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Asus P8z68 v-Pro Gen 3 won't boot from ssd

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March 6, 2012 4:26:19 PM

Hey guys, I have been trying many things and have not been able to solve this, all suggestions are welcome. So, the problem, I finished my build early today and everything went alright except when I wanted to install the OS. My system is the following:

Asus P8z68 v-Pro Gen 3
8GB Corsair Ram
Intel G620 (using the integrated graphics for now)
OCZ agility 3 SSD


The build is alright, I am sure because I booted from an USB with Ubuntu and everything is 100% perfect. The problem is that after I install the OS to the SSD (it gets detected and installed), as I restart the computer, it doesnt boot from the SSD, just stays there with the cursor after the ASUS symbols fade. The files are there, for I have used the explorer with the USB ubuntu and the files are there, along with my partitions.

Thank you in advance!.
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March 6, 2012 4:34:55 PM

Did you put in BIOS the SSD as first booth device ?
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March 6, 2012 5:02:00 PM

I have the DVD drive as first boot device, with nothing in it, however I have tried to put the SSD as first boot device and still the same. I have also detached the DVD drive and still nothing. BTW I have the SSD connected to the 3G SATA ports, also when I had them connected to the 6Gb had the same problem.
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March 6, 2012 8:20:11 PM

Plug it in the SATA III.
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March 6, 2012 8:22:04 PM

BTW, what is it doing when it is not booting?
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March 6, 2012 11:43:36 PM

Ok, I flashed the cmos and after the first asus screen here is what I get:

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AMIBIOS (C) 2010 American Megatrends, Inc.

ASUS P8Z68-V PRO GEN3 ACPI BIOS Revision 0301
CPU: Intel (R) Pentium (R) CPU G620 @ 2.6 GHz
Speed: 2600 MHz

Total Memory: 8192 (DDR3-1333)

USB Devices total: 0 Drive, 1 Keyboard, 1 Mouse, 2 Hubs

Detected ATA/ATAPI Devices...
SATA Port5: OCZ-AGILITY3
SATA Port6: ATAPI iHAS124 Y



Please enter setup to recover BIOS setting
Press F1 to Run SETUP

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I then selected the optimized defaults and nothing, what I get is a black screen with the blinking cursor in the first character of the fifth line and stops there, this after the ASUS symbol shows.

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March 7, 2012 4:57:56 AM

Solved, I installed windows XP, for that I had to change the disk settings to IDE and disable the marvell controller, this having connected the ssd and dvd unit to the 6gb ports. Thank you very much, cheers!.

I used this:

http://support.asus.com/faq/detail.aspx?SLanguage=en&p=...
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March 7, 2012 5:26:50 AM

os92 said:
Solved, I installed windows XP, for that I had to change the disk settings to IDE and disable the marvell controller, this having connected the ssd and dvd unit to the 6gb ports. Thank you very much, cheers!.

I used this:

http://support.asus.com/faq/detail.aspx?SLanguage=en&p=...

Yeah, that is where I was heading. But u can switch even now to AHCI, if u want to know how to, just ask here and it can be done with 2 restarts : )
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March 7, 2012 12:15:52 PM

Thanks a bunch, I would actually like to do that, and know how to do it, but I will first install windows 7, sadly my xp is 32 bit and much of my ram goes to waste. Nevertheless, I am happy I got it to run, now I am thinking I should have gone for the 120 GB ssd. :(  ... oh well, a 750 extern hdd will have to do :D  . Thanks again for the help guys.
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March 7, 2012 6:33:03 PM

Cool!

Make sure u enable AHCI before the installation : ))
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March 13, 2012 4:00:40 PM

Best answer selected by OS92.
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March 13, 2012 11:39:13 PM

Thanx for the vote : ))
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March 13, 2012 11:39:27 PM

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