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Motherboard Installation Problem

I just installed the Intel DP35DP with an Intel Core Duo processor, I also added the required DDR2 RAM. I also upgraded the power supply.  When I turn on the computer nothing happens.  The monitor says No Video Detected and the USB ports don't work (i.e., I plug in any USB device like my lighted keyboard and nothing happens).  I also have a new GeForce 7600 PCI-E graphics card.

 

The first time I turned it on after installation the initial Intel screen asking me whether I wanted to use F2 to configure the system. I couldn't do it because my USB keyboard, USB mouse, etc doesn't work. When I powered off and on again I get absolutely nothing but the blank video screen.

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  • TonyBuenger Oct 13, 2007

    Progress. I can get past the F2 screen. USB working (both mouse and keyboard working). However, I'm in an infinite reboot loop. The computer, whether I choose Start Windows Normally or in Safe Mode, will continue to automatically reboot itself.

  • TonyBuenger Oct 13, 2007

    Removing the 2nd stick of RAM allowed me to get to the BIOS/F2 screen. However, I'm in an infinite automatic reboot loop, whether I choose Start Windows Normally or in Safe Mode.



    UGH

  • TonyBuenger Oct 13, 2007

    Windows Vista was already installed on my computer. Yes, it's the same hard drive.  Just the motherboard, RAM, GeForce, and CPU are new.

  • TonyBuenger Oct 13, 2007

    Makes sense, I think. I've been trying to "repair" for the last 2 hours, but still doesn't work. Should I just reinstall Windows Vista?

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How annoying... I guess my last message didn't make it.

So lets start with what you got. Forget the USB problem. Your pc doesn't get to that point.

Here are the things you should do.

First
Remove ALL extra devices connected to the pc including:
Hard drives
Cdroms
Modems
Expansion cards of any kind

The ONLY thing that should be connected is:
Power Supply
CPU
1 Stick of Ram
Video Card

Next
Now REMOVE the Power Cable from the PSU
Remove the BATTERY from the main board.
Let it sit for about 5minutes.

Now
Place the battery back into the board
Plug in the pc
Press the power button

What happens?
Do you get any message on the monitor now?
Sounds ?
Anything?

You should get at minimum another chance to press F2 and reset the bios.

Post your results and we can get you going.

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  • Charles Fields
    Charles Fields Oct 13, 2007

    Also if you still get nothing, use the other stick of ram.

  • Charles Fields
    Charles Fields Oct 13, 2007

    have you installed windows on this hardware configuration yet?

    Or did you just put in this harddrive from another pc?

  • Charles Fields
    Charles Fields Oct 13, 2007

    Then it wont work :)

    You cant change the main board. If you use a new board it needs to have the same chipset. Otherwise you will get "restarting"

    So you need to do a repair install with your vista disc. You will need to also reactivate vista after you are done.

    Their is NO way to get around it. The only thing you can do is get a board with the same chipset as the old one.

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