Mobo will not POST. I do not grt a POST beep. Tried clearing CMOS (number of times). I think I need a new BIOS chip. When I turn on the system the green pwr lght on the mobo lights & I hear the HD actuator activate. The HD access light stays lit. Other than that... nothing.
I have the same problem with my P5N-T Delux. Tried Everything. Removed Mem, Hdd, Gpu, no beep and NO POST. but still goes on cpu fan goes on but nothing on screen. Like the first gay's problem think my bios corrupted sum how. PLEASE can u help
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Re: P5NT won't boot
I went throught this and it is really silly. The P5N-T motherboard has a problem with some of the new energy efficient CPUs. The fix was to insert an older CPU and upgrade the bios and then it would recognize the new CPU. If you happen not to have an older 775 CPU laying around (most people do not), it might be easiest to return it and get a different board - or maybe the store can upgrade the bios for you.
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Is Cpu installed correctly ? easy to bend pins on X2's...
using a flat screwdriver make a connection between 2 pins on PWR only, disconnect everything else exept Mobo to do this just to see if you get boot to Bios, alter jumpers as you go
I guess everyone working on a computer is familiar with the word BIOS and what exactly it is? Still let me tell that BIOS is intelligent software that enables the system to start. I need not to mention that system here refers to computer. Bios facilitate the booting of a system without human intervention. BIOS is a program that is installed in a hardware chip known as ROM chip.
This single word matters a lot to most of the users who face various problems when their system failed to start normally or make some unusual activities. Each time I visit any technical forum I see a lot many users posting their problem regarding BIOS. I researched on internet about BIOS errors and from my knowledge and experience I am posting this piece of help for those who find themselves helpless in getting a solution to BIOS problems.
Sometimes BIOS itself provide a troubleshooting to most of the problems. When you power ON your system it give beep sound. Checkout some beep codes 1 short Beep indicates System is OK (Acceptance Beep) Continue long Beep tells RAM Problem 1Long 3 Short Beep confirms RAM Problem 2/3/4 short Beep --its time to Check the RAM & Video Card
By now most of you have found some clue about the problems you are facing. Now learn about POST faults 1) K/B Error/ NO Keyboard present ·Check the loose cable connector ·Cable may be bad (Keyboard) ·K/B itself may be bad ·Check the physical condition of K/B connector on M/B ·If all these are ok & problem is still processed ·Than replace the keyboard port 2) Floppy disk drive Fail ·loose data & power connector of FDD ·Data cable may be bad (FDD) ·Load the CMOS defaults ·Floppy disk drive itself may be bad 3) CMOS Checksum error ·CMOS battery has gone bad replace it. (Weak) ·Check the CMOS jumper it may set on clear ·If the entire ok than check the CMOS battery jack, it may be bad
4) Invalid System Disk, Insert System Disk & Press enter when ready/ NTLDR is Missing ·Check the root directory; it may be formatted or missing bootable files. ·Repair the Windows or Reinstall the operating system.
5) Disk Boot failure, Insert System Disk & Press enter when ready ·Hard Disk check in POST Detected or not ·If not Detected Check the power cable ·Check the Master/Slave jumper setting. ·Also check BIOS setting 6) Computer gives message: Your computer has a serious problem Back up your data & replace your Hard Disk This error message is displayed due to the SMART option. This scans the HDD for errors, if it detect the errors than it show the above message. Follow the error message & back up your data on to another drive. I tried to explain most of the problems along with their solutions. There could be a lot more solutions for the problems. Make your own search and try to fix BIOS problems at your own home. Forward this to all those who need help!! SOVI
Is not the monitor, its the graphics driver for the windows. you can boot it in safe mode and try to remove the drivers but that seldom works.. The solution is to reformat it again this time DO NOT INSTALL THE GRAPHICS DRIVERS let the system use the windows default.
Try removing the display card and using the onboard VGA. Remove the BIOS/CMOS battery for about a minute and then reinstall it in the correct orientation. This will reset the BIOS/CMOS to it's default settings. You say it beeps once, this means that it is fine the mainboard is ok, it is not experiencing any problems. If it beeps in a continuous manner then it is the RAM that is causing the problems, I would say that the default settings may solve your troubles. Remember to enter the BIOS/CMOS when during boot up to reset the date and time by hitting the delete key. Also try entering the BIOS/CMOS even if you can't see any thing on screen, by doing this it may come up. let me know how it goes, I am here to help.
You're not going to like this but the best solution is to contact the mobo maker or HP (good luck) and get a new CMOS bios
chip to replace the "now bad" bios chip. This may require waiting a few
days but it is the best solution.
Never update BIOS without a UPS system to prevent what happened to you.
The codes vary depending on the manufacture. For instance if you have a Dell 2400 trying searching the web for "Dell 2400 post beeps".
Although I believe 9 beeps is commonly a CMOS error. If so, you can try clearing the CMOS. You will have to know how to get to the Computer BIOS screen to set things if you do clear/reset the configuration.
Sounds like a dead motherboard, i had the same problem a while back, with my custom built pc, that or try a new power supply. but i'd say it was the mobo though. a new one cost as cheap as 40 bucks i'd say depending on what your hardware is, you friendly neghborhood pc shop can help you, fyi, build your own pc its cheaper!