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Windows 7: Problems with new PC build

01 Apr 2010   #11
pcgamer

Windows 7 Pro 32Bit
 
 

thanks for the sugestion poo man UK but still no luck still does wat i show in the vid there surely must be a way to fix this otherwise i will have to take the board back


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01 Apr 2010   #12
CommonTater

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pcgamer View Post
I put a Gigabyte GA-m720-us3 with a AMD 965 Quad and an ATI5770 and when i boot the pc the hdd clicks 5 times for 30 secs then continues to load does any 1 know why this is and it is really slow for a quad as my other 1 i built with a asrock MOBO worked fine any help would be greatly appreciated
When you changed your motherboard did you reinstall windows?

This sounds an awfull lot like SATA driver incompatibility with your new hardware. In fact changing motherboards almost always breaks the OS...
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02 Apr 2010   #13
pcgamer

Windows 7 Pro 32Bit
 
 

i reinbstalled windows straight away and it just does this clicking and and long wait
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02 Apr 2010   #14
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

See if you can find a BIOS update for your motherboard.
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02 Apr 2010   #15
pcgamer

Windows 7 Pro 32Bit
 
 

its updated to the latest version and other people that have this board dont have this problem i think its to do with a connection or something.
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02 Apr 2010   #16
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Well you can try changing out the SATA cable.
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02 Apr 2010   #17
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

You might want to take a read of this:
NVIDIA Forums > nForce Mobos
Look at the first 2 stickys.

This may be a design flaw on that motherboard. It seems that there are a number of SATA issues with nVidia chipsets. I did not read anything about your 720D chipset, but the 680i and 780i both have the issue. I did not spend a lot of time looking either, just curiosity.

Make sure that HDD is OK first. That MB has SATA 3.0 capability so you may need to check that the transfer rate of the drive matches the BIOS setting. You can always try the drive in another computer too.
Hope that helps.
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02 Apr 2010   #18
CommonTater

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen View Post
I can't be sure without being there and hearing it for my self, but that sounds an awful lot like the infamous "click of death" that HDDs make just before they go. Make sure you back up your data ASAP, regardless.

Check this article out:
Click of death - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Scroll down towards the bottom and there is a sound file that you can listen to.
That article refers to ZIP disks... an old style cartridge drive that had problems with bad media messing up the drive heads... It's got nothing to do with hard disks.
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02 Apr 2010   #19
CommonTater

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen View Post
You might want to take a read of this:
NVIDIA Forums > nForce Mobos
Look at the first 2 stickys.

This may be a design flaw on that motherboard. It seems that there are a number of SATA issues with nVidia chipsets. I did not read anything about your 720D chipset, but the 680i and 780i both have the issue. I did not spend a lot of time looking either, just curiosity.

Make sure that HDD is OK first. That MB has SATA 3.0 capability so you may need to check that the transfer rate of the drive matches the BIOS setting. You can always try the drive in another computer too.
Hope that helps.

This is possible... The OP should look in hardware manager and see if it lists the NVIDIA SATA Controller.... if not, installing the lastest NForce driver might be his answer. Also... if that SATA controller is not installed, enabling AHCI in the BIOS may cause the problem he's having.... The "quick check" for this is to go into BIOS and set his hard disks into "Compatibility", "DMA" or "IDE" mode... (it's called different things in different BIOSs)
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02 Apr 2010   #20
pcgamer

Windows 7 Pro 32Bit
 
 

I have now managed to fox the problem by doing alot of looking and finding out on another forum that there is a beta bios update out i applied it and it now works find cheers guys for all the help
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