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Computer doesn't boot correctly?


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#1 TelMeDragon

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Posted 18 April 2010 - 11:25 PM

My computer doesn't boot up correctly. Whenever I press the On button, it will turn on, and I notice that LED 2 is not on (which indicates a memory problem). Then it will shut itself off and come back on in which LED 1 is not on (which indicates a VGA problem). Once again it shuts itself off, but then sort of flicker back on and off. Finally it will turn on correctly.

Does anyone know what the cause of this erratic behavior is?

My motherboard is a Biostar TP45E Combo, and my PSU is an Antec TPQ-1000.

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Posted 18 April 2010 - 11:32 PM

I have that exact same motherboard in my linux build, interesting if not quirky board. first thing I would suggest is going into the BIOS and loading fail safe defaults. IF that doesnt work we can work from there. What other hardware are you running? Particularly, what CPU and what Ram are you using? as well as what video card?

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Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

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Posted 19 April 2010 - 12:21 AM

My video card is an Nvidia GTX 8800 768MB, my CPU is an Intel Core 2 Duo E8500, and my RAM is 2GB Patriot DDR3 Bladed Series 1333MHz. It was originally a dual channel kit, but then I lost one of my RAM sticks so I have to use one only for now until I can get another stick.

How do I go about loading fail safe defaults?

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Posted 19 April 2010 - 03:22 PM

Enter the BIOS by pressing the delete button once the splash screen pops up on startup and there should be a option on your right side that says load fail safe defaults and load optimized defaults. However, this may be the issue, though I doubt it, but your memory is not on the support list, there is no patriot listed. Doesnt necessarily mean anything, Im using Patriot DDR2 in my system with no problem. The single memory stick may be, but not sure. I Would start with the loading fail safe features, and then resetting the CMOS, and we can take it from there. Like I said this board seems to be kinda finicky, I like it but it does have its quirks.

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Primary system: Motherboard: ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3, Processor: AMD Phenom II x4 945, Memory: 16 gigs of Patriot G2 DDR3 1600, Video: AMD Sapphire Nitro R9 380, Storage: 1 WD 500 gig HD, 1 Hitachi 500 gig HD, and Power supply: Coolermaster 750 watt, OS: Windows 10 64 bit. 

Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

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