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Strangest motherboard issue ever?

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Hey guys,

I built a PC about two months ago to use as a media center. The motherboard was a Gigabyte GA-MA790X-UD4P. However, from the day I built it, I've had issues booting. The problem lies with the fact that an OS cannot be found during the first boot and requires me to go into the BIOS to change one settings.

Let's look at it as though I've built it now. The SATA Mode is set to Off. If I try to boot, my OS won't be found. Fair enough, I jump into the BIOS and change it to Native IDE. I watch my TV shows and turn it off. The next evening, when I boot up, it's set to Native IDE (thus retaining its settings from the night before). Unfortunately, I have to set it back to off to get it to work. This see-saw goes back and forth every night...I have two IDE drives (HDD & CD/DVD) using one ribbon cable that connects both to the motherboard.

Does anyone know what the issue is?
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Crucial M4 64GB / Samsung F3 1TB Windows 7 Pro (64-bit) Dell SP2309W (2048x1152) PC Power & Cooling 610W 
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wut??

Nah. This one is tricky. I would first try using seperate cords or only have the HDD plugged in and see what happens when in native IDE mode. And then sata. See if it boots everytime.

Secondly clear your cmos and reset to defaults and see what happens again. It could just be a cable issue or something like that.

If it continues to happen try giving gigabyte a call and see what they say.
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Intel i7 930 3.2Ghz, Stock Cooling Gigabyte X38A-UD3R  XFX 5870 900/1300 Corsair 6GB DDR3 
Hard DriveHard DriveOSMonitor
120GB Corsair Force SSD WD 2 X 2TB  Windows 7 Pro Dell 23" Ultrasharp 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G19 Thermaltake 750 Evo Blue Thermaltake V9 Razer Deathadder 
Mouse PadAudio
Razer Exact Mat Logitech Z5500 
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Intel i7 2700k Asrock Extreme 7 Gen 3 Gigabyte 7970 X 2 Corsair Vengeance CMZ16GX3M4X1600C9 16GB (4x4GB... 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Corsair Force Series GT 120GB SSD Samsung SH-B123A 12X Blu-ray DVD Combo Drive Corsair Hydro Series H100 CPU Cooler Windows 7 x64 
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