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ASUS A8V-E SE Stops at Bios Splash Screen.

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#1 PrinceDraxx


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Posted 10 January 2012 - 09:19 PM

A friend pulled his computer out of storage after about 4 years and whaddaya know, it won't boot.

System consists of:
Sound Blaster 24 bit card
PNY Verto 8200 GL
2 Optical Drives
Card Reader
PCM/CIA 3 PCI Add-in card
Various lights and fans.

When he dropped it off, with original configuration..Hooked it up to my test monitor a View Sonic E90fb & PS-2 mouse and keyboard.
Powered on and it starts to boot up. The splash screen comes on the monitor and it gives me 1 beep to say it finished POST and stops. Said press DEL to enter setup. DEL didn't do squat.
Tried several times to restart, same thing. That was last night. Tonight when I got home, I pulled out the video card and put in a GF 6200TC spare.
Thought it was Miller time. Computer came up said F1 to continue or press DEL to enter Setup. Pressed F1 and boot sequence started. XPsplash Screen up with idiot bar underneath.
Was a little slower than I remembered. Over 4 years since the last time I worked on it so not sure. It still had a little pause and then when the screen should have gone to his desktop, instead it went gray.Tried this a few times couldn't get past Bios splash.

Turned it off. Pulled the video card out and put in a PNY Verto 6200 GT. It would only boot to the Bios splash screen and Del didn't work to enter setup.

Tried several times, same result. Turned box off again, pulled video card and extracted the mobo battery and reset bios and reinstalled battery.

Reinstalled the PNY 8200 card and same thing happens, bios splash and nothing.

Help, please?


Edited by PrinceDraxx, 10 January 2012 - 09:22 PM.

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 10:37 PM

Sitting that old, its possible its gotten dust in the contacts of the components-I would remove all expansion cards and memory, as well as unplug all power cables, blow it all out and reseat everything, making sure everything makes good contact. I would also reset the CMOS (there should be a jumper somewhere, if not just remove the CMOS battery for about 30 seconds and replace) and see what that does.



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