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  • SharkyForums.Com - Print: SWEET MERCIFUL CRAP!!!!! Can't get past settings!

    SWEET MERCIFUL CRAP!!!!! Can't get past settings!
    By Digital Anvil April 21, 2001, 02:46 PM

    I got a A7V133 and a Tbird 1gig/266. On first power up I made some settings changes, yada yada. Now, when I restart, it posts and goes directly to settings. It won't let me boot to floppy, HDD, nothing! I put all settings back to default and same thing, restart, post and right to settings.

    What the hell did I do and what do I need to do !!! I need help fast! This is driving me crazy!

    By muisejt April 21, 2001, 02:52 PM

    Some setting(s) is not correct. Use the Clear CMOS jumper (see manual) to set the BIOS back to factory defaults. This time don't make any changes until you are sure it works, and only make one at a time and verify that there are no conflicts before making another.

    By Digital Anvil April 21, 2001, 03:15 PM

    Did that. 3 times. Still ain't workin'. What else can I do?...

    By baklaguy April 22, 2001, 03:41 AM

    This may sound stupid but it could very well happen. Your delete key may be stuck.

    I told you it was stupid.

    Have you also tried loading the "fail-safe" defaults and the "optimized" defaults? Do you see any messages just before you enter set-up?

    By Genyosha April 22, 2001, 06:28 AM

    The A7V133's also got some jumpers on the board that let you select the multiplier and frequency... you might want to change those to the default/auto/jumper free mode, or check that they are... Heh, the delete key sounds possible...

    By Digital Anvil April 22, 2001, 12:55 PM

    Still can't boot. Have reset CMOS. In jumperfree mode. Delete key is not stuck. Don't quit on me now, guys. I need input. Should I flash the BIOS? With what? Something else? I'm dying here! I've got a machine here that all I can do is look at the *&#*@%&!!! BIOS screen!

    Keep those suggestions coming...

    By Mr_CPU April 22, 2001, 01:23 PM

    quote:Originally posted by Digital Anvil:
    Still can't boot. Have reset CMOS. In jumperfree mode. Delete key is not stuck. Don't quit on me now, guys. I need input. Should I flash the BIOS? With what? Something else? I'm dying here! I've got a machine here that all I can do is look at the *?*@%&!!! BIOS screen!

    Keep those suggestions coming...

    Try resetting the CMOS again. Sometimes (not normally) you have to do it a couple times.Did you unplug your system before clearing the CMOS? Do that too. Then move your cmos jumper from pin 1-2 to 2-3 then after a few seconds put back then power up. Did you say if there were any strange beeps that might give us a clue?

    By Digital Anvil April 22, 2001, 01:46 PM

    I have reset the cmos several times, power disconnected. I can find no cmos jumper(?). Is there a cmos jumper on the A7V133? There are two solder like contacts you can short to clear cmos but I find no cmos jumper. The only beep is the single, normal beep at post.

    The first time I powered up the machine it did it's post and then gave the option to continue (boot) or go to settings. I went to settings and made changes that didn't work such as to high of a clock multiplier and to high of a bus frequency. After that it wouldn't post. Reset cmos (power disconnected), restarted, post, then it went straight to setup without be prompted. Made the correct settings changes, restarted,post, and straight to setup. No option to continue with a boot. And that's still the way it is.

    How about it, folks. Flash the BIOS? Something else. I will be bald when this day is over...

    By Mr_CPU April 22, 2001, 02:30 PM

    quote:Originally posted by Digital Anvil:

    How about it, folks. Flash the BIOS? Something else. I will be bald when this day is over...

    I can get you a discount to hair club for men! If it won't allow you to boot to anything, how can you flash the bios? If you haven't pulled all cards, maybe you want to consider pulling everything except your video card, ram, mouse and keyboard and try booting. I really don't know what else to tell you.

    By surferz April 22, 2001, 02:49 PM

    try this

    Unplug the PC from power. Take out the CMOS battery,wait a bit, plug the PC in, power on - it should work. Turn it back off, unplug power, and re-insert the battery. It should now be back to normal.

    By Digital Anvil April 22, 2001, 05:06 PM

    Mr_CPU wrote: "If it won't allow you to boot to anything, how can you flash the bios?" I realized this later on... crap.

    surferz wrote: "Unplug the PC from power. Take out the CMOS battery,wait a bit, plug the PC in, power on - it should work. Turn it back off, unplug power, and re-insert the battery. It should now be back to normal." I will try this and I sure hope it works. I have tried everything else.


    By Digital Anvil April 22, 2001, 10:55 PM

    quote:Originally posted by surferz:
    try this

    Unplug the PC from power. Take out the CMOS battery,wait a bit, plug the PC in, power on - it should work. Turn it back off, unplug power, and re-insert the battery. It should now be back to normal.

    Tried this. No luck. I just don't get it. It posts, no error beeps, just straight to setup. With all of the A7V users out there SOMEBODY must have run into this same problem. ANYBODY, if you have any suggestions, I'm all ears.

    I am now completely bald and I still can't use my new machine... There Ain't No Justice

    By oc200 April 23, 2001, 12:16 AM

    I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but the same thing happended to me on another machine, it turned out that the CPU was fried. Is it possible you over juiced the CPU? Since you can get to the bios though, make sure you set the right parameters for the CPU.

    By Geforce25 April 23, 2001, 06:25 PM

    quote:Originally posted by Digital Anvil:
    I got a A7V133 and a Tbird 1gig/266. On first power up I made some settings changes, yada yada.

    Let me guess, changes to the clock multiplyer?

    Sounds like a classic case of overclocker syndrome.

    IOW, you fried your CPU. See TBirds don't like being overclocked, they don't take to it the way Intel Chips do, and they fry real easy.

    By Digital Anvil April 23, 2001, 06:50 PM

    If the cpu is fried why does it post at all?

    By Digitlman April 24, 2001, 02:05 PM

    quote:Originally posted by Digital Anvil:
    If the cpu is fried why does it post at all?

    It wouldn't if indeed it was completely dead.

    By Pepopo April 24, 2001, 02:29 PM

    I don't know if you have gotten this up and working yet ...or if it has become a boat anchor already......but I had a similar problem recently with a KK266-R board....and for some totally unknown reason after I unseated the rams chips and then put them ack in onw by one ....the system came up just fine and has been running great. It had originally come up fine too .....but then it started the same thing you have described. I had tried all the other suggestions also.

    By Digital Anvil April 25, 2001, 10:27 PM

    The MACHINE is up and running!!!
    ASUS neglected to put a jumper cap on the chassis intrusion lead so the system was going directly to setup as a matter of course! Unbelievable. Since I discovered this I checked a couple of these boards in a local store and they had the jumper caps on them. Guess mine just missed that step in quality control.
    Anyway, thanks to everybody for your ideas and input.

    By baklaguy April 25, 2001, 11:25 PM

    Wow! I didn't even know that they had chassis intrusion detection on the A7V. Most people find that feature annoying rather than useful. Well, I hope you have many hours of enjoyment with your new system.

    By Mr_CPU April 25, 2001, 11:43 PM

    Great! Did you ask them to send you some extra ram or something for all the crap you had to go through because of their stupid a## mistake? Thanks for posting the fact that you are up and running. I have not heard of that one before. That will be one more thing for each of us to file away and pass on when something similar happens to someone else.


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