Did I fry my ASUS A7V8X-MX motherboard? I bought an old computer(with this moboard) that was working. I opened it and put in my old HD to slave it. Rebooted to get into the BIOS (just to check things...
I do not think that this problem is to do with your Motherboard. If you had fried your Motherboard, you would not see anything when you started the computer, you especially wouldn't be able to get in to the BIOS if your Motherboard was damaged because the BIOS is accessed straight off the Motherboard itself. You will notice that if you take out all the Hard Disks in your computer, you will still be able to access the BIOS.
This problem is probably due to a corrupt Hard Disk. Maybe you set the old Hard Disk to the Master or whilst moving your computer you damaged the other Hard Disk. This problem is known as the Windows Reset Loop, your computer will not get past a certain point in the start-up process and will then restart itself and do the same thing over and over again.
This could also be caused by a problem in your BIOS, when you did the CMOS reset, it would have probably knocked out all of the stored data. When your computer is starting up, you must go in to the BIOS and check which drive the bios is set to boot off. Even though your Slave Hard Disk is set as a Slave, you can still set the computer to boot off this drive, and if this drive is corrupted it will not boot, it will go in to the Windows Reset Loop.
If the problem still persists, i recommend that you remove the old Hard Disk which you have put in and try and boot off the Master as a single drive. If this still doesn't work, set your other Hard Disk as the Master and remove the other drive and try boot off that one.
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Jan 01, 2010 |
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