I recently replaced my original Motherboard that came with an Acer AM5640 PC, because it never turned on. I changed the Power Supply and still didnt power up. I am having a couple of problems with the new motherboard. First I notice that the POST is taking a full minute to complete. I dont have a RAID nor do I see an option to turn it off in the BIOS.
Vista Home Premium wont load. As soon as the progress bar starts up the PC automatically restarts. Not even Safe mode starts. I have noticed that it stops at crcdisk.sys. Tried to boot without the automatic restart and it says to do a chkdsk /f.
I have run a Windows Memory Diagnostic and it executed without any problems.
System Restore has no restore points.
Startup Repair cant automatically repair it. My next option I know is a full restore, but I wanted to be able to backup some stuff via the network, using ERD Commander. It couldnt detect my integrated LAN card. When I look in the back both lights are on solid, no bilking at all and my router doesnt detect the new devices attached. The LAN Cable works perfectly, as I have tested on another PC.
Before I format the HD, is it possible that the motherboard is bad?
Acer AM5640 Case
E2200 Pentium Dual Core CPU
4 GB DDR2 667 RAM
450 Watt Power Supply
500 GB SATA II Hard Drive