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January 4, 2014 7:04:56 AM

Hello all,

This is my first computer build (so bear with me). I was installing all of the drivers from my AsRock Extreme3 motherboard, and everything was running smoothly. When I began to download the VGA Driver, however, I got the message

"Generate serial ATA driver diskette? [Y/N]"

as I've noticed quite a few other people on this forum have gotten with AsRock (oops). I looked on other threads, and I figured that I could always reboot if I pressed the wrong button, so I tried pressing 'Y', and I got this message:

"No supported drive found: Floppy 1.44mb and USB drive!"

That didn't shock me; I had seen that response on the forums as well. But when I restarted my computer (I didn't change anything else), these things happened:
- The monitor screen wouldn't come on (there was no input to the monitor)
- The CD Drive wouldn't open
- As far as I can tell, both the mouse and the keyboard were not connected.

I've restarted my computer at least 10 times, and every time I get the same result. I've checked all of the cables going to both my CD Drive and my Hard Drive, so I don't think those are the issue. Please help! :( 
a b V Motherboard
January 4, 2014 7:34:18 AM

go back and remove the drivers and get it back to were it was working good..
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January 4, 2014 7:37:32 AM

@junkeymonkey: I have no way of doing that. I can't change any files on my hard drive because I can't navigate with my monitor.
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a b V Motherboard
January 4, 2014 7:59:04 AM

are you doing a raid array??
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a c 557 V Motherboard
January 4, 2014 8:00:12 AM

It looks like a power issue. Can you test different power supply?
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a b V Motherboard
January 4, 2014 8:02:56 AM

Generate serial ATA driver diskette ... looks like it wanting raid drivers
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January 4, 2014 8:34:30 AM

alexoiu said:
It looks like a power issue. Can you test different power supply?


Unfortunately, no. :( 

Although, I don't see how it would be a power supply problem; it was running flawlessly until I tried to install the VGA driver.
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a c 557 V Motherboard
January 4, 2014 8:38:29 AM

A graphics card issue could damage the power supply.
There's a test for it:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FWXgQSokF4
Try connecting a fan to a molex and a DVD drive to a SATA power cable. See if getting power.
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a b V Motherboard
January 4, 2014 8:39:57 AM

as far as no display this now means that you dont eaven get the bios screen? that should post defult on its own..
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January 4, 2014 9:30:58 AM

alexoiu said:
A graphics card issue could damage the power supply.
There's a test for it:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FWXgQSokF4
Try connecting a fan to a molex and a DVD drive to a SATA power cable. See if getting power.


My fans don't connect via molex, so I can't test it in the way that the video told me. :pfff: 

Fortunately, though, I found this very convenient video in the sidebar on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4e73dtkGxiY . My issues are identical to this guy's, and he's telling me that my motherboard is bad. Sounds reasonable. :sarcastic: 

I'll troubleshoot for a while and see what happens. Thanks for your help! :D 
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a c 557 V Motherboard
January 4, 2014 9:41:11 AM

It might be. Please post back the result.
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a c 122 V Motherboard
January 4, 2014 10:08:37 AM

I wouldn't give up on the MB just yet!

Try booting with the Windows installation DVD. Do a "Repair Re-installation" and see if that gets you back to where you were before the driver SNAFU.

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January 4, 2014 4:50:29 PM

Update: That YouTube video that I pulled up turned out to be really helpful. After taking out each specific component, I found that the GPU had somehow been corrupted.

It's very strange-- the computer worked for about 30 minutes, after which the GPU cut out competely... Does this happen often? Or might something be wrong?
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a b V Motherboard
January 5, 2014 4:58:54 AM

i guess nowadays it does seens to be alot of junk out there. i been through 3 cards from the first of last year one came doa ,one worked but not toogood so i limped it along to save up for one more , got the 3ed one and it works real good with no issues installed and ran first try.. my friend his son and myself biught 3 asus sabertooth boards each about a week apart and of the 3 2 are now in the trash.. [all items bought from newegg at differant times] its like all there is is cheap china made no quility junk. and if you get a good one your good but if you get a bad one its too bad soo sad... almost like they dont care if it works well or not as long as your willing to buy it here you go good luck .. i dont think i have spent so much money on so many bad items as i have in the last 3 years.
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