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Onboard USB setting in my BIOS seems to disable itself every few days - Please Help!

Posted on 2003-03-28
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Last Modified: 2013-11-09
Hello All,

I have recently flashed my bios to allow me to install a larger hard drive...
Since i have done this the onboard usb port seems to turn itself off in the bios at random intervals.... i use a usb broadband modem so i do need it enabled.... nothing else in the bios is resetting so i know its not a battery issue.... cant seem to find any references to this problem on the internet.... if anyone has any ideas please respond as i am starting to pull my hair out!!

Thanks much,

Question by:Triptic333
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What type of mobo?  Did you update the motherboard drivers also?  If it is a via chipset you can get the new drivers from www.viaarena.com
Intel chipsets are at http://www.intel.com/support/chipsets/inf/

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Fdisk earned 300 total points
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Could Be

1. Incorrect Flash of MB

2. Flash gone bad (not likely since it boots)

3. Poorly written flash

If a new flash doesn't work, and new drivers don't fix it buy a pci usb card $35.00 in Canada must only be $15.00 in US
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revert back to old flash and see if the problem goes away for usb....
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Hello all,

Thanks for the advice.... I seem to have resolved the problem by doing the following...

I re-flashed the bios with the release after my initial bios but before the newest one, then flashed with newest after...I also disabled and the re-enabled acpi, afterwhich I installed the via miniport drivers, seems ok now....just hope it stays that way *crosses fingers*..... :]

So if anyone else has similar problems after flashing a Gigabite GA-6VX then this should help.

Bye All,

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So FDISK gets the points?
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No comments added lately, so it's time to clean up this TA.
Please leave any comments here within the next 4 days.
My recommendation in the Cleanup topic area will be:

PAQ - Refund

Please don't accept this comment as answer!
FriarTuk, EE CleanUp Volunteer
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Sounds like FDISK to me!!!!
Reflashing the BIOS was advised in that commment.  Why refund the points?
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Sorry I missed that, I'll change my rec to award Fdisk.

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