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The computer was running fine, better than in quite a while. Today I increased my fan speed in my case through the ASUS NOS program and increased the clock speed by 3%, which I didn't think was very much considering the capabilities. I did this as it was the only way the program would allow me to increase the fan speed (or so I think), anyway , this required a reboot ( again I thought 'no big deal') now the boot process freezes at the ASUS BIOS flash page, the page that flashes to allow you to start the bios setup or view the post message. 'delete' dosn't show the post message and 'tab' dosn't go to setup. It just sits there. I can't seem to even get to a safe mode. Can someone please help??



System OS - Windows XP Home SP3
Mother Board - ASUS M2R32-MVP
Main Board Version Rev 1.xx
Main Board BIOS American Megatrends Inc. BIOS Date: 07/13/07 17:56:16 Ver: 08.00.12 NEC - 7000713 20070713
Processor - AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 6000+
Graphics - ATI Radeon HD 4670 X2 (Crossifre config)
RAM - 8 GB
HDD-2- Seagate Barricuda 500 GB
HDD-3- Seagate Barricuda 1TB
HDD-1- WD 300 GB
Optical Drive 1- ASUS DRW-2014L1T
Optical 2- Memorex DVD16+/-DL4RWlD2
 

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You mean the little round lith. battery on the mother board? Could it be dead and need replacing? (2 years old max. since I got it, no telling how long it sat on the shelf) I really have never done anything with the bios other than using the ASUS program that came with the motherboard. Pulling the battery and putting back in will reset the defaults? (a lot of questions..sorry)
 

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Yes it will reset all the BIOS settings to default.
 

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Sorry it took awhile, had to pull the cabinet out to get it all out, all done, still hanging at the ASUS bios flash screen. Will not allow me into setup, and although the keyboard lights flashes during boot (ie. num lock, caps lock etc.) the keyboard is non operational at the flash screen, as in the the num lock lights do not come on etc. as well as no noticable key functions. It is a USB powered device, maybe I should try a serial device? any more help?? please??
 

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Pulled it again and removed the battery and moved the jumper per ASUS manuel to reset the memory. Moved the jumper back per instructions and repaced the battery. Plugged back in and I'm still hanging at the ASUS bios flash screen. Thanks for your help so far.
 

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Try reformatting OS and if it wont boot to CD with OS, try the battery and default jumper setting again. I have and old intel MB I had to replace bios battery reset jumper and reformat hard drive. Try cleaning fan well and drop of oil on fan motor.

Good Luck Lumps
 

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Thanks Lumps, I'll try it again, (I do actually try to keep it clean and vacumed well) and I'll try the touch of oil on the fans. I've tried a coupla recovery disks but not the OS disk. I'll try that too. Thanks a bunch!!
 

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Ok, I have not changed the BIOS chip but.. I did ..power off, hard power down, (after power cord unplugged depressed power down again untill board light blips and goes out, per manuel), Removed the battery, moved clrcmos jumper for a coupla hours, replaced jumper, replaced the battery (checked voltage, number, polarity) and powered back up. I have done this four times so far now and I don't even get a post beep or flash screen. Lights are on, fans are running but noone seems to be home. Have pulled and reset all cards and cables. Is my board fried?? The green board light comes on but no post beep. The optical drive light comes on and the goes out like always but thats about it. I screwed it up didn't I?? Any suggestions other than doorstop? Any suggestions on a new board??
 

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Try switching jumper setting until you get message remove jumper from reset to on position. If it wont give you message, remove lithium battery reset jumper again. Before you reboot download updated bios flash from (http://drivers.softpedia.com/get/BIOS/Asus/ASUS-M2R32-MVP-BIOS-1101.shtml) this bios update is one year newer than the one you have. Extract bios flash to floppy disc, then boot from floppy. The computer should load update into bios. Reboot to bios setup and look at the date in bios flash. It should say NEW date press F10 SAVE and Exit. Try a few times, it might take a few times to get it to work. The trick is resetting jumper and loading bios update. Your MB and processor work well for over clock so I wouldn`t give up yet. I got my old Intel P4 MB to reset and take bios update, I almost pulled the last 3 hairs out of my head but it worked.
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Remember, I have:confused:n`t failed I found 10,000 ways that don`t work.
 

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thanks Lumps, I've bumped something somewhere, I get no post beep, no input signal on monitor, just lights and fans. Gonna pull it and start over. thanks for the bios link, when I put it back together, shouldn't I at least get a single beep when the board posts?
 

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Check all wires underneath make sure every one that you know and the ones to motherboard and disks including power wires are still attached.

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OK, got it pulled and am gonna try to boot out of case as soon as I set a few days off to set it back up. thanks again so much for the help. I'll let you know, I'm sure I'll have another question or two, as always..Thanks again!
 

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Sorry Joy I`ve had hands full, I`ll try and help pm 09/23/09. Does it say anything after you return jumper to default and reboot?

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