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Windows 7: New Build - Drive Recognition Problems

08 May 2011   #11

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

Thanks, Bare Foot Kid, for the great information!

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08 May 2011   #12

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

My drive problems seem to be resolved, but now I have a NEW issue:
My computer will not start up unless I press the "ON" button 2 or 3 times.

I happened to notice that just after the first press of the "ON" button, the lights on my keyboard flash for a second, then go off. I also just noticed that after only one press of the "ON" button, my laser mouse HAS power (when I lift it up, I can see the light underneath), although my computer has not booted up, and no lights are on on the motherboard, and no fans are running.

One online information search I did came back with results saying that needing to press the "ON" button multiple times to boot up indicates problems with the PSU. My PSU is brand new (although I guess it is possible that it may be bad), but then why does my laser mouse have power after one press while my computer remains off? After pressing the "ON" button again, booting up Windows 7, and then shutting down, the light under my mouse is now off.

Is it set up in some kind of sleep mode? Do I need to do something in BIOS? This seemed to have happend sometime after installing Windows 7, or the software that came with my Gigabyte motherboard. I've tried to search for information on both, but haven't come up with anything helpful yet. I've also sent an email to Gigabyte Support, but haven't heard back yet.

Any ideas?

Also, is there anything I can do to speed up booting Windows 7? I thought that with my new Vertex 3 SSD, Windows would start almost instantly. (It's taking about 50 seconds.)
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09 May 2011   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64

Try just pressing the on button once and then wait.
I have seen some gigabyte boards cycle power once then continue to start after awhile.
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09 May 2011   #14

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit


After pressing it once and waiting nearly an hour, nothing happens -- except that my mouse has power.
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