Solved BIOS setup/config Accessibility GIG E45 UD3P

December 19, 2017 at 08:43:06
Specs: Windows 10, Intel Core Duo Quad Q8400@2.33ghz/8 gb DDR2
I know this Discussion Thread is Ancient as in my Desktop that I swapped out MOBO to this particular model GIGABYTE E45 UD3P. SAME EXACT ISSUES with BIOS. Tried everything from suggestions above...nothing. Windows 10 Pro is OS but constantly has issues with startup Start Menu and my accessibility of Files Drives etc. I believed a narrowed down the issue to being incorrect Windows OS 32 bit was installed and carried over from previous MOBO config. Saw that only 3.2 GB of RAM was available of 8 GB total installed. Suggestions all pointed to incorrect version of Windows. need to install 64 bit. But Cannot Access BIOS to change Boot Order. Wont Boot 64 bit ISO stand Alone via DVD Drive/USB/SD card with or without HDD plugged in. I'm exhausted of ideas....stumped,

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#1
December 19, 2017 at 12:46:38
You mention an ancient discussion thread which you tried suggestions from. Give us a link to it please (there are stacks of ancient threads on these forums). Also let us know exactly what issues you are having as it's hard to deduce from your post without that other one.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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December 19, 2017 at 13:27:05
Are you saying you don't know whether you have a 32-bit OS or not? From Microsoft Support:

1. Type about in the search box on your taskbar, and then select About your PC.
2. Look under PC for Edition to find out which version and edition of Windows that your PC is running.
3. Look under PC for Version to find out which version of Windows 10 your PC is running.
4. Look under PC for System type to see if you're running a 32-bit or 64-bit version of Windows.

Also, you don't necessarily have to access the BIOS to change the boot order. Just tap the F12 key during bootup to bring up the Boot Menu, then select the device you want to boot from. DEL will bring up the BIOS Setup menu. If you're using a USB keyboard & are having 'issues', switch to a true PS/2 keyboard, not a USB to PS/2 adapter.

As for the Win10 ISO, did you use the proper software to unpack it & burn to a DVD? Try CDBurnerXP.
https://cdburnerxp.se/en/home

Here's your motherboard home page: https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboar...


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#3
December 19, 2017 at 20:47:54
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If the version of Windows is 32bit then you will need to delete all partitions on the drive during the beginning of the install in order to install the 64bit version. Back up any important files to an external drive before beginning.
As mentioned, the keyboard matters. To expand on that, a wireless keyboard will not be active until Windows boots up and the drivers are loaded so it needs to be a wired keyboard. A USB keyboard should work if plugged into a rear USB port directly on the motherboard, not through a hub or internal hub which might include your front USB ports and any on add on cards like added USB 3 ports would be on your MB. Of course a PS2 keyboard will always work to access the BIOS set up and advanced boot options on boot up.
Understand that you may not have available drivers for all features on such an older motherboard, some will need work arounds and possibly add on cards to replace built in features when using Windows 10 on there. Some Windows 7 or 8 drivers may work but not always all of them will.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#4
December 20, 2017 at 01:38:36
Boot menu is usual F8 (start tapping F8 during boot). It shows a menu with bootable devices. Choose the device to boot from.

Or try starting the DVD/USB ISO from within windows . It should display possible installation options.


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