Question about ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe Motherboard
Make sure you are grounded and your PC is unplugged, then simply press on your BIOS chip gently but firmly and see if it moves in. I had the same problem as you, RMA'd the board and they tested it and said it was ok, right before I ordered a new BIOS chip it hit me, if I can take the chip out, could it be loose ? sure enough the chip moved just slightly, I then plugged my PC back in and turned it on, it's worked great ever since.
I know it sounds to simple to be a fix, but often times we look for the hard answers first.
I unplugged all of my drives, swapped out ram and even power supplies and it was a loose chip all along that not even the factory caught after an RMA.
Posted on Jan 01, 2009
I removed my second HD, and all other drive devices(CD, DVD, floppy, + USB mini SD). This did not allow me into BIOS.
Then I switched the Primary IDE connection to my second HD - This allowed me into the BIOS. I then changed the boot priority.
Returned the Primary IDE connection to my primary HD - now the computer starts.
First - back up all recent files before continuing (dah!!!)
Try restarting - Start up screen is crashed but computer still boots up
Connected all devices individually - start up each time - no problems
I think it's a "Gremlin"
Need to do more research
Posted on Oct 13, 2008
Try removing all IDE/CDROM/Floppy devices from the machine. Then remove extra PCI cards like modems and sound cards (if you have any). Then enter the bios, and reset the bios to it's defaults, and reboot. If that gets to the looking for OS section, then plug each device back in one at a time. Start with the most important devices like the hard drive and Cdrom drive. Then after testing that it still tries to load the OS after each device, you'll identify which one is preventing startup.
Posted on Sep 17, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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