PC Desktop fails to boot unstated OS....
a very obsolete PC, in fact HP retired, support.
no problem really but makes getting books on it harder... facts...
- so did you make sure all fans work? and stay on,
- does the DVD drive eject button work
- does the keyboard caps/num/scroll locks LED toggle, when pressed
- does BIOS work with 1 DDR2 RAM stick (1 by 1) not 2 at once
- do the fans all work , up to 3?
- Does the F1 key work, hit fast at power on button, in 1-3seconds? immediatay after power on.
- did the screen show Hit F1 to enter HP setup? if yes did you?
- any PCI expanisin cars in the PCI slots, remove them?
- remove DVD and HDD cables, see if BIOS works.
- CPU fan Heat sink fins not packed in lent, as all are, clean it with Can-o-air?
- test the PSU? (ask)
The goal is BIOS screens, first. first things are first.
carbon dating retired PCs (hp zero support now)
is not easy. and is key to learning what BIOS is there (a pain)
the date you bought this PC is not important , the date it was made maters only....
standing here, i cant do that, id need to do hands on inspection
old AMD Athlon 64 X2
says ,,,,DDR2 SDRAM 2x1g it says, remove one?
NVIDIA GeForce 6150 LE TurboCache supporting 256MB
integrated, VGA.... no card. if it has a card for VGA remove it to test system using integrated VGA jack on MOBO
best i can tell, 99% off all review on pc have TIME STAMP(DATE)
but one review said it had norton 2006
so we know that one is 2006 and is over 10years old.
maybe 12 years old.. the dvd drive has date code, there in clear english, dates, if it says 2005 , there it is. other HP codes
in the PC also date the PC.
i looked up your ASUS mobo and they says its
The current bios is 3.07 phoenix-award bios.
Even ASUS dont have data on A8m2n mobos. now.
huge list of keys on PHoenix bios.
my guess is F1 or F10 is the BIOS hot key
remember HP ordered Phoenix bios under contract and HP
can in fact dictate hot keys... so HP wins here.
find the answer to this is hard. (no HP books)
hint 1: the coin cell battery can be dead, replace it on the mobo
life spans 3 -5years possible most makers top life is 7.
the goal is here, if this works we test the HDD next.
its just 2 goals, BIOS, below
then getting the HDD working and last the unstated OS working.