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Hello

I have recently built another computer and run into a first problem.
There were several succesful POST tests, was able enter BIOS, and even run a install of XP pro SP2. Since the install and its final reboot the computer will not get past the POST. I did not make any Hardware/software/BIOS changes. I did try removing all sata and IDE connectors. Still no luck. I cannot make out the post beeps.
Asus A8N sli mobo
Corsair XMS ram
Geforce 7800 video.
AMD 4000+ CPU
WD 80 GB HD
Sony cd/dvd
Sony 1.44 Mb floppy
any thoughts?

Thank you for your time and help.
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cannot make out, or there are none?
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there are several beeps.
sounds like several rapid or one long, then one more.
I say several or one long because I cannot make out any pauses.
but it is definately not the one beep for system okay.

but the bios is phoenix, and according to all the tables I have seen there is nothing corelating(sp?) to that.
when i hit the power button it does not even soft off. it straight shuts off.
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3 short and one long is bad motherboard (fauly chips of some sort)
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Remove both the video card and the ram. Reinstall them and try again. Many intermittant boot failures are only due to reseating issues.

Since this is a new build, make sure the case is not interfering with how the vid card sits in the slot. Ensure the vid card connetor mates correctly and fully with the motherboard.

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Edited by makai, 10 July 2005 - 04:22 PM.

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okay,
I have tried to re-seat the video card and the ram.
I took the both out and tried to start the computer.
I got a repeating serious of beeps. the same set I get, but repeating. I put the ram in and received the beep set once. I put the video card in and I received the beep set once. When powering of with nothing but the CPU it tried a soft-off, but with the ram in and then with both the ram and video card it shut straight off.
I am lost because it all worked until I installed windos XP Pro SP2.
Thank you for your help and any more ideas are appreciated.
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Visily,

(I am using fast reply)

What is currently intalled in the computer?
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do you have an old pci video card laying around? You might try that.

You might also consider resetting the BIOS to defaults....I've never played with an SLI nforce4 board before...was there a setting in bios to activate it? Since you are not using SLI, perhaps disabling it?
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first post has installed components...
Will try to find another graphics card and try it tommorow..
Thank you
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Install new mobo and video card .... all is good. thank you.
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Thanks for letting us know it's fixed!!

makai
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