Error Code – 25
AMI (25)Interrupt vector initialization done. Going to read Input port of 9042 for turbo
switch(if any).Going to read I/O port of 8042 for turbo switch(if any).
Award (25)Enable slots 5;Initialize slot 5.Test extended memory.
Compaq (25)Test diskette subsystem.
Phoenix&Dell (25)[Beep]=none interrupt vector loading in-progress.......?
From what you have indicated, you may have flashed an old BIOS file. 1397 is almost two years older than 2006.
I suggest you do a recovery BIOS update with 2006. In general, it does matter which BIOS update you use.
You should ensure you use the latest version of the BIOS file and that appears to be 2006. You can find it on the link below.
Make sure you do a recovery BIOS update per the instructions.
It's not clear to me what the status of your BIOS is.
Disconnect everything from the board and check to see if you get a good POST up to the point that it indicates it can't find a drive. If you don't get a good POST, do a recovery BIOS update with USB, Floppy or CD.
Check you BIOS to see if any errors were logged.
Put the BIOS in the default condition.
If you get a good POST, then add the drive with the os to see if it will boot. If it boots, add everything to the board one item at a time to see if you can find out what is causing the issue.
I know i probably look like a newbie. I am not though, just not sure why the heck this isn't working for me. I have followed all the steps to the T no go. This is unused stuff there should be no way that any of it has failed. I am positive now that i used the 2006 version. What should i do now? or am i doing somthing wrong, some step i have missed, Still getting no post.
At this point I wouldn't assume anything.
Remove everything from the board and start the system to check where your issue is. If the POST is good to the point to where it's looking for a hard drive, then the board is probably not the problem. Check your BIOS settings by setting everything to Intel default and then adjust one item at a time.
Once you are certain it's not the board, memory, cpu and BIOS setting, add the drive with the os and see if it boots. If it doesn't boot, try another drive with an os or reload your os.
Let us know what you are seeing.
I found this thread
Maybe this is my problem. I try to run the comp without
mem it just turns on then off then on over and over again 0-o
my motherboard tool points to mem problems, but my cpu
doesn't support ddr3 10600. i looks like my board is ok
just need a cpu that runs with ddr3 1333 0r ddr3 10600?
bummer, do i by parts for a board that may be dead or just
replace it with a board of the same kind. when it may not
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You've got to check the specs for the board, cpu and memory; it's a three legged stool and the memory must meet the cpu and board specs. There should be a link to third party memory tests for your board with different processors on the board support page.
If you suspect your memory being out of spec with the board and/or cpu is causing the issue with BIOS 2006, try to find spec memory for cheap on ebay for testing purposes. You may get lucky and find the memory for your board and cpu for $20.
The BIOS 2006 is the latest and last BIOS update for your board. From what I've read, it appears to be the most stable, so you should ensure you have a good BIOS flash by doing a recovery BIOS update using a floppy, CD or USB Thumb drive.
I fixed it! I had spent hours looking online about my board and noticed comments about putting the comp into config mode.
witch i didn't do yet 0-o....lol I had noticed this little red light come on near the ram, so i googled it and low and behold,
another guy with the same board with a bios issue showed up lol. cool cool no broken rig for me just a shot os that
i am going to recover tomorrow.