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Z77 Extreme6 boot failure?

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August 2, 2012 7:10:12 AM

The board posts a2, then restarts. I am able to get in to bios if I'm quick enough. Im booting off a crucial m4 ssd with windows already installed. The mobo detects the ssd fine. Before installing windows everything was running smoothly and I installed windows. First log in after you create username is successful. Once I restart is when these problems start... I have fiddled with the bios as code a2 means IDE detect. I have done the following things:
1)Everything is currently set to AHCI and I changed the drive options from hard disk to ssd, and vice versa.
2) The latest firmware is also being used on the ssd so that's not the problem.
3) I've also reformatted and tried windows again but the same thing happens.
4)When I change the SATA mode from ACHI to IDE the board just posts A3 instead, then restarts.
5)Ive cleared the CMOS both with the battery and the button.
6) Researched a ton and apparantly putting it in sata3-0 (the first sata conection) should solve this, but it dosen't.
7) Also heard about graphics drivers, with the mobo only working when using intergrated untill you get the GPU drivers... didnt work. I removed the grphics card and everything.
9) Tried many different SATA ports
10) Furiously punched the wall
Im running a 3570k with 8gb patriot ddr3..., even though its not even in now my GPU is a sapphire 7970
If it helps atall, I pass the bios boot screen and get to the well known black screen with the blinking white underscore before the reboot, board stays at post a2 during the restart
Thanks in advance!!
a c 328 V Motherboard
August 2, 2012 3:23:24 PM

Whats your BIOS?

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a c 328 V Motherboard
August 2, 2012 3:24:07 PM

And keep it in the AHCI.
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August 2, 2012 4:56:32 PM

will do, I'll be back in a little, thankyou very much btw
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a c 328 V Motherboard
August 2, 2012 4:59:06 PM

Good luck!
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August 2, 2012 5:02:25 PM

Thanks, but one question, is the 1.7 more stable than the 1.9? or should I flash 1.9?
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a c 328 V Motherboard
August 2, 2012 5:04:12 PM

They are all stable, they just offer different specific fixes.
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a c 328 V Motherboard
August 2, 2012 5:05:36 PM

So, before u flash, clear the CMOS and than flash.
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August 2, 2012 5:27:43 PM

I just finished flashing and I'm staring at it now, it's still endless restarting. What would cause it to only mess up when windows starts to load for a second?
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a c 328 V Motherboard
August 2, 2012 5:49:08 PM

I researched the issue and in most cases people had the same SSD like u. Check what we did and it was fixed.
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a c 328 V Motherboard
August 2, 2012 5:50:41 PM

Enable Boot Failure Guard
Enable or disable the feature of Boot Failure Guard.
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August 2, 2012 6:10:23 PM

alright, ill try that, should I switch to port SATA3A-1? or keep in SATA3-0?
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a c 328 V Motherboard
August 2, 2012 6:12:50 PM

Try and see + Enable Boot Failure Guard

Enable or disable the feature of Boot Failure Guard.
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August 2, 2012 6:23:18 PM

Tried both ports with both the feature enabled and disabled, the same thing still happens
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a c 328 V Motherboard
August 2, 2012 6:26:26 PM

Try also the last BIOS option.
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August 2, 2012 6:29:48 PM

boot from onboard lan?
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August 2, 2012 7:00:27 PM

I just made a windows recovery cd bc when i tried my windows 7 boot cd I got the same error as the other guy. I'm in the cmd prompt and I ran what you told him to run, i tried sfc /scannow but whenever i try that it always says theres a system startup repair pending
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a c 328 V Motherboard
August 2, 2012 7:04:10 PM

Do u have the boot device set as #1 and saved in the advanced section?
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a c 328 V Motherboard
August 2, 2012 7:05:56 PM

I would set it again but with all the other sata devices unplugged.

Is your eSATA plugged in the mobo? Unplug it too.

Leave just SSD.
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August 2, 2012 7:07:23 PM

yes, its option number 1, and its the only drive plugged in, as I did that to prevent it to try to boot from anything else, same thing, what i dont have though is the uefi option to bood from which seemed to work for the other guy
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a c 328 V Motherboard
August 2, 2012 7:09:28 PM

No DVD drive also?
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August 2, 2012 7:12:35 PM

yeah i unplugged it after trying to fix from the recovery cd failed -.-
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a c 328 V Motherboard
August 2, 2012 7:16:21 PM

Sorry, I have to run now, but I will check the manual from your mobo later : )
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August 2, 2012 7:18:30 PM

okay, thankyou ill check back soon
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August 2, 2012 7:28:48 PM

so I got it to work... I diabled the SATA controlled and only used the AS media one. So basically it only works on 2 out of all the SATA ports on my whole MOBO? defective, or bug you think? Only 2 SATA ports are enabled at this time... kinda dumb that it works now
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August 2, 2012 7:32:07 PM

actually all the ports work even though the mobo says its disabled, im very confused, but now one problem is I cant enter the BIOS
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a c 328 V Motherboard
August 2, 2012 7:34:19 PM

Clear the CMOS.
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August 2, 2012 7:40:19 PM

cleared it, now I cant start up again, even with the same configuration that allowed me to start up before... Im beginning to think this board is defective should I replace it or try a little more tweaking?
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a c 328 V Motherboard
August 2, 2012 7:44:35 PM

No error codes?
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August 2, 2012 7:46:38 PM

it post 99 now... wierd no more a2 but its doing the same thing
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a c 328 V Motherboard
August 2, 2012 7:48:06 PM

But no board need so much work to get it run.

There might be something off.

I installed this mobo once and no issues with Vertex4.
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August 2, 2012 8:08:45 PM

so its a quick run to microcenter, ill unplug everything and ill let you
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a c 328 V Motherboard
August 2, 2012 8:10:09 PM

Cool : )

Check the new box, make sure it wasn't opened.
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August 3, 2012 5:52:03 AM

Hey, it's working now, but it wasnt a defective motherboard or anything... it was my sound card, id like to get that to work but i dont even know where to begin, its a creative x-fi titanium fatal1ty, old I know but sounds great..
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