Question about Motherboards
This DFI MOBO has a display on it to show error codes, which would be great if they also provided an error code list so you could actually decipher it! There's no list in the User Manual and I've searched Google and plenty of forums, I see a lot of people having the same problem of not knowing how to translate their error codes.
Got a whole new rig today, at first it booted up fine but there was a problem with the HDD. After reseating it the PC doesn't boot up at all, it just whirs away loudly and displays the code 88. Any idea what this means?
Going to try to reseat the whole thing to see if it helps. Any ideas would be great. A full list of the error codes would be magical!
From the manual - Code 88 is "There is no "88" definition on the Award BIOS code. (BIOS program executed the wrong process therefore showing the wrong POST code.)
1 of 2 problems:
1. The BIOS - Mixed-up BIOS data, which is fixed by resetting CMOS information
2. MB is defective. (NB chip may be defective.), which you have to RMA to manufacturer
Posted on Jan 14, 2009
I reset my bios.
I returned one motherboard.
I solved my problem by swapping out the power supply. I've been rebooting, shutting down/restarting for 48 hours with no problem.
What is strange is that this first power supply has not given me problems with other motherboards and worked fine while I was using a back-up mobo while waiting for a replacement from DFI. I used a power supply tester and the 20/24 pin power tested OK. I was not able to test the auxiliary 4/8 pin 12 volt supply. I talked to the Power Supply vendor and they couldn't understand it either, but they told me to send it back for replacement
Posted on Jan 15, 2009
They are POST codes not error codes, which is why you probably couldnt find them.
but the answer you wont like :( ...
code 88 is "reserved" ..sorry
here is the addy to get the complete list on .PDF
Posted on Oct 26, 2008
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One bad lead can cause a computer to continue on a cycle or
to shutdown or fail to detect your hard drive
Test all leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical
the leads from your
"((motherboard to your hard drive))" make sure they have a secure connection and are not faulty or
just replace them they could be faulty
make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections and are not faulty even the electical extensions or just replace them they could be faulty a computer needs its connections to continue its cycle and have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error another possibility
Restart your computer with the XP Setup disk in the CDROM drive. If you are prompted to press a key to start the computer from CDROM, do so quickly. Otherwise it may try to boot from the hard drive. After a few minutes, you'll see a prompt to press the R key to start the Recovery Console. When Recovery Console starts, it will prompt you to enter a number corresponding to the Windows XP installation that you need to repair. In most cases, you'll enter "1" (which will be the only choice). If you press ENTER without typing a number, Recovery Console will quit and restart your computer. Enter your Administrator password. If you don't enter the correct password, you cannot continue. At the Recovery Console command prompt, type fixmbr and then verify that you want to proceed. Your damaged MBR will be replaced with a shiny new one, and you should then be able to boot your system normally. In some cases, you may need to repair the boot sector in addition to the MBR. If your system still doesn't boot properly, repeat the steps above, but issue the fixboot command instead. Hope this helps
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