5 Replies Latest reply on Apr 3, 2015 3:21 PM by sylvia_intel

    Clean build, unable to boot to win7 DVD - DZ77GA-70K

    dz77ga-70ktrouble

      BIOS: GAZ7711H.86A.0039.2012.0426.1622

      Mobo: DZ77GA-70k

       

      (All brand new products)

      DVD drive:  ASUS DRW-241ST (SATA)

      PSU: Corsair RM1000w

      CPU: Intel i5 3350P @3.10 ghz

      SSD: Intel SSD 730 - 480GB

      Memory: 16GB G.Skill Ripjaws DDR3 1600

       

       

       

       

      When PC is powered on, motherboard splash screen displays with options F2 (bios), F7 (bios update), F10 (boot menu). If I do nothing, the system resets and same screen will display briefly before a notification displaying "BIOS has detected unsuccessful POST attempt(s). Possible causes include recent changes to BIOS Performance Options or recent hardware change. Press Y to enter setup or N to cancel and attempt to boot with previous settings". If I hit F10, boot menu screen displays with:

      P2: Asus DRW-24B1ST i

      P5: Intel SSDSC2BP480G4

      UEFI: ASUS DRW-24B1ST i  (when UEFI is enabled)

       

       

      I'm able to toggle between the options, pressing enter or space on the DVD drive does not appear to have any effect other than the screen locks up and I'm unable to toggle between options and mouse ceases to move. The DVD does not begin to spin, light does not turn on.  Leaving this screen on after selecting DVD drive for 5+ minutes has no effect and i'm forced to restart the PC.  Selecting UEFI DVD option and non UEFI DVD option has the same effect.

       

       

      DVD drive is set to boot first in boot order. DVD drive successfully opens and will spin.  Have tried plugging into SATA ports 0,2,3 with no change in behavior or success. Have tried two different Windows 7 DVDs - one that was successful in a previous build and one that is brand new- both are for 64bit Windows 7 home. Have tried booting with Chipset SATA mode set to AHCI and IDE with no change in result between the two.

       

       

      Have tried disabling and enabling UEFI BOOT with no change in result.

       

       

      I'm unsure of where to proceed from here. Is there some other BIOS setting or combination of BIOS settings that will successfully boot from the DVD drive? Do I need to update my BIOS version? Any help would be very much appreciated.

      -K