Sometimes, for strange reasons, your Gigabyte Motherboard won’t boot. This experience can leave you wondering and sulking your teeth on what’s the cause.
In most cases, Gigabyte Motherboards don’t boot because of user-related problems. However, except for user-incurred damages, the boot problem can easily be reversed without much trouble or hassle.
If your Gigabyte Motherboard doesn’t boot, don’t fret. This article contains proven methods to explore and solve your Gigabyte Motherboard boot problem.
Gigabyte Motherboard Not Booting: Likely Causes
Let’s quickly establish why your Gigabyte Motherboard will not boot so the fixing process can be much easier. Your motherboard might not boot because of one of the following reasons:
- Incorrect power supply or cables connection
- Incorrectly seated RAM
- CPU problems
- External devices
- Loose hardware components
- Problematic windows update
- Corrupt Hard drive
Gigabyte Motherboard Not Booting: How To Fix
The problem becomes much easier as we’ve established the possible causes. So read along as we provide troubleshooting methods that can fix this problem. Don’t skip any parts till you find the one that works for you.
First, can you hear a beep sound when your motherboard is booting? You can plug in a headset to listen to the beep. You should hear a sound, usually a single beep indicating that everything is fine. However, if it’s making a series of beeps, like a morse code, then something is wrong.
Check your motherboard manual to determine what the beeps indicate. You can also find out the meaning on your manufacturer’s website.
1. Check Power Supply
Similar to your graphics card and processor, your motherboard requires power. A failing power supply will cause the motherboard not to boot. Plug the cable appropriately and make sure the switch is turned on. Consider plugging your PC directly into the power source rather than using a socket or power strip.
Depending on your type of Gigabyte motherboard, it could need three or more power cables from the power supply that need to be well connected. If any of those is not connected, your motherboard might not boot.
You shouldn’t overlook any cable during the connection. If your motherboard isn’t booting, inspect the ATX cable pin connector, whether 20 or 24 and ensure it’s plugged into the motherboard. Also, ensure you connect the correct PSU cables to your Gigabyte motherboard CPU connector.
2. Check Your Monitor
Does your motherboard sound booting, and you can’t see anything? Maybe you should check the monitor. Be sure it’s plugged in, switched on, and set to the appropriate input.
Check the cable that connects your PC to the monitor and ensure it’s not loose or damaged. If it’s faulty, then replace it. Check the brightness level if you’re using a laptop. Sometimes the brightness level may be turned down, resulting in a black screen.
3. Unplug External Devices
If your motherboard still can’t boot, unplug any unnecessary USB devices or external devices if you connect any. Sometimes, one or more of these devices can cause conflict and hinder booting.
In some cases, too, it could be a port that you connect to something that’s causing the problem. Try to run the booting process with just the keyboard or mouse. Afterward, you can now connect all the devices again.
4. Check The Hardware Inside
We can’t ignore the possibility that a hardware component in your computer has become loose or misaligned. This case is typical, primarily if you just transported it somewhere. If you can, try to open up your computer and remove the panels. Inspect all the hardware components and ensure they are well seated.
The main features you should check include RAM, hard disk, graphics card, CPU heatsink, and motherboard cables. For efficiency, you can altogether remove these parts, then plug them back in a while, ensuring they sit well.
5. Boot Into Safe Mode
A driver problem, bad application, or some other hardware quirk can be causing the boot problem, especially when the startup process shows a Blue Screen of Death. If any stop code appears during the process, you can Google it to determine the problem and how to fix it.
However, the likely solution will be to boot into safe mode. If you’re using Windows 7, you should press F8 when the motherboard is trying to boot to enter Automatic Repair.
For Windows 8 and above, you might have to interrupt the boot process three times to enter the Automatic Repair screen. Keep pressing the reset button when your windows are trying to boot to interrupt the process.
When the Automatic Repair screen appears, you can follow the steps below to boot into safe mode:
- Click on Troubleshoot and select Advanced options
- Select Startup Settings and then click on Reboot the computer.
- If the Startup Settings option doesn’t show, click on See More Recovery Options at the bottom side.
- Boot into Safe Mode option should display, and then you can run the process
Note that you should try to uninstall any new hardware drivers you recently installed from safe mode. You can also uninstall any new application or perform a System Restore in an attempt to solve the problem.
6. Check Your Hard Drive
There’s a good chance your hard drive and some data on it might have been corrupted, hindering the motherboard from booting appropriately. Fortunately, you can attempt to diagnose this problem with a few tools given by Microsoft as follows:
- Interrupt the boot process as we’ve discussed above
- Click on Troubleshoot option and select Advanced Option
- Select Command Prompt and input “sfc/scannow” and press Enter
- Windows will automatically scrutinize your drive for corrupt files and attempt to fix the problem
7. Check The BIOS settings
If your computer states it can’t detect a bootable operating system, it may indicate that your BIOS is set to boot from the wrong drive. You should explore your BIOS order to check if it is set to the correct hard drive.
You can enter the BIOS settings by pressing Esc, F2, Delete, or some other assigned key to enter set up immediately after your computer tries to boot. If you’ve modified any changes recently, return them to the original order. You can disable the Fast Boot feature if a new window update is causing conflict.
If the problem persists, try to roll back previous window updates if you recently updated your computer operating system. You can also remove your hard drive and test it inside another computer to check if it’ll work. If it does, at least you know your files are safe. Will you continue to seek a solution to your motherboard booting process.
8. Contact Manufacturers Support
If you try all the above methods and you can’t find a solution to your motherboard boot process, don’t hesitate to contact your manufacturer’s support for further diagnosis or help.