Hard time POSTing and random resets

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Digerati, Feb 18, 2003.

  1. Digerati

    Digerati Guest

    I just moved my Biostar M7VIG into a new case and reinstalled XPpro. The mobo ran great when it was in its old case, since I moved it it has trouble POSTing.

    When I start up I'll hear a triple beep and then a lower 2 double beep. The HD light will be constantly lit, the CD drives will spin and no video will appear.

    If I keep reseting the system it will eventually give me one beep and post and start up fine.

    I can then run the computer but every now and again it will randomly reset. After resetting it will offer no beeps or video. If I then manually reset I have to go through the beep series all over again and keep resetting until it decides to POST again.

    So far I haven't been able to tell of any pattern or regular occurance for the resets, they don't happen often, but the problem POSTing at startup is pretty constant if I turn my system off or restart.

    My CPU temp is around 44C so I don't think that's the problem.

    As far as I know everything is securely fastend too, but I'll check again.

    I'm running a Duron 950 with 512mb of pc133 ram and an ATI rage fury card.

    Any idea what the problem might be?
     
  2. jumpy

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  3. SkazzyUK

    SkazzyUK XP-erience Oldie

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    Sounds to me like memory or possibly a loose IDE, erm try swapping the memory into different banks

    Skazz
     
  4. Digerati

    Digerati Guest

    Forgot to mention, when I finally get my computer to POST and I get into WinXPpro, it gives me the message "Your registry data had to be recovered from a log or backup source, recovery was successful" or something close to that.

    Says it everytime I finally get it to POST and startup again.

    I checked my memory and cables and they all seem tight.
     
  5. SkazzyUK

    SkazzyUK XP-erience Oldie

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    Ahh rite I had that error once, when my hard drive was playing up, kept getting freezes and the hard disk light would stay on maybe have a look at ure hard drive?

    Skazz