I get a Post audio message on boot up/but no bootup
I posted a problem on jan 5th and tried everything I was told to.., nothing worked. PROLEM IS: Asus p4p800 E deluxe 3.2 GHZ CPU 1 Gb Ram. Get an audio message on startup(CPU Impass). I shut down & restart and get another mess CPU failure, and sometimes system fail due to overclocking. I have NOT overclocked the system I have not done anything to the sytem in 3 yrs! I tried reseting the CMOS, Cleaning the Ram contacts, different PS, I'm stumped & about to throw this machine out the window. Can anyone HELP ME? My only other guess would be that the Mobo is dead. What do you think?
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Re: I get a Post audio message on boot up/but no bootup
I have just thrown out 3 ASUS boards for various problems. they seem to last approx 18months before they die. video output goes wrong, cpu socket errors, all sorts of problems and a rubbish tech support at ASUS does not help.
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Are there any sets of audio 'beeps' that occur during startup? If you get anything other than a single beep during startup, it could indicate an error code for hardware failure detected during the POST phase of bootup.
If you have recovery or Windows installation CD's, try pressing F12, go to the bootup menu and try booting from the CD.
Look at the bootup menu and see if there is a hard drive as one of the options. If the hard drive is not there, or if you try to boot from the hard drive from that menu and you get error messages, that might indicate something wrong with the hard drive.
If you can boot from the CD, you may be able to use the Windows Recovery Manager to restore Windows on your hard drive, if the hard drive is working. There may also be a recovery partition on the drive that will allow you to recover Windows, but beware that files on the hard drive may be lost when you use the recovery partition.
If you have files on the hard drive you need to recover, you may be able to remove the hard drive, put it on an USB drive adapter, and use another PC to copy files off of the old drive, even if it cannot boot the old computer. After you have recovered your files, you can try the recovery partition or format the drive and use Windows install disks to restore Windows to the drive.
If you have no post then the motherboard is most likely shot or having a conflict. If your using AGP card and have another expansion card in the first expansion slot the Graphics card will not work because those two slots share IRQ's. Remove all expansion cards except the Video card and remove any floppy, hard drive or CDROM and all ram from the machine and see if you can at least get a post and access to the BIOS. If you can boot to post it is a matter of isolating what is causing your problem by connecting 1 item at a time until it stops working. Until you can get a POST the motherboard, for all intensive purposes, is dead.
Hi, You should get one bios beep. You seemed to have tried everything except a different hard drive. Check the capacitors to see if they busted open. Other than that the motherboard could be fried. Hank
You need not to press F2 or tab or escape unless you need to do so. If your system is ok, it'll automatically boot up, but if there's boot up problem with your system, then that's different.
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Can you bootup in Safe Mode?
Press F8 when you bootup.
Then select LAST KNOWN GOOD CONFIGURATION. then check the Device Manager to see if the Video driver is OK and enabled. If OK then shut down and bootup again to see if it boots up normally.
If this doesn't work select SAFE MODE instead of Last Known ......
When Windows starts then select a Restore Point prior to the installation of the driver update and when it boots up again with luck it will be OK. The graphic card update maybe causing the problem.