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ASUS P4V8X-MX motherboard will not boot, getting checking NVRAM and stops

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I have a ASUS P4V8X-MX series motherboard, Celeron 2.26 GHz CPU install with a AMI Bios. When it boots, it gets to checking NVRAM and thats it. I'm able to get into the bios. I tried different memory, reset the bios, replace the 2032 battery. I took all the cards out and unhooked all the cables. This all happened after I tried to install a new network card. When I turn the system on for the first time, after installing the network card it gave me a error beep and did not boot. I took the card out and this error started. I'm running Windows XP Pro on the system.
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It just kept beeping till I turned it off. The machine was clean no dust. There was a video capture card in the slot. I took the video capture card out, and I installed the nickcard. Thanks for the help.

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Did CMOS clear when you changed batteries? If not, clear using jumper or remove battery for about 5 minutes and re-install.

If that doesn't work, try flashing BIOS provided you can boot from a floppy or check mobo manual for any BIOS recovery instructions.

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The BIOS did clear and I tried a new battery. I was able to flash the BIOS pressing <Alt> + F2 during POST. The computer now boots up and finds all the drives. Then screen goes dark and on the screen is Checking NVRAM..Update OK!
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I got it working using an old BIOS I found with the install CD that came with the motherboard. Not sure why the new BIOS off ASUS website did not work. Thank you all for the help

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You're welcome. The "standard fix" did work!. Good move reverting to old BIOS. Give yourself a pat on the back.

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