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November 25, 2008 3:19:47 AM

Well I came home from work today to a computer that is hanging on the Asus A8N-SLi boot screen (has the press <delete> to enter setup at the bottom left of the screen.)

My wife tried booting up today and this is where the computer stopped.

I have pulled the battery for 1 minute and reinstalled. No avail.

This system will not post or spin hard drives, but all fans and DVD drives are powered.

Suggestions?

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November 25, 2008 3:52:33 AM

Instead of just pulling the battery try to use the reset jumper instead.
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November 25, 2008 6:07:38 AM

ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe is not compatible with Windows XP SP3. You can reload XP and SP2. Or load up Vista 32 and the board is fine. ASUS product webpage Forum has a lot info about the SP3 non-compatibality issues. I have two of the boards. I just loaded up Vista 32. MS support concurred. 8)

http://forums.microsoft.com/technet/showpost.aspx?posti...
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November 25, 2008 1:40:21 PM

"ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe is not compatible with Windows XP SP3."

That really sounds like a joke. Though dung!
But thanks for pointing that one out. I have that MB in my old PC, and would surely have installed SP3 on that machine...
November 25, 2008 2:10:13 PM

badge said:
ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe is not compatible with Windows XP SP3. You can reload XP and SP2. Or load up Vista 32 and the board is fine. ASUS product webpage Forum has a lot info about the SP3 non-compatibality issues. I have two of the boards. I just loaded up Vista 32. MS support concurred. 8)

http://forums.microsoft.com/technet/showpost.aspx?posti...


I have not patched SP3. Machine has been running stable since build in July of '06.
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November 25, 2008 2:19:09 PM

Try resetting the CMOS jumper. Remoive the battery and unplug the system when resetting the jumper. Instructins are in the MB manual.
November 25, 2008 6:58:08 PM

Thanx Badge,

I have removed the battery, repositioned jumpers as per the manual. Upon restart I have held down the delete key which enter BIOS mode. Now the system is hanging at the Asus display screen with the "entering set-up mode" text displayed. Will not bring up the BIOS screen.

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November 25, 2008 7:06:20 PM

Well, a few things. I would check all the connectors to the MB, including the HD and Optical drive. Make sure nothing like a fan or a SATA cable is loose. Also, you may try using 1 DIMM of RAM is slot 1 only. Beyond that, any number of things could be causing the problem. If you believe it's hardware related you might consider doing the following:

Unplug everything except the CPU/HSF, 1 DIMM RAM in slot 1, and video card. If the system does not boot to BIOS 'benched' in this manner, it is one of five possible things causing your problem. RAM, CPU, video card, MB or PSU.

Then you would need spare parts to troubeshoot any further. I would try 1 DIMM RAM, try the other or some other RAM if that doesn't get you to BIOS. And I would check all the cables, fans, connectors to the MB. Eventually I would unplug EVERYTHING as I described above and attempt to bench POST to BIOS.
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November 25, 2008 7:11:06 PM

How 'bout try this. Unplug the HD and see if the system will POST to BIOS. BOOT and rap the delete key with the HD unplugged.
November 25, 2008 7:33:07 PM

KK... Will try the above and post back with results in a few hours. I am currently at work and will refrain from asking my wife to do anything beyond the CMOS reset. Although she would probably enjoy the challenge.
January 20, 2009 5:16:57 PM

The other day I rebooted my system and it would not boot up all the way. The last message it was hung at was the ACPI check. When I am troubleshooting I remove all unnecessary devices. When I removed my USB Sansa mp3 player, the system booted normally.
http://www.everythingtech.net/2008/12/asus-an8-sli-delu...
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