Computer Won't Start! Fatal Failure?

By ChaoticTissue
Sep 13, 2005
  1. Hi there. My computer is really startin to piss me off.
    Whenever I turn it on, the power light comes on, the CD drive and DVD drive start up, but no beep, and the POST code is FF. I have not made any changes in my system for a few months, and it's been running fine up until now. I cannot boot from CD, DVD, or floppy. I'm at a total loss.
    Here's my system specs:
    AMD Athlon 64
    EPoX 9NDA3J nForce 3 Ultra Mobo
    1 60GB HD
    1 10GB HD
    Radeon 9200 128MB

    I've been reading up about the POST code FF, and i've found numerous versions of the same answer: it's dead. Either add-on-card failure, mobo failure, or jsut general, all-around deadness. :(
    Can anybody help me? or should I just send back the mobo to EPoX?

  2. SOcRatEs

    SOcRatEs TechSpot Paladin Posts: 966

    Hello! Welcome to TechSpot

    First off, lets do some trouble shooting.
    Hate to have you send a good MoBo out.
    Power down and unplug power cord.
    Open the box, start checking everything.
    power connectors, data cables,reboot
    re-seat all devices
    video card, ram, sound etc.
    clean it out dust.
    If no help then try a different video card.reboot
    How much ram and how many sticks?
    If more then one, pull one out then switch them.reboot
    G'Luck and post back
  3. ChaoticTissue

    ChaoticTissue TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Weel, don't I feel dumb...

    Well, i pulled the video card, modem, RAM and NIC and put them all back and it works just like it did before it died. :) (quasi-perfect, but that'll do!)

    thanks so much. next time I'll just try this from the get-go. :)

  4. SOcRatEs

    SOcRatEs TechSpot Paladin Posts: 966

    Very kewl!!

    There is a fresh bios upgrade at epox that may prove helpful.
    I'm glad somthin is workin right taday.....
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