I tried taking the cmos battery out and back in, still black screen.. got a question though, do i have to take out the battery while the computer is on or off. I did it when it was off, just making sure because I never took the cmos battery out before.
I tried the old video card, still same thing.
Can u tell me step by step to disable the onboard video? I'm not comfortable with BIOS and don't want to change the wrong stuff.
I'm thinking it might be in 'Features Setup' and there's:
onboard floppy controller enabled
serial port1 address 3F8/IRQ4
serial port1 mode normal
parallel port address 378
parallel port mode ECP
ECP mode DMA channel DMA3
parallel port IRQ IRQ7
onboard PCI IDE controller Primary
onboard SATA-IDE IDE
audio device enabled
modem device auto
ethernet device enabled
onboard LAN boot ROM disabled
onboard USB function enabled
USB function for DOS enabled
these are my settings on "Advanced Setup"
Quick Boot enabled
1st boot device plextor cd-r premium
2nd boot device maxtor 6y160m0
3rd boot device 1st floppy drive
try other boot device yes
bootup num-lock on
aperture size select 64mb
DRAM timing auto
auto detect DIMM/PCI ClK enabled
spread spectrum enabled
max cpuid value limit disabled
execute disable bit disabled
cpu TM function disabled
TM status disabled
C1e supoort disabled
intel speedstep tech disabled
bios protect disabled
Is resetting the BIOS to default selecting 'Load Optimal Defaults'? because I tried that.
I'm wondering if I should just replace the whole motherboard.
IF i must buy a new motherboard.. which would u recommend that would be compatible with all my other parts?
Edited by Ek24, 02 October 2007 - 05:29 PM.