Hi, I just bought a brand new SG-80, placed it in my cabinet and plugged everything in (CD, HDD, Floppy, front pannel devices, etc.), but when I tried to boot, to install WinXP SP2, I got no boot activity at all.
FP LEDs display constant HDD act., but no PWR act., LED works OK (already checked it for propper functioning by switching places with both LEDs). Floppy's LED stays on, & CD doesn'st work if it's plugged in.
Already read other guys' problems, but all of them actually got their MB to work at the begining; mine doesn't work at all.
The CPU's fan bends the MB but not as in the picture displayed in the other issue. Haven't tried using the eraser, but figured out something better would come up.
Thank you everybody.
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Re: Got power, but no booting activity
Assuming you have compatable memory fitted to the mobo; if you cannot get as far as the power on self test (P.O.S.T) or into the bios to set it up, remove all components you have fitted apart from the memory and the hard drive and a graphics card if not on board graphics and see if you can get as far as the post screen.
If nothing appears and you just get a flashing cursor, then either the bios chip is faulty, or you have possibly stressed the board when fitting components and accidently broke a soldered contact.
If you do get the post try putting back one peice of hardware at a time until you come across the problem part.
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first check the boot drives to make sure that the computer is not trying to boot from a different drive to the one that contains Windows. check that there are no CDs or DVDs 3 1/2 inch floppy discs in the CD/DVD,3.1/2 floppy drives ,and no removableusb drives plugged in to the usb ports Test all leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions,IDE,SATA the leads from your ((motherboard to your hard drive)) make sure they have a secure connection and are not faulty or just replace them there probably old and faulty make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections and are not faulty if this does not fix the problem it might be a registry problem Close all open programs
Click on Start, Run, and typeregedit and press Enter Click on the plus signs (+) next to the following folders
This folder is the DVD/CD-ROM Drive Class Description in the registry. Look for any of the following names in the right hand column.
Lower Filters.bak If any of the above keys shown in step 4 are listed, right-click on them and choose Delete
After deleting the keys, close the registry editor Reboot your computer Open My Computer and check to see if your CD or DVD drives have returned. You may also want to open Device Manager and verify that the yellow exclamation and error code on the CD or DVD drive is gone.
You don't need the install floppy... hit the F12 key when booting and you will get a boot order selection and tell it to boot to the CD. If it still doesn't see the HDD then you are most likely having a disk read problem with your hard drive. If that is the case you should boot into the system BIOS and see if the HDD is recognized there.
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.