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Can't change boot device on a Gigabyte GA-6BXE


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#1 killerx525

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Posted 03 March 2011 - 08:22 AM

I'm trying to install Windows 2000 but i can not change the boot device. I've been on the Bios settings but when i attempted to change the boot sequence it still didn't work. Here is the link for the motherboard and this runs on a Pentium 3 and 512mb ram.

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Posted 03 March 2011 - 11:02 AM

I have to ask the obvious, are you saving the settings of the boot order before exiting?

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Posted 03 March 2011 - 01:13 PM

Also can you tell us what the BIOS revision is that your board is up to?
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Posted 03 March 2011 - 02:11 PM

I would also consider the possibility of a failing CMOS battery if normal access and manipulation of BIOS settings does not occur.

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Posted 03 March 2011 - 03:10 PM

Yes i saved it after exiting. i'll check the Bios revision when i get home.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 04 March 2011 - 01:05 AM

This should give most of the details your looking for.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 04 March 2011 - 06:57 AM

I would also consider the possibility of a failing CMOS battery if normal access and manipulation of BIOS settings does not occur.

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i like this answer ,have see this as the cause many time over the years

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Posted 04 March 2011 - 07:11 AM

From what I can see in the Speccy it seems you are running the F2 BIOS version on your computer. That was the last "non-beta" BIOS release for that board. However, although most people do not recommend changing to a "beta" BIOS on a working motherboard, I'm one of the few that will.

In the past, Gigabyte was known for fixing more than what they posted on their website next to their BIOS revisions. Some things were completely undocumented and all of a sudden "just worked". Now, am I saying this is definately the root cause of your problems and the definate fix? No. But, with it still being there on their site this many years after that motherboard was first produced, it's safe to say that whether it is labeled "Beta" or not it's safe to use at this point.

I would recommend updating the BIOS on your board and trying once again.

Hope this helps,

Edited by techextreme, 04 March 2011 - 07:13 AM.

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Posted 04 March 2011 - 07:33 AM

I'm not 100% exactly sure how you update these old Bios updates. But i will attempt it first.
Edit: I tried some .bat file and it poped up a cmd for only around 25 seconds, same for the .exe file. How do i update the bios for old motherboards?

Edited by killerx525, 04 March 2011 - 07:49 AM.

>Michael 
System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 04 March 2011 - 08:15 AM

For that older board, you will need a boot floppy with nothing but the sys files on it. To make life easy, you can click here and download what is known as the "Dr. Dos" boot disk. You can then copy the contents of the download including the autoexec.bat file, the 6BXE.f3a file and the Flash840.exe files to the floppy.

Reboot your computer with this floppy in the drive and let it bootup. The autoexec will immediately run the proper commands to flash your bios with the new version and also reset your bios settings to default. Just remember that upon reboot after flashing you will want to re-setup any changes you had before in your BIOS.

Hope this helps,

Edited by techextreme, 04 March 2011 - 08:16 AM.

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Posted 04 March 2011 - 09:14 AM

Thanks, i'll try that when i find a spare floppy disk.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 05 March 2011 - 09:00 AM

Ok after updating the BIOS i had to restart it and there was a blank black screen. I already tried clearing the CMOS battery but no go. What the hell do i do now?

>Michael 
System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 05 March 2011 - 01:26 PM

Clearing the CMOS battery...is not the cure for a failing battery.

Replacing it is the cure for such.

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Posted 05 March 2011 - 03:50 PM

Ok after updating the BIOS i had to restart it and there was a blank black screen. I already tried clearing the CMOS battery but no go. What the hell do i do now?

i would never recommend a flash, unless its a guarantee fix for a problem .yours may have gone wrong or was wrong info

so if you do a flash ,the first thing you should do after the first reboot ,is enter the bios and set it to defaults ,before entering windows

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Posted 05 March 2011 - 05:46 PM

After it finish flashing the Bios, it showed it had pass but it just stayed there. I waited for something to happen maybe like auto restart but that nevered happen so i pressed the restart button which after came up a blank screen. The CMOS battery is a 3V.

>Michael 
System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 3100+  System2: Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15inch   OFw63FY.png





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