A7N8X-VM BIOS issue

By Page2564
Aug 16, 2004
  1. I am putting a computer together for my roomate with an A7N8X-VM 400 motherboard and I am stuck. It had the 402 BIOS installed, the not needed XP stuff turned off, and a bunch of programs installed. All I had left to do was update the BIOS to the 1003 because I had heard that there were some issues with the 1002 BIOS and some newer games? I have not seen that info here so I wish I had found this place sooner, but there was some issue with the Asusupdate tool or a bad BIOS download. Now it wont even start the POST. All the the fans startup, all the drives spin up, but the onboard video will not send a signal out. I put in a working video card and it still wont work. I hooked the display to my computer and it works fine. If any of you guys know anything that might help please let me know.
  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    Is there a jumper on the mobo with which to switch the onboard video on/off?

    You could also try it with either a PCI or an AGP graphics card. One of them is bound to work.
  3. Page2564

    Page2564 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Good idea!

    I should have thought to check for a jumper when I was trying the PCI & AGP video cards. I checked the Motherboard and could not find a jumper that I didn't know what it was for. I checked there site and the motherboard user guide and there was no jumper. Thank you anyway, I think I am just going to send it back... I hate it when a computer beats me.
  4. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    Most newer mobo's automatically switch off the onboard graphics when you insert a PCI or AGP card. Did you try that?
  5. StormBringer

    StormBringer TS Rookie Posts: 2,244

    from what you say about bad BIOS download or "something", sounds like you hosed the BIOS, you might try force flashing the BIOS by using the flash file from a bootable floppy rather than using the updater app from within Windows. Occasionally force flashing a damaged BIOS can fix it.
  6. Page2564

    Page2564 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for the info guys
    RealBlackStuff: I pulled a working PCI card from my dad's working box and it did not work in mine, and I pulled an AGP card from my old computer (It still works, just not as good as my new one) and it did not work any more.

    StormBringer: I am going to try that later on tonight. I will post back when I have tried it.
  7. Page2564

    Page2564 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Still no luck. It still will not work. It is going back. Thanks guys.
Topic Status:
Not open for further replies.

Similar Topics

Create an account or login to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment
TechSpot Members
Login or sign up for free,
it takes about 30 seconds.
You may also...

Get complete access to the TechSpot community. Join thousands of technology enthusiasts that contribute and share knowledge in our forum. Get a private inbox, upload your own photo gallery and more.