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ASUS M3A78-EM BIOS update then no post

Q: ASUS M3A78-EM BIOS update then no post


I have an ASUS M3A78-EM motherboard. It's been great, and I've had no problems for a about 1 1/2 years. I've gone though several updates on the BIOS for new RAM or CPU compatibility reasons.

I was on 1602 BIOS version and I was trying to update to 1805 today. I did it the same as I normally do through the ASUS Live update utility. I download the BIOS update, and did the "update from file". It went throught the first two parts with no problem. When it hit the 3rd, it failed. I was still in Vista at this point, and then restarted the computer (like I would do after a BIOS update).

After Vista restarted, the computer does nothing. There is no post, no beeps, no logos, just a blank screen like the screen isn't even hooked up. I figured something like this would happen because of the previous error.

I reset the CMOS by taking out the MB battery and moving the jumpers like it says in the manual. I turned the PC back on, to nothing again. It just turns on, but nothing happens at all. I can't even hold the power button to turn the computer off, I have to unplug it from the back.

I thought ASUS had some "crash free" BIOS thing for their motherboards for failed BIOS updates. (At least that's what one of this motherboard's features are). So I downloaded the BIOS again on a USB stick, changed the name like they say I have to (M3A78EM.ROM) and of course the PC will not read from the USB stick.

So now I'm stuck. Please help!


A: ASUS M3A78-EM BIOS update then no post

Well, that's what you're asking for when you do BIOS updates just because you can. There is always a chance of failure, and usually nothing can be done afterwards. Asus crash free BIOS is very reputable of being just as useful as a vacuum cleaner for actually recovering a BIOS after a failed flash. Marketing trick basically. It probably works in one of ~25 cases.

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if you failed to complete the BIOS process or you installed the WRONG bios, then your mobo is dead. Some motherboards have a BIOS reset chip or revert function, most don't.

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Would greatly appreciate help analyzing this blue screen. It seems that it is ntoskrnl and the HAL. both of which seem major. I can boot to windows clean if the bios is set to IDE. If it is set to RAID then i blue screen after a long attempt of login.

I have done a windows repair and have load the RAID drivers, but still no go.

I was hoping some one could find something I am missing.

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Seagate drives
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HDMI on board

Box ran ok with a bsod every once and a while but related to boot device not found until it was powered off hard a few times.
Only way I can view the RAID set is by boot to Farstone Recovery CD and load 32-bit drirvers.


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Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

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Hi all, Well I got a problem that is something of a mystery for me. I bought this motherboard at a going out of business sale. It was boxed and sealed. I mounted it and the green power light lit; but no fans turned. No video, nothing! The processor or ram could have been the problem so I changed them... same thing! I changed the power supply... same thing. So call Asus tech support and they were about as computer useful as a bag full of roofing hammers. Oh and my warranty expired 30 days ago.. hurray for me! SO I bought a new Bios chip for it, Asus's Idea not mine, and installed the thing... same result! So I could use some help on getting this MOBO running. Please and Thank you! joan

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My ASUS M3A78 MB stopped booting. I reset CMOS as instructed in the user manual. Now I get to the ASUS screen, press DEL to enter BIOS setup. I am instructed to press F1 to enter BIOS setup. I press F1 and nothing happens. Since CMOS date, time, and BIOS setup are now empty I have to get into setup to reset BIOS. If F1 isn't working what do I do now?

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I know this might be noobish question, but I would like to purchase a new graphic card and I wonder if it is compatible with my motherboard. I mean Im sort of confused with this new PCI-E 2.1 thing. In overview of my motherboard ( ) it is stated that it has: "1 x PCIe x16 (Support PCIe 2.0 / 1.0 Architecture )" so it does support PCIe 2.0.. but what about this PCIe 2.1 ? I've read that it should be the same architecture shouldn't it ?
My question is therefore simple, will it work together ?
btw. the graphic card would be most probably: GIGABYTE VGA ATI Radeon HD 5850 1GB DDR5
thanks !

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PCIe 2.1 should be fully backward compatible with PCIe 2.0. Just make sure your power supply is able to handle the new card.

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I don't pretend to know much about CPUs or motherboards so thought I'd ask you guys.

I currently have a Asus M3A78 Motherboard and didn't want to have to upgrade it for a new processor.

So i found out that the Phenom II X4's are AM2+ backwards compatible and began my search for the processor I wanted.

After reading about the AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition I decided it was the processor I wanted with the right price tag for me, but to my dismay despite the M3A78 page saying it Supports 45nm Phenom II X4 Processors, the 965 does not appear on the cpu supported list on the asus webpage.

I called but wasn't given any real reason, i think the guy just read what I had and saw it missing from the support list.


So I was wondering just why the Phenom II x4 965 BE isn't supported by the Asus M3A78 motherboard?

Thanks in Advance!

A:Why doesn't asus M3A78 mb support Phenom II x4 965?

I took a quick look at the CPU list on the web and the Phenom II X4 965 seems to be supported. Nope I was wrong. It's not supported. I looked up the ASUS M3A78 EM which does support that CPU.

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I am in the process of setting up a RAID1 array on my system and am having some difficulty installing the RAID drivers during the XP Pro setup. I do not have access to the original cd anymore, as it has become lost, and have downloaded the drivers via the Asus website. Windows keeps informing me that it can't find the drivers, though I have placed them directly on the root of 'A'. This occurs AFTER I select the proper x86 AHCI driver from the menu on the disk! I'd slipstream the drivers into the installation, but thought there has to be an easier way to do this. Any thoughts out there?

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Have you included the one listed OTHERS as well as the two on the chipset
Also please do not be ofended as I do not know your level of knowledge, but as the drivers on the Asus site are Zip files, I presume you have extracted them to A

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Hi guys,
I decided to upgrade my computer and first of all my graphic card, but my brother keeps telling me something about compatibility of my graphic card and motherboard. Again, I have: Asus M3A78 PRO motherboard --> here is a review of it with all specs:

The graphic card I would like to purchase will most likely be either of those:
-Gigabyte GTX260 Super Overclock (
-Asus ENGTX260 Matrix (
This motherboard should support PCI-Express 16x (one spot) so it should be allright regarding that... . But it also says that it doesnt support 2 graphic cards (with exception of crossfireX with integrated card). I don't really understand that, but it should be possible to add this card and switch from using the integrated one to this added Nvidia right ?
thanks for help !

A:Asus M3A78 PRO motherboard compatibility with graphic card

Yeah, you will be able to add a graphics card.

Consider buying the Radeon HD 4890. It should provide better performance than the GTX 260 IMO.

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I just built a new system.
AMD AM2 x2 6000
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I just built a custom PC and have a problem. I have an Asus P5LD2 Deluxe-Wifi mobo, and when I tried to book all of the fans come on, but no Boot or POST. I had a Thermaltake Pure power 600 watt PSU and at first I thought it was the problem, so I bought a new one. It now does the same thing, as before. I tested the power supply and now it shows all of the voltages as working, except the 5v?

I read a similar post and someone said it may be the BIOS revision will not detect the Core 2 Duo processor I have. Is this true? Please help..

Asus P5LD2 Deluxe-Wifi
Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 2.13 GHz
Corsair (2 GB DDR 2) RAM
Asus EAX5150 Video Card
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A:Asus P5LD2 Deluxe mobo won't post or bios

Yoy have BOTH power supplies hooked up to the mobo?

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My laptop model is NP550PC7, with 6 gig of ram, and an i7 quad core CPU, and the OS is Window 7 Home Premium 64bit.

I've tried looking in the BIOS but I can't seem to find anything related to the GPU or display options. Any help or avice is much appreciated.

A:Problems with Nvidia gpu post BIOS system BIOS update.


Have you updated your GPU with the latest drivers?

Please navigate to:

Start> Control panel> Swith to icon view> device manager.
Look under "Display Adapters"

Is the Nvidia GPU listed there? If so are there any yellow symbols etc?



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Need help here. I have already read through several other threads of people with the same problem, though none of them seem to have exactly the same symptoms. The threads I read are here:

My Problem:
I am building a new computer. Basic components are:
Asus P5LD2 Deluxe Motherboard
Intel Pentium D Processor 950, 3.4GHz, LGA775 Pkg, 2x2 L2 Cache, UP only
ATI Radeon X 1600 Pro

Just like the other people in those threads, I can turn on the power to my computer, all the interior fans come on, the LED on the motherboard is glowing green, seems to be power everywhere there needs to be.

Except the computer won't post. The monitor stays black, and there are no bios beeps. I can't tell if the computer is loading anything or not. It just sits there like a giant rock. I can turn the power on and off with the main tower switch, though the reset doesn't seem to be doing anything. I figure that's nothing to worry about, since if the computer isn't posting anything, there is nothing to interupt.

My problem seems to differ slightly from the other people in that, just to make sure my speakers were working, I took the RAM out and rebooted. Except I still didn't get any bios beeps telling me there was a hardward problem. That leads me to suspect there is a problem w... Read more

A:Asus P5LD2 Deluxe mobo won't post or bios beep

I believe that the X1600 pro only needs the power connection for the AGP version. Yours is a PCIe-16x version so the power connection (I believe) is not needed. If it is needed, there would be a 4pin molex jack on the top right side of the card (opposite from the side that mounts to your case).

As for what bios supports your CPU, it depends on which revision your CPU is. Revision B1 is supported by bios version 0415 or newer. But revision C1 was not supported until bios version 0603.

I don't understand the bios number you have provided enough to tell if it means your board has been updated, perhaps someone else can help out with that (I am at work now). If your CPU is the C1 revision, then an out of date bios would explain things.

By the way, are you sure your board is not shorting out on the case? (You used the riser pins)?

Also, what make is your PSU and how many watts is it rated at?

What speed/make ram are you using?

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My boyfriend was having some issues with his computer so he decided to flash his bios (I don't know to what version and he's sulking now so I can't ask him)

Anyway, he's had this computer about a year now and it was running ok but after flashing the BIOS it wont post. I've tried clearing the CMOS, I've done every combination of moving the jumper, pressing the button and taking the battery out suggested on various forums, we left the battery out for several hours but no luck.

I've tried removing all but 1 stick of RAM and that didn't sort it out, I really don't want to have to resort to disassembling the whole thing but I will if I have to.

The LED just displays the standard CPI INIT message which isn't particularly helpful.

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Right, i tried to update my BIOS to the latest version using the asus update utility.
But what actually happened, was it deleted the bios to make room for the new version (M5A78L-M-USB3-ASUS-1801), which it didn't do successfully and has now put me into a black screen where i cant see anything.

I have removed the battery, cleared the CMOS and all the other usual methods. What i need is either a boot disk where the BIOS can be reapplied without being able to see anything, or something else similar.

Could you please help me? I am very stuck now.

A:Deleted BIOS on Asus M5A78L-M/USB3, WONT POST!

When a BIOS is updated or flashed incorrectly it can ruin the computer to the point where it may or may not be fixable. i would take it somewhere and have it looked at to see what can be done if anything.hopefully you wont need a new motherboard but that may be the only solution for this.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2670QM CPU @ 2.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 8169 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M, -2048 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 451338 MB, Free - 17200 MB; D: Total - 238459 MB, Free - 238275 MB; E: Total - 238479 MB, Free - 220372 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer Inc., G74Sx
Antivirus: Kaspersky Anti-Virus, Updated and Enabled

I have an Asus G74sx. This machine was marketed as a gamers unit. I do not have a numlock key, as it is a calculator key. The numpad keys 2,4,6,8 do not have arrow keys so you can control a car/plane (FSX), boat etc. I have tried re-mapping the keyboard without success. Asus does not have a bios update for this unit. Any suggestions? I bought this unit to specifically play FSX. All other aspects of this machine is good. Please assist, Thank you.

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I am trying to update the BIOS on my ASUS M5A78L-M USB3 Motherboard.

I downloaded the latest updater program from the ASUS website for my motherboard.

When I run the updater, I have to choose an OS. I choose Win8 64bit.

A pop-up informs me that the program will not run on my system & to contact the OS manufacturer!!

How & where do I contact Microsoft about this?

I have tried everything but the onboard BIOS updater will not recognize a USB port with new BIOS as instructed.

It will not recognize the CD/DVD drive either. It recognizes other drives but cannot use there drives for updating the BIOS!

That Old Guy,

A:Asus bios update

hi, 2 things ,to be 100% sure on that you have win8 64 bit installed on the computer and you download win8 64bit update program and bios update from asus . to me it seems the issue would be with Asus ,if there program doesn't see you usb od dvd drives
ASUS - Motherboards- ASUS M5A78L-M/USB3

Microsoft Support

i just noticed you no in the usa ,so this site might not be what you need ,so google microsoft tech support

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A:Asus bios update?!?!?!

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A:Asus BIOS update?

Related thread:
CPUs, Chipsets and Mobos > Updating the Bios

Originally posted by dank7737
I would like to update the bios (asus p4s533) but im having problems iwth the autoupdate function. Where can i get an update for the bios?Click to expand...

Perhaps Asus hasn't revised this Bios yet. With a rig this new, I really don't see the need.

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I have the original bios version that shipped with the motherboard and I'm going to try to update it to v. 1805. I just wanted to see if anyone with more experience with this would mind giving me detailed instructions on how to. I have general ideas on how to do it but I wouldn't mind having an step by step list : ).

A:Asus A8N-SLI bios update

while not a hard process... it can be dangerous to flash you BIOS version and you run the risk of turning your computer into a nice paperweight.

first off... what is the biggest reason you are looking to update your BIOS version? any problems can probably be solved by other means unless you have proof that you need to flash the cmos. the safest way to flash to a new BIOS version is to use a utility such as awdflash.exe (Award Flash) in command prompt before the computer boots windows. there are ways to flash the BIOS within windows, but it's typically more reliable to perform the operation in command prompt.

for the actual process... you will need the BIOS file (usually a .bin file), and flash utility like awdflash, and a bootable CDROM, USB drive or floppy disk if you have that. i like using FLASHCD to make bootable disks in which both the BIOS file(s) and tools are copied to. basically, you boot from the CDROM and run the flash utility from the prompt. from there you should just need to input the file you want to flash to the CMOS (and if you are using a flash drive or floppy you can make a backup of the original just in case). if all goes well after the file is flashed, remove the media and restart the computer. done.

you should be able to find a more in-depth guide by searching around for A8N-specific stuff... if you need it. good luck...

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Thanks in advance.

A:ASUS M2V-MX SE bios update

ASUSTeK M2V-MX SE motherboard, BIOS download from here:
ASUSTeK Computer Inc. - Motherboards - ASUS M2V-MX SE

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A:Asus mobo bios update

It looks like ACC is a utility for unlocking AMD CPU hidden cores for 'overclocking'.

So if you are into that kind of thing it may be a useful tool.

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Did you watch the Video .. I could not see it to clearly ....

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i have this new board coming in, which as far as i can tell is a great board, AFTER an updated bios and chipset drivers. i heard that this board comes with software that allows users to update through windows and i was wondering if anybody has this board or is familiar with it.

so i went to asus' site but could not really find any info on flashing the bios. i want to make sure i know the standard procedure for doing so just in case. what ive learned so far is that (1) i need a bootable disk with a (2) flash executive and (3) the new bios on it [plus an optional (4) .bat file for automatic flashing]. i go to bios and set it so that it will boot from the disk and not the HD on the next reboot. does this sound about right? and if so, does anyone know which flash executive i should use and where to download it from? and as a side note i was planning on using a bootable image CD (burned with nero). if that doesnt work ill just have to get a cable for my old floppy drive.

i have not flashed the bios before, but if it somehow went wrong, would using mobo jumpers to clear the CMOS work to get it back to the original bios or would a failed flash also screw up the CMOS?

as far as the chipset drivers i have not done it before but im assuming i just download and install no problem (since i already know which driver version i need for this board).

sorry i know its a lot of questions at the same time but i want to make sure i dont kill my new board. Thanx guys

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A:asus a8n-SLI premium bios update

Asus boards do come with a windows based bios flasher, but on my board it has never worked for me. It ALWAYS says there are no updates available when I know there are. Could be a firewall issue but I just give up and do it manually.

Here is a great, comprehensive article on bios flashing:

By the way, we have almost the exact same system. You're gonna love it once you get it up and running!

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A:Bios on asus z87-A update question

I normally would say if it's running OK to leave the BIOS alone. In Haswell's case, it is still having growing pains so an update is recommended. I have used the BIOS Flashback feature to do it. Check your manual for instructions.

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Hi people, I got a little problem.

Since I got my new Asus motherboard my ATI Radeon 9600 PRO has been giving me VPU Recover errors im guessing because my new board is VIA and you know about VIA and ATIs instability.

Anyway, I rang up ATI customer support and they sent me an email, telling me to do things such as:
1. Update Catalyst drivers
2. Update chipset drivers
3. Update BIOS

I have completed the first two but still had the problem on all games (except CS:S, strange) yet I have not been able to complete the latter because I cant get EZ Flash to work or use afudos.exe.

First, I tried EZ Flash as it was the easiest, and I had my bios on a floppy disk named correctly. It got to the point where it was "Reading p4v800dx.rom" but the motherboard just kept sounding 3 short beepe about every two seconds, I do not know the American Megatrends error codes so I just thought it might have meant it was working so I left it...for about 2 hours, and it was still "reading". So i decided to stop it.

I rebooted and tried the other method with afudos.exe, I created a formatted MS-DOS disk using the MS-DOS environment in Windows XP, put afudos.exe and my bios on it, set the BIOS to boot from floppy, but all it did was give me a message to "remove any media and then press any key to continue" but no media was in the DVD or CD drive and of course the floppy disk was in the floppy drive, so unless it meant my hard drive I didn't know what to... Read more

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Nice, what was the problem??

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i've recently decide to update all of my PC components , and stuck on motherboard bios.
can you help me with it ?
i've red the manuals , and it says to download "asus update utility" on their site , but when im choosing "windows 7 64" and downloading the utility it says that i should download 64 bit application .
so is there any other way to update my bios ? or... im lost a bit

A:Asus m4a88t-m motherboard BIOS update

I suggest using the EZ Flash utility, rather than updating the BIOS from within Windows. It's invoked from within the BIOS setup. RTFM. (If you've mislaid the manual, it's available for download from

No download required, other than the BIOS file itself.

I think that EZ Flash is safer than Windows. It may be as good as flashing from DOS.

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Hey guys i have an old Asus mother board A8N-SLI Premium
link to asus ASUSTeK Computer Inc. - Motherboards- ASUS A8N-SLI Premium

im getting blue screen errors with new ram and new stata drives i installed i wanted to update bios but on the site it doesnt list Windows 7 as supported operating system in downloads section.

I downloaded Bios utility and received error "Does not support this operating system: WNT_.1H_MCE"

im not a tech wizard but i read that i can create a boot disk from the .bin file and update bios that way but im bit nervous about that so i thought i post here first

any advice appreciated thanks

A:old asus mobo can i update bios with windows 7?

forgot to add the memory im using.

2GBx two
G Skill DDR3 1333
installed correctly according to manual

i guess i can change the ram to the old one i had and see if it still blue screens to isolate issue to mobo / HDD

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I had some problems with a Zalman (I think it still has problems) it was reporting 1800 rpm instead of 2000 +..

Anyways , I assumed that the Motherboard may well be reporting the wrong rpm's so I decided to check Bios updates . I did have the latest Bios Update and assumed that the previous Bios was reporting my CPU cooler as correct..

So I ran the AsusUpdate utility to see what it can do..There is a Bios Downgradable option, I didnt have the previos version backed up so I re downloaded the previos version and then ran the Downgrade option. I browsed to the Bios file and updated to the previos version..

All seemed to go well, I get no Bios Errors on boot and all settings seem fine..

But I have 2 issuses On Board Sound dont work (Even tho I have a Audigy Card) and when I run dxdiag instead of Giving me the Mainboard Name it says "To be filled by O.E.M"

So I read on the internet that you can recover the original Bios from the Support CD...

So I restart PC with CD rom and press Alt/F2 to run Flash Bios Utility, when prompted I browse to the Original A8V bios file and recover the Bios... Again all goes well but still no Onboard Sound..

Any one have any ideas...or is my bios screwed...

Thx for any input..

A:Asus A8V Deluxe Bios update problem...

So why do you want to have onboard sound when you have an Audigy card? Are you sure the onboard sound is not disabled in the BIOS or automatically disabled when you install a seperate PCI card? Did you install the drivers in Windows?

As for the "To be filled by O.E.M", its not uncommon for some fields to be left blank and it won't cause any problems. Repeatly updating your BIOS can be much more hazardess if something goes wrong and the board will not longer boot at all.

I also don't understand the whole thing about downgrading that you are talking about. Whenever you need to do a BIOS update you only ever need to update to the latest version as all previous fixes are included in the latest one. You can back up the current BIOS version if you wish to have for a backup.

And the fan RPM's; fan speeds are rarely constant and can be mis reported slightly - again not an issue thats worth the risk of updating the BIOS.

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Has anyone else noticed that after the A09 bios update to your 11-3147 it takes way longer to boot up? It takes on average 15 seconds of staring at the Dell logo before Windows 10 starts to boot. I installed an SSD drive once It gets to the point of the OS booting it's lightning fast...just the bios post seems exceptionally slow. I'll try reinstalling the previous bios to confirm. I'm just wondering if anyone else has had this happen also. I also have an 11-3148 and there was a bios update for it on the same day. It didn't affect it's boot speed at all and in fact seemed to cure the "plugged in not charging" issue that it had.

A:Inspiron 11-3147 A09 bios update - slow post

I'm using a Samsung Evo 850 256Gb.
Here's an update to this strange story: Yesterday I reverted back to A07 bios. bios went in all fine but then can't boot into windows. It doesn't see my drive. it does in the bios but not during post apparently. All boot and drive settings look the same as they were before. Tried a repair install of 10 which actually worked for me this time (previously I've only had failures for some reason). It finishes and gives me a log file of the apps and such it killed in the process. Mostly just the Dell Apps which is no big deal. Rebooted and once again boot times are nice and speedy as I was hoping. And that's not all folks! To top it all off, it now sleeps properly instead of just shutting down like I was whining about in my last post. Bizarre to say the least. This was my last ditch effort. If this had failed I was going back to the dreaded 8.1. Used it all evening as I normally would and it's working flawlessly. Only thing I notice of any mention is the battery will not show 100% charge which is what the A09 bios update fixed. No biggie. It says 99% and I know it's fully charged. It really makes me wonder how much the guys at Dell check stuff out before it's released. Seems like every computer guy that's worked for my company is the same way....fix one bug but neglect to check if the fix affected anything else and walk away.

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Any advice?
I have a 9010 SFF that was working fine, except that it would not install the Windows 10 Anniversary Update.  Repeatedly, about 30% through the update it failed with a BSOD. I tried several times.
Somewhere I read that the BIOS might need updating so I headed over to DELL support.  I let the website automatically detect my system and it found a recommended BIOS update, version A24.
I initiated the BIOS update from the website and it seemed to run successfully but when the PC rebooted it hung half way through POST.
On a second attempt to start the machine - nothing - no display, no light, just will not start.
I tried clearing the NVRAM as indicated on the DELL website here:
I tried both the RTCRST jumper method and the battery removal method.
The result - it now continuously reboots but still no POST, no display, nothing.
I should add that during the original BIOS update, the PC had a Quadro 600 graphics card and a LSI 9200-8e SAS adapter card inside. They had both been working faultlessly and were removed when I tried to reset the BIOS NVRAM.
Any suggests on what next to recover my "bricked" desktop?

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So I did a bios update to the latest on a Asus p8z68-v pro, after doing so I get a missing boot manager. Only way I can get back into windows is through the bios and then manually selecting a hard drive that does not have the windows install on it. Iv tried the listed fixes and still Im not getting anywhere. On reboot it goes through the basic loading screens and pauses saying "Press F1 to enter bios. Iv tried all the different bootable options and none of them work. I can only manually select to get in and again it's the wrong HD to access windows 7.

A few odd things have been happening. When I try the "Startup Repair" option using the Win 7 disk, it shows my windows on Drive D when it's really on Drive C. I also tried this fix and this fix and still nothing. Though it seemed like the second fix started to at least accept the commands when I changed the drive letter to D, just wouldn't work for C.

This is how my disk management window looks, not sure if Disk 0 being Drive D and Disk 1 being Drive C has anything to do with it. If it does, how would I go about changing that.

Ill try to provide any additional info as needed. Thanks for any help.

A:Missing Bootmgr after bios update Asus p8z68-v pro on Win 7

Drive G has a System and Active file on it. The System should be on C and the Active needs to be removed. I will get right back to you. == There seems to be a problem with the Tutorials that tell you how to solve your problem. I will post the solution as soon as possible. Thanks,

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Asus H 170 Pro is the Motherboard and I thought that is a good idea to update the bios (after that I've realised that was not)
I've copied the Bios update file (H170-PRO-ASUS-1803.cap) to a 4GB flash FAT32 and hit update. After the progress bar rich the end, I restarted following the bios update dialog.
At this point, all I have it's a black screen with the USB flash plugged in or If I remove the flash, I can access the UEFI but there is a single option: " to finnish BIOS update you have to select the same BIOS file (.cap file) again to continue updating the BIOS. "; sounds good enough but If I hit OK and choose via Storage devices option EZ doesn't see the flash.
I've read about the size of the flash and I've shrinked in cmd to 400MB formated again to FAT32 and after that I've copied the .cap file.
Unfortunately, the same result, the flash is not available using any of the USB mobo's ports.
Anyway, there is no SSD/HDD/optical drive plugged in.
Not so sure about the indicated File Path: fs0:\ where it is more exactly and if matter.
The stick should be bootable?
There is a second option using the internet but I don't have wifi and if I plug the Ethernet cable first I have to communicate the MAC to the provider (which is not possible as far as I know at this phase) in order to make it available.
Any advice? I appreciate it!

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Hi, so here's part 2 about my bios update problem.

Below you can find my initial post, detailing the problem. It's under . Read that first!

Additional steps I took since then: sent the laptop to a repair shop which came recommended by a well-respected bios site. They tried everything, and the laptop's fans do spin (meaning also the cpu fans), and the led does go on.. so that's an improvement, i guess. but since he doesn't have the original bios image for the laptop that's it.. I did send him the N61Ja.BIN located in C:\ which should be the original bios backup, but that didn't work.. none of the bios files from the asus website worked either..

Anyone have any suggestions? Or can provide me with the original bios image (207) for the Asus N61Ja-JX046X?


I wanted to update the bios, with an official bios update, from version 207 to 211. I didn't use winflash, I used easyflash in the bios. Everything seemed to be going okay; it deleted the old files, wrote the new ones, verified the new ones. Then it said: shutdown in/after 2 seconds and it shut down. Then nothing happened anymore. Power button completely unresponsive. The battery light was still on, and I'm not sure if I should've just waited... I didn't though, I thought I had to remove the battery, take the power off completely to be able to start it up again.

So I'm wondering: what are my options here? My warranty expired and I don't really have the money to send it in and pay hundreds of bucks on ... Read more

A:Asus n61Ja bios update problem, part 2. Please help!

Oh, one more thing:

the guy at the repair shop tried all the bios files on the asus website.. and the N61Ja.BIN in C:\.. but none worked..

He told me this:

biosfile is 2048kB in size.
normally you put the biosfile in the chip from address 0
chip is twice the size. this is sometimes used for a/the backup bios and sometimes just isn't used at all (also they can then release bigger bios versions that will still fit, if they want)
sometimes you put the bios file in from the 2nd or 3rd block; tried all of that
also tried loading it from address 10000h which has worked on a laptop before but that didn't work either
laptop fans and led working says nothing; theyre being powered but without the right bios thats all they will be

He tested the bios chip and the cmos battery and both were fine, btw

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Has anyone with this board tried this bios update? I believe the version # is 2205. Is it mainly important just for upgrading to the new 5th. Gen. processors or, is there benefits for the 4th. Gen. i7 4790k also? Thanks!

A:latest bios update for asus z97-a motherboard Questions

I own the Asus Z97-A motherboard and my instruction manual says not to upgrade the BIOS if my system is running smoothly. The manual clearly states to upgrade BIOS only when you have to, thus I have never upgraded my BIOS.

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I have a Gigabyte Z77X UD5H motherboard and the USB 3.0 ports developed problems. The motherboard has 3 separate USB 3.0 connectors that can be used for front panel USB 3.0 ports. The front panel in my case (a Coolermaster) has two USB 3.0 ports. One port developed an intermittent - it would connect and then Windows 7 (and 8) would report the external hard drive required formatting, and then would reverb back to displaying the drive contents. On the second port I would get a message that if I connected the device (the external hard drive) to a 3.0 port it would work faster. I tried the separate USB 3.0 interface that was supplied by Gigabyte with the motherboard and the same results. I have another PC with USB 3.0 ports and the device worked OK on that PC.

I went through all 3 motherboard port connections and got the same thing. I had the latest Intel 3.0 drivers but I reinstalled them with no help. I tried the Intel motherboard chipset drivers and no help. I had the latest BIOS version (14) and reinstalled it with no help (and resetting the CMOS memory did not help). I contacted Gigabyte with the problem and was issued an RMA but held off as the PC with the problem is my recording studio system and it would have been an issue to have it out of service for an extended period, and although I have an USB 3.0 device it wasn't something I couldn't live without so I never used the RMA, and let it expire.

I decided to look into the USB 3.0 port issue again, tried the USB 3.0 ... Read more

A:Info Post - BIOS Update fixed USB 3.0 Problems on a Gigabyte MB

Hi fireberd .. Just curious did the BIOS update say "Beta BIOS", there is a BIOS update to "Improve USB legacy support".

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Horrifying ugly new logo, I just want to change the logo back to the old one that's not so ugly.  Just the logo, not the BIOS

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After the BIOS Update yesterday my secondary monitor has not been working. The computer fails to detect it in Device Settings. Since this has happened, I have: Unplugged/Replugged Cables and made sure everything powers up (when plugging the HDMI from the monitor into the notebook the monitor cycles through Analog and HDMI a few times and goes to sleep so it's getting a connection)Have tried two HDMI cables, one brand new Attempted to update drivers, was told that they were updated Downloaded new drivers from HP Support Assistant and Installed, Rebooted Rolled back the BIOS to the previous version I tested the monitor on my MacBook and it works, so it's not the monitor and the notebook still does not pick up my monitor! PLEASE HELP! 

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Hey all,

I'm having some trouble with my ASUS BIOS. It is possible one of the reasons which is not letting me enable AGP Texture Acceleration (from DXDIAG). So now I need to update it. Ive read that you can 'flash' this however it seems quite complicated. I read the procedure here - Personally i dont think i have that ability to literally take apart my PC and dont want to risk that. Is there anything I can do to enable AGP Texture Acceleration w/o updating bios?

I have tried many driver versions. Here is my info

ASUS A8V Deluxe Mobo
Chipset VIA K8t800 pro
southbridge VT8237
CPU: AMD Athlon 64+ 3500+ Socket 939
Current BIOS version : 1017.002 (date: 11/14/2005 - very old)
GFX is a ATI Radeon 9600 Series

Any help si appreciated. thanks in advance.

A:Update ASUS A8V Deluxe BIOS to enable AGP Texture Acceleration? Help!

Hi, linkzor. I looked up your motherboard on the Asus site, and the bios updates they have listed for your motherboard are not even worth upgrading to. They don't list anything about fixing agp texture acceleration, either. However, if you still want to flash your bios, simply visit the asus support website, download their auto-flash bios tool and your bios, and it does everything for you. you do NOT need to take apart your pc.

Also, Perhaps your video card does not support agp texture acceleration?

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Have just upgraded to a 120 Gb drive, partitioned with Bootitng, but winXP pro can only recognise 3 of the 4 partitions. Have checked Bootitng site where it says a bios update may be necessary, amongst other things (have tried).
No joy from asus site, any help would be much appreciated.



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Hey all,

I currently have an ASUS K53E that I've put a 60GB SSD into. I recently had to send out the laptop for service with ASUS, but I swapped the SSD for the original drive at that time (to save the chance they may re-format the drive)...

In any case, their repair apparently included a BIOS update... When I got the computer back, I naturally swapped the SSD back into the computer. Since then I've had numerous issues, the most prominent being that WLE stopped working (Every time I load Messenger it inexplicably stops working), and when I attempt to un-install it it will have a problem and abort the removal.

With skype, I installed it fine, but it will launch, have a problem, then close! This is extremely frustrating..

So really, my first thought is that there is a BIOS-update related issue, because the BIOS was flashed with the other drive in the laptop, and the installation on the SSD was installed/configured before the BIOS flash.

Am I looking at a clean install of windows? Or could I get away with just a repair? I'd really prefer not to reinstall if I don't have to (Getting the OEM install on the SSD was hard enough in the first place).

Any help is appreciated, thank you.

A:Problems installing/Uninstalling After BIOS update (ASUS K53E)

Flashing the BIOS should have no effect on the hard drive, other than some BIOS settings being changed to defaults. You can flash the BIOS with no hard drive installed. I think I might reset the BIOS to fail safe defaults or at least look over all the setting to make sure they are set correctly for an SSD drive. If your still not happy then think about doing a repair or re-install. What was the service for? Maybe there is still something wrong with it.

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I have three P8Z77-V Deluxe mobos. I went to check the software and firmware and found a NEW dropdown for Win8 64 bit today. There was also a new UEFI BIOS out at the same time with no description of what changed.

Check to see if your mobo manufacturer is putting out new stuff...

A:ASUS just put a Win8 dropdown for my mobo plus a new UEFI BIOS update.

I checked on ASUS site for my system now, no Windows 8 in the drop down :<

I checked for the Mobo "P6X58D-E", the laptop "N65VZ" and for the Mobo "E45M1-I DELUXE"

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I am trying to update the BIOS and went here to use their update utility:

ASUS - Motherboards- ASUS P5Q-E

However, the software Afudos BIOS update tool V2.36 will not load (3rd item of the above web page's list)!?!?

What do I do now? Any other BIOS update utility compatible to the Asus P5Q-E?

I am having these problems:

A:Asus P5Q-E motherboard bios update utility software won't install?

You could have a corrupt file. I would down load a new copy and try it.

Here is a link to Asus for your board.

ASUSTeK Computer Inc. -Support- Drivers and Download P5Q-E

If that doesn't work here is a link to an engineering ver of AFUDOS that may work.

Afudos Engineering - Download

Try those out as the first attempt. The engineering ver will let you downgrade if you need to.

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I downloaded 64 bit Windows 8 around 1 year ago and since then my ASUS x54c is having problems.
1. One of the USB ports often malfunctions
2. Certain keys sometimes do not work.
3. The notebook wont shut down whilst connected to the mains, but is fine otherwise.
4. The battery doesn't charge and the power can now only last for 30 seconds when disconnected from the mains.

It seems I need to buy a new battery, but I am stalling until I have fixed the problem with the shutdown. I have formatted the notebook twice and since tried Windows 8.1 64 bit, so it is not faulty software (but may well be a 32/64 bit matter).


1. I am told from a link on the ASUS Support website that I should update my BIOS to 207. There are now newer versions available (210) so I'm not sure whether their info is out of date, or if 207 is still the preferred choice for this issue.

2. I have been told my a techie working at the school where I teach that I should not update the BIOS as it is dangerous and could seriously damage my Laptop. instead, he says the problem is that I am running a 64 bit OS when my system is made for 32 bit. He suggests that I go back to Windows 7 32 bit.

Can you take a look at my specs and take a vote on which option is best to take?

Many thanks

A:ASUS x54c Problems shutting down (BIOS update? Or change to 32bit OS?)

It is true that I am running BIOS version 204 and not 207.

See message here from my quick search.

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I am very very frustrated since I waited a while to get this motherboard from china. My last DFI board randomly died on me and I ordered this as a replacement because I wanted a decent 775 board. I worked on it all night tonight and despite it reading all the hardware... it will not boot unless I reset the cmos every time. On top of that... I can not get the bios to update... it doesn't read any of the 5 usb drives I tried (fat/fat32). Also I tend to get this grey screen when trying to flash it sometimes. I am beside myself at this point after fussing with it for hours on end and I really need some help.

A:Asus P5E3 BIOS won't update and needs CMOS reset to boot every time

Sounds like either the BIOS is corrupted or the motherboard battery is a goner.

Have you tried burning the new BIOS to a bootable CD ?

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i had recently built a new computer. after installing windows 7 everything was fine, except for during start-up it'd say 'no keyboard deteced'. which it wasn't detecting it because i couldnt acess bios during this. once i came to the windows log in screen, it was then reading the keyboard.

a few days ago i had a power outage during a thunderstorm and now a screen appears when turning on my computer giving me 2 options somehwat like 'continue start up' and 'enter a set up'. these are extremely general ideas of what it says but its not the usual 'start windows normally' screen. i would look but i'm currently at work since i cannot access the internet at home due to these problems lol.

the problem with this screen appearing is that since it is not detecting my keyboard at post, i have no where else to go. i've tried every usb port, as well as a ps/2 keyboard.

i either a. need to figure out how to get past this screen or not have it appear at all or b. figure out how to get it to detect my keyboard.

if you have any suggestions or info i'd really appreciate the help.


A:odd post/bios screen, plus no keyboard detected @ post

you could try removing the CMOS battery on the motherboard and using the jumper to reset the BIOS to factory defaults.

Always us a known good PS/2 keyboard. USB is OK after you have everything setup but unless you enable Legacy USB support in the BIOS the USB keyboard may not be seen by the BIOS (I've had this exact problem).

If the PS/2 keyboard is not seen when plugged into the keyboard PS/2 port move it to the PS/2 mouse port.

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Hello to the BleepingComputer community,First of all I'm sorry I haven't finished some of the steps from the Preparation Guide. It's because these steps require a reboot (e.g. Step 6: Disable your CD Emulation Software - DeFogger will ask me to reboot the machine), and I have a bad feeling about the question if it is safe to reboot in my situation: I'm not sure if I have a type of malware which is ready to infect the BIOS - if it is so, then it could infect it much easier during the reboot process.- If there is a good way to find out what is the problem (and fix the BIOS threat part if it really is present) without rebooting / shutting down this PC, or at least without booting from this hard drive (which I feel is probably infected), then please tell me what should I do.- If you know a place / forum where I can get a specialized help for this (seemingly BIOS-malware related) situation, please tell me where I could go.- If there is no way to move forward, I'll go ahead and risk the reboot, and follow the other steps (steps 6 to 10) in the Preparation Guide, no problem.I kindly ask you to please read below the details of the problem as it occured to me, and the things I have tried so far.The PC is AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core BE-2350 2.1GHz, Motherboard Biostar TA690G AM2 (with AWARD BIOS), 4GB RAM, 200GB SATA HDD, and an ASUS EAH4870 card added a few years ago.It's with WinXP SP3, AVG Free 2012, (standard) Windows Firewall, and it's behind a router.I ... Read more

A:BIOS virus/rootkit? - Unknown threat by AVG - "Bios Update\Award" folders, BS_Flash.sys, BIOS.sys and a dozen of m...

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 I am receiving this message when I run sp76205: The system BIOS update file (c:\SWSetup\SP76205\hpqflash\ROM.CAB) is missing or corrupt. The system BIOS will not be updated." SP76205 was just released in June 2016 and I noticed other user are experiencing the same issue with it. Please provide a fix BIOS update or explain how to run this current update...

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I have had this motherboard for 2 or 3 years now and i have RMA'D it literally 4 times, all because the thing wont post after about 6 or 7 months. Does anyone know if anyone else with this mother board are having the same problems that i am having with it. Right now the thing dosnt want to post. Any ideas, reset bios, dont over clock. Latest bios also.


Asus p5n-e-sli
q6600 ~ 2.4ghz
8gb gskill ram
1 seagate 500 sata hdd
2 8800 gts sli
1 pinnavle card tv tuner
Rosewell 600w power supply.

Anyone have any idea why my board would keep on doing this about every 5 or 6 months?

A:Asus p5n-e-sli post

Bad memory can cause a no post, have you stress tested your memory?

I would be tempted to move to another make and model board if the memory tests good.


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My Samsung series 3 laptop has been sending out popup messages telling me I need a bios update, I go to the Samsung software update site and this bios update has been failing, I have made several calls and chats to techs at Samsung who tell me to do what I have already done, they tell to ask for tier 2 tech, who can go in my computer and fix it , When I finally got a tier 2 tech, they told me the same thing, I told him what I had been told about him and what he could do, He said, is it working , I said yes, but settings on computer change on their own,like wifi turns itself on and that concerns me. Anyway, He said that it didn't need a bios update,even the Samsung website said this computer needed a bios update. I posted this on hardware,firmware concerns, and they told me to post here, I was going to go to a site ,that had a download that checked drivers, I was told to stay away from this.


A:Samsung Bios software update for bios,update fails

Are you getting a direct link from the notification update? Can you post the link/site next time?

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Whenever I click on the Asus Update on Asus Suite II it automatically gives me a BSOD. It then tells me to update the driver. I uninstalled Asus Suite II and installed the latest version from the Asus website. It still gave a BSOD when I clicked Update.

A little bit about my comp:
64 Bit Windows 7 put together by myself.
It is fairly new. Maybe 3 months max. Got BSOD since the start. Trying to update BIOS atm.
My OS installation is the same age.

I also have another thread:

Still haven't figured this dang BSOd out.

BTW: Motherboard is

A:BSOD using Asus Update on Asus Suite II

NOTE: I have severe eye problems. If I do not respond to your postings, please PM another staff member for assistance.

I suggest starting all troubleshooting with the following diagnostic tests (located at this link: Hardware Diagnostics ). They'll save you a lot of time and heartache if there is a hardware failure, and you'll have the disks on hand in case you need them in the future:

H/W Diagnostics:
Please start by running these bootable hardware diagnostics:
Memory Diagnostics (read the details at the link)
Hard Drive Diagnostics (read the details at the link) - Test ALL of the hard drives.

Also, please run one of these free, independent online malware scans to ensure that your current protection hasn't been compromised: Free Online AntiMalware Resources (read the details at the link)
There are also free, bootable antivirus disks at this link: Free Online AntiMalware Resources - Bootable Disks

No memory dumps from later than Oct 2011
Service Pack 1 isn't installed, please do the following:

Installing Windows 7 Service Pack 1
1. Visit the PC manufacturer's website and update ALL drivers. DO NOT use Windows Update or the "Update drivers" function of Device Manager.
2. Check Device Manager for any unknown/disabled devices - if there are unknown/disabled devices, fix them with the latest drivers from the device manufacturer's website (not the PC Manufacturer)
3. Visit Windows Update and get a... Read more

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Hey guys, 1st post here, so I hope you can help me.

I purchased an Asus A8S-X mobo today for my old AMD3500+ system.


1. With the 3500+ cpu, the PC will not post. It simply sits there with a blank screen, no beeps or anything.

2. With an AMD4600+ the PC will post but then gets an 'Overclocking Failed' error with options to enter the BIOS and correct the CPU options, or F2 to reset to defaults and continue loading windows.

3. Anytime I press 'Reset' or edit the bios and 'Reboot', the PC will not post again until I power off the system, wait 10 secs, power on again.

4. After seting the CPU to manual etc, reboot the PC, it still gives me the 'Overclocking Failed' error and I'm back where I started.

All the info I have found on the net points to BIOS updates, which I have done and it has made zero difference.

Anyone able to help with this problem ?

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Asus a7n8x rev2.0
AMD Athlon XP 2600+
256 MB Generic PC3200 Ram
ATI Radeon 9600 Pro
400W Antec PSU
Optitwrite DVD RW

I fried my a7v8x-x about a week ago and ordered this new one in hopes of an easy replacement. From what everyoen told me it shoudl have just booted right up, with a few expected problems with WinXP. But now after working at if for 3 days i still have it to work. My first problem is durring POST it ways the CPU speed is 1250 Mhz, which it should be 1.87. It also says my memory freq. is 100mhz depending on which slot i put it in, in the third slot it says its 200mhz.
It also takes about a minute to detect the IDE devices everytiem I boot. After POST it will boot from CD Drive but goes too slow to do anythign.
This lead me to beleive it is a RAM problem, but i have the same problem no matter what slot i put it in. The RAm has 7 chips per side which is in the limits of the board(8 is max).
Coudl it be that it only accepts the dual channel ddr memory?
I have tried almost everyhtign and still cannot get it working.
thanks for any help.

A:Asus a7n8x will POST but nothing afterwards

Have you gone through the settings in the BIOS, auto detect hard drive, set bus speed? Or just go into the BIOS and set it for Performance Defaults.

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Hi all,

Was wondering if somebody(s) would be kind enough to help diagnose a problem I have with a new system build, which is as follows:

Core 2 Duo E6400
x 2GB DDR2 667mhz
BFG 8800GTS DDR3 320MB
Arctic 550W Modular PSU
x 1 Deskstar 250GB SATA II
Asus P5N-E SLI mobo

So problem being, the build will not post to Bios. I press the power button, everything spins up, CPU HS, GPU HS, Case lights, basically everything appears to have power running through it.

However, the screen remains blank. I receive zero beeps from the Motherboard on boot, but the green LED power light is on, indicating ther eis power to the board.

I've checked all the power connections, everything is connected as it should be.

I've now even pulled individual parts out and tried different combo's just to see if I receive any beeps.

Really at a loss as to the problem. The PSU is about 8 months old and was pulled from previous system and I can confirm works fine as I plugged it back into previous PC after the above.

At the moment, I'm inclined to think the Motherboard is a DOA and needs sending back.

Can anyone hear shed some light on my problem before I have to resort to the above line.


A:Asus P5N-E Sli Problems - No POST

I actually have a similar thing happen with my computer. Every now and then the system doesn't POST, and its really frustrating, but after a few restarts the system finally gets going and boots as per normal. However I'm not sure whats causing your problem as I have yet to find out what problem I have. GL

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Yea, i know its kinda an old board now, but, just got it, with athlon xp 3000+ Barton core, 333MHZ FSB, the motherboard is 333mhz FSB as well, tried booting it up, nothing, just the no post,

tried it with nothing in the computer except video card and the mobo wasn't in the box, no post,

-tried different rams, and in different slots, and no ram at all that are compatible of course, no post
-tried different video cards, no post
-tried different processor, of compatibility of course, no post
-tried different batteries, no post
-cleared the CMOS a million times
-tried a hairdryer, no post
-all of this done outside of the case so nothing is shortcircuiting it
-power supply is 450 watts, already been using for awhile, not the problem
-don't have an internal speaker for the mobo, but at this point i don't know if it would matter, correct me if i'm wrong

i'm running out of ideas, i'm pretty sure thats all the combinations i've tried so far

ASUS already said go for the RMA, i don't know if i want to do that yet, especially if someone has a bright idea

A:Asus A7V8X-X No post

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I am sorry if it was posted before, but I couldn't find anything regarding this.
My system spec:
Intel P4 3 Ghz HT L775,
Asus P5GDC Deluxe
2 x 512 DDR2 RAM
Nvidia XFX PCIe video.

My system had been hanging up once or twice every day until last week. The monitor went black and the PC 'froze' but the lights, fans were still on. I thought the problem would be a. PS (I had a 300W PS) or b. overheating.
I invested in a new PS 450W as I got something plugged in in every possible socket and a CPU watercooling system.

I installed the cooler but I kept having CPU temperature in between 50-80 C I tried every possible way to lower the temperature but with no success. The mobo temperature was on a steady 35-40 C. Since the CPU temperature was 80 C when I opened a game or DVD app, I decided to get rid of the watercoolin and put the HS back in with some improved ventilation in case. Everything booted up ok but then went bang! My system won't boot and there is NO POST. Not a beep.
The Asus mobo's green led comes on, but no response. I stripped the system down, but everything the same. Changed video card, cleared cmos etc without success.

I am really stuck atm as I wouldn't know if a possibly faulty CPU / PS wrecked my motherboard. Oh yeah, I changed the proc as well but the same thing happened. I am afraid testing another mobo in case it'll be wrecked again. What do you think about that? Can a CPU wreck a mobo? Or a PS?

I really did hope that cl... Read more

A:No post Asus mobo

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Hi everyone,

I read every thread I could find on this mobo and tried all the suggestions. Here's what I've done:

built entire system and turned it on, no beeps, no video, nothing.
Contacted ASUS and followed their advice. Started removing components until I only had the main power, the power switch, and the PC speaker connected. no beeps. I noticed that the power supply was set to 230v. As this was a new case, I didn't even check this before plugging everything in. Could this have damaged anything?

Sent that mobo to ASUS, bought a new mobo from a local shop since this was a christmas present. Took the new mobo out of the box and plugged in the power switch, the main power, and the pc speaker. no beeps. Tried installing CPU, memory, and video card, but same deal. Took all of these out, so just the power was connected, reset the CMOS, removed the battery, etc. I plugged in the reset switch lead powered it on, and hit reset a bunch of times. Still no beeps.

Unfortunately, I don't have any cases that will work with this motherboard. I have a Dell box that when I opened I couldn't find where the speaker and power switch connected to the mobo.

My last resort is to return this to the shop, get a new mobo and pray that it works.

I throw myself onto your mercy. Please help me get this running. I can't imagine that I got two mobos of the same type that had the exact same problem, so I must be doing something wrong.

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A:Asus A7N8X-X No POST

may have damaged the power supply first time out
if you have a meter find the switch trip and see if you have 12 V and 5 v
outputs or just beg borrow buy new power supply get them on ebay cheap nough.I realy don't think plugging in the PS while set for 220 did anything ,but ya never can tell.
I never play with the MB battery unless its absolutly necessary.
I leave the cmos jumper reset for 40 secounds at least.
when I start up new system I do it this way
cpu first ,, 1 stick a memory 2nd ,, if it needs a vid card that goes last,,
with all this in I reset cmos then I connect PS and I short out the power with small jumper wire this is just incase the Case switch is bad
I have never had a bad start to date.

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Asus P5Wdh motherboard: In trying to fix system crashes when internet news video was running, I managed to mess up the system bios on the motherboard. System is winXP-Pro, 4Gb ram, lots of disk.

Downloaded new bios from Asus, flashed the system using the Alt-F2 on bootup and a floppy, machine came back with "Completed." message. Waited awhile, nothing else came up, so I rebooted, and machine is now dead, no POST, nutting.. (had already loaded new drivers for the GeForce 7600 video board, didn't help.

Anybody know of a recovery for scrambled Asus bios?

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Hi all,

While there are threads here regarding similar problems to mine I can't find any that match, so I thought I'd start a new one.

I am trying to get a new system up and running but am having problems with my mobo.

It's an Asus A8N-SLI deluxe (8x2 version)
CPU is an AMD athlon 3200+
I have 2 sticks of GeIL 512mb DDR 400
Vid card is an ATI Radeon x700
PSU is a Sharkoon 450w with 24-pin connector.

When I try to power on I get the fans running (case, cpu, chipset and vid card), I get the mobo LED lit up, the DVD-Drive LED blinks once and then nothing else happens. I get no POST and nothing appears on the screen. I have no HDD LED activity and no power LED activity. This behaviour is constant, the same every time I try to power on.

The mobo is properly mounted in the case and I get the same results with it set up on my (wooden) desk so I don't think it's a short (I was also bare-foot and grounded at all times).
I have tried the mobo on its own and then with each consecutive component both individually and together (including multiple sticks of ram and vid cards).
I've tried single sticks of ram in all 4 positions.
I've reset the CMOS.
I've pulled out some of my hair and done various funny dances in the vain hope the some god or other would have mercy on me.

All of the above had no effect.

I'm thinking that it's just a bad board and since I only bought it 2 days ago I should take it back as a DOA. I thought I'd ask... Read more

A:Asus A8n-Sli Deluxe - no POST

They probably sold you one of my three rma's before I decided to take a manddatory break from Asus for a year. Board sounds bad, especially since you know the right "dances".
There is a site out there where a month ago I found about 300 war stories from that board. can I suggest what solved my problems?
This is what I used:
If you need the pain of SLI then this is for you:
I was shocked these boards are so great!!

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Hi all,

I'm in a spot of bother with my new setup,
Here's the specs

A8N-SLI Deluxe mobo
AMD 64 3500+ (Winchester core)
2 x XFX GeForce 6600GT 128MB GDDR3 PCI-Express, Extreme Gamers Ed.
1 x 80GB Hitachi deskstar IDE HDD
1 x 80GB Maxtor IDE HDD
Jeantech 500W PSU (Have to use a 20 - 24 pin mobo connector)

The prob is that the sys won't power up at all, nothin.
Tried the RAM in diff configs, A1-A2, B1-B2, even tried just single strips in all slots. The RAM is OK as it was used in my previous setup, also the drives and PSU were used in my previous setup with no issues.

Also in the mobo manual it says
"Due to CPU limitation, DIMM modules with 128 Mb memory chips or double-sided memory chips are not supported in this motherboard", which mine are double-sided.

Which is strange as Crucials website states that this is THE most popular choice of RAM for this mobo.

Also tried the GFX cards in diff configs, single mode with each card, EZ selector card in Single SLI mode, Dual mode aswell with GFX cards in either slot, EZ selector card in Dual SLI mode. I also get the SLI_WARN_LED light up when using dual cards but with the EZ selector card still in single SLI mode.

Also get the SB_PWR LED light up to indicate power to the mobo.

Can't test CPU as no-one I know has switched to the AMD 64 yet

Checked all connections and they are sound and connected properly.
My only concern(other than it isn�... Read more

A:Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe no POST

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Okay, so i am building a new computer for a friend and really want to avoid RMAing this mobo. i have read over other posts regarding issues with this motherboard but none match my issue perfectly so here goes:

System Specs:
Asus Crosshair AM2 nForce 590
EVGA Geforce 8800 ultra 768mb gddr3
AMD 64x2 6400+
Corsair Dominator 2x1gb paired ddr2 800
Gigabyte 800w Odin GT
Zalman 9700 led heatsink
2 sata optical drives
1 sata hard drive
1 floppy drive

okay that out of the way. I hooked everything up and started this puppy up. motherboard pwr good light came on (i have the mobo led's turned off) the fans all started, drives spun up and became active. I/O LED post display lit up and started to display gibberish. a single line would display 11111111, 88888888, WWWWWWWW, MMMMMMMM. it would alternate between these four and a fith row with all lines filled out like a "0" with and asterick in it. it does this all the time as soon as you turn on the PSU. no matter how many devices are connected. never got any mobo post beeps and never got a picture on the monitor.

tried replacing the vid card with a known good. no go. configured the mobo down to just the cpu and psu, tested. dame post gibberish. added one device back at a time mem, vid card, hdd, optical drive, etc. tested afer each device, same result.

check for shorts. nothing is making contact with the mobo that shouldnt be.
reset cmos after activating the switch. same result.
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A:yet another Asus Crosshair post...

is the ram correct type and brand?
Asus boards are picky. read:

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Internal speaker is connected properly according to the manual...and the speaker worked with my old mobo...

Asus "no help" so far. Should I worry about this? The reason I ask is, "will I miss a critical system warning if the internal speaker does not work"?

The retailer said it does not work because I disabled onboard sound...sounded like a load of crap to me!

A:No beep at post with new Asus P4P800?

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Hello all...Just recently I have noticed that my computer takes about 30 seconds to display the POST screen. Its a Asus P5Q-E mobo and I cannot for the life of me understand it. I had a glichy/crashing video driver for a 9800 GX2 and had trouble so ran safe mode and uninstalled them and installed a GT 220 now I can load windows fine...BUT POST take about 30 seconds. Any idea why???

A:Solved: Asus P5Q-E lenghty POST

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I have been working on building a new computer for the past few weeks. Today I got the power supply, which was the last part I needed. Everything is hooked up, but I'm not getting a response from it.

With no RAM, I get one long beep and two short beeps, which is expected.
With RAM, I get no beeps, no video signal, no signs of life (other than a green power LED on the motherboard)

It refuses to POST.

I bought all of this off eBay. The guy who sold the motherboard claimed that nothing was wrong with it. Now I think he tried to flash the BIOS, and it failed.

Do you think it's the BIOS, something is incompatible, or is the whole motherboard just dead.

Motherboard: Asus P5KC
RAM: 1GB PC2-5300 (It says "1GB PC2-5300 UDIMM 1RX4)
Processor: Pentium D 925 3.0GHZ 800Mhz FSB
Power Supply: 600W
Video Card: ATI Radeon X550

A:Asus Motherboard - no post or beeps

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Hello Everyone,

Recently my M2N-E all of a sudden stopped POSTing and gave me a blank screen. I used it everyday to do light computing and school work. My computer was on when a power outage caused by someone using an electric (power) saw. I turned the computer back on a few hours after the power went back on and everything seems to work fine as usual. I left it running on the internet while making a quick trip to school to turn in some paperwork. When I returned, the computer just hangs there. The LED on the USB mouse wasn't on either. So I pressed the reset button to restart the computer, but it won't POST, just a blank screen. When I press the power button to turn it on, the CPU and case fans spin but computer just hangs there and the red HDD LED lights up without blinking.

I've been using this computer since February 2009 when I received this board as an RMA and it worked 100% until now.

This is what I've tried:

Power on with one RAM and video card
Take the motherboard out of the case and powering it on a cardboard box (w/ CPU, one stick of ram, and VGA card of course)
Borrowed a friend's 500w PSU from his gaming rig to try on my system, but still no go

Every computer part was tested and confirmed to be working on my friend's computer except for the motherboard and CPU because he has Intel

Please someone help me troubleshoot this problem as I really need this computer for school.

Here are my specs:
M2N-E bios 1601
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A:Asus M2N-E no POST, no video, no beeps

You have most likely already thoroughly tested this, but have you tried your friend's computer with your monitor?

If the CPU is to blame, then the motherboard should beep. You have mostly likely checked this as well, but are any of the tops of the capacitors upon the motherboard cracked open slightly? Either way, I really think your motherboard is dead. :/

By the way, your English is superb, especially considering it is your 3rd language!

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i am trying to trouble my socket a asus a7v motherboard. i take everything out and i get post beeps with the processor out. i then put in the processor and turn it on. i dont get any beeps for the video or memory. i tried putting in different memory and different video cards agp and pci. still i get no video signal. was wondering if the processor or motherboard is bad.

A:asus a7v motherboard post questions

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When I turn the computer on the POST hangs / stops after:
and the bottom of the screen says Press DEL to enter SETUP or ALT+F2 to enter EZ Flash
If I go into the SETUP and then just ESC the system finishes booting to Win XP and all is fine from then on. If I shut down the same thing happens but if I RESTART the post is ok and the system boots and runs fine. I can't figure it out. Ideas welcomed!


Only components are hdd, fdd, cdromand no software except Win XP.

Thanks in advance

A:Post dilemna (ASUS A7V8X-X)

ok bob

your new os should have overwritten the don't concern yourself there................when you start your boot process, just start tapping on the delete key to get into will have to activate the plug and play feature, and anything else it asks you for, before you save your changes and exit...........otherwise it will continue to harass looks like you may also have to flash your bios to bring it up to it's current revision

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Hi out there:
My old /spare computer will not post. It was fine until I got another PIII computer and switched components back and forth between them to get the "new" one to work. There is power because the fans are on. It seems a bit strange because what happens is I power up the computer, I here no beeps at all and after a few seconds I hear the hard drive working then nothing else happens. I have tried different RAM and video card with no change in response. I have reset the CMOS (took jumper off, turned on and off computer) no effect. Any ideas?

A:Solved: Asus P3B-F will not post. MB OR CPU? Fixable?

I am assuming you have taking the CPU out and re-seated it also? Make sure you only try and POST with the bare needs.

CPU, Heat Sink on CPU, Memory, and Video Card.

Do not connect any cables, do not install any other PCI cards etc....

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Hello everyone.

I bought a few hardware pieces yesterday, such as RAM, Motherboard and Graphics card, and mounted and installed everything, proceeded to install windows 7, installed all the drivers and everything was working fine, computer was booting normally i even played some games.

Today i decided to update the BIOS to a newer version, and after updating it through the ASUS utility tool, everything went fine and it asked for a reboot. I closed windows and when the computer restarted, i heard all the fans powering up, the hard drives and the graphics card and then it just shut down, and restarted again and is doing this every time it restarts.

I canīt access the BIOS because it does not even load it. I then followed the procedures on ASUS manual to reset the CMOS, and revert back to the default status, i even started the PC with a usb stick with the version of the BIOS that the board came with, according to ASUS it should load the file automatically and revert to those drivers.

Then i tried to remove the components one by one and testing if the computer would boot, but it did the same thing again. This until i took the RAM away and started it with all the other components (Graphics card, hardrives, etc). The it booted but i did not have any signal on my screen. I tried using different RAM sticks, and tried the different slots, one by one and still not working, same result. I even changed the power supply for a psare one i have and same thing.

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When you turn the system on from power off it takes what seems forever-(about 1-2 Minutes) to get past POST and open Vista.
Is there a BIOS setting for this.
It has 4 gig of ram/512 Vid Card/all the good stuff.
After Vista loads its fine.

A:ASUS M2A-MVP MoBo is Very slow to POST.

And the problem with Vista is ? (no only joking)

Please download Startup Control Panel from HERE
And remove some of those un-needed startups

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I am experiencing a black screen hang-up during boot. The screen shows the ASUS motherboard logo, then black screen hangs for about 1m and 15seconds, then proceeds to boot into windows. During he long hang, motherboard shows QCode "D4" (PCI resource allocation error. Out of resources).
Here are my specs:
Asus X99 Pro USB 3.1
Core i7 5960X
EVGA 980 Ti (Sitting in top slot)
64gb G.Skill Ripjaws 4
Samsung NVMe 950 PRO
ASUS Thunderbolt addon card (Second Slot)
EVGA Supernova 1050W PSU
Windows 10 Pro Latest Build (10586.164)
The motherboard has latest BIOS (2101).
Things I've tried
- I have the system overclocked mildly to 4.2Ghz, I tried resetting BIOS to default - no go
- Clearing CMOS - no go
- Samsung has an NVMe driver (version 1.1), this is installed - no go
- Tried running only with one stick of RAM, and only the 980Ti to eliminate any hardware conflicts - no go
- Since this is supposedly PCI Resource error, I tried running the 980Ti in second slot - no go
- Tried switching Fast Startup on/off both in Windows and BIOS - no go
- Tried re-installing Nvidia drivers fresh - no go
- Ran Windows Performance Analyzer Boot Trace to see if anything else hangs up the boot, nothing showed - no go
- Rebooted with only basic services - still hangs (this tells me it is not a startup/services related issue)
My suspicion is that this might be a driver conflict with Windows 10 and the Samsung driver.
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A:Asus x99 PRO post code D4 with Samsung 950 PRO

UPDATE: I have solved this issue, for anyone experiencing this, I got my boot time to around 45secs by disabling the CSM. If you don't want to disable it, just set the PCI to "UEFI FIrst" or something similiar depending on your mobo.

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This is the first time I've built a computer and it doesn't seem to be POSTing.

The mother board is ASUS P8Z680-V and the CPU is an i5 2500k. All cables are plugged in, including the ATX/CpU 8 pin power cable.

What happens is the motherboard powers up for a good 10 seconds, I get no beeping from the speaker, then it powers down, then it powers back up again and stays powered on until I turn it off, I get no display on the monitor or no beeps on the mobo speaker.

When it powers off after 10 seconds the CPU led lights up for a split second. The DRAM light is on though. I've tried different combinations of RAM and nothing seems to work. I've tried taking the RAM out just to test if the speaker is working and it was, I was getting 1 long beep followed by 2 short which indicates memory problems.

A:New build won't POST - ASUS P8Z680-V

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I am a Technician and I am having the same issue, kind-of. There was no BIOS pass ever set on this thing. Coincidence or not, this one boots every 4th or 5th push of the power button. I power on, it starts and dies but keeps the Power light on if plugged in, or on battery, or both. So I have to force shutdown. Like I said, i do this 4 or 5 times and then can boot into the OS. I have a couple of directions to go. Since it IS DEFINITELY power related, but not Hardware we have these options-1.) Battery Driver.2.) Battery Firmwareand last but not least3.) BIOS FirmWare update. I will try these, and attempt to re-post my findings. If none of these resolve it, it definitely has to do with the physical power path from power input to HDD Power Contacts.

A:I was following up on the Asus X55C no-post issue

I managed to unearth this post: this the one you meant? If not can you give a link please because there are 1000s of posts on these boards?EDIT:Wrong post - see later.Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanksmessage edited by Derek

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I am selling my laptop and not sure how to get rid of my passwords for different sites within firefox, ie what whatever else i should clean before it goes tomorrow. Any help is appreciated :0)"The meaning of life is to be happy and useful" Tenzin Gyatso the 14th Dalai Lama

A:How do i get rid of my details on Asus laptop (POST 2)

Here's a simple way. Go into the control panel under users and create a "New user" with admin privileges, not hard to do. Then log off your existing user, you should see your old account and new user account. Log into the newly created user account, go back into the control panel, users, and delete your old account (it must be logged out), it will ask if you want to delete the "old users" files, say yes. Done, patience as deleting the files could take a minute or two. The factory restore is nice, but not available for you, and this is pretty easy. Obviously save any info you need befor doing deleting the old user.To err is human but to really screw things up, you need a computer!message edited by HopperRox

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I was wondering if anyone could help me. I just purchased a new ASUS P4C800-E Deluce MB and installed it into my case. I couldn't get it to post or anything, not even video and no beeps. So I stripped it down to the MB, PS, Chip w/Fan, one mem module and the video card. I get a green light on the front, the CPU fan runs, but nothing else happens. No beeps, no video, no nothing. Any advice? I checked the MB for any signs of damage and there aren't any. Could this simply be a bad mobo? TIA.

A:New ASUS P4C800-E Deluxe Does Not Post

Re-check the little posts that the mobo is mounted on. If you have any false contacts between these (grounded) posts and your mobo, it will not work.
Also check that you have connected that bunch of small wires (HD control/reset/on-off/speakers etc.) If they are the wrong way around you may run into similar problems.
Did you connect the extra P4-powercable?

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Hi all hope someone can help.

ASUS P5LD2 R2.0 mobo
P4 Prescott 3.2
EVGA nVidia GeForce 7800GT (using VGA adapter for monitor)
Viewsonic Graphics Series G71f+ Monitor

This is killing me. I am either getting my monitor to turn on with "H/V frequency over range" and no bios beep or a bios beep and moitor does not turn on most of the time.

If I reset or power off/on 4 - 30 - tons of times I do get the monitor and a single bios beep and everything works perfect! 90% of the time I get one of the two results mentioned above. I have rebuilt and reset everything many times. I have already flashed bios to most recent update. Any suggestions? Please help! wife is nagging the hell out of me when she has to sit there and reset the darn thing 30 times to get the monitor to turn on at boot!

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ok, so I have this asus p4te mobo with a p4 1.6 stuffed in it.
it has a radeon 9750 (I think 9750 anyway) and 512 samsung (800)rambus ram in it.I cannot get the stupid thing to post, or even turn the monitor on.
I have tested the powersupply, the cpu in a different board, the ram in a different board, a different cpu in this board, a different video card (both agp and pci) different ram in this board, I have stripped everything down and re-assembled at least 15 times, but still cant figure out wtf is wrong with it. its a little frustrating. I know the board is not blown, it has been used less then 30 hours, and when it Died, it just hung up in xp, and the reset wouldnt work, so I restarted with the power button, and now NOTHING.

any help would be most ducky, and thanks in advance,

oh yes, and I almost forgot all banks are filled with 128 sticks, I have tried with the crimm and without.It is not overclocked, but I dont know how to set the rimm speed or anything like that.....

A:ASUS P4T-E with 512 samsung 800 Rimms wont pre/post

Hello! Welcome to TechSpot!

Are you getting any error beeps?
Do any of the fans spin up?
Have you checked the stand off's on the under side of MoBo?
Check the screws too.
Try setting the board up outside of case with bare bones.
A large anti-static bag works well for this.
1 stick ram
video card/monitor
you'll need to look in your MoBo book where to turn on system,
I use a paper clip. It will be on the front panel block of pins on your
MoBo where the power_sw plugs in.

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Following spec

Asus Crosshair III Formula AMD 790FX (Socket AM3) DDR3 Motherboard - Republic of Gamers
AMD Phenom II X6 1055T 4.20GHz - Coolermaster V8 CPU Heatsink
Corsair XMS3 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz Dual Channel
HIS ATI Radeon HD 6970 2048MB GDDR5 PCI-E

i have taken all cards out and tried resetting my cmos, and have taken my graphics card now, and the lcd post screen that comes with the motherboard keeps saying, Welcome - then it says - DET DRAM - LOCKED

Before i reset bios battery it just said welcome that started a random timer counting up from 0

this rig is less than 24 hours old, anyone know why it won't post, its driving me mad!

A:Asus ROG mobo/Corsair DDR3 Ram - won't post

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TSG SysInfo log:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD FX(tm)-8350 Eight-Core Processor, AMD64 Family 21 Model 2 Stepping 0
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 3994 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 7900 Series, -1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 1907626 MB, Free - 929115 MB;
Antivirus: AVG AntiVirus Free Edition 2013, Updated and Enabled

First time posting, so ill apologize in advance for any errors.

I had an issue a while ago with my mobo not posting. It would post once in a blue moon, and that would be it. I RMAed it, got a new one and rebuilt about a week ago. worked fine until recently, but now im having the issue again but a little different. Before, the gfx LED would light up and no post. Now, the CPU led will light up SOMETIMES. Other times the Ram LED will light up, and sometimes no LED will light up at all and it wont post. I havent tested for anything yet because the problem is so similar to what happened last time.

Another important note is that when it eventually DOES post, I can restart it with no problems.

Another note would also be that once im booted into Windows, there arent any performance issues.

If i posted this incorrectly or in the wrong place, correct me and it wont happen again.

A:Asus Sabertooth 990fx r2.0 WONT POST

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I have an ASUS N61JV series laptop. Everything was totally fine until I decided to re-partition the internal hard drive so the main partition had more data, and added a few smaller partitions for a future OS I'm wanting to install.

Basically what happens now (since after rebooting, letting EASEUS Partition Master do its work, etc) is the laptop gets to the POST screen (where it says ASUS- I don't have the messages enabled, though probably should..) and hangs. Within 15-30 seconds the laptop gets very hot and I switch it off myself and let it cool down before trying again.

Seems to only happen with this hard drive. I've plugged it into a different computer via usb and everything is intact as it should be, and windows chkdsk shows no errors.

Plugging a spare hard drive of the same type inside the laptop allows me to get past the POST screen and everything operates normally.

Perhaps I need to buy a new hard drive.... Thanks for all your help everyone!

A:ASUS laptop won't pass POST screen

Its possible Easeus has corrupted the boot sector on the hard drive.

If it works in another computer then copy off any data you have on the drive before doing much more, as you may lose it all.

If the data and the O/S is not important then delete the partitions on the drive via USB or use a drive zero utility such as the Western Digital Diagnostics.

If you want to fix it try booting from a Windows disc and try FixMBR or Fixboot, or use TestDisk when its connected via USB to attempt to fix it.

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Hi everybody :
I'm currently running Windows XP Pro/32-Bit on my System.
Due to the support for this

A:32-Bit Drivers for M3A78-EM Motherboard

garystan, welcome to the Seven Forums.

You can find an older version directly from Asus for it here,

ASUS - Motherboards- ASUS M3A78-EM

or the most recent directly from AMD here,

AMD Chipset Drivers

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I have the ASUS M3A78-EM MB installed and cannot get any audio out EXCEPT that Skype will give me audio out.

I have downloaded the latest drivers from Realtek for the MB but have not installed them yet, quite a list of files.

Anyone have similar problems or a solution?

Thanks for any and all help.


A:M3A78-EM Audio problems

It was the latest (02/12/10) driver from Realtek that solved it.

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Hi All,

I recently purchased a Asus UX303LA laptop and noticed a strange behavior:

1. Fast Start-up work great, approx. ~7 seconds, but a cold boot or restart is taking almost 40 seconds.
2. 30 seconds of that time is during what I call the Post screen when the ASUS logo is shown.
3. If I disable Fast Start-up the boot time changes to match that cold boot time of 40 seconds.
4. The 30 second delay at the ASUS post screen is consistent and repeatable, always 30 seconds.

Speaking with other UX303 owners I've had a couple confirm their cold boot time is only 12-15 seconds.
Here are the things I've tried which have not fixed it:

1. Made this registry setting change to stop the laptop from looking for a nonexistent CDROM (it was looking):
Nonexisting CDROM keeps failing to load... - Microsoft Community

2. Changed the following settings in System->Advanced System Settings->Startup and Recovery->
"Time to display list of operating systems" = 0 seconds
"Time to display recovery options when needed" = 10 seconds

3. Tried safe mode boot, actually took longer to start up.

4. Tried selective start up with no system service or start up tasks, no change.

5. Looked in Event Viewer, no errors. The only messages that are curious are the following (all informational):

The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) did not load:

Process C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe (process ID:1408) reset policy scheme from {381b4222-f694-41f0-9685-ff5bb260d... Read more

A:30 Second Delay on ASUS UX303LA Laptop Post before Windows

Did you ever figure this out? I seem to have the same problem.

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So, to start of I'm repairing this laptop for a friend. But when I tried to install windows I got this: 
btw sorry for the bad picture xD
What I have already done:
Installed many drivers from: (BTW I'm trying to install 32-Bit)
Tried installing from usb and dvd
Wiped the whole HDD using Active KillDisk
Made partitions using Minitool
And tried all these in different orders
But it still not works... HELP! xD

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I found out a little late that my motherboard may not support 2GB of DDR Ram. The manual says it support 2 x 1GB DDR sticks. I did some searching on the internet and found other people had the same problem. Other people have mentioned that ASUS probably didn't TEST the MB with 2 x 1GB sticks of DDR memory. With the 2 x 1GB DDR Ram sticks installed, the BIOS only shows 1MB of RAM, booting past POST, occasionally get "Updated ESCD? successfully". The boot up stops there. I take out one of the 1GB sticks, the boots up. I haven't yet tried just the other 1GB stick.
The memory I have is Kingston 1GB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 266 (PC 2100) Desktop Memory Model KVR266X64C25/1G - Retail. The memory has 16 chips total (4 & 4 on each side).

My BIOS is Award 1012. I've seen the 1013 (-beta I think). I have yet to try that BIOS update.
I know that this MB is outdated, but the economy is really hard to upgrade the MB at this time.

Any helpful suggestions would be appreciated.

A:ASUS A7A266 - 2GB DDR Ram - Boot up hangs past POST

Well it sounds like you're moving in the right direction, and have figured out what the issue is, but you need to be more specific about what we can help you with. You've described how you've figured out the issue, and I know you have concerns but can you share what you need from us? Jazz

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Hey guys.

I've had this rig (with an ASUS P4P800-E Deluxe motherboard) running perfectly for a long time, when suddenly, yesterday, the graphics went from the scenery in the Black Temple (World of Warcraft) to diagonal red, blue and green stripes across the screen, followed by a lockup and the sound repeating the same 1-second loop. Naturally I switched off the power and waited a little -- tried to boot, no luck whatsoever. There was absolutely no stability issues prior to the crash, graphical or otherwise.

The fans start spinning, the drives start spinning (including the DVD drive), the LED on the motherboard glows, everything seems to work perfectly, yet there is no display, no mouse or keyboard (albeit USB, but they are usually probed during the first BIOS screen anyway), and nothing suggests that it gets past the booting process, e.g. drive noise from loading Windows, or even POST.

The nature of the sudden crash and the funky monitor colors lead me to believe it was a problem with the graphics card, an Nvidia Geforce Ti-4600. However, reseating that, completely disconnecting, or even replacing it with an FX-5200 that I am positive is functioning, didn't remedy anything. The computer still does not seem to get through POST, does not output any error beeps, and I'm feeling a little helpless. Even trying to boot without any graphics or RAM didn't yield any error beeps. Surely, that'd yield error beeps.

I'm fearing it might be a problem with ... Read more

A:ASUS P4P800-E, Sudden failure to boot/POST

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