Question about Asrock K7VT4A+ Motherboard
My computer was acting funny, it was rebooting on its own about 2-3 times a day, when it would reboot it would stay on the screen where it counts memory etc. for about 7-10 minutes before going to Windows, thought it was a CPU done. I went to work and got the CPU out of my computer there, put it in and started my computer, it started to boot, monitor came on and saw boot screen and then it died, monitor shut off, fans shut off, but green light is on the front of case, reset button does nothing and neither does power button. Only way to reboot is to unplug. Put my old CPU back in and it does the same. So what did I when I changed the CPU and what was wronng before I changed the CPU. Is my motherboard done? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
1. check the cpu fan is properly working with normal speed.. 2. go to bios setup and restore all settings to default. 3. if windows start and problem comes after some time , then it might be virus. so, go for a virus scan.
1. check the cpu fan is properly working with normal speed..
2. go to bios setup and restore all settings to default.
3. if windows start and problem comes after some time , then it might be virus. so, go for a virus scan.
Posted on Oct 15, 2007
I thing it is a old or bad cabaster
Posted on Jun 25, 2008
Try to use a installer xp cd and use a repair console, chkdsk /p
.........b'cause i try this for many times its work it...try it to find!!!!!
Posted on Jun 20, 2008
Another thing thing to consider is the quality and capacity of the power supply. If the power supply is bad it won't supply power properly which will cause the motherboard to work incorrectly if it works at all. If the power supply is too weak or worn out then the undervoltages will cause the same type of problems.
As habib suggests make sure that the CPU cooler is properly installed with either a thermal pad or thermal compound. Failure to do so may damage the CPU.
Posted on May 30, 2008
Posted on Apr 18, 2008
It could be bad RAM. Our HP Pavilion Media Centre did same thing. I ran disk doctor and found that there were failing areas in the system memory. I had to send my unit back 3 times until they actually fixed it. I really think it was bad RAM though. They never really told me what exactly was the problem.
Posted on Apr 08, 2008
The issue might be with your cooling fan. install it properly, try installing an extra cooler ant that should help you.
Hope it helps
Posted on Mar 06, 2008
Make sure the cooling fan is properly seated on the CPU.
and clear cmos.
Posted on Jan 04, 2008
It seems as if it would be memory but i think the PSU should be checked. Along with the connections, CPU , and reseat the memory. This motherboard is picky with the RAM.
Posted on Dec 29, 2007
Swap the power supply
Posted on Oct 01, 2007
Reebooting as habib said might really be overheating. In any case, since I work with these damn boads, I tell you I changed every part in a computer wearing that board and with the same illness you describe, and the problem still persisted, untill I ended up replacing the board, still with a Biostar but this time with a P4M890, let's be real... same crap different name, but let's also be honest, in 3 months it didn't do that anymore (not it faces other problems like getting stuck in Post and loading the RAM with static electricity). Try Habib solution, if it persits, I really recoment you dive in you paperwork in a quest for your warranty!
Posted on Sep 24, 2007
Fixed! motherboard to the trash, installed new one and solved problems!
Posted on May 23, 2007
Although the fault is probably relating to the temp of the processor being too high causing reboot meaning the first answer is correct it could also be a power issue, ie the main power psu unit is failing to deliver enough power to the motherboard and/or processor. Recheck all power connectors on the motherboard but do it with safety in mind at all times.
Posted on May 23, 2007
First check if it's not over heating(make sure all your fans turn on)Then run an antivirus scan. If all that checks out, then try unplugging your harddrive, to see if boots normally, if it does, then try your harddrive on another pc which you know works. It could be your harddrive going out.If your harddrive works great on another pc. I could be motherboard related problem.If your harddrive doesnot work fine on another pc then backup your files.
Posted on Apr 01, 2007
Make sure the cooling fan is properly seated on the CPU, and make sure you have enough (but not too much!) thermal compound covering the CPU's core. That *should* fix the issue.
Posted on Oct 23, 2006
I think readjust your PC's cooling fan
Posted on Nov 04, 2009
Buy another computer
Posted on Jan 23, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
well i have done all barbones tests and the mobo is now on its way back as its a dud :( even with just cpu in and mem it doest beep to say theres no graphics.
Posted on Jun 11, 2008
One long and two shorts is usually:
Indicates a video error has occurred and the BIOS cannot initialize the video screen to display any additional information.
You seem pretty comfortable with troubleshooting, so here is a reference document ...
Posted on Jun 14, 2009
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you plug in the power cord is there any lights whatsoever on the computer?
When you press the power button do you hear fans running, hard drive spinning, lights on the computer, hear any beeps or lights constantly blinking, hear the DvD/CD drive click and the light on the drawer of the DvD/CD turn on for a second or two? If so the laptop is trying to boot or may have booted, but the screen is not showing for some reason.
Beep tones and blinking lights tells the technicians what is going on with the computer and why it is not booting. Most times it's a motherboard issue when you hear beeps or blinking lights continuous. Most times the problem is with the memory or Video Card. Count the Blinking Lights or Beeps and take note of their pattern (1 Long or 1 Long followed by 2 Short).
Maybe your power cord is bad if you don't get anything to happen whatsoever when you press the power button.
you have a Static Charge Buildup. Remove the Power Cord, then Press and
Hold the power button for 30 seconds. After 30 seconds plug the power
cord back in and hit the power button to see if it boots.
your memory is bad or the memory slot is bad.
the Power Cord, Open the Case and remove one of the memory chips. Set the
chip aside then try rebooting the computer. If it boots, then you know
the memory chip you set aside is bad so mark an x on it with an ink pen.
If it fails to boot then move the chip to the next memory slot and try
rebooting. If it fails take the chip out and set it aside, then put the
other chip in and try booting it in both slots. If it boots, just to
verify that the chip set aside is bad, mark an x on it and put it into the open
memory chip slot and try booting.
your power supply is bad. Sometimes there is enough power to make the
power light or some other lights come on but not enough power to make the fan
turn on or hard drive spin.
Below are links and info I found from Dell's Website based on your model.
Controls and Lights Front of computer:
Power button - push button
green light - Blinking green in sleep state; solid green for power-on state.
amber light - Blinking amber indicates a problem with the power supply inside the computer. If the system cannot boot and there is a solid amber light, this indicates a problem with the system board (see "Power Problems" in your Owner's Manual).
four lights on the front panel (see Diagnostic Lights.)
Standby power light
AUX_PWR_LED on the system board
Hard-drive activity light
green light - When the computer is reading data from or writing data to the hard drive.
LAN indicator light
green light - Solid green indicates that a LAN (local area network) connection is established.
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