A6 error code? Anyone have any idea?

I just bought a asrock z68 extreme3 gen3 motherboard from newegg. When I try to start the computer, everything seems to work fine except the code A6 appears. I can't even get it to post.

Does anybody have any idea what that means? This is my first gaming pc build and I could really use the help.

Specs:
i5 2500k
asrock z68 extreme3 gen3
msi twin frozer II 6870
8GB Ripjaws X Series
XFX 750w psu
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  1. brvsball said:
    I just bought a asrock z68 extreme3 gen3 motherboard from newegg. When I try to start the computer, everything seems to work fine except the code A6 appears. I can't even get it to post.

    Does anybody have any idea what that means? This is my first gaming pc build and I could really use the help.

    Specs:
    i5 2500k
    asrock z68 extreme3 gen3
    msi twin frozer II 6870
    8GB Ripjaws X Series
    XFX 750w psu



    ***Also I want to mention that I do not have a HD or SSD hooked up because I am just trying to do a test run to see if everything works.
  2. Well, why don't u install Windows first, it may never come back.
  3. A6 stands for SCSI Detect.
    A0-A3 are IDE.
    A4-A7 are SCSI.
    What you can do in the BIOS is to disable SCSI detection some where in the Storage section.... if that is available or possible.
  4. Agree with nikorr; I also have a new build with an asrock z68 and experienced the same debug code. After installing Win7, it went away.
  5. But when I did the external build nothing came on the monitor. It didn't post or anything, but it didn't have the cd drive or hd or ssd hooked on to it. But if I hook those up to the motherboard and just install Win 7 it should work again?

    I'll take everybody's advice and try to install Win 7. Thanks!
  6. Yes, it will work, A6 is not en Error code, it is telling you what the mother board is doing at that instance of time.
    In your case, it is detecting SCSI devices connected to the mobo at that time.
  7. After I install Windows, and get my new monitor, and hook it up to my new video card, will it automatically detect the new video card...?
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