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No Booting to BIOS, Monitor just stays on Save

Hi guys, i recently bourght all the parts for a desktop and put it all together myself, installed XP home SP2 correctly with no fails or problems, all hardware is installed correctly aswell. a problem arised when it wouldnt boot even to BIOS and i tried it with just the CPU and RAM (using onboard graphics). Later on it Randomly started working again (thiswas bout month ago), but i recently bought a new case and the problem has yet arised again! iv already returned the SG-80 mobo, and this is a replacement. iv cleared the CMOSS memory and checked the BIOS battery, iv also reinserted grease for CPU and checked if hardware is connected prperly about 58475 times! should i just randomly keep trying it? thnaks

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    Richard Edmonds Oct 26, 2006

    it doesnt get to BIOS, it just stays on save. the monitor doesnt seem to read anything through the onboard gc or the ATI G Card.

    all the system seems to do s use the DVD Drive. It uses it then stops then uses it again then stops, iv never seen this before.


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    Richard Edmonds Oct 26, 2006

    I did not as i couldnt get into the BIOS to change the Graphics, so if theres no beeps, i have a memory problem(the RAM being used is fully combatable with the Mobo)

    its strange how it stops to keep checking the DVD drive and doesnt use the HDD once through starting up,

    i thought it may be the BIOS battery being low charged or having need of replacement but as its brand new (and a replacement) i dont think it would as it did the exact same problem with the old Mobo.

  • amonra8000 Mar 14, 2009

    I have proble meith my bios. when I open the pc it work a bip sound heraing and than "BIOS Auto-recovering..." than it put some point but I couldn't make anything it's go without my cable took off...



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My Motherboard: Intel D945GNT, SATA HDD,

I have the same problem here.
Monitor only displaying bios logo and
text: Bios Setting (F2) 94

my Caps Lock key still can toggle the Caps Led, but F2 key (for BIOS Setup) can not functioning.

This problem face up when I try to moving SATA cable from SATA3 to SATA0 connector.

I have try reset the CMOS by taken the jumper out (recovery mode) but the problem still persist.

I have check RAM / PSU / HDD can work well on the other CPU.

is my motherboard fail or anyone know the solution?


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Could be a power supply problem try checking it with another power supply, or maybe its just a faulty motherboard :-/

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Its the hard drive or maybe even the dvd rom, un plug the hard drive and try restart. if it botts then u know its the hard drive which is causing the problem. And same with dvd player. have fun

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Reset the CMOS

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If there are no beeps at all on boot up it's a memory timing problem, Go into bios in standard bios settings menu and disable 'Halt On All Errors' if it isnt already, this may show up the problem in the initial power on self test.

Posted on Oct 26, 2006

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    andrew pester Oct 26, 2006

    when you booted with on board graphics did you before hand change the primary graphics controller as onboard in the bios or is it still set at yor AGP card if you had one fitted previous.

    But if no beeps(should be one then another not two together)still have a memory problem and wont even get to bios screen and monitor will go into power save mode.

    Not all memory works with all boards.

    The board must be working if it's checking your dvd drive etc

    You can't just boot with cpu and ram as what can the pc look for if theres no hdd.


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