Results 1 to 15 of 15

Thread: Computer not posting

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    189
    Thanks
    47
    Thanked
    1 time in 1 post
    • pompalomp's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus p5k-e wifi-ap
      • CPU:
      • Q6600 GO @ 3.0Ghz Stable
      • Memory:
      • 2GB crucial ballistix pc2 6400 @ 1000Mhz
      • Storage:
      • 80GB hitachi deskstar, 320GB Samsung Spinpoint
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 8800GT OC
      • PSU:
      • Corsair HX520W
      • Case:
      • Coolermaster Cosmos 1000
      • Monitor(s):
      • LG 19" widscreen monitor
      • Internet:
      • 560kb average (talk about crap)

    Computer not posting

    Right.... so about 4 months ago i posted a similar issue on this forum in which i desribed my computer not even posting.

    I managed to fix this problem last time by removing the ram chips overnight and replacing them in the morning.

    However, i came home last night and when i tried to turn on my computer everything powers on, hard drive, dvd drive, fans etc. Usually the fan on my 8800Gt GPU will run full whack for about 2 seconds before the settings in the bios kicks in and tells them to shut up. However now they continue to run at full whack untill i turn the computer off. I get no singal to my monitor and i am unable to do anything at all .

    I have tried clearing the CMOS, reseating the ram, graphics card, CPU. Running the system with only the MB, Graphics card and CPU plugged in. And still i have no luck .


    Any ideas guys?

    Pompalomp

    EDIT:

    Full spec of computer

    Asus P5k-e wifi-ap
    Seagate 250gb HDD
    Intel quad core Q6600
    Nvidia 8800GT
    2gb Crucial Ballistix
    Corsair 520w modular PSU
    Last edited by pompalomp; 02-08-2010 at 04:18 PM. Reason: not complete
    Shower shorts, for the man who has nothing to hide, but still wants to.

  2. #2
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    72
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked
    6 times in 5 posts

    Re: Computer not posting

    Have you tried replacing your CMOS Battery?

  3. #3
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    189
    Thanks
    47
    Thanked
    1 time in 1 post
    • pompalomp's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus p5k-e wifi-ap
      • CPU:
      • Q6600 GO @ 3.0Ghz Stable
      • Memory:
      • 2GB crucial ballistix pc2 6400 @ 1000Mhz
      • Storage:
      • 80GB hitachi deskstar, 320GB Samsung Spinpoint
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 8800GT OC
      • PSU:
      • Corsair HX520W
      • Case:
      • Coolermaster Cosmos 1000
      • Monitor(s):
      • LG 19" widscreen monitor
      • Internet:
      • 560kb average (talk about crap)

    Re: Computer not posting

    do you mean a whole new battery? or just taking it out for 24 hours and then replacing it?

    Pompalomp
    Shower shorts, for the man who has nothing to hide, but still wants to.

  4. #4
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    72
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked
    6 times in 5 posts

    Re: Computer not posting

    I mean replacing the old battery with a new one, if this doesn't work try running the system with 1 ram plugged in (soo u can enter bios), cpu & graphics card. Do you have any usb pendrives plugged into ur pc, that sometimes causes (on older mobo) to refuse the pc to boot up. If all fails it usually means ur 8800GT has failed or theres something shorting your mobo...

  5. #5
    Senior Member mikemikemi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    628
    Thanks
    20
    Thanked
    48 times in 48 posts

    Re: Computer not posting

    Does the board have any diagnostic displays on the board? Such as two seven segment displays, what do they indicate?

  6. #6
    Super Nerd
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Cambridge
    Posts
    1,785
    Thanks
    22
    Thanked
    105 times in 72 posts

    Re: Computer not posting

    This might sound silly, but have you tried unplugging it from the mains for an hour or so?

    I had a PC with a slightly flaky PSU that used to "trip" something and need that before it would POST sometimes. Eventually replaced the bad PSU.

  7. #7
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    189
    Thanks
    47
    Thanked
    1 time in 1 post
    • pompalomp's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus p5k-e wifi-ap
      • CPU:
      • Q6600 GO @ 3.0Ghz Stable
      • Memory:
      • 2GB crucial ballistix pc2 6400 @ 1000Mhz
      • Storage:
      • 80GB hitachi deskstar, 320GB Samsung Spinpoint
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 8800GT OC
      • PSU:
      • Corsair HX520W
      • Case:
      • Coolermaster Cosmos 1000
      • Monitor(s):
      • LG 19" widscreen monitor
      • Internet:
      • 560kb average (talk about crap)

    Re: Computer not posting

    Hey guys

    Ok, so i took the CMOS battery out and tested it with a voltmeter, it still reads strong at 3v which means it can't be the battery's problem.

    I have tried unplugging overnight so that rules out that idea .

    My motherboard doesn't have any kind of inbuilt display which is annoying. and i have tried it with 1gb of ram but it still refuses to boot into the bios .

    Any other ideas guys.

    Pompalomp
    Shower shorts, for the man who has nothing to hide, but still wants to.

  8. #8
    Senior Member mikemikemi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    628
    Thanks
    20
    Thanked
    48 times in 48 posts

    Re: Computer not posting

    Any warning beeps if the mobo speaker is plugged in?

    This should provide diagnostic beeps.

  9. #9
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    189
    Thanks
    47
    Thanked
    1 time in 1 post
    • pompalomp's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus p5k-e wifi-ap
      • CPU:
      • Q6600 GO @ 3.0Ghz Stable
      • Memory:
      • 2GB crucial ballistix pc2 6400 @ 1000Mhz
      • Storage:
      • 80GB hitachi deskstar, 320GB Samsung Spinpoint
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 8800GT OC
      • PSU:
      • Corsair HX520W
      • Case:
      • Coolermaster Cosmos 1000
      • Monitor(s):
      • LG 19" widscreen monitor
      • Internet:
      • 560kb average (talk about crap)

    Re: Computer not posting

    unfortunatly, there is no speaker atached to the mobo .

    anyother other ideas?


    Pompalomp
    Shower shorts, for the man who has nothing to hide, but still wants to.

  10. #10
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    72
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked
    6 times in 5 posts

    Re: Computer not posting

    Tried plugging the graphic card onto the other pci-e slot? Also did u plug in the 8 pin power supply on the top left of your mobo?
    Last edited by Solex; 03-08-2010 at 11:04 PM. Reason: typo

  11. #11
    Jay
    Jay is offline
    Gentlemen.. we're history Jay's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Jita
    Posts
    8,364
    Thanks
    304
    Thanked
    568 times in 409 posts
    • Jay's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ASUS P5Q Deluxe
      • CPU:
      • Intel Q6600 G0 @ 3.0GHz with Corsair H50
      • Memory:
      • 8GB Corsair XMS Pro DDR2 800MHz 5-5-5-12
      • Storage:
      • 128GB Crucial RealSSD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Sapphire VaporX HD4890 1GB
      • PSU:
      • 720W Enermax Infinity
      • Case:
      • Fractal Design Define R3 Black Pearl
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 Pro
      • Monitor(s):
      • 2 x Samsung 22" 226BW V2 (3360 x 1050)
      • Internet:
      • O2 / Cisco ASA 5505

    Re: Computer not posting

    Quote Originally Posted by pompalomp View Post
    unfortunatly, there is no speaker atached to the mobo .

    anyother other ideas?


    Pompalomp
    You really need to get a speaker attached to see if its beeping, that is the best way to find out what this issue is.
    □ΞVΞ□

  12. #12
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    189
    Thanks
    47
    Thanked
    1 time in 1 post
    • pompalomp's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus p5k-e wifi-ap
      • CPU:
      • Q6600 GO @ 3.0Ghz Stable
      • Memory:
      • 2GB crucial ballistix pc2 6400 @ 1000Mhz
      • Storage:
      • 80GB hitachi deskstar, 320GB Samsung Spinpoint
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 8800GT OC
      • PSU:
      • Corsair HX520W
      • Case:
      • Coolermaster Cosmos 1000
      • Monitor(s):
      • LG 19" widscreen monitor
      • Internet:
      • 560kb average (talk about crap)

    Re: Computer not posting

    yeah i've tried plugging my graphics card into both pci-e slots, no joy

    And yeah the 8-pin connector is definitly plugged n

    What kind of speaker do need? will standard set f speakers plugged into the mobo line out work?

    Pompalomp
    Shower shorts, for the man who has nothing to hide, but still wants to.

  13. #13
    Super Nerd
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Cambridge
    Posts
    1,785
    Thanks
    22
    Thanked
    105 times in 72 posts

    Re: Computer not posting

    Quote Originally Posted by pompalomp View Post
    yeah i've tried plugging my graphics card into both pci-e slots, no joy

    And yeah the 8-pin connector is definitly plugged n

    What kind of speaker do need? will standard set f speakers plugged into the mobo line out work?

    Pompalomp
    You need to connect a small round black buzzer device with suitable cable to the motherboard front panel connectors (consult your manual).

  14. #14
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    320
    Thanks
    58
    Thanked
    33 times in 30 posts

    Re: Computer not posting

    This may sound silly too, but are you sure your computer isn't POSTing? I have a similar problem in that everything seems like it's working but if I leave it I get the windows startup noise. Have you tried leaving it to boot up with speakers plugged in? If it does boot up then maybe it's a graphics issue like mine (I get no display either).

  15. #15
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    189
    Thanks
    47
    Thanked
    1 time in 1 post
    • pompalomp's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus p5k-e wifi-ap
      • CPU:
      • Q6600 GO @ 3.0Ghz Stable
      • Memory:
      • 2GB crucial ballistix pc2 6400 @ 1000Mhz
      • Storage:
      • 80GB hitachi deskstar, 320GB Samsung Spinpoint
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 8800GT OC
      • PSU:
      • Corsair HX520W
      • Case:
      • Coolermaster Cosmos 1000
      • Monitor(s):
      • LG 19" widscreen monitor
      • Internet:
      • 560kb average (talk about crap)

    Re: Computer not posting

    Right, i will see if i can find a suitable miniture speaker and attach it to my motherboard

    I am pretty sure it's not POSTing because like i said in my first post, the fans do not cut down to the speed that i have set in the bios, which leads me to believe that the computer is not posting. Unfirtunatly because i am dual booting, i cannot wait for windows to boot, because i first have to manually select either windows or linux .

    Pompalomp
    Shower shorts, for the man who has nothing to hide, but still wants to.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 27
    Last Post: 31-07-2009, 03:58 PM
  2. Computer not POSTing (sort of)
    By Katar in forum Help! Quick Relief From Tech Headaches
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 31-03-2009, 03:54 PM
  3. Computer not booting and phone line problems
    By kasavien in forum Help! Quick Relief From Tech Headaches
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 19-11-2006, 11:50 PM
  4. Computer shutting down Because of heat?
    By Lexx in forum Help! Quick Relief From Tech Headaches
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 25-02-2005, 11:50 PM
  5. urgent problem with new computer
    By ives in forum PC Hardware and Components
    Replies: 23
    Last Post: 28-06-2004, 01:48 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •