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Norm Muelleman Jun 26, 2010, 11:11pm EDT Report Abuse
I have a Gateway GM 5088 computer. If you all remember correctly, I had a bad mobo, and replaced it. Well today, I bought a new video card as my old one crapped out. I put the video card in, and nothing displayed :( Replacing the old card I ran to where I bought the vid card and returned/replaced it for an ATI card. I put the card in, and tried to power up..but it wouldnt power up :( I had upgraded the ps to a 450w ps, and the new card only requires 400w.

Well, I swapped out vid cards to the old one, and now all I get is the Bios splash screen, and it says
"Floppy disk(s) fail (08)
CMOS checksum error-defaults loaded
Warning! Now System is in Safe Mode.
Please re-setting CP Frequency in the CMOS setup"

Well, I have no floppy drive on the thing. It says at the bottom "Press F1 to continue, F2 to enter SETUP". Well, none of those work. Nor does powering up and hitting F2 from the beginning work as well.

I tried to remove the CMOS battery for about 30 seconds to reset CMOS.

Suggestions? If it's another mobo fried, I'm gonna just scrimp the money together and get a new computer.

Norm Muelleman
Cisco CCNA
CompTIA Security+
CompTIA Network+
Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
Working on A+ and MCSA

My computer ate your computer for lunch :)
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Joshua Marius, LeThe Jul 02, 2010, 09:45am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Motherboard issues again
The floppy disk fail message (on PCs with no floppies) usually comes up along with the CMOS checksum error-defaults loaded when the BIOS/CMOS has been reset, so by default the system configures a floppy drive to be present, but since there really isn't one installed, you get the error message.

Video cards have power requirements in Watts as well as AMPS, so make sure your PSU satisfies this. It does sound like the motherboard is being unresponsive to the keyboard, and combined with the BIOS reset it could be a faulty motherboard.

Joshua Marius
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Norm Muelleman Jul 02, 2010, 06:15pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Motherboard issues again
Yeah, the PS was good enough. I also swapped around memory sticks...tried unplugging HDDs...unplugging the keyboard/mouse...I'm just writing it up to a fried CMOS chip.

Now..if anyone is into Lionel O Gauge trains..I have about $750 worth of stuff that I'd be willing to dump for $500 :) All proceeds go to new computer :)

Norm Muelleman
Cisco CCNA
CompTIA Security+
CompTIA Network+
Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
Working on A+ and MCSA

My computer ate your computer for lunch :)
Saija nikole Oct 21, 2010, 02:52am EDT Report Abuse
>> Motherboard issues again
A motherboard is the central printed circuit board (PCB) in many modern computers and holds many of the Crucial components of the system, while providing connectors for other peripherals. The motherboard is sometimes alternatively known as the main board, system board, or, on Apple computers, the logic board. It is also sometimes casually shortened to mobo.[url=]Paragon Drive Backup[/url]



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