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Checking Nvram At Boot. Then Hangs.


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#1 afridy

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Posted 03 November 2006 - 01:10 PM

After booting the computer the following appear as usual.

Checking System Helth OK
CPU ID : 068A Patch ID : 0001
Pentium III 866 Mhz
Checking NVRAM......

After this the computer hangs.

The mother is a PIII Gigabyte motherbord.
I have removed all the IDE cables from the mother borad.
only RAM / VGA / And the PIII 866 Processor are connected to the mother board.
American mega trend bios.
a P4 power supply.

i also tried cleaning the bios.

What could be the problem friends. Mother board is gone :thumbsup:

Edited by afridy, 03 November 2006 - 01:11 PM.


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Posted 03 November 2006 - 01:36 PM

Try testing the RAM with this free tool: http://www.memtest86.com/ (requires booting from a floppy or CD after installing the tool to it). Let the test run for 2 hours (overnight is better). If you start getting errors - you can stop the test and start shopping for new RAM.

Also, try checking the motherboard for defects (especially bad capacitors: http://www.badcaps.net/ )

After that it's a matter of replacing components with known good one's. I'd start with the vid card since it's the easiest to get at and the cheapest to replace.
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Posted 03 November 2006 - 02:52 PM

Hai Usama

thanks for the post. let me check your suggesstions.
bye

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Posted 03 November 2006 - 02:57 PM

I'd start with the vid card since it's the easiest to get at and the cheapest to replace.


Vid Card ?

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Posted 03 November 2006 - 04:38 PM

Video card ... graphics card

Edited by boopme, 03 November 2006 - 04:39 PM.

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Posted 04 November 2006 - 11:23 AM

Hai usama and others

Thank you for supporting. i tried usamas suggestions. i found it was a problem in the bios chip caused by a bad powersupply. so i changed the bios chip with the same model found in another m.board and now it is working very well.

Thank you all for supporting me.

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