4 Replies Latest reply: May 12, 2010 6:09 PM by chrisdavis08558 RSS

    New DG43GT will not POST

    Walt

      OK, I just built a new system for my kid, using a DG43GT motherboard, and an E4600 processor (removed working just fine from my own PC... I upgraded to an E8500) .

      __

      I set the BIOS setup jumper to "Configure", and was indeed able to configure.  I didn't really change much, basically just the time and date.  I did poke around a bit verifying that my CPU, memory, harddisk, and DVD driver were all probably identify (they were).

      __

      I exited this initial BIOS setup, with saving my changes.  I got a message to turn the system off, and move the configuration jumper (I did).

      __

      Now, when I turn the system back on, I get a single beep, and the power LED on the front panel blinks once.  Then a pause for about 5 to 10 seconds.  Then another single beep and single blink.  This just keeps repeating over and over again.  Nothing appears on the monitor at all.  The keyboard's Num Lock does turn 'on'.

      __

      Some more details and observations.

      __

      When I turn the power supply itself 'on', the board appears to want to start.  The CPU fan starts to spin, and the rear case fan starts to spin.  After a second or two, they both stop.  I mention this because I never had any motherboard do such a thing before, but I will admit this is my first Intel motherboard so possibly this is just an Intel quirk (but it might also be a clue).

      __

      When I press the front panel power button, the CPU fan starts to spin, as well as the rear case fan, but after a few seconds the rear case fans stops (but the CPU fan continues).  After I get the first beep, the rear case fan starts up again, and then continues to spin continuously. 

      __

      I assume that my monitor and keyboard are working and connected OK, since I was able to do the initial BIOS configuration.

      __

      I double and triple checked all connections.  I tried temporarily unplugging the unnecessary USB, Audio, and IEEE cables, just to rule them out (didn't help).

      __

      I read the manual, and a single beep/blink doesn't appear to be a error code. 

      __

      So, I am lost here.  Any help will be greatly appreciated.

       

       

        • 1. Re: New DG43GT will not POST
          Walt

          Walt wrote:

           

           

           

           

          I set the BIOS setup jumper to "Configure", and was indeed able to configure.  I didn't really change much, basically just the time and date.  I did poke around a bit verifying that my CPU, memory, hardware, and DVD driver were all probably identify (they were).


           

          Let me add, that when I am in the jumpered "configuration" setup mode, and I go over to the Hardware Monitoring menu, everything is "N/A" (see pic below).

           

          Is this normal?  If not, could it be the reason I can't do a normal boot (BIOS incorrectly thinking there is a massive hw fault)?

           

          imag0030.jpg

          • 2. Re: New DG43GT will not POST
            Walt

            Just to close this, the problem turned out to be a bad/defective new motherboard.

             

            After getting it replaced, the problem disappeared.  The "key" to successfully getting  those to agree it was indeed the motherboard, was all the "N/A" being listed in the hardware monitor.

            • 3. Re: New DG43GT will not POST
              Aryan2411

              Hello,

               

              Usually, this is how we resolve the n/a values in the hardware monitoring

               

              The board has an option called Intel Management Engine Bios.
              You can access the MEBx bios by pressing Ctrl+P.
              Some board needs to have the settings enabled in the Bios in order to access it.


              Bios >> Boot Configuration >> Intel ME Setup Prompt: Enable.

              Go into the Ctrl + P MEBx Bios
              Intel ME COnfiguration >> Enter
              Intel Quiet System Technology >> Enable.
              Save and Exit

               

               

              Kind Regards,
              Aryan.

              • 4. Re: New DG43GT will not POST

                I've just installed my E2200 processor (rescued from a BIOSTAR MB - junk!) on my new DG43GT. I had the same problem you

                describe with the pwr supply turn on - fans start & then stop: this is weird & causes fan error to be logged. However, when I

                activate the front-panel pwr switch, I obtain a normal POST & boot to Win XP (SP3).

                 

                I have suppressed the spurious fan error logs (for proc & rear fans) by the "DISABLE" option in the BIOS menu item for

                Fan Error logging.