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Asus Sabertooth 990fx r2 - freeze before boot if i connect a HDD

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February 3, 2013 12:48:29 AM

Hello every one

it sounds weird but it is what is happening. plz help me

I bought some things to build a new computer, so I started to put it together and when I realized after start flashing sometimes the screen with the logo of tuf, freezes and I can not do anything or enter BIOS

but if I remove the HDD I can enter the bios normally move things etc.

I thought it was because sata ports not working, but I have a Sata DVD that works correctly on any port.

What I might suggest that the problem is the HDD but if I plug in another computer functions properly.

please help

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February 3, 2013 5:11:04 AM

Hi, if you set the DVD drive as the primary boot device, insert an Windows DVD in it, does the system boot (HDD connected)?
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February 3, 2013 5:16:27 AM

Set the Sata controller to achi and see if that helps.
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February 4, 2013 4:54:56 PM

thx all for reply!

if i put the DVD on the motherboard without the HDD, the computer runs ok, and if i put the Windows DVD in on the DVD can enter and see the instalation etc. but when i enter on the partition screen cant continue because isnt any hdd connected on it.

but if i connect the HDD and the DVD the mother freezes on the motherboard start screen.

i try setting the sata ports on AHCI and IDE with the same result.

plz any help and thanx
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February 4, 2013 5:46:23 PM

If the HDD is new, try initializing and formatting it in another PC. Try also changing the boot order in BIOS. Set the DVD drive as the 1st boot device.
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February 4, 2013 6:40:43 PM

the HDD isnt new and format the disk on another computer several times and nothing :( 
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February 4, 2013 6:55:29 PM

That's a weird issue, then. Can you borrow an HDD and test? Borrow also a SATA cable.
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February 4, 2013 11:24:47 PM

The same thing happened to me just before my hdd crashed. 2 hdd of mine crashed like this. So if you ever get a chance to use the hdd on other system I'll advice you to backup the data from that hard drive.
I tried a lot of things with my drive when it was about to crash but nothing helped. So it is better you go for a replacement. Also you can use the PCB from an identical drive. Since the hdd is not physically damaged there is a chance that changing the PCB would help.
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February 5, 2013 9:39:14 PM

hi everyone! just came to say thx to all, i try with other 2 HDD and everything works properly.

So the problem is my HDD, the weird thing here is that if i connect my HDD in another computer works without problems.

i had to buy another HDD.

See ya and thx
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February 13, 2013 2:01:57 PM

Best answer selected by kaeltas.
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