Is my motherboard destroyed?
This motherboard is an ASUS A8N-SLI Premium. When I turn on the system it gets to the "Press Delete to enter setup" and stops, will go no further. The system will not boot from a system disk. I tried clearing the RTC ram, nothing.
Yesterday an electrical storm struck down a tree outside my front door. Is it possible my motherboard was also destroyed? My system was turned off at the time. Nothing else on my system was affected, I think.I transferred my hard drive to another motherboard and it works. The drive was heavily fragmented, even though it had been defragged a few days ago.
Does anyone have any ideas or suggestions.
At the moment I am using one of the hard drives on another motherboard. There were 2 HDs on the ASUS board. Everything is disconnected as you suggested and I plan to set the system up again and see if anything works. This system is connected to an insured APC surge arrest. I contacted them and started a claim. If I can get the motherboard to work that would be fine.
I appreciate any suggestions and will try them. Thank you very much.
wow, that's good to hear. the same thing happened to me like 1 1/2 years ago when i was pushing my xp-m to 2.7 Ghz. Well, needless to say, the lightning struck and to all my attempts my NF7-S v2 never came on again
I agree, lightning can definitely cause problems. That is why I purchased my APC SurgeStation. It has lifetime protection. It covers damage up to $10,000. There was one other time when I thought damage was done. This time I did have to reinstall Windows XP and reactive it.