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new build Reboot problem asus a8v deluxe

by lokifalcon / August 21, 2005 11:16 PM PDT

After installing components and turning system on I set the cmos time and date and went through default bios. Power was lost. Now when powered up it displays the usual process then Ask that for a disk to reboot be inserted, which I don't have. Nor will it accept windows xp disc or any other disc. I tried reseting cmos by removing battery and move jumpers, still acts the same. Help me obi won kenobi, your my only hope!

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Not my field,
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / August 22, 2005 12:22 AM PDT

but does the BIOS recognise the hard disk as a boot device?

Just a thought.


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HD boot
by lokifalcon / August 22, 2005 2:45 AM PDT
In reply to: Not my field,

Yes the it recognises it as boot device.

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one more thing
by lokifalcon / August 22, 2005 2:48 AM PDT
In reply to: HD boot

when turning on power screen runs through its detections and stats that serial ch0 and ch1 masters there is no device. one is the hd and the other cd.

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Not a lot of info. in your post,
by Stan Chambers / August 22, 2005 2:55 PM PDT
In reply to: one more thing

but since you say that the drives are recognized properly in the bios, set the cd drive first in the boot order. Set bios to default settings.

Place the xp cd in the cd drive, exit and
save the bios settings. Watch the screen for the "boot from cd" prompt. When you see this, press "Enter".

Setup will load (takes a few minutes), then xp will ask to reboot.

Do NOT press "enter" when the "boot from cd" prompt appears on reboot. Wait for Window Setup to boot.

Then follow the instructions on the screen to partition the drive, format, and install the OS.

That is the typical sequence. If you experience problems, post back here with your system specs.
Best of Luck

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a8v reboot
by dan_n_kim / January 14, 2011 11:02 PM PST

I am having some of the same issues. When i start loading from the disk and i watch it say starting windows mine just reboots and starts over. Asus told me mb was bad. Any other thoughts besides getting a new mb?

Asus a8v
Amd Athlon x 2 4200 939 pin
250g ide seagate
450w powersupply

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Are the capacitors leaking, doming or bulging ?
by VAPCMD / January 15, 2011 1:25 AM PST
In reply to: a8v reboot

What video card is installed ?

Which 450W PSU is installed ?


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by dan_n_kim / January 15, 2011 6:46 AM PST

video card: pny geforce 6200 ddr 128 AGP
I even tried a 600watt psu and still the same. I dont see any caps bubbled up.

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And this is a brand new MB ???
by VAPCMD / January 15, 2011 7:12 AM PST
In reply to: a8v

And changes to the BIOS show as 'saved' ?

And there was no power to the PC when you removed the battery and did the clear CMOS ?

How are the drives jumpered .... if they're not set to "CS", I suggest trying that and placing the HDD at the 'end' of the cable. Then check the BIOS to see if they show up as installed during POST.


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New to me.
by dan_n_kim / January 15, 2011 7:30 AM PST

Yes unplugged when i cleared. Asus said to flip the battery upside down to clear this brd. Can see hdd and dvd rw in bios but when i get the post on starting up i dont c them.

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by dan_n_kim / January 15, 2011 8:12 AM PST
In reply to: New to me.

I do c the drives in the post. It says 0 for serial channel. Idk what that means. This thing reboots when it goes to switch from the memory to hd to continue the install. Could the processor b bad? I wouldnt think so or it wouldnt b seen in bios. ERRRRRR!

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