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Old 08-28-2004, 06:18 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Gigabyte GA-7VT600 no POST

Can anyone help ?

I have just built a machine :

Gigabyte GA-7VT600 mobo,
AMD 2800
Radeon 9200 128Mb
1gb RAM
120GB SATA drive

After a few days of playing with the SATA drive fiasco I have managed to get that going, but there is a more annoying problem.

When I start the computer from scratch there is no problems the mobo beeps once to confirm a successfull POST and it boots to XP in less than 10 seconds, however when I attempt a restart the computer shuts down then doesn't seem to start up again, the DVD does its checks etc, but the monitor goes to sleep and everything just sits there. If I turn it off, then restart it it works fine. It isn't a windows thing as making a change in the BIOS settings also causes a restart with the same problem. Each time I have to turn off the machine and restart.

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Old 08-28-2004, 06:37 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Hmmm.... It could have something to do with the wiring. Check that first. Thats the only thing I can think of.

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Old 08-28-2004, 06:40 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I had a few hiccups with this machine (mainly SATA related) and as a result my geeky mate and I have checked and rechecked seated and reseated everything. As the monitor doesn't start would I be right in assuming that it could be something to do with the Radeon / Gigabyte AGP 2/4/8X type thingy ? Anyone aware of any conflicts ?
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Old 08-28-2004, 07:50 AM   #4 (permalink)
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uhm.. have you tried updating the bios on that board?.. Sometimes bios version can get corrupt very easily, as I learned with my asus board a year ago.. Check and see if you can update it, if you can go for it.. good luck =)
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Old 08-28-2004, 08:51 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I'll give it a go, although this motherboard comes with 2 BIOS' so if there is a corruption the other should kick in automatically.....without anyone knowing....aparently, as smooth as plug and play. Thanks for the suggestions, I'll let you know what happens.
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