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Originally Posted by GldRush98;15409282 
Hey guys. Found this thread via Google while researching a problem that just happened this morning.
I have a Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3, bought a couple weeks ago from Newegg. I had the board set up for a 4.5ghz overclock on the latest BIOS, 1600mghz ram. I had been stable for a solid week, but I decided to try and lower my voltage a bit to see if I could remain stable with a bit lower voltage. I BSOD'ed the system probably a dozen or so times while messing with the voltage.
On the last BSOD the system boot looped. The system currently:
-Fans spin up, no video
-Shuts off
-Powers up on its own, see video (BIOS splash) but can't do anything for a couple seconds max
-Shuts off
-Powers up on its own, no video
-Shuts off
-Powers up with video again for a few seconds
-Shuts off

Then it continues doing this forever. I can't get in to the BIOS when I see the splash screen, and none of the other startup keys are doing anything either.

After reading the majority of this thread, my belief is the BIOS is getting corrupted.

My system is unable to boot AT ALL at this point. I have shorted the BIOS jumper, I have pulled power and battery for various lengths of time, and the system refuses to boot.

I am absolutely disgusted with myself at this point. I should have left well enough alone since I had a stable overclock. But from reading this thread, this seems like a horrible Gigabyte flaw, and while the system crashing because of my tweaking was technically my fault, the BIOS should never ever corrupt like it has here.

It looks like I will be sending the Gigabyte back. I can't decided if I want to do an exchange or refund and get a different brand. From what I am seeing here, it seems like switching brands would be the best idea at this point.

I just wanted to shared my experience.

Another user bit by the boot loop frown.gif

When I clear my BIOS and start my PC it goes into a boot loop. I have to switch off my PSU after the 2nd or so attempt at boot and then it's fine. I only have the boot loop issue after clearing CMOS, then again I don't use sleep mode.
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It blows my mind that gigabyte boards have this problem and it hasnt been fixed yet!!! It is not ok. I think I am going to tear dowm my system and get a new board. This sucks.mad.gif
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Originally Posted by lathode;15410555 
When I clear my BIOS and start my PC it goes into a boot loop. I have to switch off my PSU after the 2nd or so attempt at boot and then it's fine. I only have the boot loop issue after clearing CMOS, then again I don't use sleep mode.

Just gave this a shot, no luck. It seems to be permanently stuck in the loop. This will be the last Gigabyte board I buy. frown.gif
Edited by GldRush98 - 10/22/11 at 7:20pm
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I just registered on the forums here to say that the F9 BIOS for my GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 rev 1.0 has fixed my boot issues. Mine would boot ok in the morning when I first turned the surge protector on and then the PC. But if I turned the PC off during the day and left the surge protector on (and thus the AC to my PC) it would get into this stuck boot sequence. I could get it to boot again sometimes by unplugging the AC cord and holding down the power switch for a while, but not always. The only thing that would allow me to consistently boot again was to turn off the surge protector (AC to the PC) for around 15 minutes.

Well the F9 BIOS fixed this for me. It has been three days now and I'm solid. I haven't tried going into the F9 BIOS and changing anything yet. I am still running the loaded defaults. Hope this helps everyone.
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Originally Posted by cowlickkid;15416069 
I just registered on the forums here to say that the F9 BIOS for my GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 rev 1.0 has fixed my boot issues. Mine would boot ok in the morning when I first turned the surge protector on and then the PC. But if I turned the PC off during the day and left the surge protector on (and thus the AC to my PC) it would get into this stuck boot sequence. I could get it to boot again sometimes by unplugging the AC cord and holding down the power switch for a while, but not always. The only thing that would allow me to consistently boot again was to turn off the surge protector (AC to the PC) for around 15 minutes.

Well the F9 BIOS fixed this for me. It has been three days now and I'm solid. I haven't tried going into the F9 BIOS and changing anything yet. I am still running the loaded defaults. Hope this helps everyone.


Thanks, finally somebody has reported they've fixed it with the latest BIOS's. Has anybody else tried them yet?
Edited by smaudioz - 10/23/11 at 7:07am
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Update: I was able to get my system booted from what seemed like a permanent boot loop!
I found this post over at TweakTown that SAVED me!!!
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It is possible to make the BIOS Auto-Recovery kick in (Dual BIOS) and re-flash the MAIN BIOS with the contents of the BACKUP BIOS.

This is a simple and easy method for anyone to try before having to resort to other more difficult methods, or a RMA.

1. Shut off the power supply using the switch on the back of the PSU, wait 10-15 seconds.
2. Press and hold the case Power On swtich, then while still holding turn on the power supply from the switch on the rear.
3. Still holding the case power on switch, the board will start, once it does release the case power on switch and shut off the power supply via the switch on the read of the unit. (Do the latter two parts as quickly as you can once the board starts)
4. The board will shut down.
5. Turn the power supply back on using the switch on the rear of the unit.
6. Turn on the motherboard by pressing the case power on button.

Once the board starts this time you should see the Gigabyte splash screen, or POST page, then the Auto-Recovery from Dual BIOS will kick in. You will see a checksum error, and then recovery from BACKUP BIOS will begin. Once it is done reboot your machine and enter the BIOS and load optimized defaults then save/apply/reboot back to BIOS.

Now you are done, and will be using whatever BIOS was in your BACKUP BIOS, From there you can attempt whatever you were previously trying, or update your BIOS to the latest version.
I had to try it a couple times but it did eventually start up and kick to a plain black screen with white text saying it was copying the backup bios to the main bios! It finished and I rebooted and I was able to get in to the now reverted main bios with older version on it!!
I then downloaded the latest BIOS (F7 at the time of this writing) and I flashed it inside QFlash, which I could also finally get in to! After I flashed the F7 to main I was able to get in and configure the BIOS. I booted windows and then rebooted about 5 times to make sure everything was good.
I then hooked up a PS/2 keyboard so I could ALT+F12 on boot and copy the Main BIOS to the Backup BIOS. It finished up, so now I have the latest F7 BIOS in Main and Backup. Oh thank science.

For now I am going to leave the BIOS settings alone and keep this board since I have it working again (I really don't want to switch, especially since I have Win7 already activated on this board!).

Good luck to those of you out there battling this issue. I know how helpless you feel frown.gif
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Had a crash (was trying the Gigabyte Energy Saver program... doesn't work well on OC'ed machines), and it boot looped.
Luckily a flip of the PSU power switch brought it back on... so for the GA-Z68XP-UD3 Mobo with F7 BIOS (latest as of right now), it still happens.
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Can anyone confirm or deny a Boot Loop with GA-Z68XP-UD3P? I don't have my CPU yet so I can't say anything.
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post #439 of 810
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Originally Posted by Benz;15431042 
Can anyone confirm or deny a Boot Loop with GA-Z68XP-UD3P? I don't have my CPU yet so I can't say anything.

Yep. Think this is the problem i had. I bought the 2500K and Z68XP-UD3P combo at Microcenter and experienced a problem like this. I took it back thinking it was toast. Got my Asus P8Z68-V and its wonderful!!. Just now read something about this boot problem.

Actually now that I look, I had the Z68X-UD3H. I hope that makes a difference for ya.
Edited by Chuckclc - 10/24/11 at 3:06am
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Originally Posted by Benz;15431042 
Can anyone confirm or deny a Boot Loop with GA-Z68XP-UD3P? I don't have my CPU yet so I can't say anything.
Yes, it exists. The only time I've had it is when using the rest button, so if you need to hard reset your PC, just hold down the power button instead, in the end you will end up saving time that way. redface.gif
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