It was doing it yesterday and I didn’t change any other setting. If your connection were to fail during an Internet flash, you would likely have a dead system. Slow spinup times is often a sign that the drive is failing, and will fail shortly. Joined Jul 23, Messages 27, 6. Once home I will fill in the missing information.

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Thread gigabute brainwave89 Start date Jan 2, That will tell you if the drive is failing. Grab those for me. Samsung SyncMaster – 15 inches Network Card: I unplugged the power to the unit and for times the power would come on for one second then die.

To make it work as sata you need to install sata drivers along with XP installation. First off where do you live? Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.

GA-K8VMM (rev. 1.x) | Motherboard – GIGABYTE Global

Hi, the latest bios can be downloaded from here: So, that drive should be tested. Members Current visitors New profile posts Search profile posts. The bios prevents hard drive access until the drive is spinning at its’ gigabyye speed.


I have a spare sata hard disk.


If the drive is not spinning up properly, the bios cannot access the drive when it is ready to turn over the system boot to the drive. March 30, It was doing it yesterday and I didn’t change any other setting. The BIOS document tells you how to do that. Thank you tkpenalty for your response. Forums New posts Search forums.

HI Thanks for the reply. Think carefully before you flash. New posts What’s new Latest activity New profile posts.

March 26, Joined Sep 26, Messages 6, 1. First go to the bios. A bit more information please?

Gigabyte GA-K8VM800M – motherboard – micro ATX – Socket 754 – K8M800

vigabyte The only thing I can think of to cause such a severe problem is a dud PSU. Could it be that the psu has blown one of its rails just my 5 e worth. March 29, I thought you were saying the drive isnt detected, For setting the first boot drive there should be a option of hard disk boot priority. It is set to IDE.


I could see this on the mother board. You must log in or register to reply here.

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So, testing and back up of that drive is critical. So, I think we are dealing with a different model motherboard.

Go to the drive manufacturer’s site and download their diagnostics and test the drive.