I just built my first system and for about 2 months, it ran just fine.
Then, once day after shutdown, I started it back up and after showing
the Ai Lifestyle logo and the Windows loading logo, my TV showed "No
I have tried scanning for viruses, as well as a general systems
diagnostic with the Advanced SystemCare program. I reinstalled drivers
from both Nvidia's website and the software that came with the
graphic's card. I have tried to reinstall and repair Windows both. I
have also pulled a regular PCI video card (Nvidia 6-series) and
replaced the current video card, but after that I didn't even get the
logos so I put the original one back in.
I'm really not sure what else to try, so any help would be greatly greatly appreciated.
ASUS Ai Livestyle M2N-E
AMD Athlon 62 X2 Black Edition
2 GB (2x1) RAM Corsair
NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS
Running on a Tobshiba Regza. (No problems with either displaying the computer in safe mode or displaying television.)
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Re: No video signal on boot
First, if possible, try to connect another monitor then check. othewise it is likely your Video has gone (Which is possibly on the motherboard) alternatively you can try installing a new external video card in the PCI slot and run the machine if it works fine. If everything has failed then possible their is a chance of your video card failure.--------its better first you try it with external Display card install it in the PCI slot and test your display again, ------maybe you have your onboard video card disabled or your AGP or PCI video card is disabled in the bios.. try pressing del.. den F5, den enter, den F10 den enter. -------If you have integrated video and you do NOT have BIOS hardware fail beeps, then you have either turned something off OR your PSU has failed. -----------------.or possibly the power supply isn't correctly connected. If you constantly need to reseat the card, then the shifting of the card is wiggling something on the board which causes a "good" connection to take place.. So, you might start by completely reseating the motherboard so all setoffs are right.. Make sure all power connections and cables are reseated.. Things like that.. If the computer still doesn't work, try replacing the powers supply.. And if still no joy, I'd replace the motherboard.
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Re: No video signal on boot
Hi there Sounds like the display drivers have become corrupt, boot into safe mode by hitting F8 on start up, once in the system go to "device manger" and un-install the display drivers. reboot the computer and the display drivers should reinstall themselves
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How many years do you own that desktop computer? You have a problem with your Ram: Transcend: 2GB 1333 Mhz
Ram is always responsible to boot and run all system required by your computer A defect ram cannot boot or not properly run application e.g. Power-On-Self-Test (start up of your computer) Booting your Operating System Running your Application like Microsoft office , Photoshop and so on
3 beeps means that it's a RAM fault. If your memory worked just fine in another pc then it's the fault of the memory controller of the chipset on the motherboard - either the memory slot is loose (move the stick in the slot and try again) or the chipset itself is failing. That can't be fixed, the mobo is dead, replace it.
One bad lead will cause your computer to shut down or continue in a cycle replace all the leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions + IDE,SATA and the ones that attach from your motherboard to your hard drive hope this helps
That board has a built in video card if I have the right info. If you are using an external video ie plug in card then you need to make sure the onboard video is disabled or that the plug in card is designated as the main video card. Not doing either of those will cause the black screen.
Have you check the video card, is it loose, not sitting right, beeps are either memory, video or a bad mobo.
here's a list of beep codes; the numbers represent the amount of beeps
The memory refresh circuitry has failed
Parity errors have been detected in the first 64 KB of memory
A failure has occurred within the first 64 KB or memory
System Timer failure: Timer 1 on the mainboard does not work
The CPU has generated an undetectable error
8042 Gate-A20 failure: BIOS cannot switch the CPU into protected
The CPU has generated an exception error
The video adapter is missing, or the memory on the adapter has generated a
The ROM checksum value does not match the value in BIOS
The shutdown register for CMOS interrupt channel 2 has failed POST; the
system board cannot retrieve CMOS contents during POST
Level-2 cache memory has failed the tests, and has been disabled
POST has failed, caused by a failure of one of the hardware tests
1 long, 2 short
Failure in video system: a checksum error was encountered in video BIOS ROM,
or a horizontal retrace failure has been encountered
1 long, 3 short
Failure in video system: the video DAC, the monitor detection procedure or
the video RAM has failed
POST procedures have passed
Plug a PCI VGA card into one of the PCI slots on your motherboard and connect your monitor signal cable to this add-on PCI VGA card and turn on your system . If your monitor shows the usual startup screen then you continue booting your comp and let the OS load , thereafter you BACKUP your DATA . Use a PCI VGA card from TRIDENT or S3 etc., so that your OS will use built drivers to display at 256 , 16 bit or 24 bit colour depth . These motherboards have problems around the GMCH or the Northbridge chip which has Graphics & Memory Control integrated . The refresh signal to your monitor does not indicate proper working of these GMCH . The memory of your comp needs attention and a check .
Unplug the the dsl & any other device except the keyboard & mouse. Double check the video cable at both ends monitor & PC. Boot up system. If the system starts shut down & connect 1 device. Boot the system. OK? continue to do this. On the dsl there is a reset button. With it unpluged from power use a pen & hold in the reset for about ten seconds. Reconnect the power & reconnect the Rj45 to the PC. Boot system.
Steps to improve your bootup time..
You can trim unnecessary start-up programs file using msconfig from the Run menuand unnessary services fromControl Panel/Administrative Tools/Services.
Slow start and shutdown can be a symptom of Spyware infection.
Periodically, once a week or once a month defragment your C drive and other drives that you are using frequently.