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System not booting

I turn on my computer and I get no beeps or anything but my fans, HDD, dvd drives and LEDs come on but no signal to my monitor? I can't set up BIOS or anything cause I"m not getting any signal to the monitor... what should I do?

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  • grenadegirl Sep 02, 2007

    I've removed them and tried one at a time and it didn't work. I'm going to see if my uncles granphic card will work in it cause I plan on buying the same one. If the card works I don't have to worry about my motherboard cause everyting else works just fine.

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    the system works good but i need to know why it beeps and what causes the drivers to shut down then come back

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It was a bad 12V rail connector for my cpu from my PSU. I replaced the PSU and now it works.

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I have this mobo and i got it to work and install windows xp pro, but i opened my case one time and then i had the same problem, try check your ram to make sure they are really set in there,
my solution was puttting using my 3rd and 4th slots for ram, and voila

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If you are only getting a flashing line in the left corner of your monitor you may have a damaged cmos chip, because you should be able to atleast get into the bios, unless you have faulty memory, so if you have two sticks fitted remove one and try again, ensuring you use the correct memory slot.

Posted on Sep 01, 2007

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