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Power boot up problems

I seem to have a problem that quite a few people have mentioned (but no working solution has been found that I can find).

After plugging everything in and then flicking the power switch on my power supply (not on the PC box) all the fans start up but it seems like nobody is at home. No beeps and only one green light on the box that doesn't flash or flicker. Monitor doesn't register anything and no POST or bios information shows up.

My specs are:

Asrock AM2NF3-VSTA Motherboard
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+ Windsor 2.4GHz
ELSA GLADIAC 776 GT AGP 256MB (7600 GT)
1GB PGI DDR2-667 RAM (667MHz)
1GB DDR2 PC2-6400 Elixir (800MHz)
Western Digital 160GB HHD
ENERMAX EG365P-VE FMA 1.3 ATX12V 350W Power Supply
I bought the board because my AGP is still strong enough for what I need but I wanted to start using a 64 bit processor.

I've tried switching RAM sticks and slots and using only one chip and but no change. The power seems to start up as soon as the PS is switched on. Holding down the power button on the box does't shut it down and the reset button doesn't seem to have any effect either.

Any help would be appreciated!

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  • Paul Hallett Jan 03, 2008

    Unfortunately I can't even get into bios :-( The screen stays blank during the whole process (light on monitor doesn't change from yellow to green so no signal seems to be getting sent by the graphics card)

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Check your bios for your power failure setting
it may be set to instant on of power failure
you need to set that to off

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