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No video now

By Prestonzee
Mar 28, 2008
  1. i just now reinstalled xp home, was foolin with mobo settings. I did something wrong im afraid. I set the memory speed to +1000 from auto. That might be it. Now I get no video on either of two monitors., and my computer shuts off about one minute after I start it. I don't know whats wrong here. Anybody have an idea on how to reverse any error I may have done?
    Thats an Asus P5B-E motherboard and 2 gigs of Kingston KVR800D2N5 memory.
     
  2. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 5,268   +92

    Look in your motherboard manual for "CMOS Jumper". It will explain how to short the jumper and clear your CMOS settings, which will set your BIOS to their default settings and allow you to boot once again :).
     
  3. Prestonzee

    Prestonzee TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thank so much zeno, I was afraid I fried something.
     
  4. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 5,268   +92

    You're welcome :D.
     
  5. nickc

    nickc TechSpot Paladin Posts: 923   +11

    On an ASUS motherboard all resetting the BIOS involves is pulling the MB battery for 3 or 4 minutes then replace it, go into the bios reset any thing that needs to be reset and the time and date.
     
  6. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 5,268   +92

    ..Or you can short the CMOS jumper on almost any motherboard (yup, Asus motherboards too), and be back in business in under two minutes.
     
  7. Prestonzee

    Prestonzee TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I only had to change the jumper settings for about 30 seconds. Didn't have to remove the battery.


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