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Windows 7: Problems with new PC build

01 Apr 2010   #1
pcgamer

Windows 7 Pro 32Bit
 
 
Problems with new PC build

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


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01 Apr 2010   #2
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

You may want to test the drive using one of these programs: Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
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01 Apr 2010   #3
pcgamer

Windows 7 Pro 32Bit
 
 

ots fine according to all tests and it works fineafter the 30 secs of clicking and blank screen so not to sure how to fix it
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01 Apr 2010   #4
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

What hard drive do you have? Try Googling to see if others have the same issue.
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01 Apr 2010   #5
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

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.
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01 Apr 2010   #6
pcgamer

Windows 7 Pro 32Bit
 
 

I tryed the HDD in my other pc and it boots first time fine with no noise im sure its the MOBO as it is set to read sata as IDE and if i change it it dont boot and it just goes blane for 30 secs then load again
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01 Apr 2010   #7
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

You need to enable AHCI in the registry before you can switch over.

AHCI : Enable in Windows 7 / Vista
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01 Apr 2010   #8
PooMan UK

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Some of the Gigabyte Mobos have a hidden function in the bios which has more advanced settings ...

Press "delete" at boot up to enter the bios then when in the bios press "ctrl+F1" this may give you access to some of the more adavanced features that Gigabyte have to offer. Sometimes there are some settings that need to be turned on/off which may change the way/speed that your PC boots up.

Most of the settings are for overclocking but I have had previous experience where some of the "advanced settings" were set incorrectly and caused some major problems.

Please take care when changing any of these settings as you could make things worse, but if you have any questions, feel free to post them up and I'm sure we could try and give you a hand.
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01 Apr 2010   #9
pcgamer

Windows 7 Pro 32Bit
 
 

I tryed the above suggerstion and it lets me use that oprtion now and not ide but it still didnt fix the main problem if it taking 30 secs to load from power button to help explain what i mean i uploaded a vid to utube to show u. YouTube - Broken Gigabyte Start up this show exsactly what it does.
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01 Apr 2010   #10
PooMan UK

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Okidoki

This is how I would go about trouble shooting your problem

1. Disconnect everything from your MB apart from 1 stick memory, Graphics card, Hard Drive. (obviously you need your CPU and PSU)
2. Try and boot up.
3. If it boots "normally" ie. doesn't take 30 sec then goto 4.
4. Connect each "Device" one at a time ie. CDROM, extra Hard drives etc.

If you connect a device and it boots slowly again then this is where your problem is.
I had a problem about 2 weeks ago where a PC was taking along time to boot and it was because a games DVD was left in the DVD ROM, even though the boot sequence was set correctly (boot from HDD 0 first do not boot from other devices setting) the PC still took ages to start up. I removed the DVD and the PC started normally .... wierd
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