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#1 sgtwarpig

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Posted 27 December 2016 - 06:32 AM

I am pretty much a novice when it comes to computer issues so I was wondering if someone might be able to help.

 

I am currently having an issue when I start my computer. It usually clicks on and off several times before it starts up. When it does I get a message as follows "the main BIOS is corrupted. The system will be recovered from the backup BIOS. Do not turn off power." I went online and looked for solutions but it looked fairly complicated. I was wondering if anyone could help or do I just need to bring the computer in to the shop.

 

Please help and thanks

 

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Posted 27 December 2016 - 07:33 AM

It help to know what the motherboard is.



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Posted 27 December 2016 - 07:45 AM

its a Gigabyte Z87 LGA 1150 CROSSFIREX DVI ATX MOBO 

 

Does this help?



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Posted 27 December 2016 - 07:53 AM

IMO...your issues would be better addressed at the Gigabyte forums.

 

FWIW.

 

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Posted 27 December 2016 - 08:01 AM

what does IMO mean?



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Posted 27 December 2016 - 08:27 AM

imo "in my opinion"

 

and saying Gigabyte Z87 isn't saying 100% what your mobo is, i need the full model number and version of the board.



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Posted 28 December 2016 - 04:46 AM

Where would I get the information you are requesting. I had the PC built and that was the number that was on the sheet of paper. Would I need to get it off the board itself? My apologies I am a novice,



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Posted 28 December 2016 - 08:02 AM

try a copy of speccy.

 

https://www.piriform.com/speccy



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Posted 28 December 2016 - 11:11 AM

Does this help?

 

Manufacturer Gigabyte Technology Co. Ltd.
Model Z87-D3HP-CF (SOCKET 0)
Version To be filled by O.E.M.
Chipset Vendor Intel
Chipset Model Haswell
Chipset Revision 06
Southbridge Vendor Intel
Southbridge Model Z87
Southbridge Revision C2
System Temperature 30 °C
BIOS
Brand American Megatrends Inc.
Version F5
Date 8/14/2013
Voltage
CPU CORE 0.828 V
MEMORY CONTROLLER 2.016 V
+3.3V 2.016 V
+5V 3.447 V
+12V 3.168 V
-12V -7.104 V
-5V -6.000 V
+5V HIGH THRESHOLD 2.843 V
CMOS BATTERY 1.644 V
PCI Data
Slot PCI-E
Slot Type PCI-E
Slot Usage In Use
Data lanes x16
Slot Designation J6B2
Characteristics 3.3V, Shared, PME
Slot Number 0
Slot PCI-E
Slot Type PCI-E
Slot Usage In Use
Data lanes x1
Slot Designation J6B1
Characteristics 3.3V, Shared, PME
Slot Number 1
Slot PCI-E
Slot Type PCI-E
Slot Usage In Use
Data lanes x8
Slot Designation J6D1
Characteristics 3.3V, Shared, PME
Slot Number 2
Slot PCI-E
Slot Type PCI-E
Slot Usage In Use
Data lanes x16
Slot Designation J7B1
Characteristics 3.3V, Shared, PME
Slot Number 3
Slot PCI-E
Slot Type PCI-E
Slot Usage In Use
Data lanes x1
Slot Designation J8B4
Characteristics 3.3V, Shared, PME
Slot Number 4
Slot PCI
Slot Type PCI
Slot Usage In Use
Bus Width 32 bit
Slot Designation J8B3
Characteristics 3.3V, Shared, PME
Slot Number 5


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Posted 28 December 2016 - 06:42 PM

Well you could try a bios flash if your having the bios problem every time you boot, more then that i don't know what could be done, as well from the pics iv seen of your mobo it sucks, your bios chips are soldered on to the board, i hate it when they do that.

Like they can't spend 20 cents more on zif sockets so they have to put the bios chips permanently on the board :(

 

Btw speccy is saying your voltages are off, id check in the bios to make shore their not.

 

i might change the CMOS BATTERY just for fun too.



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Posted 29 December 2016 - 10:33 AM

Are you receiving any error beeps when the computer is started?

 

If you are, please post the number of beeps you hear.

 

I would suggest changing the CMOS battery before you do anything else.  A bad battery can cause all sorts of errors related to the BIOS.  The battery cost less than five US dollars, this is an inexpensive means of troubleshooting the BIOS.


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Posted 29 December 2016 - 07:16 PM

I literally know nothing about building my own computer. I had this computer built for me by Tiger Direct I bought a 3 year warranty and now all the Tiger Direct stores have been shuttered so I am assuming my warranty is worthless. Someone else on here directed me to GIGABYTE the manufacturer of my motherboard. I sent them an email a few days ago and heard nothing. The problem as stated earlier is that when I shut down my computer for the night and then try to power it on in the morning it takes anywhere from 5 to 10 minutes before it actually boots up. What happens is the light go on and off and then eventually it starts to boot. Then i get a message stating as above that my BIOS is corrupted and it is booting from the backup BIOS. After the restoration of the backup BIOS the machine runs fine. 

 

Whats funny is if I shut the computer down and then start it up again right away it comes up fine its only when it sits overnight that it takes a long time for it to boot. The machine is only 2 years old and I think I should have just bought an out of the box machine. Live and learn. 

 

I also read about hitting the reset switch on something and powering on at the same time but I dont know anything about a reset switch I am assuming it is somewhere on the motherboard. I am willing to pay to get this fixed I just really don't want to bring it in.

 

If you can help it would be greatly appreciated!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Thanks



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Posted 29 December 2016 - 07:17 PM

As far as the CMOS Battery I dont know where it is and how could it go bad after only 2 years I have had other computers for 5 or 10 years without a problem. Did TIger Direct sell me a crappy Mother Board.

 

please help!!!!!!!!!!!



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Posted 29 December 2016 - 11:15 PM

I have a Gigabite board with twin bios too and if i 100% power it down so theirs no stand by power it would go in to the same mode as yours "slow boot" only it doesn't take that long to boot and doesn't say anything about a bad bios chip, and ya id change the Battery.

 

As you can tell from the pics here the battery is right in the middle.

http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4519#ov

 

Id flash the bios my self if the battery trick doesn't help.



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Posted 30 December 2016 - 07:55 AM

imo "in my opinion"

 

and saying Gigabyte Z87 isn't saying 100% what your mobo is, i need the full model number and version of the board.

 

He didn't say Z87, he said  Z87 LGA 1150 CROSSFIREX DVI ATX.  That identifies it uniquely. The short version is  GA-Z87-D3HP.

 

I try not to intimidate the PC-newbies.


Edited by Luxi_Terna, 30 December 2016 - 07:56 AM.





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