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Old 10-02-2006, 06:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default pc won't detect any hardware at all

hello guys, when i boot my pc it doesnt detect the monitor, the keyboard, and nothing. The screen is just black. the pc keeps beeping..and it wont stop. after a few reboots it works again though, everything is detected, except after it boots it goes right into the bios automatically. Sometimes it randomly reboots and some .exe applications would crash during normal use. Also the pc is really noisy and its not stable at all...like when i play games framerates drop from time to time (although this is not very frequent, its still a sign of something going wrong)

I keep my graphics drivers updated at all times....so i dont think the graphic card is causing the problem. I think some hardware might be dying in my pc ( someone suggested hard drive before since i get a LOAD of file corruptions when i run diskcheck). Please help if you can, thanks a lot.

here are my specs if it matters :

ASUS mobo (socket A)
AMD sempron 2600+ overclocked
512MB DDR333 RAM
ATI Radeon 9550 128MB
some random 80GB harddrive

PC Specs:

Intel Core 2 Duo E6420 Conroe 2.13ghz
Gigabyte P35-S3 Motherboard
A-DATA 2x1GB DDR2 800mhz memory
Geforce 8600GT 256MB GDDR3 PCI-Express
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Old 10-02-2006, 10:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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isn't a ATI Radeon 9550 series a 256mb instead of a 128mb
i used to use one and i was just wondering.

try to find out wat kind of HD it is!

try any of these options :

-use a different Power Supply(Short the green and black wires with a paper clip)
-reseat ur video card and RAM (if that doesnt work use default mobo video)
-if u hav a manual reset the CMOS by pulling out the battery in the mobo for couple minutes, then use that manual to reconfigure the settings (if the PC boots up)
-reassemble everything from barebone (remember to ground urself before touching anything)
-check if there are any beeps when u power it up
-check if the capacitors ar poping up in the mobo(if so replace them or get a new mobo)
-check if the heatsink is properly seated
-boot with only the CPU(fan&heatsink), PS, RAM, monitor plugged in the rest leave it unplugged
-might be dead BIOS, flash it or use hotflashing or agent smith's in stickies. (Software)
-might be bad grounding try a different power cable
- if u OC ur PC put the setting to default
- u might of shorted the mobo or ESD has happened

and a, u said ur Pc beep(s):
~sorry not sure wat bios u use~

1 Long Beep: Memory problem <award1-c.html>

1 Long, then 2 Short Beeps: Video error <awardB12-c.html>

1 Long, then 3 Short Beeps: Video error <awardB13-c.html>

Continuous Beeping: Memory or video problem <awardContinuous-c.html>
Pheonix BIOS, Phoenix BIOS 1.x
1-1-3 (02h): CMOS write/read test failure <phoenixGPBC04-c.html>

1-1-4 (03h): BIOS ROM checksum failure <phoenixGPBC03-c.html>

1-2-1 (04h): Programmable interval timer test failure <phoenixGPBC05-c.html>

1-2-2 (05h): DMA initialization failure <phoenixGPBC06-c.html>

1-2-3 (06h): DMA page register write/read test failure <phoenixGPBC06-c.html>

1-3-1 (08h): RAM refresh verification failure <phoenixGPBC01-c.html>

1-3-3 (0Ah): 1st 64K RAM chip or data line failure - multi-bit <phoenixGPBC01-c.html>

1-3-4 (0Bh): 1st 64K RAM odd/even logic failure <phoenixGPBC01-c.html>

1-4-1 (0Ch): 1st 64K RAM address line failure <phoenixGPBC01-c.html>

1-4-2 (0Dh): 1st 64K RAM parity test in progress or failure <phoenixGPBC01-c.html>

2-1-1 (10h): 1st 64K RAM chip or data line failure - bit 0 <phoenixGPBC01-c.html>

2-1-2 (11h): 1st 64K RAM chip or data line failure - bit 1 <phoenixGPBC01-c.html>

2-1-3 (12h): 1st 64K RAM chip or data line failure - bit 2 <phoenixGPBC01-c.html>

2-1-4 (13h): 1st 64K RAM chip or data line failure - bit 3 <phoenixGPBC01-c.html>

2-2-1 (14h): 1st 64K RAM chip or data line failure - bit 4 <phoenixGPBC01-c.html>

2-2-2 (15h): 1st 64K RAM chip or data line failure - bit 5 <phoenixGPBC01-c.html>

2-2-3 (16h): 1st 64K RAM chip or data line failure - bit 6 <phoenixGPBC01-c.html>

2-2-4 (17h): 1st 64K RAM chip or data line failure - bit 7 <phoenixGPBC01-c.html>

2-3-1 (18h): 1st 64K RAM chip or data line failure - bit 8 <phoenixGPBC01-c.html>

2-3-2 (19h): 1st 64K RAM chip or data line failure - bit 9 <phoenixGPBC01-c.html>

2-3-3 (1Ah): 1st 64K RAM chip or data line failure - bit A <phoenixGPBC01-c.html>

2-3-4 (1Bh): 1st 64K RAM chip or data line failure - bit B <phoenixGPBC01-c.html>

2-4-1 (1Ch): 1st 64K RAM chip or data line failure - bit C <phoenixGPBC01-c.html>

2-4-2 (1Dh): 1st 64K RAM chip or data line failure - bit D <phoenixGPBC01-c.html>

2-4-3 (1Eh): 1st 64K RAM chip or data line failure - bit E <phoenixGPBC01-c.html>

2-4-4 (1Fh): 1st 64K RAM chip or data line failure - bit F <phoenixGPBC01-c.html>

3-1-1 (20h): Master DMA register test failure <phoenixGPBC06-c.html>

3-1-2 (21h): Slave DMA register test failure <phoenixGPBC06-c.html>

3-1-3 (22h): Master interrupt mask register test failure <phoenixGPBC07-c.html>

3-1-4 (23h): Slave interrupt mask register test failure <phoenixGPBC07-c.html>

3-2-4 (27h): Keyboard controller test failure <phoenixGPBC08-c.html>

3-3-4 (2Bh): Screen memory test failure <phoenixGPBC09-c.html>

3-4-1 (2Ch): Screen initialization failure <phoenixGPBC09-c.html>

3-4-2 (2Dh): Screen retrace test failure <phoenixGPBC09-c.html>

4-2-1 (34h): Timer tick interrupt test failure <phoenixGPBC07-c.html>

4-2-2 (35h): Shutdown test failure <phoenixGPBC13-c.html>

4-2-3 (36h): Gate A20 failure <phoenixGPBC08-c.html>

4-2-4 (37h): Unexpected interrupt in protected mode <phoenixGPBC07-c.html>

4-3-1 (38h): RAM test failure above address 0FFFFh <phoenixGPBC02-c.html>

4-3-3 (3Ah): Interval timer channel 2 test failure <phoenixGPBC05-c.html>

4-3-4 (3Bh): Time-Of-Day clock test failure <phoenixGPBC12-c.html>

4-4-1 (3Ch): Serial port test failure <phoenixGPBC11-c.html>

4-4-2 (3Dh): Parallel port test failure <phoenixGPBC11-c.html>

4-4-3 (3Eh): Math coprocessor test failure <phoenixGPBC10-c.html>
PhoenixBIOS 4.x
1-1-1-3 (02h): Verify real mode <phoenixGPBC10-c.html>

1-1-2-1 (04h): Get CPU type <phoenixGPBC10-c.html>

1-1-2-3 (06h): Initialize system hardware <phoenixGPBC13-c.html>

1-1-3-1 (08h): Initialize chipset registers with initial POST values <phoenixGPBC13-c.html>

1-1-3-2 (09h): Set in POST flag <phoenixGPBC13-c.html>

1-1-3-3 (0Ah): Initialize CPU registers <phoenixGPBC10-c.html>

1-1-4-1 (0Ch): Initialize cache to initial POST values <phoenixGPBC14-c.html>

1-1-4-3 (0Eh): Initialize I/O <phoenixGPBC11-c.html>

1-2-1-1 (10h): Initialize Power Management <phoenixGPBC13-c.html>

1-2-1-2 (11h): Load alternate registers with initial POST values <phoenixGPBC13-c.html>

1-2-1-3 (12h): Jump to UserPatch0 <phoenixGPBC13-c.html>

1-2-2-1 (14h): Initialize keyboard controller <phoenixGPBC08-c.html>

1-2-2-3 (16h): BIOS ROM checksum <phoenixGPBC03-c.html>

1-2-3-1 (18h): 8254 timer initialization <phoenixGPBC05-c.html>

1-2-3-3 (1Ah): 8237 DMA controller initialization <phoenixGPBC06-c.html>

1-2-4-1 (1Ch): Reset Programmable Interrupt Controller <phoenixGPBC07-c.html>

1-3-1-1 (20h): Test DRAM refresh <phoenixGPBC01-c.html>

1-3-1-3 (22h): Test 8742 Keyboard Controller <phoenixGPBC08-c.html>

1-3-2-1 (24h): Set ES segment register to 4 GB <phoenixGPBC13-c.html>

1-3-3-1 (28h): Autosize DRAM <phoenixGPBC02-c.html>

1-3-3-3 (2Ah): Clear 512K base RAM <phoenixGPBC01-c.html>

1-3-4-1 (2Ch): Test 512 base address lines <phoenixGPBC01-c.html>

1-3-4-3 (2Eh): Test 512K base memory <phoenixGPBC01-c.html>

1-4-1-3 (32h): Test CPU bus-clock frequency <phoenixGPBC10-c.html>

1-4-2-1 (34h): CMOS RAM read/write failure <phoenixGPBC04-c.html>

1-4-2-4 (37h): Reinitialize the chipset <phoenixGPBC13-c.html>

1-4-3-1 (38h): Shadow system BIOS ROM <phoenixGPBC15-c.html>

1-4-3-2 (39h): Reinitialize the cache <phoenixGPBC14-c.html>

1-4-3-3 (3Ah): Autosize cache <phoenixGPBC14-c.html>

1-4-4-1 (3Ch): Configure advanced chipset registers <phoenixGPBC13-c.html>

1-4-4-2 (3Dh): Load alternate registers with CMOS values <phoenixGPBC13-c.html>

2-1-1-1 (40h): Set Initial CPU speed <phoenixGPBC13-c.html>

2-1-1-3 (42h): Initialize interrupt vectors <phoenixGPBC07-c.html>

2-1-2-1 (44h): Initialize BIOS interrupts <phoenixGPBC07-c.html>

2-1-2-3 (46h): Check ROM copyright notice <phoenixGPBC03-c.html>

2-1-2-4 (47h): Initialize manager for PCI Options ROMs <phoenixGPBC11-c.html>

2-1-3-1 (48h): Check video configuration against CMOS <phoenixGPBC09-c.html>

2-1-3-2 (49h): Initialize PCI bus and devices <phoenixGPBC11-c.html>

2-1-3-3 (4Ah): Initialize all video adapters in system <phoenixGPBC09-c.html>

2-1-4-1 (4Ch): Shadow video BIOS ROM <phoenixGPBC15-c.html>

2-1-4-3 (4Eh): Display copyright notice <phoenixGPBC16-c.html>

2-2-1-1 (50h): Display CPU type and speed <phoenixGPBC16-c.html>

2-2-1-3 (52h): Test keyboard <phoenixGPBC08-c.html>

2-2-2-1 (54h): Set key click if enabled <phoenixGPBC08-c.html>

2-2-2-3 (56h): Enable keyboard <phoenixGPBC08-c.html>

2-2-3-1 (58h): Test for unexpected interrupts <phoenixGPBC07-c.html>

2-2-3-3 (5Ah): Display prompt "Press F2 to enter SETUP" <phoenixGPBC16-c.html>

2-2-4-1 (5Ch): Test RAM between 512 and 640k <phoenixGPBC01-c.html>

2-3-1-1 (60h): Test expanded memory <phoenixGPBC02-c.html>

2-3-1-3 (62h): Test extended memory address lines <phoenixGPBC02-c.html>

2-3-2-1 (64h): Jump to UserPatch1 <phoenixGPBC13-c.html>

2-3-2-3 (66h): Configure advanced cache registers <phoenixGPBC14-c.html>

2-3-3-1 (68h): Enable external and CPU caches <phoenixGPBC14-c.html>

2-3-3-2 (69h): Initialize SMI handler <phoenixGPBC13-c.html>

2-3-3-3 (6Ah): Display external cache size <phoenixGPBC16-c.html>

2-3-4-1 (6Ch): Display shadow message <phoenixGPBC16-c.html>

2-3-4-3 (6Eh): Display non-disposable segments <phoenixGPBC16-c.html>

2-4-1-1 (70h): Display error messages <phoenixGPBC16-c.html>

2-4-1-3 (72h): Check for configuration errors <phoenixGPBC13-c.html>

2-4-2-1 (74h): Test real-time clock <phoenixGPBC12-c.html>

2-4-2-3 (76h): Check for keyboard errors <phoenixGPBC08-c.html>

2-4-4-1 (7Ch): Set up hardware interrupts vectors <phoenixGPBC07-c.html>

2-4-4-3 (7Eh): Test coprocessor if present <phoenixGPBC10-c.html>

3-1-1-1 (80h): Disable onboard I/O ports <phoenixGPBC11-c.html>

3-1-1-3 (82h): Detect and install external RS232 ports <phoenixGPBC11-c.html>

3-1-2-1 (84h): Detect and install external parallel ports <phoenixGPBC11-c.html>

3-1-2-3 (86h): Re-initialize onboard I/O ports <phoenixGPBC11-c.html>

3-1-3-1 (88h): Initialize BIOS data area <phoenixGPBC13-c.html>

3-1-3-3 (8Ah): Initialize extended BIOS data area <phoenixGPBC13-c.html>

3-1-4-1 (8Ch): Initialize floppy controller <phoenixGPBC17-c.html>

3-2-1-1 (90h): Initialize hard-disk controller <phoenixGPBC17-c.html>

3-2-1-2 (91h): Initialize local-bus hard-disk controller <phoenixGPBC17-c.html>

3-2-1-3 (92h): Jump to UserPatch2 <phoenixGPBC13-c.html>

3-2-2-1 (94h): Disable A20 address line <phoenixGPBC08-c.html>

3-2-2-3 (96h): Clear huge ES segment register <phoenixGPBC13-c.html>

3-2-3-1 (98h): Search for option ROMs <phoenixGPBC13-c.html>

3-2-3-3 (9Ah): Shadow option ROMs <phoenixGPBC15-c.html>

3-2-4-1 (9Ch): Set up Power Management <phoenixGPBC13-c.html>

3-2-4-3 (9Eh): Enable hardware interrupts <phoenixGPBC07-c.html>

3-3-1-1 (A0h): Set time of day <phoenixGPBC12-c.html>

3-3-1-3 (A2h): Check key lock <phoenixGPBC18-c.html>

3-3-3-1 (A8h): Erase F2 prompt <phoenixGPBC16-c.html>

3-3-3-3 (AAh): Scan for F2 key stroke <phoenixGPBC13-c.html>

3-3-4-1 (ACh): Enter SETUP <phoenixGPBC13-c.html>

3-3-4-3 (AEh): Clear in-POST flag <phoenixGPBC13-c.html>

3-4-1-1 (B0h): Check for errors <phoenixGPBC13-c.html>

3-4-1-3 (B2h): POST done--prepare to boot operating system <phoenixGPBC13-c.html>

3-4-2-1 (B4h): One beep <phoenixGPBC13-c.html>

3-4-2-3 (B6h): Check password (optional) <phoenixGPBC13-c.html>

3-4-3-1 (B8h): Clear global descriptor table <phoenixGPBC13-c.html>

3-4-4-1 (BCh): Clear parity checkers <phoenixGPBC13-c.html>

3-4-4-3 (BEh): Clear screen (optional) <phoenixGPBC16-c.html>

3-4-4-4 (BFh): Check virus and backup reminders <phoenixGPBC13-c.html>

4-1-1-1 (C0h): Try to boot with INT 19 <phoenixGPBC17-c.html>

4-2-1-1 (D0h): Interrupt handler error <phoenixGPBC07-c.html>

4-2-1-3 (D2h): Unknown interrupt error <phoenixGPBC07-c.html>

4-2-2-1 (D4h): Pending interrupt error <phoenixGPBC07-c.html>

4-2-2-3 (D6h): Initialize option ROM error <phoenixGPBC13-c.html>

4-2-3-1 (D8h): Shutdown error <phoenixGPBC13-c.html>

4-2-3-3 (DAh): Extended Block Move <phoenixGPBC13-c.html>

4-2-4-1 (DCh): Shutdown error <phoenixGPBC13-c.html>

4-2-4-3 (DEh): Keyboard Controller Failure <phoenixGPBC08-c.html>

4-3-1-3 (E2h): Initialize the chipset <phoenixGPBC13-c.html>

4-3-1-4 (E3h): Initialize refresh counter <phoenixGPBC13-c.html>

4-3-2-1 (E4h): Check for Forced Flash <phoenixGPBC13-c.html>

4-3-2-2 (E5h): Check HW status of ROM <phoenixGPBC13-c.html>

4-3-2-3 (E6h): BIOS ROM is OK <phoenixGPBC03-c.html>

4-3-2-4 (E7h): Do a complete RAM test <phoenixGPBC02-c.html>

4-3-3-1 (E8h): Do OEM initialization <phoenixGPBC13-c.html>

4-3-3-2 (E9h): Initialize interrupt controller <phoenixGPBC07-c.html>

4-3-3-3 (EAh): Read in bootstrap code <phoenixGPBC17-c.html>

4-3-3-4 (EBh): Initialize all vectors <phoenixGPBC07-c.html>

4-3-4-1 (ECh): Boot the Flash program <phoenixGPBC13-c.html>

4-3-4-2 (EDh): Initialize the boot device <phoenixGPBC17-c.html>

4-3-4-3 (EEh): Boot code was read OK <phoenixGPBC17-c.html>
American Megatrends Inc. (AMI BIOS) <ami.htm>
1 Beep: DRAM refresh failure <amiB1-c.html>

2 Beeps: Parity circuit failure <amiB2-c.html>

3 Beeps: Base 64K RAM failure <amiB3-c.html>

4 Beeps: System timer failure <amiB4-c.html>

5 Beeps: Processor failure <amiB5-c.html>

6 Beeps: Keyboard controller / gate A20 failure <amiB6-c.html>

7 Beeps: Virtual mode exception error <amiB7-c.html>

8 Beeps: Display memory read/write failure <amiB8-c.html>

9 Beeps: ROM BIOS checksum failure <amiB9-c.html>

10 Beeps: CMOS shutdown register read/write error <amiB10-c.html>

11 Beeps: Cache memory error <amiB11-c.html>

Continuous Beeping: Memory or video problem <amiContinuous-c.html>

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Old 10-02-2006, 11:34 PM   #3 (permalink)
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problem is that i didn't build this from scratch..whos gonna build a socket A now anyways...its working fine before...until a operation system reiinstall...then things start to go weird
PC Specs:

Intel Core 2 Duo E6420 Conroe 2.13ghz
Gigabyte P35-S3 Motherboard
A-DATA 2x1GB DDR2 800mhz memory
Geforce 8600GT 256MB GDDR3 PCI-Express
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i see ur system is overclocked...downclock it and see if that helps
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