various problems with P4R800-VM

Discussion in 'Asus' started by LastYJ, Apr 28, 2004.

  1. LastYJ

    LastYJ Guest

    I bought the P4R800-VM motherboard along with a Celeron 2.4 GHz processor
    and 256 MB of RAM.

    I installed Windows XP Pro on it and it was freezing frequently. I spoke
    with the technician where I bought the motherboard from and he recommend
    flashing the BIOS to the latest version.

    I did that using the utility found on the CD. The computer rebooted, but
    then after rebooting, I lose the keyboard. Nothing responds when I am in
    Windows, not even the Num Lock or Caps Lock keys respond. It's just a
    regular Logitech keyboard with a PS2 connector. As soon as I restart, I
    can press the DEL key to get into the BIOS settings, which is kind of
    strange.

    I have now tried four different keyboards with the same result. This is
    also my second motherboard, as I thought the first one was defective.
    Sometimes the keyboard doesn't work as soon as Windows XP starts, and
    sometimes, the keyboard will work for a few minutes and then it loses
    functionality. I have even tried reloading Windows XP Pro twice and the
    problem is still happening.

    I am at a loss here as to what else I can do. Would anyone have any idea
    at all? Please... Thank you so much!

    -lyj
     
    LastYJ, Apr 28, 2004
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  2. LastYJ

    Jody Guest

    a) press F8 like crazy during boot up...Hoping the kb works long enough to
    give you an option for safe mode.
    Does the keyboard work normally during safe mode?
    Could be a corrupt install. Doubt it, but..

    b)
    At least some Asus cd's come with a copy of free dos (or something similar).
    Try going into the bios, change it (if it isn't already) so the cd is the
    first thing to boot in the boot order.
    Floppy as second, hard drive is third.
    Of course, make sure the asus cd is in the drive :)

    If you have a win 98 start up disk or a boot floppy, that'd work good too.

    Anyway, when you get to the dos prompt, does the keyboard work? Try it for a
    good five minutes whacking at all the keys you feel like.
    If there is something wrong, you should see it in Dos as well, i'd think

    c)
    find simmtester on the internet. Using another machine, create a simm tester
    on a floppy.
    Test the ram by booting to this floppy. Easy to use menu.
     
    Jody, Apr 29, 2004
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