New motherboard and cpu install help needed
I have just replaced my old ABit motherboard with a Soltek and upgraded from Pentium 3 to Pentium 4. I now have a problem when booting up, the video monitor stays black. The pc is powering up correctly (Sounds like it and I can hear the disks moving etc.) The video card is running because the on card fan is turning, can someone please help.
This is my system.
Pentium 4 2.4 gh
just remove the video card and put it back in!
its cause the video card has not been fixed properly!
I have already done that and it still doesn't work. Is there a way to test that the video card is working correctly ?
well the only way to check the video card wouldbe to try it another pc!
does the system boot?
can hear any beeps?
no, I can't hear any beeps but that could be that the speaker is not corrrectly plugged although I tried it both ways. What could that imply ?
....that you may connected the case speaker to the wrong
pins, not just wrong polarity. but if you connected
it the right way, there may be a problem with your
vga-card or your system memory.
try another vga-card and see if it works.
if it's not, change the system memory just to try it out.
check if ANY card is connected to the pci bus
correctly and also the data/power connectors.
I would suggest you recheck the jumper settings in the main baord
remove any pci cards ..
refit the ram too!
and try it again!
what motherboard are you using?
Its a Soltek, model SL-85DRV4-C
I forgot to mention that this is not a fresh OS install on this hardware, It is a replacement motherboard and cpu as the last one died, are there any potential problems I might have using a new MB and CPU with my current hard drives ??
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Just a thought you may have been hit by a power surge thus wiping vid card as well so you do need to try the card in another machine to make sure its working.
Using an old HDD in a new system with different hardware can lead to problems unless you do a few things first. A freeware program called regcleaner will remove registry entries for your old harware. Boot into Safe Mode. Then go into Run, type regedit, go to HKEY Local Machine, and delete the Enum key. This has the effect of starting your Device Manager from scratch. Then load all appropriate drivers.
I guess in order to do this you need video. Check that card in a working system. Then you'll know if it's the mainboard or the card. Good luck.
This worries me, I was thinking that it was a power surge which killed my motherboard, do you think it could have taken out all my hardware ?? One more thing, the fan on the video card is turning (ATI Radeon 7500), I suppose that doesn't necessarily mean that it is still working ? , all other devices power on (CDR and CDRW) and I can hear the disk turning in the hardrive.
Do I actually delete the Enum folder or just all its subfolders ? Just had a look on my work laptop and saw that each subfolder contains the hardware info.
I would suggest that you format and reinstall everythin on the drive!
A clean installation is always better when you change your mother board.
as i said before get your display card tested in another pc
check to c if ur r grounding out the board....use plastic standoffs instead of metal
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