Re: A8N32-SLI Deluxe -- Won't Post
- From: "Bob Horton" <rehorton_jr_no_maps@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2007 18:31:20 GMT
"Paul G" <paul_gnr@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
There's a chance it might be a bad BIOS. Is there a local computer
store that might sell this particular mobo? If so, go buy a new one
and replace the BIOS to see if it migh work.
However, I think it might be best to just RMA the board before the
warranty runs out.
In any case, good luck.
"Bob Horton" <no_re_horton_jr_maps@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
Well, no joy. The battery was at 3.15 volts. I changed it anyway but as
you would expect, nothing happened. I took the machine down to the MB, a
stick of known-good 512 RAM, the video card, the HDD's, the DVD, and the
floppy and nothing happened. I checked out the power supply with the
voltmeter and everything looked OK there. Watching closely, though, the
busy light on the floppy never comes on now (it did when this whole thing
started). The floppy has 5 volts on one side of the power cord and 12
volts on the other and the cabling is correct (heck, it worked for a
year). I tried once more to reseat all the cables and no joy. I took a
look at the processor and there is no visual sign of overheating. My
guess at this point is that the board is dead. It is just now coming up
on a year old, so I guess I'll see what ASUS has to say on this. Any
other suggestions are gratefully appreciated. Once again, TIA (and
thanks again to all who have helped thus far).
Well, things just keep getting weirder. I bought another one of the boards
(identical). I put everything back together exactly as it was before. The
machine posted, then went into Windows. It loaded about halfway through
then through up a BSOD. The error was non-informative (just a "stop"
message with a bunch of numbers and no text). On the re-boot, I got the
"bad boot sector" message again!!! I have let the thing try to reinstall
the BIOS a least a dozen times with no joy. I even re-named the latest BIOS
release to the default name and let it install the BIOS from the floppy with
no joy. I am afraid to try the CMOS reset procedure, as last time I did
that I wound up with a machine that would do nothing. I have no clue as to
what to try next. I am very open to suggestions. I have never experienced
anything like this. I don't think I've ever been at a point with a computer
where I had no idea what to even try next. Suggestions please! TIA!