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Failed bios flash now my computer freezes at starting windows screen.

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January 4, 2014 8:12:51 PM

I attempted to flash my Gigabtye z77-d3h mobo to more recent Bios because of my newly installed graphics card causing slow boot times. I ran the @bios tool and it said to restart my computer and it should work and it seemed to have bricked my mobo. I have cleared CMOS, used dual bios to restore old bios and even put my old gpu back into my pc in order to try and fix it. My computer displays the gigabyte splash screen and then says starting windows and freezing. Please help :( 
January 4, 2014 8:16:08 PM

If the backup bios didn't work and neither did the clear CMOS then you'll probably have to contact Gigabyte and have to send it back.
a b V Motherboard
January 4, 2014 8:16:42 PM

Have you tried pressing the F8 key to try "last known good configuration" and/or Safe Mode?
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January 4, 2014 8:23:03 PM

danny2000 said:
Have you tried pressing the F8 key to try "last known good configuration" and/or Safe Mode?


I have done the last known config and it still didn't work. I ran the memory diagnostic and it says the cause of the boot failure is a bad driver. Even though I have the factory BIOS my computer still won't boot. I realized after the fact that Gigabyte says they aren't responsible for any damage caused by flashing the BIOS but I followed the @bios instructions perfectly and my mobo is bricked. Any other suggestions on how to get it to boot? The @bios program saved a good copy of my bios to my desktop but the only thing I can do with my pc is access the bios and the command prompt. If I could find that file from my desktop and move it to my flash drive then I can use Qflash to put the good bios back on my mobo. Any clue how I would go about doing that?

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January 4, 2014 8:58:33 PM
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first off it you can get into the bios then the flash did not fail. go into the bios look at the bios rev on the main page see if it changed. then go into the bios turn on xmp profile for your ram and set the sata ports to achi not ide or raid. in the bios turn off onboard ipgpu and try to boot from the gpu. also try turning off secure boot and other non needed features. does f8 safe mode work?? if not use a hirem boot cd...copy your files off and then with windows 8 boot cd try runing a system restore.
January 4, 2014 9:01:58 PM

smorizio said:
first off it you can get into the bios then the flash did not fail. go into the bios look at the bios rev on the main page see if it changed. then go into the bios turn on xmp profile for your ram and set the sata ports to achi not ide or raid. in the bios turn off onboard ipgpu and try to boot from the gpu. also try turning off secure boot and other non needed features. does f8 safe mode work?? if not use a hirem boot cd...copy your files off and then with windows 8 boot cd try runing a system restore.


Should I put the new GPU back in? I currently have the old one in just because I wanted to see if that was the issue. When you say copy your files off do you mean make a backup cd? Safe mode does not work unfortunately... Ill try changing all of those settings before I resort to a fresh install of windows. I have windows 7 by the way.
January 4, 2014 9:13:21 PM

smorizio said:
first off it you can get into the bios then the flash did not fail. go into the bios look at the bios rev on the main page see if it changed. then go into the bios turn on xmp profile for your ram and set the sata ports to achi not ide or raid. in the bios turn off onboard ipgpu and try to boot from the gpu. also try turning off secure boot and other non needed features. does f8 safe mode work?? if not use a hirem boot cd...copy your files off and then with windows 8 boot cd try runing a system restore.


I cannot believe it was this simple. I changed all the settings you mentioned and something fixed it. It booted right up. Should I be safe to install my new GPU again or what should I do now? You honestly just saved me $180. I believe I actually love you
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January 4, 2014 10:31:32 PM

you should be able to put the new gpu back in and see if your rig works with it. before you do check that your runing the newest bios file for the mb. and download the newest chipset drivers and mei drivers from intel.
March 25, 2014 1:24:11 AM

It may be the problem with your Windows 7 try if it boots through CD DVD , if Windows logo comes and freezes it is not a bios problem as bios does its procedure but problem in windows , try inserting new Operating System from CD/DVD or pen drive by changing settings to boot first device as CD/DVD or Hard disk ,When I updated my bios the windows was loading slowly and I reinstalled windows then again fast , Windows dose not know that bios version is changed and windows becomes incompatible with the new bios and different drivers ( non supporting drivers for this bios) , reinstalling windows may fix your problem for the drivers , my worked .
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