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Chassis intruded fatal error - can't access bios

Hi, on installing a new pci soundcard on my friends Advent desktop, powerup fails with a 'chassis intruded - fatal error' message. The system goes through POST, validates ram, checks (and recognises) drives etc then hangs completely.  I've checked the jumper on the chassis intrusion pins and that's fine.  I've also reset the CMOS as per the manual (at least the manual for P5LD2-VM (the board actually says P5LD2 TVM SE/L but I can't find a manual for that model -as far as I can see, the layout is essentially the same).  However, none of this has any effect - the error keeps coming up and won't let me get into the BIOS (or anywhere else).  My friend got the machine second-hand (it was working), and has no mobo recovery disks or anything.  I've scoured the net for a solution, but so far, nothing I try solves the problem.  The board is running a Intel Core 2 1.GHz CPU by the way.

I'm not an expert, by  a long way, but have built a few machines, and tinkered with others and this is the first time I've hit such a seemingly impossible problem (and it had to be on someone else's machine!) Any suggestions will be gratefully received before my friend becomes my ex-friend!!

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  • shanakie Nov 01, 2007

    thanks Wraithbearer - I had tried rebooting with the card removed, checked all board connections etc but still the same problem. I think I have no choice but to update the bios - as I said my board says P5LD2-TVM-SE/L, but I'm assuming/hoping that the VM-SE bios will be the correct one. I think I should be able to do it via the ASUS EZ Flash utility - I certainly hope so as all other alternatives assume being able to access DOS or Windows which, obviously, I can't do...

  • shanakie Nov 01, 2007

    ... an hour later. Having discovered that the board doesn't have a connector for a floppy drive (thus making flashing the bios impossible), on a hunch I took another look at the pins. There are three sets of pins, tho only two were originally jumpered - the top set being chassis intrusion, then cmos reset, then a set with a double gap between pins 1 and 2, like . . . that don't appear in any of the manuals for the P5 series - on the basis that there wasn't a lot to lose by this point, I found a spare jumper and closed pins 2 and 3, booted up and .... after a brief complaint about cmos settings, I was in!! I really haven't the faintest idea why this worked - those pins definitely weren't originally jumpered, and the chassis intrusion complaints began before any pins had even been looked at...

    Whatever, I'm deeply relieved - I could have just bought another board, but the humiliation......!! Thanks for your suggestions wraithbearer - they were well to the point. I only found this board in a desperate search for some ideas, but will stick around...



  • Anonymous Dec 08, 2007

    Hi guys i do have exactly the same problem with same board ... tried anything ... no solution ...

  • Anonymous Dec 19, 2007

    same prbblem i m also faccing


  • Anonymous Mar 09, 2009

    "chassis intruded fatal error - can't access bios"



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I recently solved this problem by hooking up a case open switch to the mb and holding it while the pc boots up no problem still wanna see where i can turn it off tho :S

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Hi Shanakie, did you remove the soundcard to see if it worked again without it? If not try that, if it works without it go into the bios and turn of the chasis intruded warning reboot and replace the card, if it still has trouble try it in different slots, if it hangs only in a certain slot try another PCI device in that slot eg. modem, and see if it hangs if it does its a faulty PCI slot or a cap or something to do with that particular slot has gone, if it hangs on every PCI slot and other cards work in any of them it's the card, the card may not be faulty though it may just be conflicting with something on the board you may have to mix and match cards till you find a working configuration. Failing that try updating the Bios this often fixes problems with no other solution, Goto this link

All the information you need to update the bios is on the left hand side, and from the drop down menus on the right select the socket775 series and you'll find all the software that would've been on the motherboard cd as well as the bios updates for your P5LD2 VM SE

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  • Josh Turner Nov 01, 2007

    Keep me posted by the way, i'm interested in hearing your progress

  • Josh Turner Nov 02, 2007

    Thats crazy i hunted everywhere for your exact board, couldn't find it so i just assumed it must've been a factory typo, but not i'm curious to track it down and check those jumpers, I'll keep you posted, if i find anything i'll post it on here for future reference, because i'd like to know what those jumpers were, perhaps bus speed?


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