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Windows 7: New Rig -- No Boot

24 Aug 2010   #1

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
New Rig -- No Boot

Looking for ideas. Power up all fans run, correct lights on board etc. Double checked Manual for Plugs etc. Checked power supply with volt meter (PCI, 5V, 12v etc.) No post beeps and no video. Tried anther monitor with same results. Graphics card is EVGA GTX-260. The card has never been used. It is new out of the box. Tried reseating and moving memory around. Cleaned contacts on card and reseated several times. Looks like I need a new vid card, this one is under warranty. But like most peoplem I'm in a hurry.

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24 Aug 2010   #2

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

And the possibility of taking a video card out of another system and seeing if now you have video?
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24 Aug 2010   #3

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
Good Idea

I had a spare monitor to check with but no video card. I think I'll buy a cheapy just for such occasions. I see a GT-240 for $45 after a rebate. Is that card worth $45?
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24 Aug 2010   #4

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)

I take there is NO onboard video connection on the MB
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24 Aug 2010   #5

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
No Onboard

No onboard Vid, Doc. It's an Asus P6t Deluxe V2.
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24 Aug 2010   #6

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer


  • 1 Beep - Memory Refresh Failure (check memory)
  • 2 Beeps - Memory Parity Error in first 64KB block (check memory)
  • 3 Beeps - Memory Read/Write Error in first 64KB block (check memory)
  • 4 Beeps - Motherboard timer not functioning (possible motherboard replacement)
  • 5 Beeps - Processor Error (may need replacement Processor)
  • 6 Beeps - Gate A20/keyboard controller failure (possible motherboard replacement)
  • 7 Beeps - Processor Exception Interrupt Error (may need replacement Processor)
  • 8 Beeps - Display Memory Read/Write Failure (reseat or replace video card)
  • 9 Beeps - ROM checksum Error (replace BIOS chip or motherboard)
  • 10 Beeps - CMOS shutdown Read/Write error (possible motherboard replacement)
  • 11 Beeps - Bad Cache Memory - test failed (replace cache memory)
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24 Aug 2010   #7

Win7 x64 Ultimate SP1

My be a silly question but did connect all the power connectors to the GPU.

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24 Aug 2010   #8

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1

Vid Card ---- GTX 260 takes two six pin pci connectiors both were attached and both had correct voltage (checked with voltmeter)

Beep Codes -- Good info (but what is zero beeps)

Rmmaged around in my spare parts found old "Alpha Dog" card (it must have been good or I wouldn't have saved it). No help, it does't work either.

Pulled the MoBo and checked CPU socket for damage. No apparent damage. Chip only goes in one way, correct? There is no arrow on the socket but the guide pins only let it go in one way.

The board is in an HAF 932 case with a V8 Cooler installed on The CPU. The relief hole in the back plane is off 1 1/2 inches so I had to install the cooler prior to installing the board. While the board is out I'll fix that with a dremel. Done for tonight
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24 Aug 2010   #9

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
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Attachment 93069 Here is what I am working with.
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24 Aug 2010   #10

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1

No-Boot diagnostics:

Follow static precautions!
Remove everything from the motherboard. Only the processor and fan installed. (some people do this with the MB out of the case and sitting on an antistatic surface - this eliminates grounding problems that can occur from incorrectly placed or shorting standoffs). Connect power to motherboard (24pin) and the 8-pin processor connector. Start computer.

You should get a beep code: no memory installed. If you do not get a beep code there are two possibilities: the CPU is bad or incorrectly installed, or the motherboard is no good.

If you do get a beep code then you can add the memory: one stick at a time is best. Start up. You should get the error beep code: no video card. If you do not get a beep code then the memory is bad, or the memory sockets.

If you do get a beep code then you can add the video card. Etc Etc.

This helps you to isolated the failed part for replacement.

Good Luck.
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