Question about ASUS P5LD2 Motherboard
Ok all...I read your forum and have already reset the RTC and verified everything is working correctly via BIOS. Now the problem, I was running Nero and it locked up so I told Windows to power down and upon powering up, heatsink fan, hard drive, Vid Card and DVD burner are all running)but I cannot get past BIOS. Everytime it gets to the point where Windows would start I get a black screen, monitor still has green light. Boot from CD with same issue...I reach "checking hardware configuration" boom the black abyss. According to the BIOS everything is recognized and the cpu is running at a nice 41 C, thanks to the new Thermaltake Big Typhoon.....any ideas????
Hi Hanjiya, I suspect a hardware failure; I would pull off everything you can to make this as basic a PC as you can. Hardware POST checks, fans and LEDs are good to do very basic tests and elimination but are not definitive tests. If it still doesn?t work I would try using a power supply tester or switch out with a known good, followed by the RAM, processor and video card leaving only the motherboard. If you get this far and the problem is still there then your failure is the motherboard. Look for damaged capacitors with rounded tops or corrosion at the base. I?ve had two 2004-2006 era Dells refuse to complete the POST because of defective capacitors just recently. If still no luck you might try buying a pre-POST diagnostic card ($50 and up). If you don?t want to invest in that you should consider taking your PC to a shop that does have one. I know it runs again most of our personalities to pay a tech but consider this. I?ve run into lots of people who spend weeks and big bucks troubleshooting a problem someone with the right equipment can diagnose cheaply (overall) the first time. Without the test equipment or a similar PC you can use for parts you?re going to have to start buying parts one at a time in a process of elimination. Let us know if you have any more questions or comments and please don?t forget to rate the posting.
Posted on Jan 17, 2007
Tips for a great answer:
Apr 08, 2013 | MSI Bios Chip:P4m900m2-l Ms-7255
Mar 26, 2013 | HP 417035-001 - HP Pavilion dv2000 Series...
When you boot up to the log in screen type in administrator as user to log in if you cant log in
during the boot up process you will see on the screen for a short amount of time press a certain key to enter set up press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS using the arrow keys scroll down to set user password or supervisor password you can change or remove your password from there
The most common way that we know on how to reset or clear the BIOS password is to physically remove the power from the computer by disconnecting the power plug and then removing the Cmos battery for 30 minutes from the motherboard.
Another way is to reset the clear CMOS jumper on the motherboard itself.
Both of the 2 methods mentioned works because most motherboards use a battery to sustain the BIOS/CMOS settings for the motherboards PROM chip. So by cutting off cmos the battery power, the BIOS/CMOS settings will be erased.
cmos battery Under the keyboard or bottom of laptop - If you are working on a laptop computer the location of the dipswitch (almost never a jumper) can be under the keyboard or on the bottom of the laptop in a compartment such as the memory compartment. Although on some motherboards the Cmos battery is soldered in
Often many users will leave the administrator account alone or have other accounts with administrator rights. If you're not logging into the computer as administrator or have other accounts follow the below steps to reset your other accounts password.
Reboot the computer into Safe Mode
During the boot process tap the f8 button three times this will boot into safe mode where the only things working will be your mouse and keyboard enabling you to attempt to repair your computer Advanced Boot Options screen appears.
Select the Safe Mode option using the up and down arrow keys, then press the ENTER key. Choose "Windows XP Home/Professional", depending on the version of the operating system.
Press ENTER. Shortly, the welcome screen should show.
Log in as "Administrator". Click Yes to not use System Restore Mode.
Click the Start button. Choose Run and type in "control user passwords" (without the quotes). Click OK.
Select the "Administrator" user. Click Change my password. Enter a new password in the corresponding text boxes. Click OK. Write this password down and store it in a secure place Close the User Accounts window and restart Windows.
In User Accounts select the account you wish to change the password for, click change password and then enter the new password or click remove the password to remove the password from the account.
If all else fails you may have to clear the BIOS password by resetting the RTC (Real Time Clock) IC (Integrated Circuit) on your motherboard
Many RTC's require an external battery. If your RTC is one of this type you can clear the BIOS password just by unsocketing the RTC and reseating it
Hope it helps
Apr 22, 2012 | Intel Desktop Board D845PEBT2 Motherboard
Mar 11, 2012 | ASUS Motherboard P8P67 PRO REV 31 Core...
May 29, 2011 | HP Compaq Motherboard
May 02, 2009 | ASUS VIA Apollo Pro133 Chipset P3V133...
Apr 23, 2009 | ASUS SOCKET AM2 AMD ATHLON 64 X2/64...
Nov 18, 2008 | Foxconn 661FX7MF-S Motherboard
Jan 02, 2008 | ASUS P5GD1-VM Motherboard
152 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!