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(GUIDE) Basic Mobo troubleshooting

Q: (GUIDE) Basic Mobo troubleshooting

Troubleshooting a Motherboard from the PC Guide​from: http://www.scsd.k12.wa.us/wrms/Info_tech/Beep Codes SG.pdf

When first troubleshooting your motherboard, check the following first.
1. power cable may be faulty
2. loose screws or other components inside the case - causes shorts
3. tight or pinched cables or wires
4. cables off one pin
5. red line of cable not on pin 1
6. loosened connectors
7. cables getting in the way of the CPU fan - fan does not run or makes noise
8. cables being pushed inside the mechanisms of floppy disks
9. loose mounting of the motherboard
10. motherboard touching case
11. cables to motherboard have black wires together (Check for correct wire configuration
plug in of the power supply cables, to make sure they are plugged in correctly.)
12. loose connections from the motherboard to a device
13. ports not securely in place
14. fan not securely on processor
15. processor loose in the socket/slot
16. examine the memory in banks
17. expansion cards are not seated fully into their slots
18. motherboard jumper settings are not correct - see motherboard manual

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Preferred Solution: (GUIDE) Basic Mobo troubleshooting

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

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I tried the troubleshooting guide as much as Ican, but I nt know wat 'scandisk ' is ect.
Ive done a virusscan and a spyware scan in safe mode.
now please will you help me?
thanks, borat

A:Tried Ure Troubleshooting Guide, Now Please Help!

What exactly is the problem your trying to solve?

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I used the sticky post above:
You assembled the system, and it will not post
1) Remove EVERYTHING from the case
2) Set the motherboard on a non conductive surface. The motherboard box is perfect for this. .DO NOT PLACE THE MOTHERBOARD ON THE STATIC BAG! The outside of some of these can actually conduct electricity! We are going to try and assemble a running system outside of the case.
3) Install the CPU and heat sink.
4) Install the RAM (only install 1 stick for SDRAM and DDR2 ram, 2 for RDRAM)
5) Install the video card. Do make sure the card is FULLY seated.
6) Connect the monitor to the video card.
7) Connect the power supply to the motherboard. Make sure you also connect the extra power connector used on many boards. Often this is a 4pin type connector. Some boards [Abit] also use a molex in addition to the above connectors.
8) Connect power to the power supply
9) Do NOT connect ANYTHING else. Make sure you have the power connector on the CPU fan connected.
10) Use a small screwdriver to momentarily short the power switch connector on the motherboard.

If all is well, it should power up and you should get a display. You now have found you have a mounting problem. The board is shorting to the case. If not, then you most likely have a faulty component. You will need to swap parts with known good units ie power supply, cpu, ram, video card.
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A:Used Troubleshooting Guide Sticky but

That to me sounds like RAM. Try booting with one stick and if that doesnt work, try the other, if still no luck, post back.
 

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Does anyone have, or have a link to, a definitive guide to troubleshooting speed issues with Windows XP?

I am frequently called out to troubleshoot Windows XP computers, but find it so incredibly difficult with the clock ticking and the customer paying by the hour. I don't enjoy the stress one bit. All totally different to doing in-house IT support where I would simply have a ghost image at the ready and wouldn't spend any time (or very little time) troubleshooting a speed issue.

Basically what I would ask is - if you only had 1 hour to make a slow computer faster, what troubleshooting process would you use??
 

A:Windows XP running slowly - Troubleshooting guide

Here's a link on how: http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,115630-c,xp/article.html

It includes lot of good information.
 

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BASIC TROUBLESHOOTING​
FILE AND PRINTER SHARING ON XP SP2 and SP3​
Part 1a, Network Visibility Issues​​

Troubleshooting File and Printer Sharing can be frustrating as it involves a variety of mix-and-match variables that must be ?just right? across multiple computers on a network. This troubleshooting guide focuses on XP Home and XP Pro computers. It divides the File and Printer Sharing problem into two parts:
Solve Network Visibility Issues
Verify computers on a network are visible to one another. Initially, the only concern is that computer A can ?see? computer B and other devices on the Microsoft Windows Network. Don?t be concerned with access privilege errors between A and B

Solve Access Privilege Issues
Verify your computers can share file and printer resources. Don?t even try to attack this problem until you?ve resolved underlying issues which prevent network visibility
​The troubleshooting guide is being published incrementally in different posts (as I have time to complete each of them)

Part 1a: Basic Troubleshooting, Network Visibility (is this post)
A basic step-by-step ?how to? resolve most Windows network visibility issues for XP computers using Files and Printer Sharing. It includes instructions on how to test each computer to confirm it can see your other computers.
Part 1b, Extended Troubleshooting, Network Visibility (not yet published)
Contains additional info and more detailed instructions one migh... Read more

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Alright, I'm putting this up here because I've noticed almost everyone here posting troubleshooting issues here with little to no amplifing information. In order to correctly diagnose a problem every scrap of information reguarding it needs to be known, after all you wouldn't feel comfortable with a doctor diagnosing you with a brain tumor after looking at your toes would you?
Don't know where to find it or what will help folks narrow down what could be the problem?
Read on.......

Take note of what the error boxes say when they popup, they are important!

1st and best trick to troubleshooting ANY computer.
REBOOT!
Turn your computer all the way off, and leave it that way for at least 30 seconds, this will allow the RAM to lose whatever it was holding and give you a chance to take a break. This honestly fixes more problems I've herd of than anything short of a sledgehammer. :hit:

2nd thing to do.
Think.
What did you change last before this problem started? Was it something you downloaded? Something you installed? New Hardware? Anything?
Uninstall whatever it is and see if that fixes it, if so you've nailed the problem.

3rd thing to do.
Check device manager for anything that has a '!' on the icon, be sure to click on "view" and "show hidden devices" to see everything that could be going wrong.
If you see one, double click on it and see what Micro$oft has to say about it through their help and support section.

4th thing to do
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A:WD Mybook Essential Basic Troubleshooting Question

Re: 1) "Safely Remove Hardware" assures you that nothing is being written to the drive and it is safe to remove the drive without losing or corrupting data. It does not power off the drive however.
The drive is powered through the USB cable. If you unplug the USB cable after getting the "Safe To Remove" message then the drive will power down.

RE: 2) I never install the software on these external drives. There is no need of it as far as I can tell. Windows can do everything you need. Keep in mind that "I never install this software", so if there is anything of benefit in there, I would not know.
If there is a Disk Imaging program, or a Hard Drive Diagnostics program on the drive I might safe those program installer files in a folder somewhere so I could install them later if necessary.

RE:3) Yes. Provided the "Safe To Remove" message has been displayed.

RE: 4) This I do not know. My external drives do not have power buttons.
This behavior could be by design (to prevent accidental disconnection, or something else.) Does it delay if the "Safe to Remove" has been displayed?

Not sure about dotnetframework35. I sounds similar to Microsoft program installer package " .NET Framework 3.5 " , which should be on your computer already through Windows Update.
I think you could safely delete that folder without any consequence.

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Hi!

What are the basic steps to Secured Computing? What software should I install/uninstall? Where should I start?

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WinME
Pentium III
192Mb
10Gb
 

A:Basic Security Guide

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Dear Team,
I have been trying to update the below mentioned pre installed software in my laptop. but i couldnt able to install. please help to install the same.

2018-04 Security Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB4093118)

Installation date: ?16-?Apr-?18 10:52 AM

Installation status: Failed

Error details: Code 8024200D

Update type: Important

A security issue has been identified in a Microsoft software product that could affect your system. You can help protect your system by installing this update from Microsoft. For a complete listing of the issues that are included in this update, see the associated
Microsoft Knowledge Base article. After you install this update, you may have to restart your system.

More information: 
http://support.microsoft.com/help/4093118

Help and Support: 
http://support.microsoft.com/help/4093118

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Hi guys!

I would like to start coding on VB and become a VB programmer. I found this ...

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VISUAL BASIC DEVELOPER

at least 1 year large database experience Oracle, SQL Server or Sybase

Skilled in ActiveX, ASP, IIS, MTS, MSS, Visual Interdev, JavaScript or VBScript
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WHATTA!!!

I know C programming but not VB, ActiveX, ASP, IIS, MTS, MSS, Visual Interdev, JavaScript or VBScript, Oracle, SQL Server or Sybase!

Could someone help me where to start? Thanks a bunch in advance
 

A:Newbie Visual Basic Guide

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Well ive been wondering how to make a PingPong type of game , or breakout. and i need someone to help me out (that is very experienced with this, so when i ask questions they can answer them ) or if anyone knows any online guides for this , it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
 

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I did the removal as per the instructions, but then I had questions about the following:

1. Regarding the Associated Windows Basic Antivirus Files:

%AppData%\NPSWF32.dll
%AppData%\Protector-<random 3 chars>.exe
%AppData%\result.db
%CommonStartMenu%\Programs\Windows Basic Antivirus.lnk
%Desktop%\Windows Basic Antivirus .lnk

I only could find %AppData%\result.db and deleted it. None of the others were in the named locations. Does this mean they are no longer there?

2. Regarding the Associated Windows Basic Antivirus Windows Registry Information:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings "WarnOnHTTPSToHTTPRedirect" = 0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System "DisableRegedit" = 0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System "DisableRegistryTools" = 0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System "DisableTaskMgr" = 0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "Inspector"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Settings "UID" = "levuvuaofd"
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A:Regarding Remove Windows Basic Antivirus (Uninstall Guide)

If you followed the steps in the guide, MBAM should have removed most of the files and all of those Image File Execution Options.

The file listings and registry key listings at the bottom are for reference only. No need to search for them.

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I have an old computer (MSI mobo, amd quad, 8 gigs ram, pci-e video out)

Usually this machine works fine, but I've let it sit for a while.

For a while, mobo wouldn't recognize PCI-e videocard. (I've confirmed the videocard actually works, but keep reading)

In order for mobo to recognize that video output, every once in a while I had to remove CMOS battery and wait a minute, then put it back.

I believe, that the BIOS information gets whacked sometimes, and it tries to force the MOBO video out, which is why CMOS needs reseting. (sounds funky, but it has worked a few times).

Currently, even if I remove the CMOS battery, the PCI-e video output is not recognized.

Also, my luminated USB keyboard does not light up when powering on the machine. In fact it doesn't seem to work at all.

All of the fans (both 3-pin mobo fans and MOLEX fans light up and spin fine), but there's no video output and USB keyboard doesn't light up.

I haven't tried to use the MOBO's video out, but I suspect that might work. (but, maybe not since the USB devices don't seem to work).

This machine has been in my garage and I use it out there; yes, it can get chilly, but rarely below 32 degrees F I would suspect.

(Okay fine, maybe it has been below 32f, but that shouldn't matter too much right?)

SUMMARY: PCI-e video doesn't work, USB devices don't seem to work, but the MOBO fans, heatsink, etc all light up & spin fine.

Any ideas?

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A:Fun Troubleshooting. ;) (Mobo won't recognize PCI-e out & usb devices SUDDENLY)

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Hello! I have a common problem, but I can't seem to find the right answers! I am fairly experienced with PC hardware. I've been troubleshooting this problem for a couple of hours now; I checked if everything was installed properly on my motherboard and everything is plugged in quite snug! I'm torn between it being a power supply problem or a motherboard problem.

Let me tell you the series of events that happened within the last week;
About 5 days ago,I noticed that a TON of dust was caked on my heat sink fan and dust had formed a nice layer on my motherboard and graphics card. I gently cleaned it out with canned air, and cleaned out the dust from my heat sink with a q tip, pretty much just collecting dust slowly. My PC was abnormally cool as it was, so after the clean up it was doing great.
Last night I was up until about 4AM doing work and my PC was running perfectly. It was cool, it was running smooth. I left it on over night so I didn't have to exit the work I had left open; I knew I was getting up rather early in the morning to continue.
I went to go back to work at 11:30AM and my PC was off! I thought someone in my house had turned off my PC to conserve power; or it magically decided to turn off.
It decided to magically turn off, and break. Hah.
My motherboard and ethernet connection slots have little green lights on. Power is going through.
While troubleshooting, I came across this interesting occurrence. When I left my power supply off ... Read more

A:My PC won't turn on even after troubleshooting. Mobo or power supply issue

Oops.... a double post
 

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Hello! I have a common problem, but I can't seem to find the right answers! I am fairly experienced with PC hardware. I've been troubleshooting this problem for a couple of hours now; I checked if everything was installed properly on my motherboard and everything is plugged in quite snug! I'm torn between it being a power supply problem or a motherboard problem.

Let me tell you the series of events that happened within the last week;
About 5 days ago,I noticed that a TON of dust was caked on my heat sink fan and dust had formed a nice layer on my motherboard and graphics card. I gently cleaned it out with canned air, and cleaned out the dust from my heat sink with a q tip, pretty much just collecting dust slowly. My PC was abnormally cool as it was, so after the clean up it was doing great.
Last night I was up until about 4AM doing work and my PC was running perfectly. It was cool, it was running smooth. I left it on over night so I didn't have to exit the work I had left open; I knew I was getting up rather early in the morning to continue.
I went to go back to work at 11:30AM and my PC was off! I thought someone in my house had turned off my PC to conserve power; or it magically decided to turn off.
It decided to magically turn off, and break. Hah.
My motherboard and ethernet connection slots have little green lights on. Power is going through.
While troubleshooting, I came across this interesting occurrence. When I left my power supply off ... Read more

A:My PC won't turn on even after troubleshooting. Mobo or power supply issue

You really have to completely disassemble the heat sink from the CPU in order to properly clean it. Q-Tips cannot reach where the dust lies next to the CPU, the most important area to clean. You were most likely too late, in doing this much needed cleaning and the CPU or the motherboard itself has fried
 

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Its making these icons appear that are either porn or these downloads to those trojan spyware things.

There are two icons where the time is, a yellow yield sign and the red x and they just lead me to more of those sites, can someone help me get rid of them?
 

A:Popup virus disguised as Online Security Guide/Security Troubleshooting

Go to here and download 'Hijack This!' self installer.
Save it to the desktop or other suitable place. DO NOT just press run from the website
Double click on the file and it will install to C:\program files\hijackthis and create an entry in the start menu.
Click on the entry in start menu to run HijackThis
Click the "Scan" button, when the scan is finished the scan button will become "Save Log" click that and save the log.
Go to where you saved the log and click on "Edit > Select All" then click on "Edit > Copy" then Paste the log back here in a reply.
It will possibly show issues deserving our attention, but most of what it lists will be harmless or even required,
so do NOT fix anything yet.
 

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Hi!

Two new icons appeared in my Start menu (Online Security Guide and Security Troubleshooting with link to www.pcprotecttools.com) and a baloon in the quick launch menu, warning about a spyware. I managed to get rid of the baloon, but the icons in the Start menu are still there.

I followed the instructions you've given to a user with a similar problem. I downloaded HJT and created a log which I posted below. Hope you will be able to help. Thanks!!!

S.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 16:21:06, on 4.3.2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16608)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgemc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 5:01:09 PM, on 30-Sep-06Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\VPN Client\cvpnd.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exeC:\Program Files\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exeC:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\DVDLauncher.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\DLA\DLACTRLW.EXEC:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exeC:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exeC:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exeC:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\reader_sl.exeC:\Program Files\Nikon\NkView6\NkvMon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exeC:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exeC:\Hjthis\hijackthis\HijackThis.exeR1 -... Read more

A:Virusburster,security Troubleshooting, Online Security Guide Infecftion

Hi and welcome to Bleeping Computer! My name is Sam and I will be helping you. Please download SmitfraudFix (by S!Ri) to your Desktop.Extract all the files to your Destop. A folder named SmitfraudFix will be created on your Desktop.=======================Please download Ewido Anti-spyware and save that file to your desktop.This is a 30 day trial of the programOnce you have downloaded ewido anti-spyware, locate the icon on the desktop and double-click it to launch the set up program.Once the setup is complete you will need run ewido and update the definition files.On the main screen select the icon "Update" then select the "Update now" link.Next select the "Start Update" button, the update will start and a progress bar will show the updates being installed.Once the update has completed select the "Scanner" icon at the top of the screen, then select the "Settings" tab.Once in the Settings screen click on "Recommended actions" and then select "Quarantine".Under "Reports"Select "Automatically generate report after every scan"Un-Select "Only if threats were found"Close ewido anti-spyware. Do not run a scan yet!========================Open the SmitfraudFix folder and double-click smitfraudfix.cmdSelect option #1 - Search by typing 1 and press EnterThis program will scan large amounts of files on your computer for known patterns so please be patient while it works. When... Read more

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Hi there,

went away for a week long holiday and returned to find these stupid things on my desktop .

basically just pop up with links for spyware removal etc. also internet explorer will not retain a homepage address; always defaults to about:blank.

anyways here is the hijack this logfile of my comp. Any help would be much appreciated; thanks heaps.
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 2:50:47 PM, on 10/07/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Vet\isafe.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.EXE
C:\Program Files\ewido\security suite\ewidoctrl.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Vet\VetMsg.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dcomcfg.exe
C:\Vet\VetTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyware\gcasServ.exe
C:\Wards\Al\aaa Need Need For Speed - Most Wanted\Daemon tools\daemon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft An... Read more

A:Help- Online Security Guide & Security Troubleshooting pests

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Troubleshooting Guide for "Problem Builds"

What to do with a &#8220;Problem Build&#8221;

First are you getting the board to post [power on self test] If yes follow the first set of instructions

Board posts however there are lockups, bsod, cannot install windows

1) Since it posts, check your temps in the bios. It is very difficult to say what a &#8220;Normal&#8221; temp should be since each type of cpu [Intel or AMD] has a normal temp. What you should see in the bios is a stable temp of <55C. If the temp is much higher than that, you probably have the heatsink fan installed incorrectly. This is a VERY common problem with Intel type coolers. The four push-pins can be difficult for a new builder to get fully seated. The AMDs are almost foolproof in how they install so you should not have a problem with an AMD type hsf.

2) If the temps are ok, pull all cards from the system except the video card. Disconnect any peripherals such as printer, scanner, usb hub, etc. Is it stable now? If so you have a problem with a piece of hardware or its driver.

3) Test the memory with a tester like memtest86. Just because you see a memory test during post means nothing. All that does is check to see if the memory is there. It does not check each memory address. Note this test is run from bootable media ie CD or floppy; there is no need for an operating system to be installed. Many high performance memory chips need a higher VDIMM or ram voltage set in the bios. ... Read more

A:Troubleshooting Guide for "Problem Builds"

I guess most retail PCs aren't quality ; )

Nice guide.
 

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Okay I am beginning to look at building my new computer and I had a few questions.

What are some opinions on Athlon XP vs Pentium 4?
Which is faster? Which has better prices?

What are some good motherboards for either?

Also what are some good internet sites for a newbie with some basic computer experience (I know basic info and have installed several components on my current computer).

Thanks for your opinions and info.
 

A:Basic CPU & Mobo Questions

I personally do not think speed is that much of an issue, given today's clock speeds. I do prefer a Pentium 4 because it has less energy consumption, and less heat generated, than the Athlon. (And you get a really decent heatsink if you buy the retail version of the P4).

Can't tell you much about motherboards, because I cannot remember exact models, but I have a bias for Asustek and Abit.

For sites, the only three I really visit are Techspot, Anandtech and CDRinfo. Tweak3D, occasionally.
 

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A Basic Guide to Overclocking

Before we begin, there are some things you need to understand;

1 There is NO safe overclocking. All overclocking involves some degree of risk.

2 There is no guarantee of an overclock. Just because someone else was able to OC the same cpu as you have to 3.6gig is NO guarantee you will be able to achieve the same overclock.

3 No overclock is worth anything unless it is a stable overclock. If it is not prime95 stable, it is NOT a stable overclock

4 Do not ask how much you can overclock your XXX cpu. There is no answer to this until you test in a systematic manner. It is like asking how long is a rope? You do not know until you measure it.

5 Do not ask about overclocking your dell, hp, gateway, compaq or other big box system. It is not going to happen. Just about ALL big box systems come with a bios that does not have overclocking options.

6 Chuck&#8217;s rule. Do not overclock with parts you cannot afford to replace.

If you are comfortable with the above, we can continue to attempt a stable OC of your system. The very first thing I would like you to do is read your manual. Become familiar with the bios menus and where settings are located. Each bios [and even each bios revision] can differ as to where settings are located. Giving you detailed instructions on where to find a given setting is just about impossible.

Next issue; the quality of your parts. A stable OC is highly dependent on the quality of your parts. Do not buy an ECS mothe... Read more

A:A Basic Guide to Overclocking. Read before posting Overclocking Questions

Also note that they must have significant cooling/air flow for a significant overclock.
And I think you made the message twice? I read the second half and it's exactly the same as the first half.
 

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Hello,

My machine has been experiencing intermittent BSODing over the last few weeks and I wonder if you could give me a hand troubleshooting it? I'll summarise what i've done so far. It's not given me anything today, as I say, it's intermittent.

System Info:
Processor Name: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4770K CPU @ 3.50GHz
Processor Information: Intel64 Family 6 Model 60 Stepping 3
Graphics Information: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti
Mobo: Z87I-PRO
System BIOS: 0903
Installed System Memory: 16 GB
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (originally installed on system)
Age of system: 1 year, 1 month
OS Reinstalls: None
This is a desktop PC
System Manufacturer: Purchased from ChillBlast
Troubleshooting so far:
* Checked EventViewer for after the crashes. The only useful thing showing is that the Kernel service is shutting down - which I suppose it would if power to it was interrupted.
* Opened up case to check components. Everything seated well. Extremely tidy cabling (if I may say so myself; nothing getting in any fan's way).
* Ran GPU stress test - all fine.
* Ran Processor stress test - all fine
* Ran driver verifier (ran for about 20 minutes) and nothing crashed.

Attached Files:
* PerfmonReport
* Your app collection dump
* IPDT Processor Test results

Appreciate your support :)

A:Intermittent BSOD (full troubleshooting included) - need troubleshooting advice

Bump please :)

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I recently purchased a new laptop running Windows 7.  On setup, I was pleased to find that it connected to my home network without much complaint.  However, I soon noticed a misstep -- after putting my laptop to sleep, upon waking, it
would consistently fail to connect to network.
I've tried disabling IP Helper, as well as the wireless adapter's IPv6 protocola
la advice on other forums.  I've also ensured that the driver settings do not allow for disabling to save power.  Seeing that none of these worked, I decided uninstall and delete the driver and install a newer version (in a related issue,
the driver update feature failed to detect the existence of a newer version -- why?).
This appears to have fixed the connection issue.  However, still, after sleeping the laptop and waking, although it connects to the router, I still need to reset the IP command-line via ipconfig /release + /renew.
I was running Vista on my previous machine, and I know that its Network Diagnostic tool would, when presenting solutions, frequently suggest that my computer had the wrong IP and that I should reset it.  I was hoping throughout this process
that the Network Diagnostic troubleshooter would present a similar option.  Instead, however, no matter what I do with my wireless, the troubleshooter only ever returns the message "Troubleshooter couldn't identify any problems."  Whether or not
I check the box for auto-repair or run ... Read more

A:Troubleshooting the Network Troubleshooting Utility / After-Sleep Connection Problems

Hi,
To avoid confusion Let us focus on the first issue within this thread first.
Can you access internet when connecting the laptop directly via cable?
Where did you download the newer version of network card driver? Usually, the “driver update” feature from device manager will go to Microsoft update catalog website for the corresponding driver instead of the manufacture’s website. AT
this point, I would suggest install the latest driver
here. Please note: Microsoft don't write drivers, for any driver related issue, the OEM is always the best resource to turn to. Your understanding is appreciated.
As a workaround, you can prevent the network card from sleeping by the following method:
Open Device manager->expand Network adapter-> right click on the wireless adapter->Properties->under Power Management tab, uncheck the box before “Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power”.
Is anything unclear, please feel free to post back.
Regards,Please remember to click ?Mark as Answer? on the post that helps you, and to click ?Unmark as Answer? if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ?

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Ive been getting random popups and my homepage has been reset to http://www.securitynetpage.com/. I also had two programs installed onto my desktop, Online Security Guide" and "Security Troubleshooting". I also have a yellow triangle sign in the lower right hand portion of my screen that says something about a system alert: popups. Help would be greatly appreciated. Thank You.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 4:15:12 AM, on 8/17/2006
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ishost.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\regscan.exe
C:\Program Files\Kodak\Kodak EasyShare Software\bin\EasyShare.exe
C:\Program Files\Kodak\KODAK Software Updater\7288971\Program\Kodak Software Updater.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ismon.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_03\bin\jucheck.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\KodakCCS.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\pctspk.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\issearch.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\isnotify.exe
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A:Random popups, "Online Security Guide" and "Security Troubleshooting"

Hi and welcome to TSF.

I am currently reviewing your log. Please note that this is under the supervision of an expert analyst, and I will be back with a fix for your problem a.s.a.p

In the meantime, make sure you subscribe to this thread so that you will receive an instant email when I have replied with a fix to your problem. You may do this by clicking the Thread Tools option at the top of your post and then clicking Subscribe to this thread. Then, make sure Instant Notification by email is selected and click Add Subscription

Please be patient with me during this time.

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How to Create Your Own XP System Restore Disk Guide + dual boot guide.

This guide is for XP users with home built systems. It may also work for others, but I have not tested it on any brand name systems.

Everybody knows that there is nothing sweeter then a fresh installation of XP. Your computer starts and runs faster. It almost never freezes up and crashes. Everybody also knows that as time goes by; your computer starts to slow to a crawl. You run the gambit of system utilities (defrag, registry cleaner, garbage cleaner etc), but your system never runs like it did when you first installed XP, and deep down you know that it never will until you do a complete reformat and reinstall of XP. So what is holding you back? Well, you also know that it will take a lot of time to reformat, reinstall windows, reinstall all of your favorite programs, and download the truck load of updates that have occurred since you first bought your system and your programs. And let?s not forget about your system drivers. Now if you bought a brand name system, it most likely came with a set of restore disk or a restore partition on your hard drive. Or it may have a program that asked you to create the restore disk when you first started it up. In any case, you may already have your restore capabilities if you have a brand name system. But even then doing a system restore would only take you back to the original OEM created system. I personally hate brand name computers because of... Read more

A:How to Create Your Own XP System Restore Disk Guide + dual boot guide

How to Create Your Own XP System Restore Disk Guide + dual boot guide. Part 2

One additional note I want to add before finishing this guide, is that if you plan to use this to dual boot, there are some additional steps you have to take to get it to dual boot. Since, when you do the restore as a dual boot option, you are not running the installation process, windows will not modify the boot.ini file to add the new XP installation as a boot option at start up. With out this, you will not be able to boot from the new XP system. In order to modify the boot.ini file you will need to go through several steps. I will give you two ways to do this below. The first one is the best and safest way to do it, the other is faster but there is some risk involved.

Option 1: This option uses the Windows Recovery Console. The simplest way to start the recovery console is to pop your XP CD into your CD drive and restart your computer. In most case you system should come with a black screen after the post process and say ?PPRESS ANY KEY TO BOOT FROM CD ?.. You really need to pay close attention during the restart process to catch this screen as it only stays up for a few seconds. Of course you need to press a key, any key on your key board while this screen is up. If you don?t see this screen you need to do one of several things. Depending on your motherboard brand it may be a simple as press one of you F keys during the post process to bring up the boot menu screen, where... Read more

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Hi,I need some help with the guide titled, "Preparation Guide For Use Before Using Malware Removal Tools and Requesting Help".http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/34773/preparation-guide-for-use-before-using-malware-removal-tools-and-requesting-help/I'm up to step 8.I already downloaded GMER and when I double click it. It would automatically do a scan without prompting me (lasting less than 10 seconds) and then I continue with the instructions in the guide: I unchecked 'Sections', 'IAT/EAT', Drives/Partition other than Systemdrive, which is typically C:\, and 'Show All'.When I clicked "scan" the program just froze on me. I waited for about 5 minutes to see if it was just a lag but then I noticed the clock on the bottom of my computer screen also froze. I had to force the computer to shutdown by holding the power button. I tried GMER again about 2 more times and it froze both times the moment I clicked "scan". Then on the 3rd and 4th try, it scanned but I walked away for about half an hour and when I returned, it appeared to have self terminated. Then my final attempt. The scan finished and I clicked the "save..." button and the program froze on me and again, the clock on my desktop has froze again and I was not able to save the scan report.Is there an alternative program I can use rather than GMER?Thanks

A:I need help in the guide titled, "Preparation Guide For... Malware Removal Tools..."

If you cannot get GMER to just just post the other logs asked for and explain the problem you had trying to run GMER.

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Windows 8 is the default and only OS on this laptop. Please do not suggest restore or backups - they do not exist.

I am trying to reinstall a fresh Windows 7 back into this laptop for dual boot purposes. I have a Win7 ISO all ready to go on a flash drive. The problem is... I cannot get the 20GB "Windows Seven (S " drive to convert from dynamic to basic. THere is no data to backup, Im tryiong to do a fresh install. Ive been trying for two weeks.

Why am I trying to do this? Because I just want to get a copy of Win7 back on here to fall back upon when Redmond pulls the auth key for Win8 Dev

This is the status of my drives. Theres one.. its 465GB System has 200MB and Win8 is on C with 465GB. THIS is a Dynamic Drive. I know C cannot be made basic. I know Windows wontr install on anything but Basic.

How do I either 1. Fix this so I can install Windows 7 onto a new partition of 20-25GB OR 2. create a new drive for this?

I know how to create and shrink and delete all that Ive tried all this Data Partition - Windows 7 Forums and its other tuts but I cant get around the Dynamic. I dont want to pay 30 bucks for a tool either -- there must be a way to do this and I put my hopes in the Windows community to bail me out (if you have android troubles, i may be able to help )

I want to keep Win 8 as default, I know my way around this machine its just this dynamic drive is troublesome.

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A:Trouble creating basic drive for Windows 7 reinstall Dynamic to Basic

Check out this post by Jaidyn and see if it'll help you:

http://www.eightforums.com/hardware-...html#post40357

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Windows 8 is the default and only OS on this laptop. Please do not suggest restore or backups - they do not exist.

I am trying to reinstall a fresh Windows 7 back into this laptop for dual boot purposes. I have a Win7 ISO all ready to go on a flash drive. The problem is... I cannot get the 20GB "Windows Seven (S " drive to convert from dynamic to basic. THere is no data to backup, Im tryiong to do a fresh install. Ive been trying for two weeks.

Why am I trying to do this? Because I just want to get a copy of Win7 back on here to fall back upon when Redmond pulls the auth key for Win8 Dev

This is the status of my drives. Theres one.. its 465GB System has 200MB and Win8 is on C with 465GB. THIS is a Dynamic Drive. I know C cannot be made basic. I know Windows wontr install on anything but Basic.

How do I either 1. Fix this so I can install Windows 7 onto a new partition of 20-25GB OR 2. create a new drive for this?

I know how to create and shrink and delete all that Ive tried all this Data Partition - Windows 7 Forums and its other tuts but I cant get around the Dynamic. I dont want to pay 30 bucks for a tool either -- there must be a way to do this and I put my hopes in the Windows community to bail me out (if you have android troubles, i may be able to help )

I want to keep Win 8 as default, I know my way around this machine its just this dynamic drive is troublesome.

I am cross posting this in Win8 forum as well, not sure which place is more a... Read more

A:Trouble creating basic drive for Windows 7 reinstall Dynamic to Basic

Use free Partition Wizard bootable CD version 4.2 which still has non-destructive Dynamic>Basic conversion as a free feature: pw422.zip ISO - Windows Live

Backup a WIn8 System image and your files, Boot CD, Rightclick on the HD to convert. Create/Resize your partitions as you wish.

Adapt these tips for getting a perfect Win7 reinstall: Reinstalling Windows 7

Win7 should configure a Dual Boot menu, if not use EasyBCD to add Win7 after install. Earlier versions of Easy are still free.

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Hi everyone,

I've been trying to get my feet wet in creating a .vbs file from notepad to do a basic function. I wanted to be able to run .reg files remotely but also interactively. This led me down the path of simply finding an example of a .vbs that would open anything remotely at all. Notepad is what came up with the most results and the Win32_ScheduledJob object appeared to be what was needed.

I researched many different places but this is a decent walkthrough. http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/aa394601(v=vs.85).aspx

I grabbed the code below out of the website and changed the date parameters to run in a couple minutes from my current time. I could see the task in scheduled tasks but when the time had come and gone nothing would happen and this is just trying to get it to run locally so far.

strComputer = "."
Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:" _
& "{impersonationLevel=impersonate}!\\" _
& strComputer & "\root\cimv2")
JobID = "Test"
Set objNewJob = objWMIService.Get("Win32_ScheduledJob")
errJobCreate = objNewJob.Create _
("Notepad.exe", "********143000.000000-420", _
True , 1 OR 4 OR 16, ,True, JobId)
If errJobCreate = 0 Then
WScript.Echo "Job created successfully: " & VBNewLine _
& "Notepad.exe scheduled to run repeately at 14.30 (2:30 P.M.) PST" & VBNewLine _
& "on Mon, Wed, and Fri."
Else
WScript.... Read more

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Putting together a build for a friend, however, I believe the motherboard may have been damaged or was damaged upon my taking part in the build. I assembled the parts, a 430w thermaltake psu, an asus mobo, e5200 intel processor, western digital hard drive, 2 gigs of GSkill, ati hd 4850 gpu and an LG dvd drive.

Posted, gave an error message about cpu fan error, I google it, it seemed to be relatively harmless. While in the bios the computer's signal disappeared, I attempted a reboot to no avail. No error codes, cpu fan stopped spinning. Removed memory, no error code, removed 4850, no error code, case fan connected to the motherboard spins when powered on, motherboard shows green light, no signal detected,

I tested the processor in another rig, and it worked fine, and the cpu fan spun fine. Tested another power supply with said motherboard and the motherboard fan would not spin and it would not post, and no error codes. Is my motherboard dead? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
 

A:New Build, Mobo green light, psu powers case fans off mobo, not cpu fan no beeps

check and recheck the connections on the board, if unsuccessful, make sure you haven t short-circuited the mobo, ...
 

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This problem has the configuration listed in my system specs below, which have just changed recently. My OCZ Vertex 2 died, RMA'ed but sold, and replaced with the Transcend SSD720, 2.5" SATAIII 64GB. Also sold my GPU...

Now, trying to get everything back on track. I reinstalled my OS on the SSD, but I can't for the life of me get the HDMI working. When reinstalling, I knew it was normal for only my Dell CRT to show up via its VGA connection, but then the main ViewSonic HD monitor never came on. I finally realized it wasn't responding to anything. The ViewSonic HD monitor is the only thing plugged in right now, on both VGA & HDMI, but will only work on the VGA. It had been working fine before the OCZ SSD died. No VGA problems. The onboard ATI Radeon HD 4250 is fully updated and all the drivers are installed and updated to the best of my knowledge. There is an update for the BIOS on the ASUS website that I had never installed, ever, but the only change from before was the SSD so that should not matter. I've even made sure I installed the specific driver for the monitor from the disc it came with. I tried playing around in BIOS, and (for once) no matter what graphics device order I set, (i.e., IGPX-PCI-GPX-etc) it always reverted to the mobo's VGA. And obviously, Device Manager is showing no yellow question marks and is generally no help right now...

Again, there is NO longer a standalone GPU/video card in this system, just the ASUS M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3's onboard inter... Read more

A:Mobo not detecting HDMI? - ATI Radeon HD 4250 onboard ASUS mobo

It's plausible that your HDMI port on your MOBO is dead. Is it possible to obtain a GPU and try it's HDMI port?
It could be your monitor as well, do you have access to anything else supporting HDMI and see if your monitor connects?

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Does ATI cards conflict with this mobo?
ASUS A8V DELUXE Socket 939 VIA K8T800 Pro ATX AMD Motherboard
I heard there would be 'cause the mobo is a VIA. Is that true?
Should the mobo conflict with any of these below and forgive me for the video in a CPUs, Chipsets and Mobos board,
SAPPHIRE Radeon 9550 256MB 128-bit DDR AGP 4X/8X Video Card and or
ATI All-In-Wonder Radeon X800XT 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 VIVO AGP 4X/8X
 

A:ASUS mobo in conflict with ATI cards? (reaschering the mobo)

Have you asked ati yet? Read what the mobo manufacturer has to say about it?
 

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Hi all,

I have a MSI k7 pro via kt 266a mobo with an athlon xp1600, served me well, however time has moved on.
1/ MSIs website states the max cpu my mobo can take is xp2100 (upgradeing cpu would be cheapest option). Does anyone know any different?

2/ There are some good "bargains" in mobos, as low as 80 bucks Australian, able to take an AMD 64 3200 , based on SIs chipsets. Of the chipsets available, eg, Sis , Via , nforce, are folk noticing any "real world" difference between them.

I occasionally edit and render video-rendering times not a key consideration and occasionally play Lomac and Il2 flight sims. Thats it. Apart from surf the net.

Your input appreciated. Thanks
 

A:Advice required for mobo update or mobo replacement

i just bought an ecs N2U400-A MB, i already had a couple xtra processors so i didnt need to get the combo, but if I had got the combo, i beleive it came with an athlon xp 2400+ for around $100 american. so far i am very happy with the quality and performance of this new board. BTW, it is an nFORCE2 board
 

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http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=us&docname=c00753788&dlc=en&lc=en&jumpid=reg_R1002_USEN

The above link is to the HP specs for the machine. The mobo is overheating and yes, i've done all the reg maint stuff. Let's call it dead, bury it and buy a new bride. I did upgrade the video and sound last year but those devices should be good for a few more yrs. This pc is strictly for gaming, music and my embroidery machine software.

I have never replaced a motherboard (nor cpu) before though I've done all else. My concern is that in my eagerness to get this girl back up an running, I overshoot and choose a board that won't support the current devices. I'd love to replace the cpu right now too, but w/ 2 bdays and christmas coming, I can't afford it.

So help me, geniuses. What motherboards would support the pos Pentium D 820 (S) DC 2.8 GHz socket 775, but still allow me to celebrate my 42nd birthday with a new cpu (a quad? ohh ahhh) next april? I have searched and searched, and it's probably staring me in the face, but I can't figure out the mobos.

I'm guessing some of these would work, but again, brain doesn't work as well as it should and I just cant figure it out. http://techreport.com/articles.x/8666/1

Thanks for your help.

Peace,
ohbrandi
 

A:Solved: Replacing ECS RC410-M mobo w/ Intel mobo - help pls.

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Howdy, I'm at my wits end here, and I was hoping one of you could point me in the direction of something else to try.

Working on friend's 2003ish eMachine (ick), because his motherboard chipset heatsink fell off. Used some thermal adhesive to stick the sucker back on, but when i hit the power button, nothing happens. However the motherboard led is on. So I pop in another working PSU that I had laying around, with the same thing happening.

At this point I figure the motherboard got fried, and ordered a no name gateway oem motherboard. I throw it in, and have the exact same issue. I try shorting the power pins to see if it was my power switch, and nada.

It might be that the processor was killed, but wouldn't the psu fan start up in that case? Or I ordered a dud motherboard with the same symptoms?

At this point I'm just not sure what step to take to resolve the problem. Any advice?
 

A:New Mobo LED green, PSU/Mobo fans won't spin

Run the motherboard outside the case with just CPU and memory installed. See if it starts. If not, the CPU could be fried or you have a defective motherboard. I hope you didn't use the old power supply with the replacement motherboard, if you did, you probably fried the 2nd motherboard
 

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I am trying to put together a Server running for my home.

I have a two computers running socket 939 MOBOS and CPUs. I have enough pieces to put together another computer

CPU
RAM
Mobo
Graphic card

Besides this old gear I have a special server case and RAID card. I tried to get the computer set up a while back and got errors from the MOBO. I made a half attempt to work it out but do not have the time or patience. I figured I would just buy another inexpensive 939 mobo and get it going. Based on the prices I am seeing for this mobo it has turned into a collectors item and worth more now than when they were cutting edge.

Should I just suck it up and pay $150 for a old MOBO or should I upgrade my home theater PC to a newer MOBO, with new Ram and CPU then take that mobo for the Server? That computer runs fine now with a 3800+ CPU, but a newer socket would allow me options for the future without paying a premium for old school technology. If you suggest a newer MOBO, I would appreciate suggestions on which MOBO and CPU for a Micro ATX case good for a HTPC.

BTW I am on the road more than at home so most of my work is done on a newer laptop.
 

A:Socket 939 Mobo or purchase a newer Mobo

You can do mobo/ 2GB RAM and a X2 AM2 for around $150, I would go that route.
 

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I'm upgrading a computer and I'm having difficulties with loading. I am replacing just the mother board, processor chip, and the ram chip. I am re-using the hard drives, cd/dvd drives, and everything else.

I've upgraded from:
an AMD chip to a P4 3.0e w/ HT
an unknown AMD mobo to a DFI PS85-BL ver B1 mobo

I will be using 512 mb ddr 400 pc3200 kingston ram

I already called DFI and they said that I need to unistall the system drivers. Of course, I tried uninstalling all device drivers and then shut down and rebuilt computer. When I booted, the computer asked for safe mode or boot normally. No matter what I select, it automatically reboots.

Any ideas, instructions, or definite fixes?
 

A:Upgrade Issues. Upgrading from AMD mobo to P4 mobo.

Watching over Gotham City...hey it's dark out here

Why Do u Wanna Upgrade to Pentuim 4
Just Asking
 

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I have read several posts about issues with this already.

I had an ECS P4M800 Pro-M V 2.0 with a Pentium 4 2.88. I had a primary and secondary hard drive as well as a DVD RW on it. My brother-in-law originally build the computer some years ago. I got the dreaded call the other day, "Honey, the computer won't turn on."

DOA, fried MOBO. I ordered a Biostar A880 G + MOBO with integrated graphics, audio and LAN cards. Popped in an AMD Athlon 2 X 3 3.3G and two DDR 3 2G Ram sticks.

Fired that puppy up on my old hard drive. It ran through some system checks, and nada. I keep getting back to nothing.

I had a system backup set up to run, but the destination drive ended up being full, (without my realizing it) and now I'm up shit creek becuase the drive won't boot. I've got some important business stuff on that drive, which I know I can recover, but I would just like it to get up and run.

I have the install CD and it is a direct from Microsoft CD. Nothing specific to the old MOBO. What to do???? This was supposed to be my swan song. New computer and I was going to be rocking it out! zilcho.... Please help me out.

A:MOBO baked. Need to maintain 7 OS and files from HD on new MOBO

Describe "I keep getting back to nothing" in more detail.

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Here is my mobo, will be here Thursday.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157139

I want a Phenom II soon. I then started (after I purchased the motherboard first) got interested in getting an X3 and trying to see about unlocking the 4th core.

I have searched around and can find little information about anything other than Biostar and 790 chipsets unlocking the core.

If anyone has information that could help, it would be greatly appreciated.

Oh and if anyone here has this motherboard, how do you like it?
 

A:New Mobo, quick question (CPU/Mobo Related)

The motherboard looks pretty good... I am an Intel man though
 

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can u people just list a few basic commands for visual basic 6 cause i just bought it and would like to know a few basics thnx
 

A:basic visual basic help

There are too many variables and other things you need to know, you just don't throw out commands and thigs work. Get a good book on VB programming and use any of the help or online tutorials that come with VB. There also plenty of forums on the net that are specific to programming.
 

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help

i been trying to get my local home network. i used to have it working, but ever since i had to reinstall my OS on my computer, i havent been able to do it.

here is the computer specs:

Comp #1 (Packard Bell R515):
win95B
64 MB RAM
Linksys LNE100x FastEthernet NIC Card
200 Mhz MMX
Maxtor Ultra/ATA IDE Controller Card
disabled serial port

Comp #2 (Dell OptiPlex GX1p):
win98SE
320 RAM
500 Mhz
Integrated 3Com NIC Card

both network cards are installed correctly. in computer #1, i disabled the serial port as i am not using it and its causing IRQ conflicts with my sound card when i had my NIC card installed.

here is my setup on network properties on both computers:

Client For Microsoft Networks
Dial Up Adapter
NIC Card Adapter
TCP/IP for DialUp Adapter
TCP/IP for NIC Card
file and printer sharing for microsoft networks

Primary Network Logon: Client for Microsoft Networks

both boxes are checked for allowing file and printer sharing

for TCP/IP, i have:

Computer #1:
IP: 192.168.0.1 Subnet: 255.255.255.224
Computer #2:
IP: 192.168.0.2 Subnet: 255.255.255.224

Workgroup (on both): JAESUN
Computer Names:
Computer #1: TypeSK Computer #2: SouthK

DNS:
DNS is disabled in both computers

Gateway:
no gateway is listed on both computers

using a crossover cable between the two computers (used to have a hub and 2 regular RJ-45 cables, but its being borrowed now).

both computer NIC cards light up when the cables are plugged in
i have shared the folders i needed to share .... so... Read more

A:basic networking (at least i think its basic?)

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Hey guys, I am building my second system and am just wondering what mobo to get.

I don't full understand the advantages that a 64bit system will bring but I know that a dual processor will do wonders for my work flow (I have a 3D modeller who renders alot). I was just wondering if you know of a dual processor mobo which is also 64bit. That would be the best of both worlds in my opinion.

Any advice you can give would be great.
 

A:64 bit mobo vs dual processor mobo?

Any preferences between intel and AMD?

If you are going AMD, get a socket 939 motherboard with the nforce4 chipset, like this one for example:
http://usa.asus.com/products/mb/socket939/a8n-e/overview.htm

Then pop a dual core, 64bit CPU in it:
http://www.amd.com/us-en/Processors/ProductInformation/0,,30_118_9485_13041,00.html
 

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The HP ProDesk 400 G1 MS motherboard is bad.  It is a MS 7860 v1.2.    It has a special connector for the USB ports on the mobo.   Can somebody recommend a new mobo replacement? Thanks. Darryl

A:Replacement Mobo for MS 7860 v1.2 (bad mobo)

Just saw the schematic and the connector is the USB 3.0 mobo connector that combines two USB 3.0 ports.   What do you ask for on a new mobo? Thanks.

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Sorry I didnt read the guide of how to make a good post.

I have an Emachine for about 4yrs now. 2 weeks ago I turned it on and it turned right back off, I thought it was the power supply, but it wasnt. I took it to Best Buy, told me it was the motherboard. I dont want to spend money on another mother board since emachine sucks, I already spent $400 last year to get my cd drive fixed. U guys say an ATX motherboard is good and cheap, its way better than an emachine mobo. The problem is I dont know which ATX mobo(a good one) to get for my emachine. My emachine is a W350.

Please respond
 

A:Which ATX mobo should I get to replace with my emachine mobo

The tricky part of this is you will probably have to not only replace the motherboard, but also the power supply, processor and memory

Here's an example:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138090

The power supply is old and you wouldn't want to damage a new motherboard would you. The old memory is DDR. The new board takes DDR2 memory. You may be able to use the old CPU or processor
 

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Hi
I have an eMachine desktop that Iam repairing for a friend,
we have come to the conclusion (from experience) that because it is dead
even when trying to turn it on that it has suffered from Capacitor Plague
(Perhaps in the PSU then damaging the MoBo)
A new PSU has been tried and it still doesn't work
WHAT Type of 'cheap' motherboard could I replace the current one with?
it has a Celeron processor so we will be looking to conserve that..
I was looking at this...
http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/118272/rb/26818414574
or
http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/119412/rb/26825319999 (incase his CPU is socket 478)
will this one be compatible?
My friend just wants a cheap solution...
Ive recommended the new PSU / MoBo and extra RAM (at least another 256Mb to
bring it to 512)

any recommendations would be helpful....

thx
 

A:What MoBo can I replace an eMachine MoBo with..?

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