Over the past two years I've been able to carry out every permutation of bootup configs, and nothing seems to work. I have six SATA hard drives, but even when only one is installed, I get the same problem.
Two years ago when I bought the board, I tried in vain to get help with this, but to no avail.
Weird, elusive problem!
Check any and ALL USB devices that you have connected by removing them all. Some devices including keyboards that have hubs can cause the system to think it's looking at a 'storage' device.Literally boot the system with nothing connected but the internal HDD's and video cable. Don't forget about any media card readers connected internal or external!
I cannot be positive and will try this again, but I believe I booted up with no other hardware than the video card installed and had the same problem, but I will try this again when I get a chance and provide an update.
If that indeed results in a quick boot, then I'll install hardware and drives one piece at a time to flesh out the culprit!
If the BIOS follows Unified Extensible Firmware Interface specs, then yes it does.
I have no idea that it does, but the BIOS is only two years old, and there would be a swarm of forum users here that acknowledged the same problem.
I have not encountered anyone who has this same problem.
I have no Logitech or Cherry gear installed.
Hi from France !
I have de DX58SO from july 2009 and with the 5314 bios, and Raid o two disks, no problem.
Because I cannot use my Esata port with this bios I upgrade to last bios 2010 december 15.
Now, I have the same like U, but shorter : during 20 seconds I have a black screen and after the boot looks normal.
U can see the HDD activity with the blue led located by the extreme PCI socket (opposite of CPU socket)
During the begening of the boot, led is out of order during 20 seconds : U must watch in your system... and count as it reaches to turn enlighted the boot is launched !
* I look and try for many changes in the bios with no success...
* I try to boot with no USB, same failure.
* I must say that my pump and fans runs at maximum speed during theese 20 seconds, noisy !
If someone got the solution, please write it on this one.
I have a major update regarding this problem. I conducted some experiments with interestng results.
First, I unplugged all connections to the computer except the hard drives and video card, then reboot. It took 3 minutes to get past the self tests, so the delay has nothing to do with peripherals.
I unplugged all six SATA hard drives, then reboot. Voila! Within 5 seconds the BIOS was looking for hard drives.
Next I plugged in one SATA hard drive, then reboot. Yes! Within 5 seconds, Windows 7 was booting up.
OK, it seems like one of the hard drives is the culprit!
I plugged in the next SATA drive, reboot and it took 35 seconds longer.
I plugged in the next SATA hard drive, reboot and now it took 70 seconds longer than having only one drive installed.
Bottom line. I did a number of experiments with my hard drives. The final conclusion is that the BIOS does a round robin to "discover" my SATA hard drives, and it requires 35 seconds to find each drive. 35 x 5 = 175 seconds.
The length of time I must wait for the BIOS self tests is directly proportional to the number of SATA hard drives attached. Each SATA drive (except for the primary boot drive) takes 35 seconds to discover no matter what brand or capacity.
Anyone else out there have similar results?