Question about Abit AA8-DURAMAX Motherboard
With Ethernet cable connected, POST Code F - computer will not POST. Remove cable - good to go. XP software shutdown with cable connected brings computer to shutdown then it restarts in 2 seconds. Remove ethernet cable and problem is gone. Disabling the on board lan in the bios also eliminates the problem. Turning off the LAN wake up feature does not correct the problem. This is the third AA8 that I have had this problem (2 RMAs) I believe that the network signal being applied to the board from the lan is interfering with the system startup soft switch but I can't find reference to this problem and don't understand the electronics well enough to resolve the issue in any way other than disabling the on board lan and using a NIC. Any additional information would be appreciated. AA8 P550 Antec Neo Power Supply
It sounds like you have some bad LAN circuity on your motherboard. You might try a workaround by installing a separate LAN card and using that. If the separate card doesn't solve the problem your motherboard is just bad and needs to be replaced.
Posted on Apr 15, 2007
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