Slow spinup times is often a sign that the drive is failing, and will fail shortly. You may also need this utility: March 30, , Only use the “not through the Internet” method as described in 4. If your connection were to fail during an Internet flash, you would likely have a dead system. Samsung SyncMaster – 15 inches Network Card:
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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. Go to the drive manufacturer’s site and download their diagnostics and test the drive. I could see this on the mother board.
HI Thanks for the reply. The BIOS document tells you how to do that. This kind of problem is almost always the result of the drive being slow to spin up on a cold boot. Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.
GA-K8VMM (rev. 1.x) | Motherboard – GIGABYTE Global
March 26, Samsung SyncMaster – 15 inches Network Card: Grab those for me. So, testing and back up of that drive is critical. The bios prevents hard drive access until the drive is spinning at its’ rated speed.
You really have two different issues.
Download PCWizard, an excellent free utility, from here: You might try installing a fresh motherboard battery first. If your connection were to fail during an Internet flash, you would likely have a dead system.
GA-K8VMM (rev. 2.x) | Motherboard – GIGABYTE Global
Only use the “not through the Internet” method as described in 4. Hi, the latest bios can be downloaded from here: I have a spare sata hard disk. Hi, I think you need to look at the motherboard again to check the model number.
If I change the cables and then try again, it works. Slow spinup times is often a sign that the drive is failing, and will fail shortly.
So, I think we are dealing with a different model motherboard. If you leave the battery out for about 15 minutes with the system unplugged from the wall, that will clear your current bios settings and may fix the problem without needing to reflash the bios.
March 30, March 29, First gigzbyte IDE drive. Remember to backup your current bios image before flashing. Think carefully before you flash.
Those boards usually have bios settings that must be set right in order to recognize SATA drives.
Gigabyte GA-K8VM800M – motherboard – micro ATX – Socket 754 – K8M800
March 31, You may also need this utility: Gigabyte lists three models in their support: That will tell you if the drive is failing. You might also check the SATA cable since they tend to break rather easily and that is a frequent cause for these types iggabyte problems. Your manual will tell you how to do that also.