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NoNonsense

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Greetings,

Experiencing the following phenomenon:

Turn computer on; no beeps; screen message no video signal; computer
power button ineffective; have to turn computer off via power supply unit switch.

Turn computer on again; receive beep; system up and running.

This is a sequence which repeats whenever I want to use computer.

I general, is this an experience someone has had?

Any troubleshooting suggestions?

HANNS-G 17in LCD monitor
NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 PCI card
AWARD Workstation BIOS V6.00 PG

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What is the exact sequence of beeps you are getting?
Three beeps?
Eight beeps?
Any other sequence of beeps?
What is your motherboard make and model please?

Award BIOS tend to beep more than the normal "once" if it's a display output issue (such as a faulty graphics card), otherwise the error is printed on the screen.
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Hi,

MB = Foxconn model NF4UK8AA

Single beep with successful posting and visual display of password request;
thereafter boots to Win XP

Zero beeps with unsuccessful post via no video signal msg

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This is usually a defective power supply. Have you tried a new power supply?
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Hi, again


Have brand new PC POWER & COOLING Silencer 500 Watt PSU.

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Motherboard NF4UK8AA is not unique on its own, there should be some other combination of letters and/or numbers after it.
This range of boards do not have onboard graphics so it's plausible there may be an issue with the graphics card too.
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Post Christmas reply:

Foxconn MB = NF4UK8AA-8EKRS

Editorial comment: From a Gateway 2000 computer
transitioned through several MBs through a last
Soyo K7VTA Pro MB - no problems!

That's up to 2003 ish.

Something is wrong with the vendor complex -
how do the parts (video, HDs, cpus, etc)
'fit together' anymore!

A hassle: where's the relative standardization anymore?

"modding' ones' case is no longer a pleasure. Solo me!

Anyway - tried reseating mem sticks and PCI cards and
double checking jumper settings. No dice!

Like clockwork - try cold boot and zip beep; shutdown and
power up again; and successful single beep boot - no problemo!

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