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SSD Causes BIOS crash

  • SSD
  • Crash
  • BIOS
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Last response: in Components
July 2, 2011 4:58:42 AM

I just finished building my PC, finally got it turned on and into the BIOS...only to have the screen mess up ( a bunch of multicolored bars on the top half of the screen). If I disconnect the SSD, everything works fine. The SSD is definitely freezing the BIOS somehow!!!

I am using a gigabyte GA-p67A-UD4-B3 mobo
SSD in question is samsung 128gb

I'm trying to get into my BIOS so I can setup the SSD so that I can install windows 7 on it...

Think the SSD is broken or what?

More about : ssd bios crash

July 2, 2011 10:32:43 AM

It seems quite unlikely that the SSD could be interfering with the display from the BIOS.

What are you using for the display? I'm assuming it's a video card, because P67 doesn't not support on-board video.

You could try attaching the SSD to different SATA ports - maybe the SATA controller is causing problems?
July 2, 2011 5:21:59 PM

Try doing a CMOS reset.