Question about Intel Motherboard

1 Answer

Hi, need to kmow how to kill password in bios in a gigabyte m/b 8KNXP without taking battery out. also drivers for sata drives sil 3112A or later versions ty. Mike

Posted by on

  • Mike Peckham Oct 28, 2012

    ok i had to do the worst and remove the battery, that got rid of the password for tghe bios. i set up the hdd as a usb drive second and cdrom first started to get the windows files on the usb drive then it has to reboot but at this point it does not continue to load the windows files it just says boot from cd, as you know if i do this it will just repeat what ive already done. so not sure what is happening. i went away from the sata drives as this required the third party file from a floppy and my usb floppy has gone faulty it wont read the files :-(. but im not getting anywhere fast with this.



1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.


    An expert that hasĀ over 500 points.


    An expert who has answered 200 questions.

  • Expert
  • 243 Answers

Hi''yes removing of cimus battery will reset the password , it is free to open system bios , first you will go to exit before bios set up, click restore default then scape and go to the first set up-first boot is hdd 2nd is the cd rom then next is the removables, and in sure to enable floppy as set up below . ahnks for using

Posted on Oct 28, 2012


4 Suggested Answers

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

  • 156 Answers

SOURCE: SATA DVD drive not found in BIOS

If the drive is not detected in the BIOS the problem is mostly with your drive. Try connecting to the other slot where the HDD is connected if problem persists replace your drive

Posted on Dec 04, 2009

  • 240 Answers

SOURCE: My Gigabyte 8i945pl-g motherboard has stopped

Hi thanks for your question.
I would suggest to-
1. Set BIOS to default. 2. Check the cable that drive is connected with (use know good cable) 3. Try and use different socket on motherboard (if you have one)
If all of this fails I'm afraid this may mean that your motherboard has developed a fault. Best of luck!

Posted on May 10, 2010

  • 139 Answers

SOURCE: How to reset BIOS on Gigabyte GA-H55M-UD2H.

check your motherboard manual fo CMOS reset jumper location on you motherboard, and follow the instructions on resetting to defaults. Keep in mind that any customisations implemented by you in bios will be lost, so you will need to do them again.

Hope that helps
Cheers from NZ

Posted on Jun 20, 2011

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Where is the Driver for a SataI HardDisk when installing Windows 7, which is attached to a Gigabyte 8KNXP Motherboard? The Gigabyte 8KNXP Driver Download site has a Driver but it's for Windows XP.

According to Gigabyte, you have a Silicon Image 3112/3152 SATA chip on that motherboard. Below is a link to the Silicon Image support page. Here, under the Product support pulldown you will choose either of the two numbers (3112/3152) and scroll down the list and you will find a driver for Windows 7 for 32 and 64 bit 3x12 chips (where the x is any number). They also say to use the newest BASE BIOS and there are tips to update the chip's BIOS. I've never tried this before, but hope you have good luck!

Support Library

Nov 08, 2015 | Gigabyte Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Since changing the battery on the Gigabyte 8KNXP mboard the SATA Hard Drive isn't being seen. How do I setup the BIOS for the SATA hard drive to be used & seen for Windows to start up again?

Are you sure that the drive isn't being detected but not being SELECTED as the boot drive? Most older MBs will default to the PATA primary cable to search for the boot disk. When you fist boot up, enter the BIOS. If, under the STANDARD CMOS FEATURES option, you do not see your SATA drive listed, then check the data and power cable connections to the SATA drive. If it still is not, there, then, in the CMOS, check under the INTEGTATED PERIPHERALS to ensure that the ON-CHIP SATA option is enables (or AUTO). If the drive IS there, but just not booting, then, under the ADVANCED BIOS FEATURES, check and ensure that the SATA drive is listed as the FIRST BOOT DEVICE. If it is not, follow screen direction to change the first boot device to the SATA HDD.

Sep 22, 2015 | Gigabyte Computers & Internet

2 Answers


Hello here is the mainbords homepage:

You have to open the bios first, and select to boot from the dvd drive.
If any doubt how to do this, download the manual from the home page.
Or watch this video:

Good luck

Jul 19, 2013 | Gigabyte GA-8KNXP Motherboard

2 Answers

GA-8KNXP 4 X 1 GB Ram Bios shows 3.500 GB

This is because you are running 32 bit system. 32 bit system can only use up to 4GB RAM theoritically but some only 3.5 GB RAM.
Only 64 bit systems can use 4GB RAM and more.

Feb 02, 2010 | Gigabyte GA-8KNXP Motherboard

1 Answer


The computer has to be programmed for SATA. Please provide us with the symptoms in detail and we can help you. We will also need the computer Name, the Model Number and verification of the numbers corresponding to your motherboard.
We thank you for considering our service.
My name is Constantin (Arzconst)

May 17, 2009 | Gigabyte GA-8KNXP Ultra Motherboard

3 Answers

I cant install vista OS on this MBD , by sata HDD

You must enter setup at boot and select the CD/DVD as first boot. Then ensure that the BIOS settings have SATA enabled. When CD/DVD is first boot watch the screen for 'press any key to boot from cd' message is displayed. The boot screen will say how to enter setup. Typical buttons are F2, Delete, F1, F10 -you did not say which manufacturer. OEM trumps mobo maker with BIOS setup.

Oct 14, 2008 | Gigabyte GA-8KNXP Motherboard

1 Answer

Installing 4 SATA hard drives on the GA-8KNXP mobo

check motherboard manual it seems you may have the sata drives plugged into wrong number socket they should have numbers on them sata 1 etc

Jul 28, 2008 | Gigabyte GA-8KNXP Motherboard

2 Answers

Cannot load windows

hi cpfish,plz do let me know what kind of error message do you get when you are doing the setup so i can get you the best solution.


May 12, 2008 | Gigabyte GA-8KNXP Motherboard

2 Answers

Gigabyte GA-8KNXP wont goto POST

The Power Supply dude/dudette, Ive jst gone through the same thing and found Power supply was fried... Got it working fine now... gotta update Bios tho.

Sep 18, 2007 | Gigabyte GA-8KNXP Motherboard

Not finding what you are looking for?
Intel Motherboard Logo

153 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Intel Computers & Internet Experts

Alun Cox

Level 3 Expert

2678 Answers


Level 3 Expert

781 Answers


Level 2 Expert

73 Answers

Are you an Intel Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides