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Any way to disable the stupid 3D Gigabyte UEFI? Computer unable to boot.

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I had to replace my Rampage IV Gene the other week and got a Gigabyte X79 UP4. It has this dumb screen that pops up when you enter the UEFI that shows a picture of a motherboard and you have to click different parts of it to get into the menus. I want this GONE. I'm pretty sure this is what's causing my computer to be unable to start up when I have more than 1 monitor plugged in.

If I have all my displays plugged into my 7970 (or at least more than one PLL, as using ONLY the displayports is fine as well as using ONLY the DVI/HDMI) my computer will power on, display the Intel RAID OROM and then it goes to a blue screen. Not a Windows blue screen of death, just a blank blue screen that displays on the two monitors plugged into the displayports. On my old Asus board, these two monitors displayed the loading sequence until Windows proper took over and my graphics drivers took over.

It seems like I have a UEFI problem with an error message of sorts, and I simply cannot do anything about it because it can't display their unnecessary, riced-out "muh games" UEFI.

Any ideas?
post #2 of 8
TL;DR
Can OP disable its motherboard BIOS(AKA, UEFI)

OP : Nope, you won't be able to disable UEFI. If I was you, I would try to reset CMOS.
post #3 of 8
Reformat.

Windows 7 Installation Advanced Drive Formatting
1 – Boot up from the Windows 7 installation disc.
2 – Choose Repair your computer.
3 – In the System Recovery Options screen, choose Use recovery tools… and click Next.
4 – Open the Command Prompt.
5 – Type diskpart and hit Enter.
6 – Type list disk . Find the disk you wish to install Windows 7 on. If you only have one disk then it will show as disk 0. If you have multiple disks find the drive you wish to install 7 on.
7 – Type select disk 0 (or use the number of the disk you wish to install Windows 7 on)(note – that is a zero)
8 – Type list partition. There shouldn’t be any.
9 – Type create partition primary.
10- Type select partition 1.
11- Type active.
12- Type format quick.
13- When finished reboot and begin your installation.

Or

Go into the BIOS with the Windows 7 disk in the DVD drive.
You should see 2 entries for the DVD drive in the list for DVD boot priority order.
One will start with UEFI and the other will not.
Select the DVD drive to boot to, without the UEFI to install Windows 7 with a standard MBR.
Anytime you use the Windows 7 DVD you will need to make sure this setting hasn't changed.
post #4 of 8
The 3D BIOS is only when you actually enter the BIOS (BIOS GUI), it has nothing to do with the bootup process itself.
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Originally Posted by Abs.exe View Post

TL;DR
Can OP disable its motherboard BIOS(AKA, UEFI)

OP : Nope, you won't be able to disable UEFI. If I was you, I would try to reset CMOS.

I don't think you read my post closely enough. I know you cannot just "disable" UEFI. I remember my Asus board had an "EZ Mode" but you could disable that and have it load the actual settings menus directly. That's more along the lines of what I'd like to do. Back in the good old days of BIOS it ran at a mode that all monitors supported. This new UP4 board is the first that does not run properly on my hardware.

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Originally Posted by noobdown View Post

Reformat.

Windows 7 Installation Advanced Drive Formatting
1 – Boot up from the Windows 7 installation disc.
2 – Choose Repair your computer.
3 – In the System Recovery Options screen, choose Use recovery tools… and click Next.
4 – Open the Command Prompt.
5 – Type diskpart and hit Enter.
6 – Type list disk . Find the disk you wish to install Windows 7 on. If you only have one disk then it will show as disk 0. If you have multiple disks find the drive you wish to install 7 on.
7 – Type select disk 0 (or use the number of the disk you wish to install Windows 7 on)(note – that is a zero)
8 – Type list partition. There shouldn’t be any.
9 – Type create partition primary.
10- Type select partition 1.
11- Type active.
12- Type format quick.
13- When finished reboot and begin your installation.

Or

Go into the BIOS with the Windows 7 disk in the DVD drive.
You should see 2 entries for the DVD drive in the list for DVD boot priority order.
One will start with UEFI and the other will not.
Select the DVD drive to boot to, without the UEFI to install Windows 7 with a standard MBR.
Anytime you use the Windows 7 DVD you will need to make sure this setting hasn't changed.
I should have mentioned this in the OP, but this was after a fresh install of Windows 8. I remember doing this for 7, but afaik you cannot do this for 8 because it doesn't use MBR.

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The 3D BIOS is only when you actually enter the BIOS (BIOS GUI), it has nothing to do with the bootup process itself.
The blank screen happens what seems like during POST. When I hit the power button after the screens turn blue, the system powers off immediately, so that makes me believe control has not been handed off to Windows yet. It's just hard to know this for sure without being able to see anything and with no debug codes on this board tongue.gif
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Thanks for the link. I'll look into this. Luckily since I just did a fresh install a couple days ago, it won't hurt as bad to do it again tongue.gif
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If you don't find any solution to this problem PM Sin0822 maybe he knows about it.
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