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What does the "FF" motherbord code mean. EVGA mobo.

I received a pc that is going through post,EVGA logo, & windows start up, extremely fast. Then it goes to black screen with "FF" on the motherboard. I tried the board with tested memory. I tested the power supply with a power supply tester. I tried Puppy Linux, Unbuntu, & Suse. It sounds like they finish loading but just the black screen i the end.
Any thought would be appreciated.                              
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stormistCommented:
FF indicates that the POST went to completion, and control was transferred to the disk boot block.

More information:
http://www.techsupportforum.com/hardware-support/motherboards-bios-cpu/46847-motherboard-ff-code.html
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nobusCommented:
if it does not boot from your disk, you can swap the disk and cd connection, to test the disk on the cd port, and VV
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nobusCommented:
btw - what disk is it ? and mobo ?  sata, ide ?
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EtrixAuthor Commented:
It's an EVGA nForce 680i sli, XP Pro sp3, sata Seagate 500gig, 4 gigs Coarsair dominator,Sony cdrw. I will try a different hard drive. Thanks Ed
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nobusCommented:
is that a fresh install ? or did you move it from another pc ?
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EtrixAuthor Commented:
It's a fresh install. It originally just started last week on a fresh install I did at Christmas. If I reboot a 3 or 4 times it will sometimes work just fine once it's started. I played Fear 2 all night Monday. It took 5 reboots to get it to work. I just got home from work & after 4 tries it's running. Huh? I'm going to try a clean install on a different hard drive. Thanks Ed
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nobusCommented:
can be something wrong with your disk.
test it with  the seagate diag : http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/support/downloads/seatools/      
or download ubcd : http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/
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EtrixAuthor Commented:
OK disk tested fine. The fresh install on another hard drive yielded the same results. I'm going to try a different board with all the same parts, to see what happens.
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nobusCommented:
since you had the problem also with Puppy Linux, Unbuntu, & Suse, the hardware is the only portion left.
strange the disk tests good...
if you want to test more, download ubcd : http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/
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EtrixAuthor Commented:
nobus, Thanks for the info on ubd I have an old version of ubd so I'll download the new one.  Just put all the parts from the EVGA in an Asus p5nt deluxe & installed xp pro. It's only been a few minutes but so far so good. I'll get back in a few hours. Ed
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nobusCommented:
fingers crossed..
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EtrixAuthor Commented:
Thanks nobus lol
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EtrixAuthor Commented:
It ended up being the monitor. I swapped out everything to a known good mobo & had no problems because it was hooked to a different monitor.  I tried the monitor on another pc & it kept tuning off. I never thought of it. Gettin old I guess. lol  Thanks for all your help nobus. ED
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nobusCommented:
thanks ED for the feedback ; appreciated !
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