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P67A D3 B3 slow boot

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September 20, 2011 3:00:40 PM

Hello i recently figured out what is going on with the slow boot!.... When i press the power button the system starts and after 5-6 seconds in black screen and before post/splash screen its restarting again for no reason. You have to be very good in ears to listen that the pc restarts because the motherboard's speaker makes a specific little sound every time i manually restart my system, fans and leds are working during this resart!

Normally its suppose to do 5-6 secs to show me the post and splash screen but instead of that it restarts again and makes double the time which is about 10-12 secs to show me post and splash screen and hear the 1 beep. Which is pretty slow. After that it boots windows very fast and the system is very stable

Any idea what causes this restart?

im using bios version F4 on both main and backup bios!


i want to add that ive tried by removing the cable from the psu press the power button to release the saved voltage, plugg the cord back in and start the machine, still the same auto restart thing...

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September 20, 2011 3:07:04 PM

Forgot to mention that its a Gigabyte P67A D3 B3 and doing these stuff after a bios update from F1 to F4 in both main and backup bios
a c 121 V Motherboard
September 20, 2011 3:17:31 PM

What happens if you roll back from F4 to F1 bios? Does the problem still happen?
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September 20, 2011 3:21:20 PM

havent done that to be honest. I believe its gonna go back to normal. The thins is that i updated this gigabyte to F4 because of compatibility improvements
September 20, 2011 3:22:23 PM

i dont know if its a general F4 bug or its just on me
a c 121 V Motherboard
September 20, 2011 3:24:05 PM

Were they necessary compatability improvements for your specific system? or was your system fine before?

I updated my (asus) bios a week or so ago because of CPU compatibility, and it kicked my RAM out of 1600 MHz, so I just rolled back, because even though the compatibility was higher, it wasn't necessary for me, because the old BIOS had all of my hardware.
a c 715 V Motherboard
September 20, 2011 3:25:26 PM

Welcome back to Tom's Forum! :) 

Unless you're getting a >30 second delay {Boot device time-out} then IMO I wouldn't be too excited about the delay especially IF you have absolutely no problems afterwards.

Often this delay is a symptom of media in the ODD "DVD/BR" or if you have a lot of RAM or are not using Quick Boot in the BIOS. Longer delays 'can' be from IRQ or Device problems so you can test be removing some devices and test boot.

You can speed-up the boot process by placing the Primary HDD in the 1st Priority boot drive, QuickBoot -> Enable, Splash Screen -> Disable.
September 20, 2011 3:39:55 PM

The update was about compatibility with some new utilities of gigabyte and cpu. My HDD is on the first priority drive allready. I havent tried quickboot i heard its pretty fast on boot. My problem is not that boot is slow, its that is slow because of the restart it makes after 5 seconds i power pc up.
a c 715 V Motherboard
September 20, 2011 4:26:22 PM

dos659 said:
My problem is not that boot is slow, its that is slow because of the restart it makes after 5 seconds i power pc up.

Sorry this is a little confusing? Do you mean maybe 'wake' or what exactly?
September 20, 2011 4:37:11 PM

i press power up and makes 12 seconds to show me post screen or maybe more... during that 12 seconds pc restarts for no reason...tho the pc leds fans and all the parts are working normally... its that simple
a c 715 V Motherboard
September 20, 2011 5:08:38 PM

If you're having a 'double boot' then that's often a sign of some OC'ing or other 'environmental' call. Example -> http://blog.tabinda.net/microhard/p67-dualdouble-triple...

Q - Anything you might have changed?

Try the Clear CMOS procedure for your MOBO; generally the 'Jumper' method is best and confirmed by the need to set the Date and Time.

September 20, 2011 5:18:07 PM

the only thing ive changed is the cpu multiplier but this was happening and before the overclocking when i was on optimized defaults
a c 715 V Motherboard
September 20, 2011 5:30:09 PM

IF you installed ANY of those Gigabyte Utilities then uninstall them. There's no reason and they cause more problems than I care to count or can list. Then Clear CMOS and see what happens... chances are it'll correct the problems.

Examples:
Touch BIOS, Easy Tune6, Smart6, Cloud OC, Intel Extreme Tuning Utility, etc.
September 20, 2011 5:34:24 PM

Yeah i know those utilities but im not using any of them... One possible solution is to clear cmos load optimized defaults and then flash the f3 version to bios then set optimized defaults again and see what happens. The thing that i dont know is if its safe to go from f4 to f3 bios especially when the backup bios is on f4 version
a c 715 V Motherboard
September 20, 2011 5:41:57 PM

You should be able to F4->F3. Use the Q-Flash:

Flashing BIOS:
Flash Drive MUST be: USB 2.0 (not USB 3.0), FAT-32 Formatted with ONLY (1) partition, and shows-up as a HDD.
Use the Q-Flash procedure - video:
Part 1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCCId1Mcrw4
Part 2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qlx5GBkiaM0
Part 3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EX78S4qyHu0

Yep, I just looked at your BIOS listings and I have seen problems with the '22nm' flashes on the UD5/UD7.

F4:
Support GIGABYTE TouchBIOS
Support Intel 22nm CPU
September 20, 2011 5:51:30 PM

all right i'll try to flash back to f3 to see if its happening but before that i will re-enable the Ahci because i think when i flashed to F4 it changed to IDE
a c 715 V Motherboard
September 20, 2011 5:55:45 PM

You can check AHCI before flashing.

BIOS = AHCI <=> Start = 0
Windows 7 AHCI -> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/922976 change the Registry valuses or use Fix It and then use REGEDIT to double-check:
September 20, 2011 6:04:52 PM

When i installed My windows AHCI was enabled because i was on f1 version.... So do i have to change the registry on windows after i enable the AHCI on f4 version?
a c 715 V Motherboard
September 20, 2011 6:19:58 PM

I ALWAYS assume Windows will screw-up its' Start values in the registry and always check it; my experience is it's often wrong and IF it's wrong it's loading the wrong drivers.
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