soyo problem

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Seamus J. Wilson, Mar 10, 2009.

  1. A system using a Soyo KT600 Dragon Ultra mainboard suddenly boots to the
    soyo screen and stops. Multiple restarts has same problem. I resecured all
    cables and cards with no good effects. Boots only to Soyo screen. Using 3
    IDE drives with CD drive and 2gb ram and XP Home.
    Am stuck and request help.
    Thank you,
    Seamus J. Wilson
    Seamus J. Wilson, Mar 10, 2009
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  2. Seamus J. Wilson

    Keyser Söze Guest

    Have you tried F8 boot menu and tried LKG? Or don't you get that far?

    Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to
    an understanding of ourselves. Jung

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    nations, and epochs it is the rule. Nietzsche
    Keyser Söze, Mar 10, 2009
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  3. Had a similiar problem. Turned out, after testing RAM at the shop, that the
    motherboard was pooched. In which case, everything else may be fine.
    Zu Arsschlaark!, Mar 10, 2009
  4. Seamus J. Wilson

    chuckcar Guest

    1. Remove all but one stick of RAM, a keyboard - PS/2 *only*, A video card
    - that too if it has onboard. *Including* the drive cables. Go into the
    BIOS screen - should be displayed on the "soyo" screen (it's the BIOS
    screen actually). Set hard drives to autodetect. Save changes and reboot.
    When you get the BIOS screen again, turn it off and connect *one* hard
    drive only. Report progress from this here.
    chuckcar, Mar 10, 2009
  5. Thank you for the helpful responses. I opened the box, reseated all cards,
    ram and cables and system has consistently booted up. Hope luck continues.
    Seamus J.
    Seamus J. Wilson, Mar 10, 2009
  6. Seamus J. Wilson

    chuckcar Guest

    Loose connection I guess. Most likely a drive cable. If you have problems,
    the first thing to do is remove *everything* you can. That allows you to
    add in one at a time and find out *exactly* what isn't working. BTW if you
    just let it sit, eventually it *will* state the problem in a case like
    this. Hard drives take the longest.
    chuckcar, Mar 11, 2009
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