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X99 Bios Boot loop issue FIX!

X99 Bios Boot loop issue FIX!
« on: August 30, 2015, 04:13:04 pm »
Here is the Fix for all of you having issues with your X99 Gigabyte board that are having a Boot loop and the motherboard just doesn't post (this fix will only work if the pins on your board aren't actually bent.)

So the issue you are having is most likely a factory installed defective Bios and to fix this is relatively simple.

all you need to do is first start by Removing all the ram off your motherboard. With another computer download the latest BIOS revision for your motherboard from gigabyte's website (you may have to unzip the file first), then rename that bios file GIGABYTE.BIN. Format a flash drive to fat32 (if it isn't already) and throw ONLY that file onto the flash drive. With the ram still off the motherboard and the computer off, stick in the flash drive with the Bios file on it into the White USB port, and turn the computer on. On the back of the motherboard you will see your flash drive (if it has a light) and an orange LED on the motherboard start flashing. Once you see the flashing stop and it becomes a solid, turn the computer back off (you may have to hold the power button for 10 seconds) remove the flash drive, and install only 1 stick of ram (for now) and then turn the computer back on from this point your computer should actually give you a display and should finally be working.

I work at a Microcenter, and had a customer come in with the same issue and spent an hour and a half trying to figure this out.

The Bios refused to actually install without having the RAM removed from the system. So that is key

Recap
1. Turn off the computer and remove all RAM DIMMS from the motherboard
2. Using another computer download the latest Bios from gigabyte's website for your motherboard
3. Rename the Bios file GIGABYTE.BIN and put it on a clean flash drive with no other files on it.
4. Put flash drive into the White USB port on the back of the motherboard, and turn the computer on
5. Wait for the flashing lights to stop (USB and Motherboard LED)
6. Turn off the system (May have to hold power button for 10 seconds)
7. Remove the flash drive.
8. Install only ONE RAM DIMM for now and turn the computer back on.
9. Enjoy your functional computer.

I really hope this helps you

Sincerely,
Some random Microcenter Employee
« Last Edit: August 30, 2015, 04:18:28 pm by unknown_death »

Re: X99 Bios Boot loop issue FIX!
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2016, 08:58:32 am »
The X99M Gaming does not have a white usb port what to do then?

Re: X99 Bios Boot loop issue FIX!
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2016, 05:22:36 pm »
The X99M Gaming does not have a white usb port what to do then?
What unknown_death describes is the Q-Flash Plus feature of the GA-X99-Gaming 5P
your X99M gaming 5 does NOT have this feature :(
« Last Edit: June 02, 2016, 05:34:27 pm by RolloZ170 »
GA-X99M-Gaming 5, Xeon E5-2630Lv4, Corsair Veng.LPX CMK16GX4M2B3000C, 128GB SM951-AHCI

Re: X99 Bios Boot loop issue FIX!
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2016, 10:11:17 pm »
The X99M Gaming does not have a white usb port what to do then?
You can switch the dualbios feature OFF and switch to the backup bios.
There are 2 switches on your MoBo. See you manual for that.
GA-X99M-Gaming 5, Xeon E5-2630Lv4, Corsair Veng.LPX CMK16GX4M2B3000C, 128GB SM951-AHCI

 

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