Linux HowTo: Intel DH61WW Motherboard BIOS Update Issue

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Recently i planned to upgrade my old PC which has Intel DH61 WW Motherboard, it had BIOS version 42 earlier and after i tried to update it to current update version 120 the update was failing. After searching through internet understood that it needs to be updated to version 48, then to version 99 and after that update to 120 was possible. I followed the process and got it updated till version 99 without any issues. After version 99 upgrade there is no issue with boot, the system is running widows 10 pretty good.

But the main issue is now it has stopped detecting the keyboard on Boot Menu screen (Earlier to 99 this issue wasn’t there i was able to press F2 and it used to take me to BIOS Setup, i am using same keyboard which worked with earlier versions it’s a USB keyboard), because of this i can’t get into BIOS Menu(F2), BIOS Flash Update Menu(F7) or Boot Menu(F10).

System Config :

  1. Intel i5-3570K.
  2. Intel DH61WW.
  3. 8GB Ram.
  4. 2TB HDD.
  5. Nvidia 1660Ti(This is what caused me to upgrade my BIOS in the first
    place, as graphic card was casusing boot issues).
  6. Corsair 550W VS550.

What can be done to resolve this, i tried intel site to find any chipset drivers etc. i cant find any supported drivers other than BIOS for this board. Using their “Auto Detect Driver” Software also did not help. I tried after installing Drivers for keyboard from the manufacturer site, that didn’t work.

Now i am trying to Update the motherboard BIOS, thinking it may resolve this error. By pressing random keys on Keyboard on boot-screen it is taking me to BIOS Flash update menu, i tried updating to Version 120 with .BIO File its throwing below ERROR, same error comes when i try to do it with .exe file for bios update. What can be the issue here.ERROR SCREEN Shown when BIOS Update is performed.

Any help on this is appreciated, Thanks.

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Making Game: Intel DH61WW Motherboard BIOS Update Issue

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Recently i planned to upgrade my old PC which has Intel DH61 WW Motherboard, it had BIOS version 42 earlier and after i tried to update it to current update version 120 the update was failing. After searching through internet understood that it needs to be updated to version 48, then to version 99 and after that update to 120 was possible. I followed the process and got it updated till version 99 without any issues. After version 99 upgrade there is no issue with boot, the system is running widows 10 pretty good.

But the main issue is now it has stopped detecting the keyboard on Boot Menu screen (Earlier to 99 this issue wasn’t there i was able to press F2 and it used to take me to BIOS Setup, i am using same keyboard which worked with earlier versions it’s a USB keyboard), because of this i can’t get into BIOS Menu(F2), BIOS Flash Update Menu(F7) or Boot Menu(F10).

System Config :

  1. Intel i5-3570K.
  2. Intel DH61WW.
  3. 8GB Ram.
  4. 2TB HDD.
  5. Nvidia 1660Ti(This is what caused me to upgrade my BIOS in the first
    place, as graphic card was casusing boot issues).
  6. Corsair 550W VS550.

What can be done to resolve this, i tried intel site to find any chipset drivers etc. i cant find any supported drivers other than BIOS for this board. Using their “Auto Detect Driver” Software also did not help. I tried after installing Drivers for keyboard from the manufacturer site, that didn’t work.

Now i am trying to Update the motherboard BIOS, thinking it may resolve this error. By pressing random keys on Keyboard on boot-screen it is taking me to BIOS Flash update menu, i tried updating to Version 120 with .BIO File its throwing below ERROR, same error comes when i try to do it with .exe file for bios update. What can be the issue here.ERROR SCREEN Shown when BIOS Update is performed.

Any help on this is appreciated, Thanks.

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Linux HowTo: Why would an IBM netvista suddenly fail to turn on?

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I have an old Pentium IBM Netvista desktop PC with I believe an ATX power supply. For reference, the cable going into the motherboard from the power is 10 pins long by 2 wide and the info on the power supply is:

IBM part #: 24P6880
IBM FRU # 24P6883

The last time I used the PC was about 3 months ago. Back then when I turned the power on from the house power supply (monitor power was also connected to the house supply) the fans started going for 3 seconds then shut off then I press the power button once and everything turns on normally.

Now (3 months later) I do the same thing again (exactly same setup as before), except this time when I turn the power on from the same house supply (same voltage and all), the monitor turns on, but the desktop does not. I may have been lucky one time when I turned the power off and on a few random seconds later but when I did manage to turn it on, I got a few random beeps and the system gave an error. I was able to run setup at that point and save settings, but after exiting setup, the screen goes blank. So I turned the power off, then shortly after, I tried turning it on again 10 times in a row with about 30 seconds break in-between and nothing in the desktop wanted to turn on. No fan, nothing. I then begin to unplug all the peripherals except motherboard and tried again, and still nothing.

Could this all be a power supply thing?

Only thing I didn’t try which is taped up when I got it was the voltage selector switch on the back of the supply. Do you think that would help? what should I do?

I then decided to take the power supply out of the PC to see whats wrong with it, and when I did a continuity test on a power connector, it turned out everything was short-circuited (aka 12V, 5V and ground were electrically all connected together).

So now I’m gonna replace the supply and pray for the best.

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Making Game: Why would an IBM netvista suddenly fail to turn on?

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I have an old Pentium IBM Netvista desktop PC with I believe an ATX power supply. For reference, the cable going into the motherboard from the power is 10 pins long by 2 wide and the info on the power supply is:

IBM part #: 24P6880
IBM FRU # 24P6883

The last time I used the PC was about 3 months ago. Back then when I turned the power on from the house power supply (monitor power was also connected to the house supply) the fans started going for 3 seconds then shut off then I press the power button once and everything turns on normally.

Now (3 months later) I do the same thing again (exactly same setup as before), except this time when I turn the power on from the same house supply (same voltage and all), the monitor turns on, but the desktop does not. I may have been lucky one time when I turned the power off and on a few random seconds later but when I did manage to turn it on, I got a few random beeps and the system gave an error. I was able to run setup at that point and save settings, but after exiting setup, the screen goes blank. So I turned the power off, then shortly after, I tried turning it on again 10 times in a row with about 30 seconds break in-between and nothing in the desktop wanted to turn on. No fan, nothing. I then begin to unplug all the peripherals except motherboard and tried again, and still nothing.

Could this all be a power supply thing?

Only thing I didn’t try which is taped up when I got it was the voltage selector switch on the back of the supply. Do you think that would help? what should I do?

I then decided to take the power supply out of the PC to see whats wrong with it, and when I did a continuity test on a power connector, it turned out everything was short-circuited (aka 12V, 5V and ground were electrically all connected together).

So now I’m gonna replace the supply and pray for the best.

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Linux HowTo: Unable to boot, motherboard beeps every 5 seconds or so

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A couple of weeks ago, my computer suddently crashed (the screen blinked twice, and then the computer shut down).

Upon restarting it, I got no picture and my motherboard made one long and three short beeps.

After trying all sorts of things, I decided to send in my GPU, and I had a replacement sent, but after installing it yesterday, it seemed to work, but it was just hanging at the motherboard splashscreen. I then tried to enter BIOS to see if there was something wrong with the boot settings, but I couldn’t enter BIOS. After hitting DEL a few times, the onboard speaker would start making a weird clicking sound every time I hit a key on my keyboard.

After having tried restarting a few times, It went back to doing the same thing as before I installed the new GPU… One long, three short beeps.

EDIT

Motherboard: Gigabyte X79-UD7
CPU: Intel i7-3930k 3.4Ghz
GPU: ASUS Geforce GTX 670
RAM: 16GB Corsair Vengance
Powersupply: Coolermaster Silent Pro Gold 1000W
Harddrive: 1x 1TB Western Digital, 1x 120Gb Corsair

EDIT 2

Right, so now I get a picture, but it hangs at debug code 62… I’ve done a bit of research and this seems to be a problem with the new sandy bridge architecture… Time to RMA my motherboard….. Thanks for all the suggestions, though! 🙂

have you checked your RAM as well? just in case. if you have more than 1 stick, check the RAM by running one stick at a time.

Edit Based upon your new update to the OP

Possibility 1)

The beep code indicates an issue with the VGA or even Enhanced Graphics Adapter (EGA); and you’ve said you’ve changed your GPU. Basically your machine thinks the GPU RAM is bad, or can’t detect it correctly (maybe it’s not seated properly).

I would test another graphics processor as well (is there one built in on your motherboard?) (if you have a spare/old one).

At this stage though my gut feeling thinks it could be a faulty motherboard.

Possibility 2)

The beep code indicates a conventional memory failure

You need to test just 1 RAM chip at a time, but it may also be the memory location (the slot), all RAM may be corrupted or it’s possible it’s not seated correctly.

Beep codes

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Making Game: Unable to boot, motherboard beeps every 5 seconds or so

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A couple of weeks ago, my computer suddently crashed (the screen blinked twice, and then the computer shut down).

Upon restarting it, I got no picture and my motherboard made one long and three short beeps.

After trying all sorts of things, I decided to send in my GPU, and I had a replacement sent, but after installing it yesterday, it seemed to work, but it was just hanging at the motherboard splashscreen. I then tried to enter BIOS to see if there was something wrong with the boot settings, but I couldn’t enter BIOS. After hitting DEL a few times, the onboard speaker would start making a weird clicking sound every time I hit a key on my keyboard.

After having tried restarting a few times, It went back to doing the same thing as before I installed the new GPU… One long, three short beeps.

EDIT

Motherboard: Gigabyte X79-UD7
CPU: Intel i7-3930k 3.4Ghz
GPU: ASUS Geforce GTX 670
RAM: 16GB Corsair Vengance
Powersupply: Coolermaster Silent Pro Gold 1000W
Harddrive: 1x 1TB Western Digital, 1x 120Gb Corsair

EDIT 2

Right, so now I get a picture, but it hangs at debug code 62… I’ve done a bit of research and this seems to be a problem with the new sandy bridge architecture… Time to RMA my motherboard….. Thanks for all the suggestions, though! 🙂

have you checked your RAM as well? just in case. if you have more than 1 stick, check the RAM by running one stick at a time.

Edit Based upon your new update to the OP

Possibility 1)

The beep code indicates an issue with the VGA or even Enhanced Graphics Adapter (EGA); and you’ve said you’ve changed your GPU. Basically your machine thinks the GPU RAM is bad, or can’t detect it correctly (maybe it’s not seated properly).

I would test another graphics processor as well (is there one built in on your motherboard?) (if you have a spare/old one).

At this stage though my gut feeling thinks it could be a faulty motherboard.

Possibility 2)

The beep code indicates a conventional memory failure

You need to test just 1 RAM chip at a time, but it may also be the memory location (the slot), all RAM may be corrupted or it’s possible it’s not seated correctly.

Beep codes

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Linux HowTo: PC doesn’t boot after adding RAM

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I have Lenovo M91P 7052-b5u i5-2400 (spec sheet) with 2+1 GB RAM

look like this.

Because I have 4 sockets, I decided to add 2 more.

Yesterday I added Kingston 4+2 GB RAM 99u5471, but the PC didn’t boot. It was black screen – no POST.

I thought maybe the new RAM wasn’t compatible – but after I took out the old 2+1 RAM, everything worked just fine.

So right now the PC boot only if I putting OR only the old RAM OR only the new RAM but not both of them.

What can cause this?
Is it because the size is different? (the Kingston is smaller than the old ones)

(I already tried to switch between the sockets)

Thanks!

Sometimes ram is required to be upgraded in pairs with the same size and spec. Use the Crucial Ram Scanner which will tell you what ram you need and if it needs to be upgraded in pairs or not

http://www.crucial.com/usa/en/systemscanner

Try resetting BIOS battery before adding new rams, then check new rams one by one to see which works.
when you dealing with RAMs, sometimes PC doesn’t boot, because it need BIOS reset. even if rams are working good.
also different types of memories doesn’t work together at some cases. they must be similar to work correctly…

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Making Game: PC doesn’t boot after adding RAM

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I have Lenovo M91P 7052-b5u i5-2400 (spec sheet) with 2+1 GB RAM

look like this.

Because I have 4 sockets, I decided to add 2 more.

Yesterday I added Kingston 4+2 GB RAM 99u5471, but the PC didn’t boot. It was black screen – no POST.

I thought maybe the new RAM wasn’t compatible – but after I took out the old 2+1 RAM, everything worked just fine.

So right now the PC boot only if I putting OR only the old RAM OR only the new RAM but not both of them.

What can cause this?
Is it because the size is different? (the Kingston is smaller than the old ones)

(I already tried to switch between the sockets)

Thanks!

Sometimes ram is required to be upgraded in pairs with the same size and spec. Use the Crucial Ram Scanner which will tell you what ram you need and if it needs to be upgraded in pairs or not

http://www.crucial.com/usa/en/systemscanner

Try resetting BIOS battery before adding new rams, then check new rams one by one to see which works.
when you dealing with RAMs, sometimes PC doesn’t boot, because it need BIOS reset. even if rams are working good.
also different types of memories doesn’t work together at some cases. they must be similar to work correctly…

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Making Game: Bluetooth regularly vanishes/reappears from settings, device manager. Nothing I do seems to make a difference

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Windows 10 (Latest).

MSI Gaming Pro Carbon AC (integrated Intel BT) – this board

None of the suggested solutions on other posts (e.g. device manager, driver update, etc.) have worked for me, and most are several years old.

At various inconvenient times (such as right before I need to make a video call), Bluetooth simply disappears from my settings, my headphones don’t pair, and I’m out of luck. Sometimes, it comes back on it’s own after a period of time/various restarts. Not usually.

I have tried:

  1. Removing Devices, Re-pairing
  2. Removing all devices/drivers from the device manager (now they are gone and I can’t seem get them back).
  3. Unplugging the machine overnight.
  4. Checking MSI BIOS for a section that may enable/disable – no good, looks like this bios for this board has it fixed on. There isn’t even an option in the BIOS
  5. Checking WiFi still works (it does – not on airplane mode stupidly), and I thought maybe the module on the board would be the same.
  6. Resetting CMOS via the JBAT pins, and via removing the onboard battery. I can confirm CMOS was reset. I do think this has worked in the past, but then again since it seems to be so random, it’s hard to confirm – could have just been the restart.
  7. Windows is up to date.
  8. Verifying the BT headphones still work with other devices (yes).
  9. Tried services.msc, checked that BT was running – it wasn’t, so I made it run. Didn’t change anything.
  10. Updated BIOS via MSI flashback process, to latest version.
  11. Installed latest intel BT drivers.
  12. Very odd: The last time I did this, I booted into Ubuntu, and there was also no BT (not sure if that’s an Ubuntu thing or not, though). I tried “repairing” windows, which then turned into a terrible BSOD cycle. I ended up having to virtualize windows on my mac, to create a bootable USB, to wipe my drive to start over. And then I still didn’t have Bluetooth. I figured the module must have been broken somehow, and resigned myself to this, but then spontaneously after a few days, it came back, and stayed back for ~9 months. Now it is gone again.

Questions/Possibilities:

  • Can dirty power cause this? I live in a house that is ungrounded. The PC is connected to a power bar/surge protector, though. I haven’t had a lot of other issues here (occasionally my knock off Korean monitor fritzes out, but that might be it’s own thing).
  • Could static or some other environmental variable cause this? This might explain why it comes back randomly.
  • What other diagnostics can I perform to isolate the problem? A straight RMA on my board might no longer be an option (out of warranty?), and the turnaround is terrible (Weeks, and this is a work machine).
  • On the intel driver assistant, you’ll note that my BT doesn’t even show as a device, and it isn’t recognized as a device that needs a driver.

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Making Game: PIN DEFINITION OF P5B DELUXE FRONT PANEL(AAFP)

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as seen in p5b deluxe manual(page 2-33) pin definition of 9-PINS AAFP CONNECTOR(front panel audio connectors)are as follows:
GND,
PRESENCE#,
SENSE1_RETUR,
EMPTY PIN,
SENSE2_RETUR,
PORT1 L,
PORT1 R,
PORT2 R,
SENSE_SEND,
PORT2 L
But practically the name of the front panel cables are as follows:
R-ret,
R-out,
L-ret,
L-out,
Ground,
Ground,
Mic-power,
Mic-in

There are 2 GNDs but there is only one GND pin! Other names are completely different.Please for god sake help me know which cable should I connect to which pin to enable my front HD-audio and mic.
Over and over I searched the net, over and over I found nothing.

Thanks in Advance
Ali Zolfaghari

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