Computer hangs on Checking NVRam
Posted on 2003-11-13
Before I came here and ask the question I searched on google a lot and I also searched in here. ( I didn't like the vip section by the way :P) Ohh well time to get into the topic.
I just bought a new ASUS pcp800 mother board. I have a P4 2.26 processor, which I was told it will be compatible. I have a GeForce4 MX 440 graphics card, which I was also told that it would be compatible. I have removed all the hardware from the computer except the graphics card, the ddram and the cpu of course. On one of my results, I saw that it would be a good idea to take out the rest of them so I did that. I have tried different RAM even though from searching the net I figured that the ram has nothing to do with nvram :) I have taken the battery out for like 10 sec to reset the bios, and I also have tried it with the jumpers. No luck though.
Most of the time that I boot my computer I get the nice fancy BIOS screen saying press Del to enter into BIOS. At that point my computer has hang already and I can't do anything. The other thing I have tried is press del at the same time I turn it on. This is when I get the "Checking NVRAM.." error. If I change the RAM around and reset the bios I get "Checking NVRAM.. Update OK!" and then it hangs. Well this is my problem. Any help would be great, I hope someone in here will give me the right solution.
PS: I can't go into BIOS, so don't tell me to get into it and reset the settings, anyways taking the battery out would do the same.
PS1: I have never boot into windows.