My PC is posessed - I'm sure. After removing the power cord from the PSU (300W), one needs to disconnect and reconnect the ATX connector from the mobo to get the machine starting again. Spec's are:
AMD 64 3200 CPU ASRock K8S8X1 M/Board Samsung 256 DDR Dual Channel Ram Samsung SATA 80Gb Drive AOpen 8x DVD+/- Writer AOpen 300w Case AOpen Floppy drive Rectron ISDN int Modem
I tried all jumpers and and the supplier says I fried the board because of oversize screws shorting out the mobo on the chassis. The machine works fine once it starts up and I had it running for 48 hours plus without any problem.
Could it be the PSU not giving enough amps through to start. Could it be the BIOS not clearing information when powering down.
ASRock doesn't seem to have a decend support structure to get to when we have problems.
QUOTE the supplier says I fried the board because of oversize screws shorting out the mobo on the chassis. Shorting-out *can* prevent your motherboard from starting/POSTing, but it's unlikely to cause permanent damage. Do make sure your motherboard is not shorting out by removing it from your case and setting up everithing on a bench or piece of cardboard. QUOTE Could it be the PSU not giving enough amps through to start. Yes. Most likely, your PSU is too weak. I've had a similar issue with an A64 3000+/Asus K8V SE deluxe and a cheap 300W PSU - it would POST once in about ten attempts...
I suggest you get a new PSU from a good brand(e.g. Antec, Enermax) with atleast 20A on the +12V rail.
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