Question about Intel Motherboard
I have recently built two similar DIY computers both of which are not working!
Both are AMD processors (Athelon 64 bit) one a 4800 and the other a 5000.
I have two different cases and each has an antec earthwatts powersupply
I have crucial 6400 DDRII 800 1gb memory chips in both (and have also tried super talent 1gb sticks - same issue)
Both have SATA HDs and an IDE CDRW - different brands.
The motherboards are different - one is an ECS and the other is a Gigabyte.
Now, the problem:
The fans whirl, the HD spins, the memory LCDs light up.
The monitor doesn't seem to get any signal, the keyboard caps lock, etc. keys don't light up and the cdrw when plugged into the motherboard doesn't open/close (although when I keep power on but connector unhooked, it opens/closes).
I assume because there is no monitor signal the machine is not booting but I thought building two different systems would compensate for any single part being off.
I am out of ideas! PLEASE HELP!
I have no idea what to try next.
Remove the ram, you should hear beeps.
if you don't hear any beeps while the ram is removed from the motherboard something is faulty or setup wrong.
so remove the ram from both then listen to the beeps and report back
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Posted on Jul 10, 2008
Start with the basics, pull everything out and work on a NON-STATIC surface (Static Electricity kills components), you should be looking at just the CPU/board, PSU, 1X RAM module and video (unless integrated) obviously connected to a monitor...
This approach will allow you to eliminate/determine any issue related to the primary components, additionally make sure you've cleared your CMOS/BIOS (pulling battery & jumpering pins as per manual), also please ensure you've plugged the heatsink fan into the appropriate motherboard header, as the RPM sensor within the BIOS needs this information to POST.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Restart your computer repeatedly tapping the f8 key to enter safe mode while the screen is black once in safe mode where the only things working will be your keyboard and mouse allowing you to attempt to repair your computer
If done properly the user should get to a screen similar to the below screen.
Select the option for Safe mode command prompt only
Windows Advanced Options Menu
Please select an option:
Safe Mode with Networking
Safe Mode with Command Prompt
Enable Boot Logging
Enable VGA mode
Last Known Good Configuration (your most recent settings that worked)
Directory Services Restore Mode (Windows domain controllers only)
Start Windows Normally
Return to OS Choices Menu
Use the up and down arrow keys to move the highlight to your choice.
Select safe mode with command prompt then type in chkdsk/f/r which will scan for and and attempt repair of bad files and bad sectors on hard drive
You should have no input while chkdsk utility is in progress any input might further damage your computer also
Use the System File Checker tool (SFC.exe) to determine which file is causing the issue and then replace the file.
Type the following command and then press ENTER: sfc /scannow The sfc /scannow command scans all protected system files and replaces incorrect versions with correct Microsoft versions.
Hope this helps.
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