I have a p4mbms motherboard. The system won't boot.
Using a POST-PCI-Card, I get an FF error, which translates to "System booting. This means that the BIOS already passed control to the operation system. If no error flags such as memory size are set ,boot via INT 19 -load system from drive A, then C; display error message if correct boot device not found. Boot system."
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Re: I have a p4mbms motherboard. ...won't boot
Does the card show other codes before the FF comes up, they go by pretty fast. If you have steady ff from the moment of turning the power on and no chance, check the leds on the debug card,
Reseat the memory.
if the machine still doesn't boot.
take out all memory modules out from the machine, now with no
memory plug in the power and try starting up, wait 1 minute and
turn the power off, now place one of the memory modules back and try starting up again, remember to unplug the power when
your connecting or disconnecting parts from the board.
Any change on debug codes how about beeping from machine?
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The things to check when your system will not post are RAM (make sure it is in all the way) Hard Drive (make sure it is properly connected) Your CD/DVD drives (again check connection) and your video connection (if you have onboard graphics, this may not apply, if you have a seperate video card make sure it's properly secured in the PCI slot)
Once you've checked all of these things, if you still have a problem, listen for the beeps that come from your computer's motherboard and remember the order of short and long beeps. Respond with the beep sequence and type of computer you are using.
Hey there,Im pretty sure this is becuase one of 2 reasons: Possiblity 1:That you have not inserted your video card correctly and some adjusting to its position on your motherboard should help(or even another pci slot if possible)
Possiblity 2:That the Card is not compatible With your system which is unlikley..
To set up vga you have to set the bios setting to the vga platform which you are using like intgated to on board ,pci to pci card and pci-E to pci express card .
Then boot pc and right click on my computer - manage-device manager-display adapter -and see any yellow mark in it .
if their is any mark then update the driver by keeping mother board cd in cd/dvd rom .
delete any non completable driver in it or you can use control panel to do this work .
if you are unable to boot in system then on boot screen press f8 to boot in vga mode or safe mode .and do all work recommended
Try disconnecting all power connectors to the hard drives and CD-Rom drivesin the system. Leave only the motherboard connectors and the video card connector if there is one. Re-seat your RAM and then try. If it boots up, the power supply is being overloaded and it will not power on the PC.
I'm going to assume you supplied the proper 8pin 12v connector besides the necessary 24pin, right?
Unplug all cables to any internal peripherals, even data cables.
Since you're getting random LED errors, I would remove the video card, open up one of those ancient computers to remove a PCI video card, install it on this board and boot to CMOS.
I'd also prepare a Memtest86+ boot diskette and check each memory stick individually (that is if you have a PCI video card output). Keep monitoring/logging those LED errors (to note any type of pattern).
The onboard MOLEX power connector, used to provide additional power to the PCI-Express slots when using x16 cards in SLI mode, is located between PCI slot 2 and the board's edge, as a last ditch effort, try powering it up when the Single SLI card is installed.
Otherwise, you have either a mal-performing power supply (regardless the total wattage), a funky video card or a DOA motherboard.
Always need to carry a known good PCI video card, I use a Matrox Millenium.
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