Intel DX58SO board
Posted on 2011-05-11
I am trying to get a computer to boot up. What was happening was that this message would come up at bootup: "The system bios has detected unsuccessful POST attempts. Possible causes include recent changed to BIOS Performance options or recent hardware changes."
I tried removing the CMOS battery to reset the bios, but now there is not even that message - no beeps, no video, only all of the lights and fans coming on. I tried moving the bios jumper on the board - I removed it and restarted, then moved it to the "configure" location and rebooted. Still only lights and fans, nothing else.
There are two video cards using crossfire. I removed one of the cards, but that made no difference. I have removed two of the four memory sticks and tried alternate locations for the memory. Still nothing when turning the system on, except I know there is power.
Is removing the CMOS battery a problem? I have taken it out twice now, waited about 10 minutes with the power off, and put it back in.