Hi, I recently came acrossed a problem with a computer I was building. I had a lot of really old parts, and just to get back to basics, I decided to build a computer equal to those that came out several years back. I wanted to build a computer for simple Word processing and possibly Internet. I took an old “a micro” tower with a motherboard that used an old socket 7 processor. I put a 200 Mhz processor in as well as a 10 Gig Hard Drive. I also added two sticks of 128 RAM, a 230-Watt power supply, a 40x CD Drive, and a Floppy. Once I started it, it started to boot but on the boot screen I saw I had accidentally hooked up the Hard Drive as a slave. I then turned it off and moved the little pin over into the master position. Afterwards I turned the computer back on, but then, on the monitor screen, I got a little blue box that said “Please Check Signal Cable”. I checked and made sure it was plugged in and tried anything I could think of, from restarting to opening up the tower and investigating inside. Nothing worked. I’m sure the tower is probably fine; I only moved the little pin. I even added an 80 Gig with no OP system as a slave but I couldn’t get it going. Does anyone out there have any ideas or solutions?
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I don't really like answering these types of questions, because you have a much older computer. Based on the AMD-K6 3D, it maybe time to retire it. The fastest chip is 500MHz, and that is not nearly enough to handle today's media rich web content, software, or games. In fact many smart phones have more processing power.
An upgrade really would not justify the time and effort involved.
If you cannot find the drivers you need on the Gigabyte site, there's a good chance that due to the age of the motherboard there are no Win 7 drivers. In that case, you can either upgrade to a different motherboard or install a new video card that does come with the correct drivers.
here is a general look at
the drivers and how to update them if your computer came with
a motherboard disc the drivers could be on it click start control panel
administrive tools ,computer management ,device manager look through all
of your devices if you see a yellow question mark?or exclamation mark
! or red x right click to reinstall
drivers or if you can see your usb but
its not working ports(com&lpt)right
click update driver make sure the lead/s that
attach to this drive have a secure seating and are not bad/faulty the light on
only tells that its getting power it might not be getting enough power you
might test the lead/s or just replace the cable of
the hard disk, when you plugged the external disk drive you got that
windows could recognize the USB device change the cable everything should work
fine again, sometimes the wires inside the cable will be damaged due to bending
or stretching or placing heavy equipment upon the cable, check the USB leads that
attach to the motherboard usually red-white-green-black make sure they are
securely seated and have no dust build up on them dust will cause static and a
lot of unforeseen problems hope this helps
Every time I've run across something like this that has just stumped me it has been either a bad part or some obscure jumper, like a FSB jumper. Interestingly enough, I looked at the manual on MSI's website. This model appears to have two DIP switches, they are on the bottom edge of the board near the PCI slot labeled something like "OC_SW1", make sure they are set both to the on position.
One bad/faulty lead can cause a computer with lots of problems replace all the leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions + IDE,SATAthe ones that attach from your motherboard to hard drive make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections and are not faulty or just replace them they are probably old and faulty ? hope this helps
Could you tell me what OS version you are running? I have encountered this issue before and can only provide you with the problem that I came across personally. If you are running Windows 7 you will get what looks like a really annoying refresh flash. I swapped back to Vista and the issue disappeared. Another piece of software that I found caused the issue was Acronis true image 2010 - when loaded the flashing started - I removed it and it stopped.
So it could be a software application - if you have access to another hard disk it might be worth building a clean version of your operating system and seeing if you have the same issue.
All ASUS motherboard purchased after November 1st, 1999 will carry 3 year warranty services. ASUS product warranty is based on the serial number printed.
Note: Warranty void for user removing serial number sticker on the motherboard .
If you want to repair it you'll need to take it back to the place that you purchased it from.
However, I have a suggestion first before returning it.
Take the new parts off and put the old ones back on, it the computer boots, then it's something about the new parts that are either not compatible, or they weren't installed correctly. You should check with ASUS.com and see if they support that PSU voltage and that video card first, because it's a nice board.
So sorry Yola, I have no old used motherboards to give. I do not collect or store used boards or computer parts, (Working parts or non working parts).
You can try emailing The Salvation Army International site.