Question about Asrock K7VM4 Motherboard
Same problem as Patatas. Some time ago I couldn't get the operating system to load. The machine would fire up but at this stage I did have something on the screen. I thought it was a bad sector on the hard drive so I reformatted and everything was fine for about a month. Now the screen is blank again and when I go into the screen menu it tells me that 'no signal' is being received. I have taken out the graphics card (which has worked perfectly up to now) and tried the on-board graphics port but same message. Have tried another monitor - nothing. Have bought a new hard drive - nothing. Given that the hard drive is firing up I have discounted a faulty PSU (am I right to do so?). There is a second hand K7 VT6 Motherboard for sale on e-bay - would this be a reasonable replacement? Thanks
Hi Eagleboy, I wouldn't suggest buying a board on ebay. If things do not work out you'll spend more for shipping to & back just returning it rather than buying a new AGP4x video card.
You can double check the AGP slot. Get a strong flashlight. Look down into the slot, check for bent copper retainers, dirt & dust. You can also check & make sure the retainers almost touch each other from their oppsite sides. This is where you can help the AGP card get a tight fit. Clean both the AGP cards copper contacts & the slots copper retainers. Use house hold alcohol & some cotton swabs. Blow out the slot well
I'm guessing that you set the bios up correctly when you were using the AGP card & reset the bios when you went back to using the MB's VIA UniChrome Graphics. I agree with you, no need for a new PSU or HD. Shame you can not test your AGP card in another PC. If you can't do that than buy another AGP4x card & install it. http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/category/category_slc.asp?CatId=879&Nav=|c:318|c:694|&Sort=0&Recs=10
This is all a suggestion. If you feel the board is bad & replacing it sits well with you. (Do what you think is best).
Here are some compatable boards I have come across. I am unaware what CPU you are using.
If there is anything else I can do, just ask.
Posted on Mar 28, 2008
did you try to replace your memory? do you hear a sound (click) once only,when you open your PC? if none, pls..try to replace your memory.but if still nothing happen,then thats the time to replace your Main-board.
Posted on Mar 29, 2008
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During the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup
Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS the scroll down to advanced bios features press enter change your first boot device to cd,press escape then press f10 to save to cmos to restart
note this will erase you operating system you will have to have an operating system disk to load it onto you hard drive or create a partition to load another operating system
(note after you have loaded the operating system you should go back and change the first boot device to your failsafe or optimized defaults)
after windows has loaded
your computer will automatically restart it might restart 2 times one to finish the installation
the next will be because the operating system is loaded and will boot from your cd
during the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup
Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS?using the arrow keys load failsafe defaults or load optimized defaults press escape then press f10 to save to cmos to restart
hope this helps you
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