Want to win a PS4? Go Premium and enter to win our High-Tech Treats giveaway. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

ASUS A7V266-C motherboard hanging - why?

Posted on 2002-05-31
3
Medium Priority
?
358 Views
Last Modified: 2008-02-01
New motherboard with AMD 1800+, 256 pc2100, 40 gig diamondmax, TNT agp that runs fine once computer gets going, windows 98SE; when power button hit, the POST does NOT complete (i.e. no RAM 'beep'), and the screen stays black; at this point I hit the soft reset button and the pc gets going.  From within windows, if I select "restart computer" it tries to re-boot, but again hangs before the POST is done - screen stays black.  I turn the pc off, wait a few minutes, restart it, it once again hangs, I hit the reset button, off we go!!  Once going, the pc has no problems.  ALL BIOS settings are in default position.  ASUS hasn't responded yet.  Could this be a power supply problem?

HELP!!!!!  It's a brand spankin' new clone!!!
Thanks,
Tim
0
Comment
Question by:thursh
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
3 Comments
 
LVL 32

Expert Comment

by:jhance
ID: 7047470
These kind are hard...

I once had a Dell Dimension machine that did exactly this.  The problem was finally traced to a bad video card.  Once the card was replaced, it worked 100% after that.

If might be the video card or the motherboard, or even some other peripheral device.

If you have another video card you can try it might help diagnose this.
0
 
LVL 63

Accepted Solution

by:
SysExpert earned 300 total points
ID: 7047621
Besides the good advice from jhance

I would definitely check the PS out.
AMD says :
http://www1.amd.com/athlon/power

I would also strip the machine down to just the flppy, VGA card and see if this still happens, then start connecting the other components.

I hope this helps !
0
 
LVL 14

Expert Comment

by:tmj883
ID: 7048000
Video card?
Power supply?
Non-optimized BIOS settings?
One of the three most likely...T
0

Featured Post

What does it mean to be "Always On"?

Is your cloud always on? With an Always On cloud you won't have to worry about downtime for maintenance or software application code updates, ensuring that your bottom line isn't affected.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Stuck in voice control mode on your Amazon Firestick?  Here is how to turn it off!!!
Backups and Disaster RecoveryIn this post, we’ll look at strategies for backups and disaster recovery.
Visualize your data even better in Access queries. Given a date and a value, this lesson shows how to compare that value with the previous value, calculate the difference, and display a circle if the value is the same, an up triangle if it increased…
In this video, Percona Solution Engineer Dimitri Vanoverbeke discusses why you want to use at least three nodes in a database cluster. To discuss how Percona Consulting can help with your design and architecture needs for your database and infras…

604 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question