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MoBo Booting trouble

By PISSED
Jul 31, 2006
  1. I bought this new motherboard, a Gigabyte K8Triton GA-K8VM800M, i installed it into the case and wired it according to the manual, but when I turn on the computer, the power led flickers once, the fans move for only 3 seconds, and the PSU shuts off

    Specs For the motherboard are:
    AMD Athlon 64 Processor
    Micro ATX2 DDR 400
    ......thats all i see =P

    I heard Gigabyte was good but so far I'm sort of disappointed

    O, and this is going into a HP Media center computer....a 2k machine, ha...thats y i rather fix it =)
     
  2. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,404

    Did you use the riser pins (stand-offs) in the case before you installed the motherboard?

    Assuming you did, then you'll have to go back to the basics to troubleshoot:

    Take the motherboard out of the case and set it on a box beside the case. Remove EVERYTHING from the motherboard except:
    -CPU and heatsink/fan
    -one stick of ram
    -if no integrated graphics, then instal graphics card
    -power connections to the motherboard (typically two connections)
    -power connection to the graphics card if necessary
    -connect the case's speaker to the motherboard pin

    take a screwdriver and quickly touch (short) the two pins that normally are connected to your power on switch. Tell us if you can get into your bios this way. If not, let us know what you see/hear.

    What kind of PSU are you using?
     
  3. PISSED

    PISSED TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 22

    niiiiice, sweet advice man, i'll c to that, thanx
     
  4. PISSED

    PISSED TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 22

    ok, that worked really well, now its the OS I installed it but it says I have a configuration error and it can proceed to user partition on Windows XP Media Center.
     
  5. kirock

    kirock TS Rookie Posts: 1,221

    Is this a SATA HD? Did you load the SATA drivers first? (F6 on the WinXP boot disk)
     
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