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P5L-MX fails to boot.

Alright so this computer has been one problem after another. I got a desktop a while back, 512mb ddr2, winxp professional, I bought it second hand, though it DID work. The computer now wont turn on. at first the computer was stuck in an infinite boot loop due to a registry failure when upgrading to service pack 3. The power supply could be the issue but i doubt it as it was working perfectly fine. All the power connections are snug and in place along with all ide and other various cables. Ive changed the cr2032 battery but still nothing. Can someone help me please, i dont have the money to go out and buy another computer. also the computer will boot fine for about 5-10 seconds when its been off for a while, then it abruptly stops. Somethimes i can make it to the bios menu but as soon as i exit (if it lets me even stay in) it shuts off.

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If the motherboard is powering down at random intervals after powering on, that might be a hardware problem that's non-recoverable, like a failing capacitor. The only other thing to check is if anything is electrically shorting the motherboard - does any wire in contact with the board have a split in the insulation, is there a fallen screw, etc? Check behind it, too, and make sure it can't be shorting against the case.

The only other thing you can try is to reset the BIOS. Check the motherboard manual for the specifics. It involves unplugging the system, removing the CR2032 battery, and moving a jumper for a few seconds. That will factory reset all settings and possibly help if your issue is BIOS-related.

You could be onto something with the power supply - especially if it's one of the rails that powers the motherboard that's acting up. Cross-test your motherboard with another power supply to be sure. If you can't bring a power supply to you, take the motherboard to a computer and just stand your motherboard on the floor and stretch the connectors you need from the other computer. (This is less invasive than ripping out the power supply if the other computer isn't yours)

If you notice the motherboard powering down even on another power supply, after a full reset, I think it's toast. :(

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SOURCE: System doesn't boot up when 9600GT 512mb is attached

Can't you see the card is faulty.

You even went to a computer shop and it did not start, ask a report from computer shop and ask money back from original seller by sending them a copy of the shop report.

A device of this kind may have gone faulty at any time, the original seller is wrong, and sold you a faulty item.

Write him and ask a full refund.

Buy a new card in the meanwhile, this is just a piece of scrap.

Posted on Nov 18, 2008

Anonymous

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SOURCE: Black screen and three beeps

your m/boar is now not supporting the ddr which you are putting in, so you have to replace your ddr with Kingston DDR it'll solve the problem

Posted on Dec 06, 2008

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SOURCE: BootBlock BIOS v1.0 BIOS ROM checksum error

Kevin, when you do get this going it is going to be a beast.Nice choices on the hardware. It appears that you are getting text in the bios menu and that is a real good sign. One bit of text you typed might be a clue." You typed Detecting floppy drive A media . . .
Drive A error. System halt" And you said that you had no Floppy. On the first screen were you see your time etc there will be something that says halt on all errors. Change that to halt on keyboard errors only. The wording may be different but you get the gist right?You don't want the bios seeing no floppy and halting on that.I hope this helps you and don't get discouraged. There is usually a simple answer.

Posted on Dec 14, 2008

Anonymous

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SOURCE: computer powers on but then turns off after a few seconds

I know this is a late response but someone might have this similar issue which is generally caused by a faulty power switch on the case of the computer. The switch is stuck in the pressed or active position so when you power the computer the switch still being depressed or faulty turns the computer right back off again and you're stuck in this loop. The best way to identify if this is the issue is to remove the power shunt from the jumper then use a screw driver to jump the power connections that would turn the computer on... if it stays on the switch or entire case needs to be replaced whichever is easier

Posted on Dec 15, 2008

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SOURCE: ASUS p5vdc-MX motherboard won't boot

The light is probably the power light which is ok, but from past experience it sounds like the board is dead for one reason or other. Is it still under warranty? If it is take it back to where you got it, with the purchase docket if you have it and talk to them about what you have tested and ask for a replacement. If it is out of warranty, try ebay or use www.staticice.com.au to search for the same motherboard if you want to rebuild the system without having to reload windows.

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