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PostPosted: Fri Aug 06, 2004 11:26 am 
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Well I have to say this is the first time I've seen anything quite like this. I'm at work now so there isn't really any troubleshooting I can do at the moment, but I thought I'd share a picture of what a system I'm building is doing:

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The system is actually the first SFF rig I've built. It's a Soltek 3702M. I recently flashed the BIOS to the latest 1.9L, but everything seemed fine after that. Since then, I've only moved my system to another room, hooked it up and the above picture shows what I get.

I've had garbled drive discriptions before, but never cascading # signs or the like. Anyone see this before? Any ideas? First thing I'm going to try and do is clear the CMOS when I get home... but if that doesn't work... I also don't have any idea why this happened to begin with!


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 06, 2004 12:02 pm 
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have you tried booting up with just a CPU, RAM, and video?


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Just a simple move to another location, even just another room, can shake something loose. Reseat everything inside.

Make sure no IDE cables came loose. At my work, I found out after moving a PC from one lab to another lab that an IDE cable came loose.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 06, 2004 1:15 pm 
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Nope. Like I said, I simply thought I'd fire up the system before work - and that's what I was greeted with. Tonight; let the troubleshooting begin!

I'll start with clearing the cmos, and checking the cables and what not... thanks for the input thus far.


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Nope. Like I said, I simply thought I'd fire up the system before work - and that's what I was greeted with. Tonight; let the troubleshooting begin!

I'll start with clearing the cmos, and checking the cables and what not... thanks for the input thus far.


There could have been a problem with the BIOS update. Try going back to the one you had before if possible.

Try a different video card and/or monitor on the system. If you are using an AGP card, try using a PCI one instead. Something could be wrong with the slot. This is going to be interesting and fun LOL.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 06, 2004 7:13 pm 
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This is going to be interesting and fun LOL.


Actually... I just got back from work, turned the system on and it acted like nothing had happened! Everything seems to work fine now :lol:

Here's to hoping the demons won't haunt the system again :twisted:

Thanks all, for your suggestions. Thankfully I didn't have to use any of them!


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Invincible wrote:
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This is going to be interesting and fun LOL.


Actually... I just got back from work, turned the system on and it acted like nothing had happened! Everything seems to work fine now :lol:

Here's to hoping the demons won't haunt the system again :twisted:

Thanks all, for your suggestions. Thankfully I didn't have to use any of them!


backup any and all personal files you do not want to loose. for all we know it could be a hdd going bad.


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Invincible wrote:
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This is going to be interesting and fun LOL.


Actually... I just got back from work, turned the system on and it acted like nothing had happened! Everything seems to work fine now :lol:

Here's to hoping the demons won't haunt the system again :twisted:

Thanks all, for your suggestions. Thankfully I didn't have to use any of them!


backup any and all personal files you do not want to loose. for all we know it could be a hdd going bad.


That problem is not hard drive related. I'm guessing a bad BIOS or something.


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