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Old 05-16-2004, 08:28 PM   #1
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problems booting msi k7n2 delta & amd 2500

i just bought an msi k7n2 delta-l motherboard and amd 2500 barton processor along with 256 mb of ram. i installed fedora 1 (kernel: 2.4.22-1) on a brand new 120gig seagate asa drive without any problems.

my current cycle of events is as follows:

1. boot up. everything runs as perfectly as can be.

2. reboot. get to grub loader. no response from keyboard. shortly afterwards, screen goes blank and num lock, caps lock and scroll lock keys flash repeatedly.

3. power off computer manually.

4. the next boot works works fine.

i thought the flashing leds might mean a password needed to be set in bios so i set one but the problem is still happening.

also every once in a while (i think when the machine has been on for a while) i can't boot at all. everything is spinning but there is no beep and the boot diagnostic tool that came with the board tells me i have cpu problems. i figured this might be due to overheating so i recently cleaned of the heatsink paste that came with the fan, applied some new paste and reseated the cpu and heatsink. the same problem still seems to be happening.

any help would be appreciated as i'm beginning to pull my hair out!

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Old 05-17-2004, 12:50 AM   #2
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I would say RMA the hardware any of if you can. Sounds more like bad hardware then anything else if it will not even POST sometimes. Could be any peice of hardware too.


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