Hi, I just bought a brand new SG-80, placed it in my cabinet and plugged everything in (CD, HDD, Floppy, front pannel devices, etc.), but when I tried to boot, to install WinXP SP2, I got no boot activity at all.
FP LEDs display constant HDD act., but no PWR act., LED works OK (already checked it for propper functioning by switching places with both LEDs). Floppy's LED stays on, & CD doesn'st work if it's plugged in.
Already read other guys' problems, but all of them actually got their MB to work at the begining; mine doesn't work at all.
The CPU's fan bends the MB but not as in the picture displayed in the other issue. Haven't tried using the eraser, but figured out something better would come up.
Thank you everybody.
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Re: Got power, but no booting activity
Assuming you have compatable memory fitted to the mobo; if you cannot get as far as the power on self test (P.O.S.T) or into the bios to set it up, remove all components you have fitted apart from the memory and the hard drive and a graphics card if not on board graphics and see if you can get as far as the post screen.
If nothing appears and you just get a flashing cursor, then either the bios chip is faulty, or you have possibly stressed the board when fitting components and accidently broke a soldered contact.
If you do get the post try putting back one peice of hardware at a time until you come across the problem part.
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Is this a new HDD? Disk Boot Failure means it cannot boot from the HDD. Plus you mentioned that it is not detected on the BIOS. You need to have this HDD replaced. Not even a reformat can help at all. It is a hardware problem you have there.
first check the boot drives to make sure that the computer is not trying to boot from a different drive to the one that contains Windows. check that there are no CDs or DVDs 3 1/2 inch floppy discs in the CD/DVD,3.1/2 floppy drives ,and no removableusb drives plugged in to the usb ports Test all leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions,IDE,SATA the leads from your ((motherboard to your hard drive)) make sure they have a secure connection and are not faulty or just replace them there probably old and 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 if this does not fix the problem it might be a registry problem Close all open programs
Click on Start, Run, and typeregedit and press Enter Click on the plus signs (+) next to the following folders
This folder is the DVD/CD-ROM Drive Class Description in the registry. Look for any of the following names in the right hand column.
Lower Filters.bak If any of the above keys shown in step 4 are listed, right-click on them and choose Delete
After deleting the keys, close the registry editor Reboot your computer Open My Computer and check to see if your CD or DVD drives have returned. You may also want to open Device Manager and verify that the yellow exclamation and error code on the CD or DVD drive is gone.
you must have a sata hdd..........if so you will have to put in a driver for the hdd to work .......................when you start the setup to install windows from the xp cd...................you will see when you start the setup disk it will tell you to press F? button if you have a 3rd party driver unfortunately it will ask you later for a floppy with the driver on it...therefore you will need to get the driver from your cd that came with the MoBo or online and put it on a floppy disk and most new computers don't have floppy if yours does then all is well if not then you must get an external floppy that will work from USB just to install the driver....................I would enter the BIOS and see if there is a setting to automatically set the sata or raid settings for your HDD first usually F2.......will enter the BIOS..... BUT, .Be VERY CAREFUL a wrong setting change can cause your PC to not boot at all so write down everything you change and what it was before you changed it and only do 1 or 2 things at a time.....usually F10 saves the BIOS settings or on exit the computer will ask to save your changes.
Hi m_k_bishop, You must connect the CD-RW drive to the Secondary IDE connector on your board. It can not be connected to the Primary IDE port. (All SATA drives are seen as master drives in the bios). With that in mind there shouldn't be any data cable connected to the Primary IDE slot. When you first load the Bios menu screen you should see your CD-RW listed & you should see your SATA drive listed. Go to the title, " BOOT " in your bios. (If your system has a floppy disk drive connected your Boot menu should read as follows); First boot device [Floppy Disk] Second boot device [Your CD-RW drive] Third boot device [Your SATA drive as shown from the main menu] No need for a fourth device. Save the bios & exit. The system will auto restart. (At boot up re-enter your bios). Next change the [RAID Mode] to SATA or Enabled anything but RAID. Once completed save & exit the bios. If everything is connected correctly & you made the changes above your system should see your SATA drive & windows should install. (Load the windows CD into your CD-RW drive). The Asus manual lacks the proper information needed for you to make the correct setting changes in the bios. Good luck m_k_bishop! Post back if still have trouble... You shouldn't! Mike
If there are no beeps at all on boot up it's a memory timing problem,
Go into bios in standard bios settings menu and disable 'Halt On All Errors' if it isnt already, this may show up the problem in the initial power on self test.