I am experiencing two problems. The first is that after istalling my EVGA motherboard I booted up the system and everything looked fine. Then, when the windows splash screen comes up it goes for about 3 seconds then the system reboots. I tried a fresh installation of windows but when I get to the first screen where keyboard input is needed the system will not recognize my keystrokes. I can navigate the BIOS with the keyboard all day but not during a windows install. I am very frustrated please help.
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Re: Splash screen reboot
Ok, for what I understand you changed your motherboard, tried to boot your old windows and it went bananas on you. Wich is really not uncommon. Then you tried installing windows and your keyboard would not do anything. As far as the keyboard issue goes, I am guessing that you use a USB keyboard. Windows is such a wonderful piece of software that it's no surprise it acts up like that. Try enabling USB Keyboard support in the BIOS, or better yet, try connecting a PS2 keyboard (the round plug). Chances are everything is gonna be just fine after that.
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Turn the computer off.
Hold DOWN the "any" key.
Turn the computer on.
When you see "keyboard error. Press Fxx to enter BIOS SETUP", RELEASE the "any" key, and press the 'Fxx' key.
While in setup, change the boot-order to "floppy-first".
Then, everytime that you boot, your motherboard will "grind" the 3.5-inch disk, looking for a boot-sector.
If it DOES "grind", then BIOS-loading has completed, and there's something wrong with the boot-sector on either the CD-ROM or the disk-drive, i.e., Windows "crashes" during startup, and reboots itself.
Or, press F8 when you think that your computer is booting from the disk-drive, to enter the "Windows boot menu". Try "Boot In Safe Mode".
It could be any number of things. Yes, it could be motherboard but it could be any piece of hardware connected to it. Detach everything except CPU, memory, cpu fan, and video (if it doesn't have onboard video). And reboot. If it does the same thing then we've narrowed it down. If it gets past the screen and says can't find bootable device (or something simillar), then start adding on one device at a time until you find the culprit that locks it up at the splash screen. Experience tells me possibly CD drive or hard drive. Good luck!
Try removing your AGP card and enabling the onboard graphics again. It is possible your Radeon is a 3.3v, but this board only supports 1.5v cards. Take a look at the manual at ftp://download.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/D845GERG2/BV2RG2_English.pdf
you have i would say a corrupt bios, if it can't even select the splash screen, i'm assuming that you have tried to reset the cmos by means of the relevant jumpers, either JBAT1, CLRCMOS or CLRCLK or similair.
If so and still nothing, when you built the system you may have stressed the board fitting the heatsink and fan or the memory causing the mobo bios chip to fault or it is simply a manufacturer fault and therefore up for exchange of faulty goods.