[SOLVED] Gigabyte Boot Loop

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  1. saintmac

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    Apr 4, 2012 at 6:50 PM #1
    saintmac

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    I was having the dreaded Gigabyte boot loop. I found a very easy way to fix it.

    The problem is the CMOS gets somehow corrupted, and the computer can't even post. Using the CMOS clear jumper or removing the battery will sometimes work (if given enough time) but isn't reliable.

    The easy solution:
    Turn the computer off. Press and hold the power button. The computer will turn on. Keep holding and after about 5 seconds, the computer will turn off again. Power the computer back up.

    At this point it should run some type of check and determine the CMOS is corrupt. It will not post and will instead ask if you want to reload a stable BIOS into CMOS. You do, and then you should be up and running.
     
  2. Mbar97

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    Apr 5, 2012 at 2:54 AM #2
    Mbar97

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    +1

    Thank you!
     
  3. magnumjoe

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    Apr 25, 2012 at 10:41 PM #3
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    saintmac what BIOS Version were you on F10? Do you know if F11 corrected the boot loop issue?
     
  4. codemonkey

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    Apr 28, 2012 at 4:11 AM #4
    codemonkey

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    Didn't work for me. Back to the drawing board.
     
  5. saintmac

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    Aug 17, 2012 at 2:40 AM #5
    saintmac

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    F11 Bios does not fix it.
     
  6. taskrov

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    Dec 6, 2018 at 10:05 PM #6
    taskrov

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    This worked on my desktop with he same MB. I thought the was dead.
     

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