brand new mainboard K8VGA-M motherboard and AMD 64 3000+ on the fritz

By jackblackness
Mar 18, 2005
  1. so i just replaced my fathers old fried 700 mhz pentium III and motherboard with a MAINBOARD K8VGA-M motherboard and an AMD 64 3000+...everything seemed to click into place just right. i go to turn it on and everything seems to go okay, untill it just stops moving after the first screen and all it says is

    (cool swirley script)​

    and thats all, no boot prompt no setup menu, nothing, and it just sits there making good ol' computer sounds. i checked the bios beep code and it says its running fine, but it wont move past that screen..oh what am i to do
  2. vegasgmc

    vegasgmc TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,377

    Have you tried clearing the CMOS?
  3. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    Just in case, you will have to reinstall Windows after a motherboard swap!
  4. jackblackness

    jackblackness TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thanks to all for what help i got...i was reallly lost, after more and more checking, it turned out the reason for the boot malfunction was old IDE cables, i replaced them and my system booted nicely,

    thnx to all
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