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win 7 boots into bios

Posted on 2014-12-29
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I built a Win 7 64-bit pc from scratch with a Gigabyte motherboard (GA-H81M-DS2V (1.0)).  I am experiencing and intermittent issue.  If I keep rebooting my pc several times it sometimes will go directly into the bios when I never pressed the 'Del' key.  I have unplugged the keyboard and it still does this.  I have ran a memtest and it is fine. The bios date is 6/19/14,  so it appears to up-to-date.  Ideas?
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so I just shut my pc down.  started it back up and now it says 'Reboot and Select proper Boot Device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key.'  It's as if the settings in the bios were wiped out.  Could this be a defective battery on the motherboard?  Is there something else that could be defective as well?
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by:rindi
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If it's just the battery, that is cheap and easy enough to replace. So I suggest you do that first. If after that the issue persists, get a warranty replacement of the board.
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by:noxcho
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If the battery is empty then it goes to BIOS because the date and time plus settings are no more saved. Replace it with identical one and see how it works after that.
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by:nobus
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the bios battery is usually a CR2032 model and should read 3V at least
normallyy - when you do a restart, you should not see that problem; only after power off / power on with soma time in between

it can be a bios updttae helps, but also it can be a bad motherboard (you may exchnage it with warranty)
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by:hulsebosch
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How is your Hdd mode set in the BIOS?
IDE will Always work. when RAID or ACHI give you problems.
Worth a try.
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this was a hdd issue.  replaced hdd, reinstalled OS and the issue was solved.
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