Question about Intel Desktop Board SE440BX-2 Motherboard

2 Answers

Board won't boot up.

Hello. My problem is that my board won't boot up. It is my evaluation that the bios somehow my be corrupted. I have removed all cards from the board except for video. The video card has been tested and does work. I have also replaced the microprocessor. It works too.

Posted by on

  • myvtv2 May 13, 2008

    The power light comes on but the board doesn't respond. I read an article which said that the SE440BX-2 model motherboards were shipped defectively. Apparently, there was a power supply issue with some of the boards which would send a signal that reset the bios or would wipe it out. It seems as if this is true.


  • myvtv2 May 14, 2008

    I have replaced the CMOS battery. I have used two different power supplies (I am not sure what SMPS means). I have tried different memory. Nothing seems to power the board up. So what this tells me is that the bios is deprogrammed. The defect that Intel created with the power supply issue has wiped out this particular board. It was never sent back in for replacement of new capacitors and tested by the kit that Intel sent out to the manufacturers of the computers using these boards. So if I can't get the board to power up is there anyway that I can take it somewhere to get it powered up and reprogrammed? Or is it worth it?



2 Answers

Is there a place that can reprogram a dead motherboard? The hardware is good but the flash bios has been wiped out.

Posted on May 23, 2008

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.


    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Expert
  • 48 Answers

Please tell if the power indicators are light up on CPU front and on Motherboard.. What happen when you press the power button... is there any beep...

Posted on May 13, 2008

  • Kapil Tiwari
    Kapil Tiwari May 14, 2008

    Check Power Supply (use another SMPS). Remove and re-install CMOS battery, RAM & Power Jack...



1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya Technician can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repair professionals here in the US.
click here to Talk to a Technician (only for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

No video on dell inspiron mini

If it happened after the installation of Win 7, then board malfunction if not very likely. Do you get any video on start up. The Bios should be displayed fine as it is not related to Win 7 OS. However if no display during startup would mean somehow your BIOS got corrupted during the installation. Flashing the BIOS might help

Mar 07, 2012 | Dell Inspiron Mini 10 Notebook

1 Answer

Need BIOS Master password

you can remove this password by removing the bios battery. remove the cap where the ram goes... and you will have very easy access to the board. unplog the cable that goes from the bios battery to the board (make sure the pc is off and main battery is out.) plug back in the cable and boot your pc.

Feb 07, 2012 | Dell XPS M1330 Notebook

1 Answer

Hello. i have a problem whit my dell 1525 pp29l wont boot up.when i press power button the power led stays on, and the scroll lock and numlock led flashes continuosly and nothing on the screen.i...

If it cannot finish POST then you have a mother board problem.
You state you reset the BIOS. Can you get to the BIOS menu? If you can then the problem is not motherboard errors but hard drive boot sector problems, depending on OS used.
If the BIOS has been updated, then it is possibly an incorrect version or corrupt.
If you can reflow the soldering, remove the BIOS chip and fit a known good one. That should fix your problem.
Hope this helps.

Nov 23, 2010 | Dell Inspiron 1525 Notebook

2 Answers

Intel SE7501BR2 cant get it to boot any os except ubuntu, curious that it boots and installs ubuntu have the drivers disk for the board but it wont boot tring to install winxp also it keeps giving me...

press delete during boot up process enter BIOS then f1 for general help then run chkdsk/f which will automatically fix any corrupt files on your hard drive
hope this helps good luck

Sep 04, 2010 | Intel Server Board SE7501BR2 Motherboard

1 Answer

Comp. will not boot power supply is ok drives and fans run but no bios boot or any action?

Did you refash the bios?, you may have corrupted the bios rom chip. They can be bought online if you google your brand of board, ebay has a lot of that kind of thing. That's the cheapest fix that you can try, if you overclocked it or somehow it just fried the main processor, it could be dead, Also check to see if you lost a jumper off the board, your manual or online should have a schematic, and make sure your processor is seated properlly, it may just have popped out. Make sure the wires didn't fall off the start switch also. Just unplug it and open it up and recheck everything to see that it's all plugged in right. Sometimes a wire or jumper will just fall out, hope that's all it is

May 20, 2010 | Acer AOpen AX 59 Pro (91.87810.411)...

3 Answers

Disk boot failure

Your boot sector is corrupted you need to install windows again from a bootable windows cd...

Feb 28, 2009 | Intel D845GVSR Motherboard

2 Answers

My bios is corrupted and iam not able to boot from it

I would only guess to reset CMOS and try updating BIOS from DOS. Altho, i couldn't remember for the life of it the process to update BIOS from DOS....sorry.

Jan 12, 2009 | Intel D845GVSR Motherboard

4 Answers

P5NT won't boot

Have you tried clearing the CMOS by removing the battery with PSU off and then shorting the 'reset cmos" (or similar) pins on mobo?

Also found this on the ASUS web site under the specs for the P5NT WS board...

01.gif ASUS CrashFree BIOS 2
The CrashFree BIOS2 feature now includes the BIOS auto-recovery function in a support DVD. Users can reboot their system through the support DVD when a bootable disk is not available, and go through the simple BIOS auto-recovery process. ASUS motherboards now enable users to enjoy this protection feature without the need to pay for an optional ROM.

Have you tried this?

Jul 26, 2008 | ASUS P5NT WS (P5NT WS GREEN) Motherboard

3 Answers

Startup fault

Software Error Or Corrupted windows File files

Jul 15, 2008 | Foxconn (945G7MA-8KS2) Motherboard

2 Answers

Boot up problems

The beeps can be either video or memory. Most likely it is memory. Check the memory.


Apr 09, 2008 | Mach Speed P4M800 (890552603480)...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Intel Desktop Board SE440BX-2 Motherboard Logo

Related Topics:

88 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Intel Computers & Internet Experts


Level 3 Expert

2600 Answers

Alun Cox

Level 3 Expert

2678 Answers


Level 3 Expert

781 Answers

Are you an Intel Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides