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GIGABYTE 970A-UD3 wont boot from disc

Q: GIGABYTE 970A-UD3 wont boot from disc

I have a Gigabyte 970A-UD3 that refuses to Boot from Disc. Trying to run Memtest (before it was Windows 7 disc, had to install OS from inside OS) and the darn thing wont boot up the disc or give me the option to press any key to boot from disc. Even hit F12 in order to select boot and it goes straight to loading OS even if I select from Disc. I can pop any disc into the DVD drive, no issue. I have the BIOS set to boot from disc first, SSD second. Kind of at a loss, trying to solve some other computer issues, but am blocked by this.

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A: GIGABYTE 970A-UD3 wont boot from disc

I see Tom couldn't help. Have you tried the disc on another computer?

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can i use DDR2 RAM in the GA-970A-UD3? Or is it only compatible with DDR3?
 

A:Solved: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3

no you cant not use ddr2 in a am3+
 

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I recently just got my RMA'd motherboard back from Gigabyte, and they tested it to make sure it works, so I hooked everything up again and it still doesn't post.

GFX: Radeon HD 6850
PSU: Kingwin ABT-750MM
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 AM3 3.4Ghz 512KB 45NM 125W 4000MHZ
RAM: 8GB G.Skill DDR3 PC3-12800 1600MHz Ripjaw Series (9-9-9-24) Dual Channel kit F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL

I've been through all of the steps to try and get the motherboard to post with tech support from Gigabyte, including removing parts to try and get a beep, and resetting CMOS. I'm kind of at a loss here and don't want to consider these parts useless. I use the GFX card and PSU in my other computer but am switching them to this new set up if I can get it running. So I know the GFX card and PSU work. The CPU also works, I put it in my other computer and it recognizes it but the voltage is too high for the motherboard.

When I jump the motherboard the GFX card heatsink and PSU fan both spin and seem to be running. I am also using the speaker cable from my other computer because the case I bought didn't come with one.
 

A:Gigabyte 970A-UD3 no post

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My current memory is 4 gb, in 2 gb modules. Brand is Kingston DDR3 SDRAM. According to Speccy, the speed, well max bandwidth, is 667 mhz. But above that, it has the DRAM Frequency as about 2600 mhz. I'm not a newbie but no expert. So that's a bit confusing. Seeing some benchmarks on the mem I have, appears like it's not so good.

My pc is too slow so looking to add maybe an 8 gb stick. So just looking for some rec's. My MB supports up to 32 GB.
My pc (a custom build from Cyberpower) is from 2009. Over the years, I believe I've replaced the MB, the heatsink, the vid card and power supply. I just lost my job so price is an issue. I'm a designer and a gamer so looking for a good compromise of price vs speed. Prices seem to really vary depending where you go.

Another forum recommended 2 4gb sticks but didn't say why

Thanks


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A:Memory rec. for Gigabyte 970A-D3 mb

here is a link to your board http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128521

you should buy 1866 ram .... and 2 x 4 gig sticks (for dual channel) or u could go for 2 x 8 gig sticks (if u r a gamer)
GOOD BRANDS INCL'
corsair
crucial
gskill
patriot............ these all have "no hassle lifetime warranties"

Memory
Number of Memory Slots
4×240pin
Memory Standard
DDR3 2000(O.C.) / 1866 / 1600 / 1333 / 1066
Maximum Memory Supported
32GB
Channel Supported
Dual Channel

Expansion Slots
 

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Hi all,

This is my first post so please be gentle. I'm not a great computer expert as you'll gather from my post but as I'm absolutely skint at the moment, I can't really afford to take my PC into a shop.

I had built for me about 2 years ago a PC. It has a Phenom ll X3 at 2.8Ghz. It has a 64GB SSD and a 500GD WD blue secondary drive. I have 4 x 2GB Corsair CM3X2048-1333C9DHX installed.

I decided I wanted to OC as I was starting to get lag when running 4 poker sites, 16 tables, over two screens using Holdem Manager 2 and broadcasting via Teamviewer. I therefore bought a 3 pipe cooler with a fan and went about installing this to my CPU. I had to take out the stock clippy thing as this screwed from the back. When doing it I used a screwdriver, slipped and scored ther board across several tracks. I then tried it and of course it didn't work.

I went out and bought a Gigabyte 970A-DS3.

I installed everything, rebiult windows 7 Pro and it was running OK. Then it would freeze completely and sometimes BSOD.

I have tested all RAM in Memtest 3.5 single CPU (when selecting multi cpu it does nothing) and each on their own in any slot are fine. It's when I pair them I get problems. No matter which two, in which pairing. memtest crashes on test 1 at 57% and reboots.

I had a look on here and got an old thread HERE, However, the settings in this take my RAM to like 3500MHZ! and of course do not work. Some of the points are configured differently too due to... Read more

A:New motherboard Gigabyte 970A-DS3 Now BSOD and freezes

If your getting blue screens then: http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html

An i would suggest to not OC, and put everyting back on default settings.

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Hi all,

A friend of mine is wanting to buy two memory modules off me that run at 2133MHz but his motherboard caps at 2000 Overclocked. If he installs this RAM will it just cap at 2000, will he have to clock it right or will it simply be incompatible?

The memory: Patriot Viper 2x4GB 2133MHz (PV38G213C1K)
His board: Gigabyte-970A-DS3

Cheers for reading over this peeps, if you need any other info ask away.
 

A:Solved: Patriot Viper Memory & Gigabyte-970A-DS3 Compatibility?

It may BSOD and not be able to boot until it is manually under-clocked, or it may automatically jump down to a speed which the board is compatible with.

There isn't any way to know for sure until you install it. In my experience, I've had both happen.
 

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I want to make my IDE the primary hard drive and SATA the secondary. By default windows selects the SATA but I have issues with partitions and I want to use the IDE instead.
In my advanced features bios I am given three boot devices to choose as I will, but if I want to boot from a hard drive it doesn't give me a choice so it selects primary device being the SATA.
The standard cmos features show the SATA on channel 0 master and i'm given three options - none, auto and manual. Nowhere do I see an option to change the IDE to primary. How do I do this?
I have a gigabyte ga-p35-ds3l mobo
 

A:Cannot change boot disc priority in Gigabyte BIOS

In the Advanced BIOS Features you have First boot device; Second boot device; Third boot device. Take a look at the item just above those: Hard Disk Boot Priority

Highlight it and press "Enter." You should see all your hard drives listed.
 

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hi, my friend gave me his old VAIO, cause my computer was shot.
It has a pentium 2 in it and 233MHz(66x3.5),sometimews it says(266mhz(66x4.0)) with 512mb Ram. It origionally had a 2gig hard drive with windows xp prof. on it. the hd kept on filling up almost immediatly so I put my 80gig(westernDigital Caviar-100mbps-7200rpm)hard drive in it as the slave to beef it up.
What i origionally wanted to do was leave the 2gig in with only the operating system in it and use my 80gig for everything else,(completely bypass the 2gig.) But could not figure that out. If that is even possible I would still like to do that.
Now I have formatted my 80 gig hd, and the comp no longer has the 2gig drive in it. I have the jumper set to master(80GIG), with the master ide line in it. I have a win xp home disk, and I want to install it to the 80gig drive. my cd rom is working as well as the hard drive. (as seen in windows with the 2gig drive). I changed the First boot device to the cd-rom in the advanced BIOS features.
(second boot device:HDD-0
Third boot device:LS/ZIP
Boot other device Enabled, Everything But first boot is default.)
When comp starts up it goes to the memory test screen and reads my 80gig hd fine, then: PRIMARY HARD DISC FAIL. Or sometimes: Cpuis inworkable or has been changed, check cpusoft menu.
I press F1 to continue: blah blah verifying Dmi pool data....
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A:disc boot failure, disc is in, still wont work. need help.

Welcome to TSF

Doesn't seem to be booting to the cd rom, try tapping the F12 key to boot from the optical drive in order to install windows.

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Hi, a buddy of mine's POS laptop isn't booting since he lent it to his friend. (Great friend huh?)

It's got Vista home premium, I've had a play with it and it wont boot in safe mode, the recovery tool fails, he has no restore points, and it's basically bricked. (BIOS sees the hard drive, the memory test tool doesn't report any problems, so HD is fine as far as I can tell)

He's happy to lose his C: drive, and I'm not willing to spend any effort on it. However, he's not happy to spend any cash on it, which is a problem because he doesn't have a windows disk.

The hard drive also doesn't have a recovery sector.

Is there a way to legally download Windows Vista? If I'm going to go through the effort of pirating a copy of Windows Vista, to then use a legal key he has stuck to bottom of it, then I might as well just download a OS that isn't terrible tbh.

So yeah
TLDR:
Vista Broke. Need disc, is there a way to download a .ISO for Windows Vista without infringing copyright laws? Or is it a case of "Put hand in pocket."

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Hello

When i boot my computer it comes to a black screen and says windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change may have caused this to fix the problem insert windows installation disc ... Then tells me how to repair this problem. I have found my disc to fix this but when i put it in my computers disc drive doesnt recognize there is a disc in there and doesnt spin! Ive looked everywhere online and the only fix to the disc drive problem is to boot windows and fix it from there (unless i buy a new one and i have no idea how to put a new one in in the first place) and the only way i have found to fix windows is with the disc! Please help me

Edit: i know this is only partially a windows 10 issue but i didnt know where to post it
 

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i turned my computer on for the first time in a year the other day and it worked for about 5 minutes it then went to the blue screen and since then it just stays in the bios saying press f1 to retry boot and so forth, so i borrowed a windows xp disc and i went to load it and it freezes after it says press f6 to instal third party raid system...does anyone know why? i first tried my 160 gb hard drive and it did it then i tried another one and it did the same thing, my cd rom is the first priority in the boot sequence

A:why wont xp disc wont boot?

Sounds like your motherboard might have problems and it is not recognizing any hard drives.

Have you tried to install on more than one HD with no luck ? That is what it sounds like by your post. Also, please note that if you have an XP disk that does not match your Product ID Key's XP version, it is not going to accept that PID at the end of the install process.

Before even trying to install to a HD, first verify that the HD is recognized in BIOS on boot. If it is physically installed, but not reconized in BIOS, there is no point in going further because XP won't "see" it either.

Can you get any of your HD's to be recognized in BIOS ?

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Hey guys. Used this site before to help with issues before...but I have really done something this time :(

Before I tell you the problem il give you the spec, had a read at the rules before posting sticky...

XP - latest version I presume as it hasn't updated in the last week or two
Desktop - Custom build that has worked no problem at all since I got it up and running

The problem...
This first started when I had a problem with malware (i think) so I came on here and read about a program called 'malware bytes' this worked a treat and have not had a problem since. Although before I came onto this site I tried the usual safe mode, system restore...so on, then I went for the Windows SP3 disc which I used to build my pc with. Upon inserting the disc I tried a variety of things including trying to repair and REINSTALL. Now realising I didn't want to lose everything I canceled it (turn off the system), and then done the whole 'malware bytes' program.
So that ended there it was fixed as far as I was concerned...here's the bit that led to the problem, anytime I booted up the machine it gave me the choice to go into normal Windows and access all my files as per usual or finish completing the installation from the Windows disc...with a countdown of 5 seconds or it automatically went into installation!

So after a few months of putting up with this I decided to do something about it as it is was getting increasingly annoying.
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A:XP Wont boot or repair with xp disc

Hello, Kris8.

A few things first off:

1. You're not giving enough system info in order for people here to assist you. Can you please state: a. The cpu's make 'n model/Ghz; b. your motherboard make and model; c. The amount of ram; d. Your Graphics card's make and model; e. your monitor's make/mode......etc. f. make, model and capacity of your primary drive (C Drive); g. Any back-up drives, make/model, etc.

2. Do you have an AMD cpu and/or motherboard? If so, then DO. NOT. INSTALL. SERVICE PACK 3. EVER, ON AN AMD MOTHERBOARD AND/OR CPU. THE BUG FIXES DO NOT WORK! I know I'll probably get a different opinion from other people here about the sp3 thing, but I've done a bit of referencing and cross-referencing, and this is what I've found out (I'll give you the links for what I've found below):

Custom-Built AMD Athlon system. XP setup "Stop" error. IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL - WinDrivers Computer Tech Support Forums

http://support.microsoft
.com/support/kb/articles/q165/8/63.asp

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/...-0a01ef95fc63/

=Based on a bit of research, most of the errors you're encountering are with SERVICE PACK 3 and, if you have one, an AMD CPU AND/OR MOTHERBOARD. Also I ran across another article or post, where someone else had a custom-build Via Systems motherboard, I hope I read that right. Sorry but i didn't get the link for that one. I do, however, have this informative and helpful link, should this apply to you:

http... Read more

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I have an Advent 7000 Which I recently bought off ebay which came with a Pirate Copy Of XP I wiped the hard drive with Dban then tried to install Genuine XP But I Can't get it to boot, I can re-install the pirate copy no prob but need to find a way of putting genuine Windows.... Plz can someone Help me
 

A:Windows XP Disc Wont Boot

There was no need to use a third-party utility to wipe the hard drive.

If the optical drive is set first in the boot order and if you have an actual genuine XP CD, you boot from the XP CD, then press any key when the Press any key to boot from CD command appears, then delete all current partitions, then create a new partition, then format that new partition in the NTFS file system, then install XP.

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I have an Acer 5100, It wont boot windows and on attempting to hit ALT F10 it just beeps. SO i got a WIndows XP SP2 disc i inserted it into my computer. It gave me an error saying to insert the automated system recovery disc. I dont have this...am i doing something wrong? The computer wont even load windows. Do I have to try something else to get windows to load? Im not familiar with using Windows Cd's so any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

A:Windows Wont Boot have disc

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Hey guys, i just built my computer and all works PERFECT.. except 1 thing. If i leave a disc like for example i left far cry 2 in the tray, then it wont boot the os, it gets past the windows loading screen but fails to boot the logon screen and will just hang there until the disc is taken out.
Im running windows vista 64bit with 12gb RAM, a core i7 extreme, asus p6t deluxe mobo and all bios settings are set to boot from HDD. Any help would be ace thank you.
 

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So i installed vista (and it was very slow because of AHCI mode or whatever) and at the last step it was going very slow and lagging
We restarted the computer and now i get the message
"The computer restarted unexpectedly or encountered an unexpected error. Windows installation cannot proceed. To install Windows, click "Ok" to restart the computer, and then restart the installation."
I built my own comp and pretty sure all the parts are compatible and compat with vista and windows 7
So ive tried various vista recoveries and programs to wipe my hard drive but none of them actually ever boot
When im stuck at the screen with the error message i can open the cmd box

A:Vista wont load or boot disc

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Originally Posted by kspaa


So ive tried various vista recoveries and programs to wipe my hard drive but none of them actually ever boot
When im stuck at the screen with the error message i can open the cmd box




When you say that they wont boot. Are you referring to the HDD tools or the
Windows disk.

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Hey Guys, I'm trying to install windows XP on my new hard drive but not with the original setup disc. I have a copied one because the original was scratched and sometimes would not be able to be read. So I copied the contents of the disk onto a different disk and what do you know? The original disk fails to read immediatley afterwards. Anyway, the copied disk is of course unbootable. I set it to number 1 in the boot sequence and everything. The problem is is that it is copied. Now this is the part I need help with. I went some poking around and found a thread where a guy was having this same problem. Someone posted a reply and said this:

You can make a boot CD with himem.sys and smartdrive and boot with that, then put in your XP disk and go to the i386 folder and run Winnt.exe,or, you can make a bootable floppy that has CD ROM support, himem.sys and smartdrive on it and go to the i386 folder of the CD and run Winnt.exe.

What does this mean? What is smartdrive? Does this even work? Where would I get himem.sys?

A:Copied Windows XP disc wont boot.

Anyone?

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hey guys,
I installed windows 7 ultimate x64 on my western digital caviar black 750gb, but it won't boot without the installation disc in my cd-rom drive. I have to keep the my cd-rom drive as the 1st boot and my hdd my second, and if i switch it around, it asks me for the boot disc. I tried to repair it, but when it asks me to select an os, it says that the disc is incompatible with the operating system.

A:windows 7 ultimate wont boot without disc

Did you perform a "clean" install or an upgrade?

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cant get computer to boot from recovery disc says no bootable disc in ATAPI cd rom no idea what to do really desperate

A:computer wont boot with recovery disc

Where did the recovery discs come from . . did they come with the PC or did you create them?

What Brand and Model is this pc?

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Hello, so im not sure if this is the right place to find help but i read a couple threads and you all seem to know a lot more then me so i have come looking for a saviour.

Every time i try to boot is comes up with this:
"windows failed to start.a recent hardware or software change might be the cause to fix the problem:
1. insert your windows installation disc and restart your computer.
2.choose your language settings and then click next
3.click repair your computer

if you dont have the disc contact your system administrator

file: \Boot\BCD

Status: 0xc000000f

Info: an error occurred while trying to read the boot configuration data."

i have the application and driver recovery disc and i have restarted with it in and it still comes up with that message.
So I went in to BIOS settings then system configuration then boot options and put "usb cd-rom" at the top of the list of boot order and then when i restart the laptop is comes up with this message "Non-system disk or disk error, replace and strike any key when ready" then its a dead end from there, here are my boot option settings:
custom logo- disabled
display diagnostic url - enabled
cd-rom boot - enabled
sd card boot - enabled
floppy boot - enabled
pxe internal nic boot - enable
(i've tried disabling all but the cd rom boot and still doesnt work)
here is my boot order:
use cd rom
notebook upgrade bay
notebook hard drive
usb floppy
usb hard drive
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A:HP Compaq 6735s wont boot even with recovery disc in, help?

Is the HP recovery disc an original or a copy?

If you know the HP recovery DVD is good, wipe the HDD with KillDisk, then try reinstall from recovery disc again.

KillDisk - http://jcgriff2.com/0x1/killdisk_imgburn.html

Any reason that you are not using the HDD recovery partition for Vista reinstall?

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Hi,

My laptop got dropped accidently and now when i try switch it on a black screen with lots of letters running appears on it telling him to insert a boot disc. It's really important i get it fixed as it has my itunes, family photos and coursework! Please, please help me. Grateful for any advice on how to get it working again!!!

Thanks soo much

Olivia
 

A:Laptop wont switch on, it just says insert boot disc

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I booted from my xp boot disc. It wouldnt upload service pack three so I had to download to my desk and upload it from there. It loaded and now has two Admins The original Admin and Admin with a number behind it.

...worked around most problems by reloading but Turbo tax wont reload it says microsoft.net framework4 client profile is messed up.

It messed up my outlook express , itunes and many other programs ...data was there and I fixed it...adobe is old version.

Is there anyway to get a disc that has alll the updates on it so this doesnt happen again? Is two admins going to cause a problem??? What can I do about microsoft framework 4...tried a couple things I found on internet but nothing fixed it.
Thanks!
Diane
 

A:Xp reloaded from boot disc now microsoft framework 4 client profile wont work

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Ok.. Well, I bought Final Fantasy IX (11) for my PC. The game disc reads only on PC-DVD-ROM Software. I don't know if I have the right kind, this is what disc drive I have

HL-DT-ST RW/DVD GCC-4320B

Is that the correct one?
 

A:Disc drive wont read my game disc.

Looks like the right kind... It might be worn out
 

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The other day I updated my laptop which is a Dell Inspiron 17R running Windows 7 home premium, when I updated the computer booted ok took longer than usual, I restarted the laptop but this time it wouldn't boot up, it came up with a black screen saying repair windows(recommended) or start windows normally, I clicked repair windows it said searching for problems, attempting repairs this took about an hour and a half but unfortunately did not resolve the issue I sent the error report to windows, I restarted the laptop again,  attempted booting it in safe mode no luck and the same other various options I can try but no luck they all just crashed the laptop and began restarting it,  tried repairing it again and this time it took my to a screen with various options like load backup open cmd and format my hard drive, loading the backup did nothing and  wasn't sure what to do with cmd so decided to part ways with my stuff and format the hard drive, I did this and the laptop was formatted but the OS was still on the hard drive and it was like the first time I opened it all of my personal things were gone but win 7 home premium was still there, I set it back up again installed AVG anti virus etc downloaded a few movies ran fine the next day it said windows updates need installing so, I  did , 145 updates were made  turned my laptop back on and again it was booting up and crashing followed the steps I mentioned before noting was working after messing around wit... Read more

A:Computer wont boot, wont boot in safe mode, wont load repair centre

Hello there,
 
It seems like you did not perform a clean installation of Windows and that's why your system is acting up. 
 
Follow the steps below to install a new copy of Windows:
 
1. To format your hard disk during Windows 7 installation you will need to start or boot your computer using the Windows 7 installation disc or USB flash drive. Insert your Windows 7 disc in your CD/DVD drive. Please note: will need to restart or turn on your system with the disc in the drive. 
2. After turning on your system with the CD in the drive go ahead and press any key when prompted during your computer post routine and then follow the instructions presented on screen. If you don’t see this go back to step 1 to setup your BIOS to boot from CD or USB flash drive depending on your installation media.
3. On the Install Windows page simply enter your preferences and click next.
 
4. Accept the Windows license agreement.
 
5. On the “Which type of installation do you want” page go ahead and choose the “Custom” option.
 
6. Select Drive options (advanced) on the “Where do you want to install Windows” page.
 
7.  Select the partition that you want to change, choose the formatting option you want to perform and then follow the instructions.
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Working on a spiffy e-machine with Windows Vista Home Basic that runs pretty well.
After reading multiple posts where the advice usually begins with suggesting a 'boot disc' or a 'recovery disc', I guess what I'm looking to find out is:
1) what is the difference between a boot disc and a recovery disc?
2) How do I go about making one on this machine (or if I even can)? << I did read through Grinler's tutorials regarding System Restore points and all that seems to in good order. But I guess I'm not sure on the relationship between that and my post (or if there even is one).
3) a best practice regarding these type of discs
I don't have any pressing issues at this time, but I also don't want to wait until I do.
Everything I've learned here at BC has been so great & helpful, I would like to stay on that path, so any links/apps/ideas/suggestions and/or insights would be greatly appreciated.
Winterland

A:Boot Disc, Recovery Disc, Frisbee Disc

1) what is the difference between a boot disc and a recovery disc?

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Working on a spiffy e-machine with Windows Vista Home Basic that runs pretty well.

After reading multiple posts where the advice usually begins with suggesting a 'boot disc' or a 'recovery disc', I guess what I'm looking to find out is:
1) what is the difference between a boot disc and a recovery disc?
2) How do I go about making one on this machine (or if I even can)? << I did read through Grinler's tutorials regarding System Restore points and all that seems to in good order. But I guess I'm not sure on the relationship between that and my post (or if there even is one).
3) a best practice regarding these type of discs
I don't have any pressing issues at this time, but I also don't want to wait until I do.

Everything I've learned here at BC has been so great & helpful, I would like to stay on that path, so any links/apps/ideas/suggestions and/or insights would be greatly appreciated.
Winterland

A:Boot Disc, Recovery Disc, Frisbee Disc

1) what is the difference between a boot disc and a recovery disc?Boot disk vs recovery disk. Let me see if I can phrase that in a way that makes some sense.A recovery disc is a generic term for the disk or media containing a backup of the original factory condition or a specified condition of a computer as configured by the original equipment manufacturer or an end-user. OEM supplied recovery media is sometimes shipped with some computers to allow the user to reformat the hard drive and reinstall the operating system and pre-loaded software as it was when it was shipped. This is not as common a practice today as it was in the past. I won't confuse the issue, but google recovery partition for more information.A boot disk is a removable data storage medium, i.e. DVD or flash drive from which a computer can load and run 'boot' an operating system or utility program. The computer must have an installed program or application which will load and execute a program or application from the boot disk. This will enable you to boot an otherwise unusable machine to be able to troubleshoot the OS or non-working application as necessary.Hope that gives you a better idea of the difference.As to how to create a boot disk? I will let more knowledgeable staff or members assist you.

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Hi
Ive got a new K7 mobo which runs upto 400mhz FSB, im using an Athlon [email protected] Fsb from my old board. When i remove the default 100=200 Mhz FSB jumper to let the mobo atuodetect the 133=266 FSB the board either restarts b4 it posts or it will not boot the monitor, ive turned all the settings in the bios to atuo..
the heat sink on on ok with new thermal grease, running pc2700 ram aswell. Plz help.

Regards
Jonathan
 

A:Gigabyte K7 Wont detect CPu FSB

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Hi girls n guys
please help me
problem is with a samsung net/notebook
when powered on it wont load up windows / it looks like it freezes after the "windows bar comes up for a minimum of 4 secs" then goes no further ?
tryd to use the wind recovery disc to "repair pc" it loads up windows files then i get a please wait screen and goes no further ?
so i tryed to re-install widows from disc, can get through the install procedure up untill i click install now then get to Setup is starting and wont go any further ? just the cursor icon circle goes round and round and just nothing
any advice on what the problem is ?
im stummped
thanks in advance
Barry

A:Win7 starter disc wont wont restore system

Couple links for you full of info
Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot
Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

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I hav a new Gigabyte motherboard which is a GA-P35-DS3L model. Problems that occur is that wen i start the CPU turns about a quart way then stops, also the PSU wont start or the GFX fan. If i remove the 12V ATX cable then the fans will start but nothing happens basicly i want to no if weda me motherboard is dead or if i can fix it as it may be related caus wid any1 els?

need help urgently plz!
 

A:New Gigabyte P35 Model Motherboard wont start?

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BSOD After computer is on for approximately an hour, but when restarted it only lasts about 5 minutes. It doesn't matter what I am doing even if it is nothing!! I tried to disable GDRV but that didn't help. I stopped Easy Tune from running. I am at a loss as what to do!!!

A:bsod ON ga-970a-ud3 AM3+

Hi pgamer.

The BSODs are caused by a Gigabyte bloatware.

Code:
BugCheck 3B, {c0000005, fffff8800832e32d, fffff88008bf8e40, 0}

Probably caused by : gdrv.sys ( gdrv+332d )

Followup: MachineOwner
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Which is fairly old.

Code:
Image name: gdrv.sys
Timestamp: Fri Mar 13 08:52:29 2009 (49B9D175)
I would not suggest you to update it; but to get rid of it. Uninstall these bundled utilities from the motherboard CD:
Start Menu\Programs\Gigabyte
Start Menu\Programs\Gigabyte\3TB+Unlock
Start Menu\Programs\Gigabyte\DMIView
Start Menu\Programs\Gigabyte\ET6
Start Menu\Programs\Gigabyte\G.O.M
Start Menu\Programs\Gigabyte\SmartRecovery2
Start Menu\Programs\Gigabyte\TouchBIOS
Start Menu\Programs\Gigabyte\UpdManager
Start Menu\Programs\Gigabyte\USB Blocker
But that uninstallation only would not be the ideal situation. I'd recommend you to Clean Up Factory Bloatware, with a special reference to Point #13





Quote:
13. Consider a Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 which is often better than getting a new computer considering how pre-installed bloatware can corrupt Windows 7 even if it's completely cleaned up.


Daemon Tools, Alcohol 120% and Power Archiver Pro uses SCSI Pass Through Direct (SPTD), which is a well known BSOD causer. Uninstall Daemon Tools at first. Then download SPTD standalone installer from Disk-Tools.com, and execute the downloaded file as guided below :
Double click to open it.
Click this button ... Read more

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ive got this mobo from my CPU. ive got a big PSU, i've unplugged everything i dont need (case leds speakers usb, took out the graphics card) I turn it on, the ram led blinks continuously, my monitor doesnt turn on, no post no nothing. ive tried flashing the cmos by removing the battery and shorting the jumper onboard. is the board just toasted?

cheers
 

A:Gigabyte GA8S661FXM wont POST, RAM LED blinks continuously.

re:

hmm, from yesterday, this is also my problem, on gigabyte ga-vrxp
i think it could be some problem with power, f.e. when i unplug power from some hdd, it keeps 'restarting' until i disconnect it. again, no cmos, no nothing but fans running.
today my ram led does not blink, but there's no difference...
 

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well... its all a learning curve... installing new PC into old Acer Aspire T140 case and got it all done but the front panel connectors are not singular or pairs but as so..

PWR BTN - 2 wires going into a block of six with one pin blocked out on corner
HDD/PWR LED - 4 wires going into a block of 6

obviously Acer designed the case to only be used with their motherboards...

can anyone confirm that there are no "converters" or such and the only solution is to buy a new case?
thanks
 

A:Acer Aspire case F-Panel wont fit new Gigabyte

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I've recently received a copy of a high resolution music Bluray of the XTC album Oranges & Lemons but the Toshiba Blu Ray Disc player will not play this particular disc. Other XTC discs I have from this series play OK on the player running in Windows 10.

I've been in contact with the company that produced the disc and they have told me to raise this as a technical issue with Toshiba as there are commonly issues with disc compatibility with software versions of blu ray players housed in computers as opposed to hardware players.

It's known that this particular disc is causing issues with some other software players such as the PS3 which may require a Sony firmware upgrade for this device. I've been advised that the issue may result from it being a BD-J disc and the AACS MKB keys being in need of an update by Toshiba.

I also have VLC installed but this cannot currently play the disc due to an AACS library not being available on my computer. I know that VLC are working with the manufacturer to resolve the compatibility issues and hoped that Toshiba may do this for their software as well. All my XTC discs play without issues on a Panasonic Bluray player.

Is this the right place to request Toshiba look into this issue or is there an e-mail address I can raise the issue directly?

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Hey guys, I am having somewhat of an issue with my disc partitions after backing-up data and reinstalling windows 7-64bit.

I have included a picture to help explain.

Here's the issue, my PC had a virus I was unable to resolve. I took it to an "expert" to see what he could do. He backed-up my data and re-installed windows 7. The problem is that I had a disc partition set up with my OS and program files on a C: partition, and a partition, D:, labeled DATA, for all of my data etc..

I'm not sure exactly what he did but it looks like he reinstalled windows to the DATA drive instead of the OS C: drive. Now making the DATA drive, effectively the C drive (and Boot, Page File, Crash Dump, Logical Drive). It looks like after restoring the backed-up data the original install of windows was also restored to the Old C: drive (now named D), this partition is also the System and active Partition.
See picture:

So does this mean that windows is booting from the DATA (C) drive now but running the original install of windows 7-64bit from the OS(D) drive (old C)?

I have been reading over a lot of forum posts and I'm not really sure what to do here. I understand I can only extend a drive to unallocated space that is shown to the right in the disc manager. I have thought about backing everything up on DATA(C) and extending OS(D) into it, but I am concerned that I will not be able to boot since DATA(C) is now the boot disc. I do not have a windows recovery or boot disc. ... Read more

A:Disc parition issue, want System and Boot to be same disc

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Garrett7


Hey guys, I am having somewhat of an issue with my disc partitions after backing-up data and reinstalling windows 7-64bit.

I have included a picture to help explain.

Here's the issue, my main PC had a virus I was unable to resolve. I took it to an "expert" to see what he could do. He backed-up my data and re-installed windows 7. The problem is that I had a disc partition set up with my OS and program files on a C: partition, and a partition, D:, labeled DATA, for all of my data etc..

I'm not sure exactly what he did but it looks like he reinstalled windows to the DATA drive instead of the OS C: drive. Now making the DATA drive, effectively the C drive (and Boot, Page File, Crash Dump, Logical Drive). It looks like after restoring the backed-up data the original install of windows was also restored to the Old C: drive (now named D), this partition is also the System and active Partition.
See picture:

So does this mean that windows is booting from the DATA (C) drive now but running the original install of windows 7-64bit from the OS(D) drive (old C)?

I have been reading over a lot of forum posts and I'm not really sure what to do here. I understand I can only extend a drive to unallocated space that is shown to the right in the disc manager. I have thought about backing everything up on DATA(C) and extending OS(D) into it, but I am concerned that I will not be able to boot since DATA... Read more

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After MUCH searching, I've yet to find info on this issue. Many similar, but nothing specific. Please bare with me if this is a known/solved issue.

Okay, old C drive was failing, so I decided on a new OS copy and new HDD. Bought an OEM Win 7 Home Premium 64, and installed.

Little did I know, but I should have had only one HDD hooked up!!! When I installed Win 7, I had 2 HDD's installed, and as a result, Windows installed the main files on my C drive as desired, but put the boot (MBR?) on my other HDD, F drive. Now I have 2 physical HDD's that are listed as Windows drives. So when I went to do a system image backup, all that came up was my DVD burner as a save location. My secondary HDD (F drive) was not shown. Now I know why!

Currently...

Disc 0 - (Boot, Page File, Crash Dump, Primary)
Disc 1 - (System, Active, Primary) Also shows this as having unallocated space of 9MB.

I want ALL of Windows on my main C drive.

How can I fix this without having to re-install all programs etc on my C drive?

Can I do a repair of some type?

Could I install a 3rd internal/external HDD and use that to do a system image backup, then shut down, disconnect F drive, then do a system restore/repair using the OEM installation disc?

Any ideas/fixes?

A:Win 7 installed boot on Disc 1 and system on Disc 0 separate HDD's

Yeah, by having that other drive connected, you now have your boot files on the old drive and the rest of Windows on the new drive.

Post a screen shot of Windows Disk Management.

Normally, you'd want C to be disc 0, but that isn't critical.

You can fix this by using EasyBCD to copy your boot files from the old drive to the new. I think there is a tutorial on this site on how to do that.

Edit: here's the tutorial;

Bootmgr - Move to C:\ with EasyBCD

Probably can also fix it by disconnecting the old drive and then running startup repair multiple times, using your Windows installation disc.

Post the screen shot to confirm what's going on.

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Is there somewhere to request the disc? Msg.   Secure boot violation

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So I have an bit of an odd and I think unique problem (as many searches came up with no solutions). Simply put, my boot manager is missing, but only when my windows install disc is not in the disc drive. It started several months ago and I just left it be, let the disc it int he disc drive and it was not that big of a deal. But just did a clean install couple days ago I re-installed windows 7 ultimate 64-bit on my computer (using an upgrade disc if that makes a difference). I formatted the drive with what I guess is a quick format (the option the install disc gives you). I have tried doing a repair with the install disc but no problems are found every time I try.

Anyone got any ideas how to fix this problem? Or I guess another way to ask, how do I get the computer to look for the boot manager on the hard drive and not in the disc drive?

EDIT: Also sorry if this is in the wrong section, I didn't really see a section that fit this problem, but if there is a better section for it, could a moderator please move it.

A:Boot Manager missing when no disc in disc drive

Hello Thamorian, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if running a startup repair may be able to help.

Bootmgr is missing - Fix

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hello.I have been trying come up with a solution for this issue for awhile and am at my wits end.After upgrading my PC:http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=c03685096...to Windows 10 a few months ago, my PC will randomly not boot (more often than not) and I will receive the following error message upon booting:Error: No boot disc has been detected or the disc has failed.I then have to manually shut down the PC.When I select F10 upon booting and enter through the bios and simply select "ignore changes and exit" the PC will then load normally.It happens seemingly at random. Sometimes I can restart the PC a couple times in a row without issues. Typically I have to go through the bios though and I avoid powering down the PC at all if I can.I have done numerous tests on the hard disks and they have all passed. I have checked the connections from the HD to the motherboard and there are no issues there. I flashed the bios to the newest version as well. I tried downgrading as well as refreshing Windows to no avail.Help?Thank you in advance.

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 Is there somewhere to request the disc? Msg.   Secure boot violation

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Hey guys

Got a quick question, GIGABYTE K8VM800M S754 DDR MOTHERBOARD wont recognize 1gig or DDR Ramm 3200, everything is brand new in it. I tryed each stick one at a time and she runs fine, it just will not recognize 1 gig when you go to windows general info on the desktop. Could this be a bois setting? Anyone have a clue?
System
2600+ Semptron CPU
GIGABYTE K8VM800M S754 DDR MOTHERBOARD
2x512 ddr 3200
9600 256MB radion video card
80 gig western digital HD
Windows xp home SP2

Any help or tips would be great.
Thanks
 

A:GIGABYTE K8VM800M S754 DDR MOTHERBOARD wont recognize 1gig or ddr ramm

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Hi All,

I tried to install the latest USB 3.0 drivers from the Gigabyte website (rev. 1.0.0.118) and it seems there is some kind of installation issue, since I had to remove the drivers while re-booting my computer for them to finally install OK.

Also, I noticed there seems to be some kind of compatibility issue between the latest chipset drivers (rev. 13.125) and the new Etron USB drivers.

I've read about the lousy opinion shared on the Web regarding Etron's USB 3.0 reliability, but all the same, I'm stuck with this system and will have to learn to live with it 'till I get another one (money doesn't grow on trees!).

OK, and last but not least, the AHCI drivers from AMD. I've heard the default Windows 7 driver is better than the AMD driver. Is there any way to switch to the default Windows 7 AHCI driver (msahci.sys)?

I thank you for your contribution and remain in your debt.

SystemSeven

A:Ga-970A-UD3 rev 1.1 and Etron USB driver problems

Please post an image of your Device Manager.
If you need instructions to do this, just ask.

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HELLO FRIENDS , i am facing issue regarding not able to boot from recovery disc provided HP dealer while purchasing .Since i had formated my PC  now i am trying to recover it through disc but actually disc no 5 is coming out of drive .Even i had made new Copy of that disc from nero software .Please help me to recover my licence OS and from where i will get my Original OS back now since i do not have Original cd provided by dealer but it was genuine before formating .Also provide me th ebest possible solutions if it was not dobne from since i m new in this .

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Hello, I've got a Gigabyte GA-P35-DS4 2.0 motherboard but carn't get it to run.

It keeps asking for a boot cd, didn't get one in the box, brought it off ebay.
Is there anywhere I can download the boot file?
Thanks
 

A:Gigabyte GA-P35-DS4 - Boot????

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So my co worker asked me to look at her laptop its a toshiba tecra m2. The boot keeps hanging up on the system32 file agp440.sys . I went on the internet and found a windows xp pro disk to try and replace the system32 file using recovery. After a learning how to add SATA drivers to the windows xp boot I was able to detect the hard drive and just before windows setup screen comes up the computer blue screens with a 0x0000007B stop error... I read that the battery could cause this so i carefully took apart the computer and replaced it with no change. I put a windows 7 disk in to see if i could use the recovery console in it and suprisingly it booted no problem, i was able to use command prompt but with no idea what the problem is i have no idea what to do with it. If anyone has any ideas it would be appreciated. Thanks for reading the problem hope someone has an idea. any more info needed just ask

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A:Windows wont boot hangs up on agp440.sys and wont complete boot off the disk :/

Info on 7B STOP errors...http://www.aumha.org/a/stop.htm, scroll down to 7B in left column.

IMO, you have compounded the situation by using a "downloaded" version of Windows, since I suspect that such may contain embedded malware as part of the package.

Any number of things may have caused the initial hang, as you can see by reading the data at the Aumha website.

Louis

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Hey guys,
Thanks ahead of time for the help. I can honestly say I'm dumbfounded with this issue and would rather ask for help then hook up my master HD as a slave and force a reformat which would be my next step.

Anyways, here's the background on the issue.

Rig:
AMD Athlon 64 3700+ OC'd to 2.75ghz
Asus A8N SLI Deluxe Mobo
BFG Tech Nvidia 7800 GTOC x2 (SLI)
Dual Sata Hd's, both the 3gb/s connection. (750gb main/250gb Backup)
Sound Blaster XFI Fatal1ty sound card
Creative modem blaster v.92 dialup modem ( @ dialup)

A few days ago, not quite sure why, but when I booted the comp the graphics card proceeded to tweak out and basically looked like fuzz upon entering windows. Eventually after hard resetting it a few times it'd boot normal. Today, I was running Nvidia NTune utility to find a stable OC setup for my PCI bus and what not, and it rebooted as normal during the process. Graphics card tweaked again, so I did what I know to do and uninstalled/reinstalled the drivers for my 7800's. Seemingly fixed the problem. Rebooted and resumed the OC process and went to watch TV.

45 Minutes later I come back and my computer is rebooting itself constantly. Upon getting the the xp loading screen, it BSoD's and reboots.

So, I try and boot in safemode to uninstall/reinstall drivers yet again. When I press safemode, it begins loading basic drivers. When it gets to SPTD.sys it pauses, locks up, and reboots (no BSoD)

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A:[SOLVED] BSoD on standard boot, safe mode boot, and xp install disc boot

Update:

Well, a friend needed me to fix a design for him emergency status in Illustrator CS3, so I went to work troubleshooting.

All signs point to NTFS.sys being corrupt, etc. Which makes the drive unreadable, hence the reboots.

So, I snagged my dads IDE harddrive from his computer, hooked it up as master in my computer and it still gave me the BSoD. I then unhooked both of my Sata Hd's, and ran ONLY the IDE drive. This IDE drive is fine (i'm on it right now on my dads comp to write this). I try and boot my system off just his harddrive and it STILL gave me the BSoD.

Only difference is the BSoD is staying up now on normal boot so I can give you the error.

Error code is 0x0000007B? I believe.

But yeah, the computer is still unable to boot off a good HD even with the bad ones not hooked up.

Now I'm thinking a memory issue? or Video ram issue? Fried GPU/RAM?

AHHHHHH!!!!! i have no idea what to do. This is ridiculous. meanwhile my friend is screwed on his design for a t-shirt i told him i'd do.

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Hi, while in use my monitor image berzerk then blank. At that point I tried turning off computer from fron panel
but it did not respond. Shut it off from psu switch. Waited round 30 secs and tried to restart. Comp would do consecutive false starts. Unplugged hdd from bus and psu as not to damage and inspected for leaky caps. Waited 5 mins and tried again, could make it to to BIOS but video got scrambled again and then blank cpu fan spinned relly rapidly and shortly both cpu fan and case case fan stopped. Mobo leds on. Subsequent attempts just got the false starts. Tried removing RAM same symptoms (no case speaker so cannot give info on beeps. Leds shine 1, 2 green; 3 orange, 4 red.

Tried my psu tester, all fine but read some posts bt w-tom and figured that meant nothing.
Multimeter readings
color / off / on button or false start
purple / 5.04/ 5.04
green/ 3.82/ 0.02
gray/0.10 /5.~, 4.~ 1.~, changed too fast to get single reading
reds/ 0.10/ 5.02
blue /0.00/ 11.2
orange/ 0.22 / 3.23 - 3.29
yellow / 0.00 /12~ again too fast

I suspect mobo or psu, how can I get the faulty component?
 

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