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Hello, I currently have a BIOS issue with my motherboard.
I have the GA-970A-D3, Rev 1.1, and I believe I originally had the the F6 BIOS. After issues with a few applications running at about 1/9th the speed that they should, I tried to flash to F11, which I think is the latest one (feel free to correct me if I am wrong about anything in any of my posts)
Now here's where I think I dun goofed. Being the silly uninformed person that I am, I actually tried to do it via @BIOS.
And although it appeared to have worked initially, my motherboard does not seem to be able to load my OS anymore. It tries to, but something is stopping it midway through.
I'm not sure what the problem is, so I wondered if anyone here would be able to help?
If you can get the bios file onto a usb, you can reflash it again in the bios.

It's possible though that the reason it's not loading the OS is because after flashing the bios, it automatically cleared the cmos and changed things like ahci to ide, you may want to check all the settings.
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Well, I just tried to reflash with Q-flash, but nothing appears to have changed, so I'm thinking that like you said, it may be one or multiple settings rather than the BIOS itself.

Could you tell me where I can access these settings? Is it in BIOS Setup (Del key on bootup)?
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Xara,

Since the motherboard posts, I would try and re-install the F11 bios, using Q-Flash in the setup (F8 key).

Good luck,
Russ
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Well, I just tried to reflash with Q-flash, but nothing appears to have changed, so I'm thinking that like you said, it may be one or multiple settings rather than the BIOS itself.
Could you tell me where I can access these settings? Is it in BIOS Setup (Del key on bootup)?
Yes you access them there.
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Ok, I have reset settings back to defaults. Now when I boot up the computer, it is able to load the OS, but not start it. I'm running Windows 7, so it begins to start up, and partway through, at one exact point, something stops it, puts up a blue screen for a split second, then restarts the computer.

I am able to get into my OS now, there's just something that's keeping it from starting up.
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Still seems like a IDE/AHCI problem to me. I've had a similar problem where it got switched from IDE to AHCI (this was years ago, technically you want to be using AHCI over IDE) and would attempt to boot only to have a bsod flash up real quick.
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Yeah, that's what I thought too, but when I switched it over to AHCI, it couldn't find my drive at all, instead displaying "No bootable partition found in table."
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That's odd. Even if you switch to AHCI with no driver installed (driver is required for the OS) the bios should still detect the drive.
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post #1439 of 3278
If you just reinstalled the bios, did you remember to tell the setup, which drive to boot from? Sound to me like it's not selecting the boot drive. It will be called Hard Disk Boot Priority, which should be in the Advanced Bios Features.

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I see. Well, that appears to have done the trick, as the computer was attempting to boot from the USB port the whole time. I'll check to see if everything is alright, but at the very least the OS is up and everything is running.

Thank you very much!
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