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[W8.1 x64] Format issue with HDDs. It works with USB, DVD, blu-ray discs.

GrenPa

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I thought they can also reply via email.

It could be that setting name is another name of "secure boot".
In this case, you can switch it anytime (at least I can on my asrock MB and on my previous packard-bell/acer board).
Only gigabyte support (or some of its clients with a similar motherboard but with the same setting) can know it.
Hey xilolee,

Yes they have email but it takes almost a full week just to get reply.
Then I send followup questions and wait many more days, so phone was much easier (except its almost an hour wait to get out of the que to a tech.)

Thanks for the info and help.
Just to be safe I will be cloning my drive c: just to be safe.
Then I will attempt the bios setting change, thou I will wait till after Christmas to do it all.

I will reply again after Christmas / Early January with the results.

Thanks again for the help.
Have a Fantastic Christmas / Holiday Season
Fred
 

GrenPa

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If you send them an email, the reply could arrive before Christmas or January. :)
Hey,

Yes I have sent emails and submitted tickets to Gigabyte.
They finally responded but simply dont understand no mattr how much i explain.
They told me it was a virus issue from when virus infected my c: drive.
I told them that is impossible as I did not put same drive in only the same model as i always buy 2 of everything so I have backups (for cheaper items).

And all other drives have been scanned by multiple methods and all drives are clean.
I even told them I am not installing items that were on the drives and download fresh links to new drive and then delete old files.

Anyways I am still waiting for further responses from them.
Just thought I would post to let you guys know.
Thanks
Fred
 

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You should only ask what that setting is, without explaining.
Example (because your English is better than mine, you can obviously change the words):

Dear Gigabyte support,

in my motherboard BIOS, GA-990FXA-UD3 (rev. 4.0), there's a setting named/called OS type.
Currently it is set to other OS, and Windows 8.1 is installed in my machine.
If I change that setting to windows 8, do I need to reinstall windows?

Regards.
 

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Hi,

Just for curiosity what are the options you have on the BIOS for the OS type?
 

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@SleepyDude

The options are:
- Windows 8
- other
- in other special cases, also Windows 8 WHQL is present. In GrenPa's case, this is not present.

I don't think there are other options, but let's see if GrenPa confirms or not.
 

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Thanks Xilolee.

I see its a Gigabyte thing Windows 10 USB not detected - Windows 10 Forums

Based on the description and settings its a shortcut to make it easy to auto adjust the options: CSM Support, Secure Boot and Secure Boot Mode.

Selecting Windows 8 and making sure the options are set to this:
- CSM Support: Enable
- Secure Boot: Disable

Should have the same result as OS Type = Other OS
 

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to make this easier my mobo is GA-990fxa-uds R4 running bios F3 the link to board is here GA-990FXA-UD3 (rev. 4.0) | Motherboard - GIGABYTE and under support you will see al the drivers. I am running Windows 8.1 64bit.
There are two usb 3 drives listed but I think one is a mistake as it says xp when I downloaded it and i think the other is the correct one and is ver [V4.90A] so as i said i downloaded and ran the setup but my bios is still showing a much newer driver even if i tell it to check for new driver it stays with window assigned one.
You should try to install the USB driver that mention XP because its dated 2016/08/30 ignore the name, it includes drivers to all the Windows from XP to 8.1.
 

GrenPa

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And what's the exact setting name?
Is it Bios features, OS type?
Hey Xilolee,

Sorry for the long wait have been to bust to do until lately.

My Bios has 3 settings for os and they are"Other OS, Windows 8 and one Called Windows ..."
Not sure what the Windows ... is as thats all it says.

As of now it is still set to "Other OS"

Thanks in advance
Fred
 

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Hey SleepyDude,

I will do a bios search tomorrow as I have to go spend day at hospital for health again.
I will check CSM support and Secure Boot setting and reply after i have the info. later today or tomorrow.

Thanks
Fred
 

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to make this easier my mobo is GA-990fxa-uds R4 running bios F3 the link to board is here GA-990FXA-UD3 (rev. 4.0) | Motherboard - GIGABYTE and under support you will see al the drivers. I am running Windows 8.1 64bit.
There are two usb 3 drives listed but I think one is a mistake as it says xp when I downloaded it and i think the other is the correct one and is ver [V4.90A] so as i said i downloaded and ran the setup but my bios is still showing a much newer driver even if i tell it to check for new driver it stays with window assigned one.
You should try to install the USB driver that mention XP because its dated 2016/08/30 ignore the name, it includes drivers to all the Windows from XP to 8.1.
Hello SleepyDude,

I will give the drivers a shot later today if I get back in time or Tomorrow and will reply again then.

But one more question before i leave would the USB driver also effect the eSata ports as they have problems?

Talk later or tomorrow.
Thanks
Fred
 

GrenPa

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You should only ask what that setting is, without explaining.
Example (because your English is better than mine, you can obviously change the words):

Dear Gigabyte support,

in my motherboard BIOS, GA-990FXA-UD3 (rev. 4.0), there's a setting named/called OS type.
Currently it is set to other OS, and Windows 8.1 is installed in my machine.
If I change that setting to windows 8, do I need to reinstall windows?

Regards.
Hey Xilolee,

I spoke to gigabyte again by phone and by email.
The reps say OS setting should not matter.
But they dont know why all my eSata and USB 3 ports would malfunction after the reinstall.
They said I could try setting to Windows 8 but said I might need to reinstall windows for the 5th time.

Also I was told by some Software companies I have to make sure i deactivate all my software as the change will stop software from working.
and then I could not reactivate it unless I had deactivated first.

I have been unable to do a full reinstall or cloning yet as been busy and lots of doctor visits which kept me offline for weeks.

Talk Soon.
Thanks
Fred
 

GrenPa

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Hi,

But one more question before i leave would the USB driver also effect the eSata ports as they have problems?
I don't think so.
Hey,

Well I tried xp driver and it made no difference even after restart.
I just dont get it, to me to have both esata and usb 3 not work correctly baffles me.

I think I am going to give up and just get a new system.
i will use the old one/current one for storage.
I will have to save up for a few months as being on disability cash is very tight.

Thanks to you and everyone for the help.
Have a great day.
Fred
 
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