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August 10, 2004 5:54:57 AM

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Hi guys,
I put together a new system tonight, and now I can't get anywhere with it.
It's an Athlon 3000+ with a Neo platinum Nforce3 board.

I had the system all hooked up in the case, but as soon as I hit the power,
the d-bracket jumped to the "initialize keyboard controller" state. Right
now, I've got the system on my desk with only the 20-pin power connector +
the 4-pin 12V connector going into the mobo, along with the d-bracket. I'm
still getting the same thing. Would replacing the keyboard solve this
problem? It does it even when the keyboard isn't connected :/ 

I really hope it isn't some broken hardware... But if it is, can I rule out
the processor being fried, since I can make it to the init keyboard state?
This is driving me nuts! I want to try doom out... Any help would be VERY
MUCH appreciated. Thanks guys,
August 10, 2004 6:09:29 AM

Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.msi-microstar (More info?)

Oh, and also, I'm trying to boot this thing up without ram. The sticks are
arriving in the mail tomorrow, so I'm trying to have the system all ready
for that time. Could this possibly be the cause of the problem?

"mee" <ask@n.rcv> wrote in message
news:JjZRc.7969$a65.431569@news20.bellglobal.com...
> Hi guys,
> I put together a new system tonight, and now I can't get anywhere with it.
> It's an Athlon 3000+ with a Neo platinum Nforce3 board.
>
> I had the system all hooked up in the case, but as soon as I hit the
power,
> the d-bracket jumped to the "initialize keyboard controller" state. Right
> now, I've got the system on my desk with only the 20-pin power connector +
> the 4-pin 12V connector going into the mobo, along with the d-bracket. I'm
> still getting the same thing. Would replacing the keyboard solve this
> problem? It does it even when the keyboard isn't connected :/ 
>
> I really hope it isn't some broken hardware... But if it is, can I rule
out
> the processor being fried, since I can make it to the init keyboard state?
> This is driving me nuts! I want to try doom out... Any help would be VERY
> MUCH appreciated. Thanks guys,
>
>
August 10, 2004 6:09:30 AM

Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.msi-microstar (More info?)

mee wrote:
>
> Oh, and also, I'm trying to boot this thing up without ram. The sticks are
> arriving in the mail tomorrow, so I'm trying to have the system all ready
> for that time. Could this possibly be the cause of the problem?
>
I do believe that if you look at that little book that came with the
motherboard... the manual, it says that the system will not boot without
RAM. At least that is what my manual syas.

jamess
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Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
August 10, 2004 1:40:21 PM

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"mee" <ask@n.rcv> kirjoitti viestissä
news:JjZRc.7969$a65.431569@news20.bellglobal.com...
> Hi guys,
> I put together a new system tonight, and now I can't get anywhere with it.
> It's an Athlon 3000+ with a Neo platinum Nforce3 board.
>
> I had the system all hooked up in the case, but as soon as I hit the
power,
> the d-bracket jumped to the "initialize keyboard controller" state. Right
> now, I've got the system on my desk with only the 20-pin power connector +
> the 4-pin 12V connector going into the mobo, along with the d-bracket. I'm
> still getting the same thing. Would replacing the keyboard solve this
> problem? It does it even when the keyboard isn't connected :/ 

Sounds familiar (except the part with the D-bracket, my board was not a MSI
one).

Check that the mobo backplate (don't know if this is the right term, I mean
the metal plate surrounding the mobo connectors like KB, mouse, serials
etc.) does not earth the KB connector. I once had a defect (bended metal
strips) backplate, with which my newly built machine would not boot. As my
last desperate try, I removed the backplate and tried once more before
thrashing the mobo. Lo and behold, it booted and no problems after that.
After thorough inspections I came into conclusion that the metal strips gave
earth to somewhere it was not supposed thus causing strange behaviour.

>
> I really hope it isn't some broken hardware... But if it is, can I rule
out
> the processor being fried, since I can make it to the init keyboard state?
> This is driving me nuts! I want to try doom out... Any help would be VERY
> MUCH appreciated. Thanks guys,

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Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
August 12, 2004 6:52:28 PM

Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.msi-microstar (More info?)

On Tue, 10 Aug 2004 01:54:57 -0400, "mee" <ask@n.rcv> wrote:

>Hi guys,
>I put together a new system tonight, and now I can't get anywhere with it.
>It's an Athlon 3000+ with a Neo platinum Nforce3 board.
>
>I had the system all hooked up in the case, but as soon as I hit the power,
>the d-bracket jumped to the "initialize keyboard controller" state. Right
>now, I've got the system on my desk with only the 20-pin power connector +
>the 4-pin 12V connector going into the mobo, along with the d-bracket. I'm
>still getting the same thing. Would replacing the keyboard solve this
>problem? It does it even when the keyboard isn't connected :/ 
>
>I really hope it isn't some broken hardware... But if it is, can I rule out
>the processor being fried, since I can make it to the init keyboard state?
>This is driving me nuts! I want to try doom out... Any help would be VERY
>MUCH appreciated. Thanks guys,
>


No RAM= No Boot....
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