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billd2001



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PostSubject: Boot problems   Sun Apr 15, 2007 2:07 pm

Can you give me some advice please. I have a fairly old pc tower which is a spare, so I thought I'd use it as a practice to learn building. I have installed a Microstar MS-6339 motherboard with P4 processor. I have also installed a 400w PSU. Now on boot up the monitor shows the initial logo then at the bottom...Pres F2 to enter setup. The wording then changes to entering setup.then it hangs. So bootup appears to be correct up to that point. There is no buzzer sounding although I know the buzzer works. Please bear in mind that I am not a genius although I can chew gum and walk at the same time. I would appreciate any comments thank you.
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PostSubject: Re: Boot problems   Mon Apr 16, 2007 12:46 am

i've had this a few times,its a fail safe.the bios sees that there are incorrect settings,more than likely your cpu settings.so you need to get into the bios to set them and any other,so press F2 at start up to enter bios. you won't get a beep as it has'nt passed bios test
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billd2001



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PostSubject: Re: Boot problems   Mon Apr 16, 2007 12:06 pm

Thanks waggers but it's when I press f2 it then states at the bottom of the screen 'entering set-up....it's then that it appears to freeze. I cleared cmos by JBAT 1 the 3 pins jumper being 1 & 2, placing on 2 & 3, then back to original position. How can I get into Bios when it freezes before getting there. Is this where flashing the bios can be done?
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PostSubject: Re: Boot problems   Tue Apr 17, 2007 6:08 am

i had this once with an asus board,kept trying to boot into bios and failing.i found that one of the memory sticks was faulty,it had 2,so i just removed 1 at a time and tried and it then booted up on 2nd stick ok. so give that a try,also double check everything is pushed fully in
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billd2001



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PostSubject: Re: Boot problems   Tue Apr 17, 2007 10:41 am

Thanks, I shall give that a try. The board has two memory chips in plus two blanks I also have one spare chip. Help in learning this way is better in some ways because you can draw on other peoples experiences where a dvd instruction disk will only tell you the run of the mill...how it should be, a bit like the highway code and driving. Thanks again for that.
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PostSubject: Re: Boot problems   Tue Apr 17, 2007 1:03 pm

your welcome, it could also be a memory bank on the mobo thats duff, i've had that as well,so try all slots
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mebd2001



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PostSubject: Re: Boot problems   Thu Apr 26, 2007 1:07 pm

I tried all memory slots waggers but it still does the same routine. Shall I set fire to the mother board?
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PostSubject: Re: Boot problems   Sun May 06, 2007 4:23 am

sorry in delay in replying

what you need to do now then is to disconnect everything from the motherboard, harddrive,cd/dvd drives , floppy. then try starting it up and see if it will go into bios, if not then it's more than likely a duff mobo
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