1 Reply Latest reply on Mar 2, 2012 10:01 AM by m6cooper

    DX79TO - Boot up issues

    m6cooper

      So I've been having some problems and found the 430 BIOS is an improvement but not spectacular.

       

      After successfully stress testing the system I built, I turned it off and unplugged it for 3 days.

       

      Today it hangs during boot on "E6" and then sits there for a minute, then it attempts to boot.

       

      Right now, the BIOS is not detecting the hard drive on SATA.

       

      I turn it off, then back on and all of a sudden it starts booting proper.

       

      My concern is stability and speed of which the system boots (and knowing there was a hang issue during SATA detection previously)  I need this system to be rock solid, I also need to have confidence if I'm going to buy more of these boards.

       

      I plan on running some more cold boot tests and documenting the experience for further feedback.

       

      0430 is a step above, but room for improvement exists I believe

        • 1. Re: DX79TO - Boot up issues
          m6cooper

          When I put the SATA controller into IDE mode I try booting from CD and it hangs with a cursor upper left corner.  Hard hag where I can't even eject the CD.

           

          Switch over to AHCI and it works fine... problem is I need to load CD-ROM drivers and the boot disc I use doesn't support AHCI.