Here is my setup:
Motherboard: XFX 680i LT SLI
Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300
Memory: G-Skill 2x 2 gig chips
Video Card - Geforce 9600 GT OC2
So here's what happened, I put everything together and went to power it up and I got to the point where it told me to press F1 to continue or DEL to enter setup. But it -sometimes- also gave me the error that said: "Floppy Drive(s) Failed (40)" even though I don't have a floppy drive and it's disabled in the boot menu process in my BIOS. It also said:
"Warning! Now System is in Safe Mode.
Please reset CPU or Memory Frequency in the CMOS setup"
And I honestly have no idea what that is about. I reset the jumpers and it still gave me that error sometimes.
Anyways, the part that is irking me the most and keeping me from further trouble shooting is the fact that when I do hit F1 to continue, it starts to boot up Windows Vista with the little back and forth boot up animation and about halfway through it my screen flashes an unknown blue screen too fast to read and my screen goes black. My monitor then says "No Input Signal" and goes into standby.
When I turn off the computer and turn it back on it usually never catches and my monitor just stays in standby. Every once in a while after fighting with it and resetting umpteen number of times it will finally catch and I can see my initial boot screen, but any kind of reset or Windows boot up will cause it to do that all over again and it takes me forever to get it to catch again.
I seriously have no idea what else to do. I had it hooked to my monitor with a DVI cable so I tried it with a VGA cable and got the same results. I think it's the motherboard, but I want some expert advice to look over this all before I send it back in to wait another couple weeks. >_< Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time.
Edited by Phyrdin, 10 July 2008 - 04:30 PM.