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Blank screen after xp welcome screen no power to keyboard

Hi, I'm working on an Asrock K7vt2 mobo with an AMD Duron 1.30ghz proc 128mb (pc133) sdram winxp. AGP 4x AMI bios v.3.31a Prob started after attempting to add 128mb more ram. I was already getting 1 beep at startup. After adding the ram, I began getting 1 beep, pause and 2 short beeps. PC will boot as far as the xp welcome screen then goes black never to get to the desktop. I also lose the keyboard at this point. I reinstalled xp, no luck same symptoms. I switched out mem for 512mb ddr still no luck. I took out cmos battery for a while (over 30mins.) Got different set of beep codes, set bios to default settings, and still same symptoms. I have also tried fixmbr with no luck. PC will boot to safe mode with a start bar and working kybd and mouse, but desktop still blank. Can anyone help, Please? Thanks...

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Re: Blank screen after xp welcome screen no power to...

Ok, with your current set up, what beeps are you getting? Also, while you have a blank desktop, hit CTRL+ALT+DELETE and you'll have Task Manager come up, click File and then New Task and type in "explorer" without quotes and hit enter. That should restore your desktop. Let me know how it goes.

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Hello here is the homepage:

And the + versions:

I would say no because the cpu does not exist anymore.

The only thing you can upgrade is the harddrive and the ram module.

The mainboard uses SDram and DDR ram in there own seperate block.
Sdram is hard to find and expensive.
DDRram can still be bought.

The specifications:


462 pin Socket A supports the AMD K7 processors
Full series of Athlon XP/Athlon/Duron processors

SiS 740 & SiS 961/962 Chipset
SiS 740 Host/Memory controller with high quality 3D graphic accelerator
SiS 961/961B/962 MuTIOL Media I/O
Integrated USB 2.0 host controller in SiS 962
LAN: MAC integrated in SiS 961/961B/962 and PHY on board
AC97 Audio Codec: Compliant with AC97 2.2 specification

Supports Plug and Play 1.0A, AMP 1.2, Multi Boot, DMI
Support for ACPI revision 1.0 specification

2 DDR DIMM Sockets and 2 DIMM sockets support (can not be used simultaneously)
Two 184-pin 2.5V DDR SDRAM (DDR266/200) or
Two 168-pin 3.3V SDRAM (PC133/PC100)
Maximum: 2GB (DDR SDRAM or SDRAM)

Hope this was helpfull

Nov 29, 2012 | EliteGroup K7SOM Motherboard

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Hello, I want to know, if the motherboard Asrock K7VT2 can support DDR2 memory.

No, it supports DDR, SDRAM...front side bus speed 266/200 can max out with 2GB's of PC3200...1GB in each slot. I hope this helps.

Aug 06, 2011 | Asrock K7VT2 Motherboard

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RAM Slot does not recognize more than 512MB ( 184 )

Consider updating your motherboard bios.

Also make sure that your memory is correct for this system:

- Max. capacity of system memory: 2GB DDR or 2GB SDRAM
- DDR x 2, DDR266/200 non-ECC, un-buffered memory
- SDRAM x 2, PC133/100 non-ECC, un-buffered memory

Jun 26, 2010 | Asrock K7VT2 Motherboard

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I would like advice on upgrading my Graphics card

Unfortunatly your still running low end CPU power and low end agp graphics. Your going to pay 150-200 just for a fair PCIe/AGP HD/3D VC. If $200 doesnt hurt (and this is the lowest price best option), then might I suggest Mobo/CPU/RAM for around $200 that would do the trick and allow for future upgrades. You might also need a power supply. I just built one less than 3 weeks ago for a friend and it fairs against my own gaming comp.
MY PC...
AMD ATHLON 64 X2 DCP 6000+ 3.01GHz
XFX 8800GT AD 512MB
500W PS

NEW PC....
Gigabyte GA-MA785GMT-UD2 MB $90+/-
AMD Athlon™ II X2 250 BOX 3.0GHz (CAME W/FAN)$70+/-
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Sep 12, 2009 | Asrock K7VT2 Motherboard

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Have a SV266M MOBO. w/amd Athlon XP 1700 CPU. I want to upgrade

i could only fins thease specs for you

AMD Athlon up to 2400+
AMD Athlon XP up to 2600+
AMD Duron up to 1.8GHz

Jun 29, 2009 | Syntax SV266M Motherboard

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Can work Memory SDRam 128MB PC100 with SDRam 512 MB PC133

It wont work, it will hang ur system. Ur motherboard supports but using Mutli-frequencies RAM is not possible, either u use SDRAM 512 BM PC133 or ur 64/128 PC100 RAM, You cant use all together.

Apr 20, 2009 | QDI Group QDI Advance 10T Motherboard

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Trying 2 figure out what type of memory 2 use?

that looks like an Albatron MoBo but I cant get onto the albatron website to confirm this


AMD Athlon™/Athlon™XP/Duron™Processor
Socket 462 with FSB 200/266MHz
2 DDR266/200 Memory Sockets
6channel AC 97 Audio
2 ATA133 Channels, up to 4 ATA 133 IDE Devices
6 USB 2.0/1.1 Ports (4 ports by optional cable)
Integrated 3D Graphics Engine


Socket 462 AMD Athlon™/Athlon™XP/Duron™Processor

FSB / Transport



North Bridge: VIA KM266 ( VT8375 )
South Bridge: VIA VT8235
I/O Chip : Winbond W83697HF


2 * DDR sockets
DDR266/DDR200 unbuffered ECC/none-ECC DDR SDRAM up to 2GB

Expansion Slots

1 x AGP 4X slot (1.5V Only)
3 x PCI slots (PCI 2.2 compliant)
1 x CNR slot (AMR Type)

IDE / SATA Connectors

2 ATA133 channels, up to 4 ATA 133 IDE devices

Onboard I/O Connectors

1 x Floppy Connector
2 x USB 2.0/1.1 header (4 ports USB cable optional)
1 x CD_IN header
1 x COM (serial) port header (Optional COM cable)
1 x S/PDIF in/out header (S/PDIF in/out cable optional)
1 x CPU fan header with fan rotation detection function
1x System fan headers with fan rotation detection function
2 x 5 pin system panel header (Intel spec)
1 x Front audio header (Intel spec)
1 x IrDA header
1 x Case Open detection header
1 x Wake on LAN

I/O via Back Panel

PS/2 keyboard/mouse, 2 x USB(2.0/1.1),1xVGA ,1 x Com(serial), 1 x Parallel, 1x Game/Line-in/Line-out/MIC


20-pin ATX power connector

BIOS Feature

2Mb Flash EEPROM
Award BIOS with ACPI, DMI2.0, PnP, WfM2.0, Green Suspend to RAM (S3), Suspend to Disk (S4) Wake on keyboard, Wake on LAN/RTC Timer

Hardware Monitoring

2 FAN sensors, CPU/System voltages and temperature monitoring.

Special Feature



Form Factor

Micro-ATX (218mm x 244mm)

Jul 11, 2008 | Intel Motherboard

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No not compatible! Your system is obsolete, almost impossible to upgrade anything. Socket 478, P4 cpu stuff, is the oldest system with any chance of upgrading or maintenance.Get a 'barebones' new system for $250/300 from the Inet [ ebay or simillar ]/ You will then get some value from the cost of the windows Xp if it is the full version or alternatively you have both original OS disc and windows Xp ugrade disc. If what you buy has an IDE hard drive. you can also install your current hard drive too, keeping what you have on it, as a slave drive after you have put your OS on your new machine plus any cd or dvd on your old machine.All this is simple and within widows framework and tools, no tech skill needed, just a screwdriver and a manual with your new barebones motherboard. Plug the old ide drive into the right socket from the conncecting braid, set the jumpers as per hard drive diagram on the back plate on both drives. One master, one slave.Remember NOT to format your old drive/ LOL/

Jun 25, 2008 | VIA Motherboards

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K7VT2 with a AMD Duron 1.30 GHz CPU.

Depends on which AMD processor you would use. If Duron you could go to 1.8Ghz. If you use Athlon XP you could go to 3200+. Athlon MP 2.1Ghz and regular Athlon 1.4Ghz.

Nov 13, 2007 | Asrock K7VT2 Motherboard

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