Posted 08 May 2008 - 03:37 PM
I am building my first computer and I've run into a problem. My MB is an ABIT AX78, with AMD Athlon 5600+ X2, 4 gigs of Corsair ram (2x2), XFX GForce 6800 XT, 2x320gig SATA HD's, and a 500W power supply.
When I turn on the power, the post code display sequences the self test codes and stops on FF, which is described as "Boot Attempt (INT 19h)". I had my keyboard and mouse plugged into USB ports, but there is no indication that they are active. The video card is good (I verified on another computer), but I have no video display. It's real hard to do anything with the BIOS, if my mouse, keyboard and monitor don't work. I have a call in to ABIT and I hope I hear from them someday.............. Meanwhile, my questions are: Since the video card is Nvidia based and the MB has an ATI chipset, is that why I have no video? If I get an ATI based video card, will that solve that problem?
Secondly, since none of the USB ports seem to work, does this indicate a defective MB, or is this something that will be corrected if/when I can access the BIOS?
Thanks for your help!