I have an Epox 9NPA3 mb. It's a year old. First it was booting up only to bios. Next it was rolling to a safe mode start up screen. I enter in safe mode ( as well as all other options available) the Windows logo flashes and then it reboots all over.
It flashes several error codes including 75, 94, 26, and 7F. Bios doesn't find any drives. Tried auto-detect drive. Only finds CD drive, but only temporarily. Next time in bios no drives are found. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Sounds as if you need to change your cmos battery (Cr2032 on motherboard) first of all as i'ts a very cheap item to replace, then set the bios up again, then try to boot, if still no boot you may need an operating system repair.
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go into the BIOS setup and find settings for SATA operation or something similar. the available options should be 1. Native SATA/IDE 2. AHCI supported 3. RAID windows xp was installed with SATA support but requires special drivers for AHCI or RAID, so you should set your computer's SATA operation to native or IDE in order to solve the problem. Additional tip: next time you manage to boot to windows, boot to safe mode (boot while pressing F8), so you can review if all the drivers are well installed in device manager.
problem might be in the operating system it might be third party software, repair your operating system and scanned your system, or remove application that is not trust by publisher. malware,or spyware might b the cause.
So many computer face this blue screen fetal errors on windows.
error comes usually when there is problem in software or driver
compatibility issue with hardware or operating system. Also this
error comes when there is bed indexing unit in hard drive. You can
solve this errors with following 2 methods. (1)When you power up the
computer press F8 key then enter in safe mode. Then if you are able
to enter in safe mode then uninstall driver or software which you
installed recently and face this error. (2)If you are not able to
enter in safe mode Then you need to fix error on hard drive.For that you
need windows disk or recovery disk. Boot your computer with that
disk For that when you power up the computer press F1 or F2 "del" key
to enter in bios. Then go to boot menu and set first boot device as
your cd or dvd rom. Then save settings and exit bios. Insert
windows disk in cd /dvd rom. Then it boot with that disk.Then you get
this message "Press any key to boot from cd.." Then press any key. Then
follow the procedure then enter in recovery console mode then type in
prompt "chkdsk /r" Then type "y" Then it fix error on hard drive. Then
check if again you are not able to enter in windows then boot again and
this time choose "R" option for repair previous windows " then it
repairs old windows then it loads again old windows. Thanks for using
Turn the computer off.
Hold DOWN the "any" key.
Turn the computer on.
When you see "keyboard error. Press Fxx to enter BIOS SETUP", RELEASE the "any" key, and press the 'Fxx' key.
While in setup, change the boot-order to "floppy-first".
Then, everytime that you boot, your motherboard will "grind" the 3.5-inch disk, looking for a boot-sector.
If it DOES "grind", then BIOS-loading has completed, and there's something wrong with the boot-sector on either the CD-ROM or the disk-drive, i.e., Windows "crashes" during startup, and reboots itself.
Or, press F8 when you think that your computer is booting from the disk-drive, to enter the "Windows boot menu". Try "Boot In Safe Mode".
I had the same problem, the bios is corrupted, try a blind bios update or if it doesn't want to, you must do a hot flash update.For more details google search for award bios hot flash.Or dump it and buy a new one.A hot flash worked for me for this mb and an Epox 8rda+,i also have backup bios chips now.Your chip is a Winbond,4 mb capacity. Hope this helps, SSVik
I would start by clearing the CMOS with the reset jumper pin on your mainboard. Then remove all the PCI cards excluding the video card; disconnect the hard drive as well. Boot the computer without the RAM and see if you still get the "F post code." If not download a copy of Ubuntu Linux and burn it to a CD.
Reinstall the RAM modules and boot to Ubuntu from the CD and run "System Memory Scan" from the Ubuntu Boot Menu. I'm guessing your RAM over-heated and is permantly damaged. Only the manufacturer knows what the error codes for your board represent; it'd email them from this support link... EPoX Support Contact
Does the hard drive already have xp on it try booting in safe mode f5 or f8 when screen appears boot in safe mode if (doesnt work) check that your BIOS is set to recognize hard drive Only other way is to reinstall windows