No boot in a Asus K8V SE with Athlon 64. Please, HELP !!

By Penquista
Oct 12, 2004
  1. Hi guys

    I am a beginner in building computer. I have just bought a Athlon 64 3000+ and Asus K8V SE Deluxe Mobo, whint 512 MB DDR 400, a Connect 3D RAdeon 9200 SE with 128 MB, AGP 8x (64 bit) , a Maxtor 120 GB SATA HDD.

    I have put everything in the case, and double check conections. I switch on the computer, the screen show the K8V logo, and then nothing. If press <Del> when booting, the screen showme the memory test, show 512 MB OK, detect the mouse, then do nothing, no beep no voice. Then I canĀ“t run the setup BIOS, the <F8> key do nothing.

    Please help me. Any idea will be wellcome .


  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    Welcome to TechSpot
    To run the BIOS setup, you have to press the "Del" or "Delete" key at startup.
    Check that it finds your HD and CDrom.
    Set the boot-sequence as: first floppy, if you have one, then CDrom, then Harddisk.
    Next, partition your HD in 20GB and 100GB, format both partitions in NTFS for Win-2000 or Win-XP, set the first 20GB partition as active.
    Then install Windows on the first 20GB partition.
    Only then will F8 function to e.g. start in safe mode.
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