for Bios . .

    Hi Everyone

    After allot of searching I was brought to this site and after searching the forums here, regarding this problem, I di find some threads which pointed to other threads, but each time I click a link it just takes me to the main page.

    I heard that a user by the name of Lsdmeasap, had a guide for this specific problem.

    Can anyone help me out please?

    Regards

    Johan

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    Default Re: Bootblock Scanning for Bios . .

    http://forums.tweaktown.com/gigabyte...ng-failed.html might have the information you're looking for, but this is a last resort procedure.

    Please describe your problem in more detail and provide detailed information about your system. Follow the procedure in steps 1 & 2 in http://forums.tweaktown.com/gigabyte...tml#post295784 to add your system information to your forum signature.
    Q9650 @ 4.10GHz [9x456MHz]
    P35-DS4 [rev: 2.0] ~ Bios: F14
    4x2GB OCZ Reaper PC2-8500 1094MHz @5-5-5-15
    MSI N460GTX Hawk Talon Attack (1GB) video card <---- SLI ---->
    Seasonic SS-660XP2 80 Plus Platinum psu (660w)
    WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data)
    Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD (boot)
    SLI @ 16/4 works when running HyperSLI
    Cooler Master 120XL Seidon push/pull AIO cpu water cooling
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    Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
    win7 x64 sp1 Home Premium
    HT|Omega Claro plus+ sound card
    CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD UPS
    E6300 (R0) @ 3.504GHz [8x438MHz] ~~ P35-DS3L [rev: 1.0] ~ Bios: F9 ~~ 4x2GB Kingston HyperX T1 PC2-8500, 876MHz @4-4-4-10
    Seasonic X650 80+ gold psu (650w) ~~ Xigmatek Balder HDT 1283 cpu cooler ~~ Cooler Master CM 690 case (RC-690-KKN1-GP)
    Samsung 830 128GB SSD MZ-7PC128B/WW (boot) ~~ WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data) ~~ ZM-MFC2 fan controller
    HT|Omega Striker 7.1 sound card ~~ Asus VH242H monitor [1920x1080] ~~ Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
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    Default Re: Bootblock Scanning for Bios . .

    Hi ProfJim

    Thanks for responding. I have a Gigabyte 8IP900 Motherboard Rev 1.0.

    GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket 478 - GA-8IP900 (rev. 1.0)

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    Default Re: Bootblock Scanning for Bios . .

    It looks like your main bios chip is removable.
    I looks like your board doesn't have a backup bios chip, so the first linked to post won't help you.
    If you have a floppy drive, your system might "find" the bios if you download and copy the bios file to a floppy.
    Insert the floppy into the drive before you power on your system.
    The floppy does not need to be bootable, it just needs the extracted bios file.

    We really need more information:
    What led up to the problem?
    Any recent changes to your system?

    **EDIT** It looks like F11 is the most recent bios version, so you need to copy the xxxxxxxx.F11 extracted bios file on the floppy.
    Last edited by profJim; 01-12-2011 at 03:58 PM.
    Q9650 @ 4.10GHz [9x456MHz]
    P35-DS4 [rev: 2.0] ~ Bios: F14
    4x2GB OCZ Reaper PC2-8500 1094MHz @5-5-5-15
    MSI N460GTX Hawk Talon Attack (1GB) video card <---- SLI ---->
    Seasonic SS-660XP2 80 Plus Platinum psu (660w)
    WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data)
    Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD (boot)
    SLI @ 16/4 works when running HyperSLI
    Cooler Master 120XL Seidon push/pull AIO cpu water cooling
    Cooler Master HAF XB computer case (RC-902XB-KKN1)
    Asus VH242H 24" monitor [1920x1080]
    MSI N460GTX Hawk (1GB) video card
    Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
    win7 x64 sp1 Home Premium
    HT|Omega Claro plus+ sound card
    CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD UPS
    E6300 (R0) @ 3.504GHz [8x438MHz] ~~ P35-DS3L [rev: 1.0] ~ Bios: F9 ~~ 4x2GB Kingston HyperX T1 PC2-8500, 876MHz @4-4-4-10
    Seasonic X650 80+ gold psu (650w) ~~ Xigmatek Balder HDT 1283 cpu cooler ~~ Cooler Master CM 690 case (RC-690-KKN1-GP)
    Samsung 830 128GB SSD MZ-7PC128B/WW (boot) ~~ WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data) ~~ ZM-MFC2 fan controller
    HT|Omega Striker 7.1 sound card ~~ Asus VH242H monitor [1920x1080] ~~ Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
    win7 x64 sp1 Home Premium ~~ CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD U.P.S
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    Default Re: Bootblock Scanning for Bios . .

    Hey Prof

    Ok, after scouring the earth, I finally found some stiffy's and a drive. Copied the F11 bios across and connected it to the MB. It still says searching in Hard drive. No HDD connected.

    Prof. I am not sure what happened to the MB. Worked one day, next day it did this. The MB has given problems in the past.

    Regards

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    Default Re: Bootblock Scanning for Bios . .

    Another option is to put the bios file in the root directory of your hard drive.
    You'll need to hook up your hard drive to another computer to copy the bios file to the drive.
    What is the name of the bios file that you copied to the floppy?

    **EDIT** For the bios to "find" the new bios file on a hard drive, the partition can not be NFTS formatted.
    Fat12/16/32 partitions are required for the bios to see the bios file.
    Last edited by profJim; 01-12-2011 at 04:40 PM.
    Q9650 @ 4.10GHz [9x456MHz]
    P35-DS4 [rev: 2.0] ~ Bios: F14
    4x2GB OCZ Reaper PC2-8500 1094MHz @5-5-5-15
    MSI N460GTX Hawk Talon Attack (1GB) video card <---- SLI ---->
    Seasonic SS-660XP2 80 Plus Platinum psu (660w)
    WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data)
    Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD (boot)
    SLI @ 16/4 works when running HyperSLI
    Cooler Master 120XL Seidon push/pull AIO cpu water cooling
    Cooler Master HAF XB computer case (RC-902XB-KKN1)
    Asus VH242H 24" monitor [1920x1080]
    MSI N460GTX Hawk (1GB) video card
    Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
    win7 x64 sp1 Home Premium
    HT|Omega Claro plus+ sound card
    CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD UPS
    E6300 (R0) @ 3.504GHz [8x438MHz] ~~ P35-DS3L [rev: 1.0] ~ Bios: F9 ~~ 4x2GB Kingston HyperX T1 PC2-8500, 876MHz @4-4-4-10
    Seasonic X650 80+ gold psu (650w) ~~ Xigmatek Balder HDT 1283 cpu cooler ~~ Cooler Master CM 690 case (RC-690-KKN1-GP)
    Samsung 830 128GB SSD MZ-7PC128B/WW (boot) ~~ WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data) ~~ ZM-MFC2 fan controller
    HT|Omega Striker 7.1 sound card ~~ Asus VH242H monitor [1920x1080] ~~ Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
    win7 x64 sp1 Home Premium ~~ CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD U.P.S
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    Default Re: Bootblock Scanning for Bios . .

    Prof

    I have tried the bios option on the hard drive, in the root, to no avail. The file name is 8ip900.f11. I also read in the manual the following:

    Xpress Recovery Introduction
    What is Xpress Recovery?
    Xpress Recovery utility is an utility for backing up and restoring O.S. partition. If the hard drive
    can not work properly, you can restore it to the original state.
    1. It supports FAT16、BFAT32、NTFS Operation System .
    2. It does not work when you install Boot Manager .
    3. It must be used with IDE hard disk supporting HPA .
    4. The first partition must be set as the boot partition. When the boot partition is backed up,
    please do not change its size.
    5. It must be connected to IDE1 Master .
    1. System data and hard disk's reading/writing speed will affect backing up speed.
    2. It is supported only by Intel 865 / 875 chipset based motherboard from Gigabyte.

    Page 77 of the manual from Gigabyte's site. LINK

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    Default Re: Bootblock Scanning for Bios . .

    Express Recovery is initially run from the bios to backup your boot partition.
    You need to press F9 from the post screen or enter the bios to run Express Recovery to backup your boot partition.
    If your boot partition is corrupted, you should still see the post screen, followed by a message that says something like "invalid disk, press ENTER to ....".
    Q9650 @ 4.10GHz [9x456MHz]
    P35-DS4 [rev: 2.0] ~ Bios: F14
    4x2GB OCZ Reaper PC2-8500 1094MHz @5-5-5-15
    MSI N460GTX Hawk Talon Attack (1GB) video card <---- SLI ---->
    Seasonic SS-660XP2 80 Plus Platinum psu (660w)
    WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data)
    Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD (boot)
    SLI @ 16/4 works when running HyperSLI
    Cooler Master 120XL Seidon push/pull AIO cpu water cooling
    Cooler Master HAF XB computer case (RC-902XB-KKN1)
    Asus VH242H 24" monitor [1920x1080]
    MSI N460GTX Hawk (1GB) video card
    Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
    win7 x64 sp1 Home Premium
    HT|Omega Claro plus+ sound card
    CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD UPS
    E6300 (R0) @ 3.504GHz [8x438MHz] ~~ P35-DS3L [rev: 1.0] ~ Bios: F9 ~~ 4x2GB Kingston HyperX T1 PC2-8500, 876MHz @4-4-4-10
    Seasonic X650 80+ gold psu (650w) ~~ Xigmatek Balder HDT 1283 cpu cooler ~~ Cooler Master CM 690 case (RC-690-KKN1-GP)
    Samsung 830 128GB SSD MZ-7PC128B/WW (boot) ~~ WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data) ~~ ZM-MFC2 fan controller
    HT|Omega Striker 7.1 sound card ~~ Asus VH242H monitor [1920x1080] ~~ Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
    win7 x64 sp1 Home Premium ~~ CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD U.P.S
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    Default Re: Bootblock Scanning for Bios . .

    I understand. Ok so if the bios still says searching for bios in hard drive, all hope is probably not lost?

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    Default Re: Bootblock Scanning for Bios . .

    Yes you're still in the game.
    Check out Lsdme's http://forums.tweaktown.com/gigabyte...ash-guide.html and follow the procedures for performing a clear CMOS.
    You should remove the mobo battery for at least 20 minutes and possibly overnight. It's possible that the battery is weak, your best bet is to install a new battery before you try your next boot.
    Q9650 @ 4.10GHz [9x456MHz]
    P35-DS4 [rev: 2.0] ~ Bios: F14
    4x2GB OCZ Reaper PC2-8500 1094MHz @5-5-5-15
    MSI N460GTX Hawk Talon Attack (1GB) video card <---- SLI ---->
    Seasonic SS-660XP2 80 Plus Platinum psu (660w)
    WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data)
    Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD (boot)
    SLI @ 16/4 works when running HyperSLI
    Cooler Master 120XL Seidon push/pull AIO cpu water cooling
    Cooler Master HAF XB computer case (RC-902XB-KKN1)
    Asus VH242H 24" monitor [1920x1080]
    MSI N460GTX Hawk (1GB) video card
    Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
    win7 x64 sp1 Home Premium
    HT|Omega Claro plus+ sound card
    CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD UPS
    E6300 (R0) @ 3.504GHz [8x438MHz] ~~ P35-DS3L [rev: 1.0] ~ Bios: F9 ~~ 4x2GB Kingston HyperX T1 PC2-8500, 876MHz @4-4-4-10
    Seasonic X650 80+ gold psu (650w) ~~ Xigmatek Balder HDT 1283 cpu cooler ~~ Cooler Master CM 690 case (RC-690-KKN1-GP)
    Samsung 830 128GB SSD MZ-7PC128B/WW (boot) ~~ WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data) ~~ ZM-MFC2 fan controller
    HT|Omega Striker 7.1 sound card ~~ Asus VH242H monitor [1920x1080] ~~ Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
    win7 x64 sp1 Home Premium ~~ CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD U.P.S
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