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Mobo fried?

By stoner529
Mar 30, 2009
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  1. i attached a midi cable to my sound card, then realized the computer had restarted and was frozen at the intial boot screen and it didnt make it past the "memory test" section. i cleared cmos, all it does now is turn on and the screen displays the microstar international screen and thats it. i disconnected all drives as well and anything that wasnt a necessity. whats your opinion.
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,817   +163

    The hard drive boot sector may be corrupted
  3. stoner529

    stoner529 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    well i took out the hard drive and it did the same thing. is the boot sector on the mobo?
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,817   +163

    Try resetting the motherboards bios to the default settings
  5. neill1973

    neill1973 TS Rookie Posts: 30

    I would also check to make sure that you don't have bad RAM.
  6. stoner529

    stoner529 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i have now done this correctly. in the bios, when i have it set to auto detect the hard drives, nothing comes up. is this the issue you refer to on the boot sector.

    i believe the problem is fixed. i managed to get it to start from the system disk. it loaded things back in. and i took it out, and restarted. it seems to recognize the hard drives now as well. it started up. so i am putting it back together and hopefully we will see how it goes. thanks guys.
  7. stoner529

    stoner529 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    my new issue is at startup. sometimes it "hangs" or i dont give it enought time perhaps, at the screen where it detects all the ram cards and the drives installs, other time it works and gets past that. i did scandisk and it still does this. what should i try now?
  8. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,817   +163

    Download and install your hard drive's test software from it manufacturers support website and check the drive(s) for errors that way
  9. stoner529

    stoner529 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    well i did this and ran the check. the checks came back clean. i have restarted the computer twice after these checks and didnt have a problem as of yet. so maybe it is solved. good help guys!
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