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Problem with 880GM-UD2H motherboard
« on: August 08, 2011, 09:35:41 pm »
Hey all basically I had an issue with my motherboard a few months back where it stopped detecting my disk drives. I assumed it was a faulty motherboard and it was replaced. Now I just fitted this new motherboard today it's the same model as the previous one and it worked fine. Anyways on post it has been asking me "sata has been running in IDE mode, press y to change to ahci mode or n to continue running in IDE. Ive always selected no but accidental pressed Y this time and ended up with the same issue I originally had when I had to return my motherboard. Anyways I went back into bio to restore the original settings. It now detects my disk drives during post but then goes to a blank screen with a flashing underscore but won't go any further.

Can anyone help me out here, ive tested all the hardware in other machines so I know that isnt the problem. Thank you.

Gigabyte GA-880GM-UD2H 880G Socket AM3 8 Channel Audio mATX Motherboard
Samsung HD103SJ Spinpoint F3 1TB Hard Drive SATAII 7200rpm 32MB Cache    
Samsung SH-S223 22x DVD±RW DL & RAM SATA Optical Drive
Coolermaster Elite 330 Case With Coolermaster eXtreme Power 500W PSU
Corsair 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1333MHz Dominator Memory
AMD Athlon II X3 445 3.1 GHz - Socket AM3 1.5 MB cache
« Last Edit: August 08, 2011, 09:47:56 pm by ControYourDog »

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Re: Problem with 880GM-UD2H motherboard
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2011, 07:44:14 am »
Hi there,

If you originally installed your OS in IDE Mode then you can't just switch to AHCI mode, which is what you have accidentally done by hitting the "Y" key during BOOT.

The best thing to do would be to clear CMOS properly to get back to the motherboard's default settings. Dark MAntis goes through the process in this thread: http://forum.giga-byte.co.uk/index.php/topic,5621.msg45368.html#msg45368 if you're not sure how to go about it.
Remember, when all else fails a cup of tea and a good swear will often help! It won't solve the problem but it will make you feel better.

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Re: Problem with 880GM-UD2H motherboard
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2011, 08:01:18 am »
hello,

For information there are also some else on this harddrive and amd & intel chipset
here you cand find more information and the new firmware
http://www.samsung.com/global/business/hdd/faqView.do?b2b_bbs_msg_id=308

Be careful before an firmware update you must save your data


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Re: Problem with 880GM-UD2H motherboard
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2011, 08:14:31 am »
Hi

Absic is absolutely correct in his diagnosis of the problem and I would suggest a clean install of your operating system when you have done as he advises but this time select AHCI mode in the BIOS first. This will give you better performance as well.
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Re: Problem with 880GM-UD2H motherboard
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2011, 08:55:39 pm »
Still having problems guys, I can only get either the harddrive detected in post or optical drive, not both at the same time. Someone recommended flashing the bios? Is this an option I should try?

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Re: Problem with 880GM-UD2H motherboard
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2011, 09:12:54 pm »
A BIOS update may well help your problem if it is a known fault but yours doesn't really sound like it is that type of thing. It wouldn't hurt though and if the BIOS has been corrupted it would fix that. Make sure that you use QFlash for the update.
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Re: Problem with 880GM-UD2H motherboard
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2011, 10:32:33 am »
You don't say which revision your motherboard is but if it is rev 1.0 or 1.3 then the F8 BIOS updates the AHCI ROM which could well help.

Remember, when all else fails a cup of tea and a good swear will often help! It won't solve the problem but it will make you feel better.

Re: Problem with 880GM-UD2H motherboard
« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2011, 05:02:24 pm »
Its 1.4, but I cant even flash it anyway, i the only drive see an option to flah from in q flash is a floppy drive and I dont even have one of them. Any suggestions please guys?

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Re: Problem with 880GM-UD2H motherboard
« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2011, 05:15:12 pm »
Hi again,

as you have the 1.4 revision you can forget about updating BIOS at the moment as your board has the only available version which is F8.

Did you actually do the extended clear CMOS that I suggested earlier? If you did then it might be a good idea to try it again but leave the motherboard battery out for a bit longer.

Another thing to try would be to build the PC outside of the case, just to make sure you haven't got a short occurring somewhere. If you are not sure how to do that look through this thread: http://forum.giga-byte.co.uk/index.php/topic,5704.msg45814.html#msg45814 where I go through the process of doing this.
Remember, when all else fails a cup of tea and a good swear will often help! It won't solve the problem but it will make you feel better.

Re: Problem with 880GM-UD2H motherboard
« Reply #9 on: August 10, 2011, 06:22:51 pm »
thank you, yeah I left the battery out all day last time. Ive taken it out again, the only thing I think I could have done wrong was leave the power supply unplugged? Should I have plugged it back in once ive taken it out?

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Re: Problem with 880GM-UD2H motherboard
« Reply #10 on: August 10, 2011, 06:55:45 pm »
No leave everything disconnected until you put the motherboard battery back in.

If still no joy, try the next step I suggested, building the PC outside of the case, just to eliminate the possibility of an electrical short.
Remember, when all else fails a cup of tea and a good swear will often help! It won't solve the problem but it will make you feel better.

 

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