1 Reply Latest reply on Jan 17, 2013 1:10 PM by Alvaro_Intel

    DG 31PR will not boot with DVI attached


      I have an older computer which I would like to use as a media center. The specs of the computer is as follows:

      DG31PR motherboard with dual core processor and 2GB ram.

      The graphic card is a Club 3D Geforce 8400 GS with a VGA and DVI output.

      The TV is a Panasonic with both VGA and HDMI input.

      My problem is that when I hook the TV up to the computer using VGA everything works fine. If I hook up the TV using a DVI to HDMI cable, I see that the TV gets the signal and I see the bios come up, but the bios freezes right at the beginning (BEFORE the setup screen - when it's checking the video card).  This happens every time. If I boot the computer without any monitor, and after windows comes up I plug in the TV, it works (although the desktop size is wrong). To make a very long and frustrating story short, I updated the bios(0071 - 03/18/2010), I cleared the CMOS a number of times. I played around with the settings (couldn't find anything that I would guess could remotely disrupt the boot). I swapped video cards with others I had. I disconnected anything that wasn't necessarily from the computer. But nothing helped. The bios always froze. Thinking that it was the video card, I then took the video card out of the computer and stuck it in a very old P4 I had lying around, and IT WORKED. It booted up just fine with the DVI to HDMI cable attached to the TV (the correct desktop size too). I knew that the cable was good because it worked beforehand with other computers.

      Unless I am wrong, it seems to me that there is a problem with the bios (setting or otherwise) or with something else on the motherboard.

      Can anyone help me out. I'm starting to get very frustrated.

      Thank you