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By tevans ·
I just put togther a system started it up and it stops at checking NVRAM and gos no more.Why?
it is a gigabyte ga-6VXDC7 dual proc. 512mb PC133 ram the 2 proc. are C3 VIA 866

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by tevans In reply to STOPS AT NVRAM

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by dmiles In reply to STOPS AT NVRAM

More info of the error messsage would be helpful.
If this is the NVRAM that is causing the problem,then it may be you have a bad chip on the motherboard that means the motherboard needs replacing.

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by tevans In reply to STOPS AT NVRAM
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by TheChas In reply to STOPS AT NVRAM

Check the drive cables, and make sure that one isn't reversed.

Check that the hard drive is jumpered correctly.

I always enter the BIOS setting program on the first boot, and make sure that all the settings are what I want.

Do you have a kybd connected? Some BIOS's will stop without a kybd.

Double check your jumper settings to.

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by tevans In reply to STOPS AT NVRAM

did all that

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by TimTheToolMan In reply to STOPS AT NVRAM

Hi,

It may not actually be checking the NVRAM when it stops. It may have passed that check and be starting the next one.

At a guess I'd say you motherboard has verified the BIOS and then tries to "use" it - thats where it stops.

Check your BIOS settings.

You said its a dual processor motherboard? Do you have two processors? Are there settings in the BIOS to configure this?

If thats ok, then you probably have some dud hardware in there somewhere. It can get static damage when you put it together - just because its new doesn't mean its OK.

Remove ALL the boards, memory too, and verify that you get the right post beeps for no memory.

Add the memory and try again, then the video card and make sure it correctly beeps at youuntil the video card - where it should get past the post.

If it goes past, then its your sound card or HD or some other component. You'll work it out by trying one by one.

Cheers,
Tim.

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by tevans In reply to STOPS AT NVRAM

these are all things I`ve checked.I`ve also plugged in my post card to check it gives me the code5c about to test the keyboard interrupt.I`ve changed the key board as well. still no luck

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by TimTheToolMan In reply to STOPS AT NVRAM

Hi,

Yep, with the 5c code, it does seem to be doing the keyboard check.

ref:

http://www.computercraft.com/docs/pcfq7.html

If there is a setting in the BIOS to enable booting witout a keyboard or to continue on check failure, then set it and see what happens.

If nothing, then you've probably got a dud motherboard.

Cheers,
Tim.

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by tevans In reply to STOPS AT NVRAM

I`m hoping not

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by tevans In reply to STOPS AT NVRAM

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