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Computer won't POST


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Hey all, my computer decided to go crazy last night. I found a bunch of infected files last night, and was in the process of cleaning my computer of the virus, alcra.f or some worm like that, and decided I better disconnect my internet while I was doing it. As I was leaning behind my tower, I might have bumped my power button, I don't think I did, but the computer turned off, and when I tried turning it back on, it didn't post. I tried again, and no POST. Today I pulled the CMOS batt. and unplugged it, then tried turning it on again. It POSTed, but then didn't boot. It's done that a couple times now. Please help a guy out! TIA,
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when it posts...what happens...error messages? Sounds? Beeps? Does the hardware setup detect all drives?

C'mon man, throw us a bone :tazz:
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Now the darn computer, when I go into CMOS, says it only has 77MB installed. I have 1GB, and I've already checked all the connections, made sure the memory is seated properly. WTH is going on?
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OK, one error message does pop up, says Floppy Drive Failed", but I haven't had a FD for more than a year, and I reset the BIOS to DISABLED, so it shouldn't matter. Then it says F1 to continue, or DEL to enter Setup. Either way, the computer won't boot.
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OK, the 77mb is clearly odd...the other message does not surprise...since you pulled the cmos batter you reset your bios defaults and the default is the floppy is on and enabled.

OK, so you reset that to disabled and that message does not exist?

What kind of motherboard is this? Remove the ram and reseat

Are you getting any beeps?
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It's an ASUS P4T, the very first ASUS P4 mobo, it's a socket 423, before they went to 478 :tazz: After resetting BIOS to Disabled, the Floppy drive Failed message still appears. Please don't tell me I need a new mobo. I'll pull the memory and put it back in now.
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Do mean set the LEGACY DISKETTE A to NONE from 1.44mb, 3.5"
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There is no DISABLED for this motherboard setting
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Actually, there is a Disabled option. Under boot, default boot device 1 is Legacy Floppy, which I have set to Disabled. Device 2 is my pri HD, 3 is my DVD burner.
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Sorry, I was getting ahead of myself, you're right, I was on the wrong screen for disabling the floppy.
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how is the memory situation now?
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No change, I am pretty much resigned to buying a new mobo/cpu/ram combo.
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