Question about Asrock P4 COMBO P4/S478+LGA775/848P/DDR400/SATA/A&L/ATX Motherboard (MOTASR28)

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ASROCK P4 COMB- BIOS PROBLEM

I have this asrock P4 COMBO, when i start my pc i cant see the usually appearing in the upper left corner when it is starting up, and my monitor wont detect my pc, i hv a video card, i look of the fan of my video card and it is running. i think i hv a problem in my BIOS. Kindly help me regarding this problem. Thanks and more power to fixya.

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  • brillpernell May 08, 2009

    everything u ask me is in proper order, i mean everything is in plugged, and ive been using a long time now, one day i open it as usual, then thats what happen.

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Ok I need you to be very specific with the problem, when you turn on the pc, What happens, exactly??.
According to what you say, you have no video. That could mean 100 things, from your monitor being broken to faulty CPU or chipset, video card, melted transistor on the MB or simply a bios misconfiguration.

1st) your pc usually has 2 Leds (or more) One that's always on and one that flash intermittently. The one thats always on is the power led, you should see that one all the time. The other one is the HDD activty indicator.Now I need you to tell me if the flashy led is working, does it start flashing?, listen closely for Hard drive activity. Can you hear the hard drive working?

2) Unplug your monitor from the video card's connector. Turn it off and turn it on. Now it should display some message indicating theres no signal, or that motior is in power save mode or whatever. If it doesn't, chances are big the monitor is broken.

3) if 1- you can see the flash led blinking, and 2- your monitor displays a message when unplugged from the PC; Try connecting your monitor to the onboard video card's port, see if it shows now.

4) if 1- Is true and you can hear HD activity and the led blinking, try connecting your pc to another display, or a tv if you dont have one. Most video cards have a DVI or HDMI port which you can connect to most modern TVs.

5) if 1- is false and 2- is true(monitor shows a message) Then remove you pc cover and get into the Motherboard. If you have the board's manual, look the section clearing CMOS, or Reset bios.
If you don't have the manual then wtch this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-yalVoRJSc

Wait at least 2Min bedore puting the battery back in place. Now
if after this, the problem remain the same:


6)Remove the memory. Turn on the pc, it shoud produce some short and long beeps. turn it off and put only one stick. try again.
Switch the memory stick, try a different bank. Watch another video in youtube if you have no clue how to get the memory out.
Be carefull cause mem is really sensitive. I recommend you touch some non painted metalic object before touching the memory.

I hope this solves the iissue. Post the results.Cheers.

Posted on May 08, 2009

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Ok first things first, did you just installed the video card?? if so remember to connect your monitors cable to the new video card's port. check your power supply meets the cards requirements. Cjeck you connected your power supply to the video card.
Did you do anything to the pc, Did you changed the biios settings. What did you do the last time you used your computer. If you messed with the bios, thres usually a jumper in the motherboard to reset the bios to defaults settings, It says clear cmos or something like that. You have to take it out and put it in the pins stated. wait 30 seconds and put the jumper back to it's original positon.
If is not this then be more specific so Me or anyother can help you out. Cheers.

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