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ASUS P5RD1-V FAILS TO BOOT

Only the initial splash screen comes. Not responding to keyboard too. Tried replacing RAM and also replaced CMOS. No error beeps too..
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  • raghutronics Nov 15, 2009

    Yeah... I had replaced the jumpers to clear and then replaced it back. also put a brand new CMOS Battery. As I said, comp is not responding to keyboard inputs.
    Sometimes, The message comes to press F1 to goto setup. And Sometimes, screen freezes on the initial ASUS Splash screen. And most of the times, there is no display at all, and no start beep also. Computer constantly polls CD Drive(I guess so, because of repeatative click sounds in the drive).
    When I remove RAM and start, sometimes error beep occurs, but sometimes not.
    Keyboard, I have tried PS/2 and even USB.

  • Dan Todd May 11, 2010

    This is why I have a love/hate relationship with Asus boards. Am I correct in assuming this is not a new installation? And you haven't just upgraded to a new O/S? Then try booting again until the F1 appears and press that to go to set up. Go to boot configurations and set your optical drive as the first choice. Make certain the board recognizes all hard drives and optical drives. Set the hard drive for 2nd choice and save the settings. Put your Windows CD in the optical and boot up. (You'd be safer using a PS/2 keyboard right now.) It should say "Press any key to boot from CD". If you're lucky and the CD starts to load Windows, wait until it asks if you want to repair or install. Choose repair. It may reload the entire O/S over your old one, saving it in a file marked "old windows". But your data files will be saved. This all depends on several factors that I don't know about. If it loads Windows again, and reboots, be sure not to click on a key the second time around when it says click on any key to boot from CD. You will have to go back into setup and restore all your old settings, as they were cleared with the RTC wipe. And also, be sure to change the boot priority back to Hard drive first. Let us know what's happening. Sirwriter

  • Dan Todd May 11, 2010

    When you say you replaced the CMOS, did you open the side and pull the jumper off the first two pins on the RTC and place them on the last two to clear it? And then replaced them on the first 2 pins again? You then have to enter set up (usually by pressing Delete button when it starts up) and enter your booting sequence again, ie, hard drive first, then CD or DVD Rom, and make sure on the first page the hard drive is recognized.

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