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Old 20th July 2003, 7:46 PM   #16
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If you have trouble running certain DVD's when using your DVD drive try changing (or adding, in the case of Win NT/XP) the aspi layer from the default windows one. I had numerous video DVDs that would refuse to play and came up with the error 'The disk is not formatted etc.'. You can try the ones offered by adaptec and here is some more info on the subject of the aspi layer.
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Old 14th August 2003, 11:44 AM   #17
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I have acidently, without thinking, changed the CMOS reset jumper to clear while in the BIOS, now the power button doesnt work, what do i do? holding INSERT down doesnt work, neither does CMOS clear or even on normal or even taking the battery out with the power cord. please help me.
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Old 14th August 2003, 1:16 PM   #18
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Originally posted by jinxhavoc
I have acidently, without thinking, changed the CMOS reset jumper to clear while in the BIOS, now the power button doesnt work, what do i do? holding INSERT down doesnt work, neither does CMOS clear or even on normal or even taking the battery out with the power cord. please help me.
Make sure the jumper is back to it's original position.
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Old 12th September 2003, 7:17 PM   #19
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Hi guys,

I'm a tech support modeator for the SGL forums, would I be able to copy your procedure list into a new procedure list we're making? I'd mention OCAU as the source, and of course post here our one when it's finished.
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Old 12th September 2003, 7:39 PM   #20
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well i don't have a problem with it as long as the parts you use are clearly credited. it was a group effort and wasn't written by any one person, so crediting it to the members of OCAU (or just OCAU) might be better than crediting it to any one person.
a link to this thread might be a good idea as well (even though non OCAU members won't be able to see it), and we'll post a link to your procedure list.

but before you get all cut and paste happy, you may like to check with the forum owner first. agg@overclockers.com.au
i wouldn't want to give you permission to do anything he may disagree with.
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Old 17th November 2003, 12:59 AM   #21
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Default ||| Lan Not Communicating


1. Both computers on same subnet (eg. 192.168.0.X)
2. Using straight-through cables on switch/hub?
3. using cross-over cables for direct?
4. Cable broken?
5. Network hardware functioning (hub, switch, NIC)
6. Ping each other?
6a. Ping but don't see - do you have access permissions
7. you are using a non-internet IP address (192.168.0.x, 10.x.x.x)
8. Plug and play operating systems set to yes in the bios
can cause lan failures
I recently went through a lengthy 2 days of working on a laptop which wouldn't do a simple thing such as goto EVERYTHING was NORMAL but it still DID NOT GO, I was just about to uninstall everything when I found TREND MICRO FIREWALL..thus it would be VERY VERY VERY wise of you to have 9. Check Firewall allows LAN or something SIMILAR.

[looktall edit: this post was made as a seperate thread. i've merged it into this thread, and put quotes around the "LAN NOT COMMUNICATING" section.]
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Old 5th December 2003, 9:44 PM   #22
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Default Re: Re: Troubles? heres a procedure list

reguarding the freezor method, it does work in some situations, namely when teh HD is overheating very easily. it gives you some time to transfer files b4 HD overheats again. I saved some real important data once using this method
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Old 16th December 2003, 3:55 PM   #23
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in regards to the mp3 skipping thing I solved it on my pc by fixing an IRQ conflict with my NIC and my sound card.
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Old 6th January 2004, 1:46 PM   #24
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If the hard drive does not work:

Before trying the freezer method (could stuff the drive with condensation), try getting a PCB (logic board) from an IDENTICAL hard drive and see if that starts it up.
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Old 27th April 2004, 10:01 PM   #25
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here's one alot of people miss, if your system is unstable check all the capacitors on the board for popped ones...
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Old 10th June 2004, 12:57 AM   #26
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Please add to that list.

PC NOT POWERING UP - Unplug all USB Devices and try again.

Sometimes if theres a device in the usb port drawing power when the pc is off, it prevents the pc booting.

This is certainly the case with usb phone chargers.
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Old 12th July 2004, 10:36 AM   #27
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thanks that was really helpful.
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Old 1st November 2004, 8:08 PM   #28
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Default Boot Up Problems


try this out, it might help you, or it might help let others know what it can and can't do.

|| Phenom X2 550 @ X4 || GA MA770T UD3P || 2 x 2Gb 7,7,7,18 g.skill || Powercolor 4870 @ 770/940MHz ||
|| 2x80G seagate || Pioneer DVR-A06 4.7Gb 4x4x2x/2.4x || 1.44Mb 3.5" ||

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Old 19th December 2004, 1:53 PM   #29
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another thing to add: get yourself a bootable version of linux (eg knoppix) for when windows won't boot. that way, you can back up your files before the inevitable harddrive format
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Old 26th December 2004, 8:28 AM   #30
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OK, one or two things missing:

On total fail to boot:
short beeps: ram? (i've forgotten which one is which)
Long beeps: Video? (i've forgotten which one is which)

My curretn problem is:
- plug in power,
- Led on mb comes on,
- Press power button => Light's flash fans spins about 1/4 of a turn, box dose not power up, power light on front of box flash but then stays off, LEd on m/b is constantly on.

Now what i'm looking for is what pins to contact in the main plug that comes for the PSU to the m/b to test the power supply.

But I supect that I've killed the CPU or ram due to heat:
- never run this case closed, but had closed it because had soem little cusance sleeping in the pc room, forgot to take the case back of when I powered it up, an hour later noticed it was off, and has not powered up since. Case & Hdd where very hot, just goes to show don't trust auto shutdowns on overclocked machines, mind you box is 2-3 years old - amd 2000 xp

any one help? what pins to connect to test psu?
EDIT: Found it: http://www.7volts.com/atxnotes.htm
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