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No spare HDD's that don't already have windows, and I don't have a way to install windows. My mom ran off with my windows 7 disc and I do believe, lost it.

No computers I would say are out of interest, I am using my Dad's to talk on here, which he uses frequently.

No, I do not even get the BIOS load up screen, I do not have the BIOS installed for my new mobo onto my HDD...

Everything is new except for the HDD, been using that for a few months and it worked fine in my old system, the 9500GT is old had that for a few years and used it properly in my old system and it works in my brothers system, the optical drive is from the old system, RAM is new, mobo is new, CPU is new, PSU is new. PSU works for sure, it's powering my mobo and front case fan, Mobo has a green light on it, no beeping, is powering my 9500GT's fan and my A70's fans just fine so I have to assume that it is working, I do not know if I may have messed up a pin or two on my CPU during install. I can only hope that I did not, but I am close to sure that I didn't....
I would plug HD into another comp, back up everything, wipe it and install windows again for sure. Generally when you plug a new mobo in, I thought it was always best to reinstall windows, old drivers and everything etc. I reckon that'll do it plus its the easiest/cheapest first fix.
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I have a port speaker Darr3n, but it's not making any beeps. I have tried both a DVI cable, which was brand new when I first plugged it in, never been used, and a VGA cable, that was working just before I built the system.

Skaboy, if I wipe the current HDD, do I need to install windows first or the BIOS for the new motherboard? I mean with out a BIOS, how can I choose to boot from the disk for windows 7 and install windows 7? So what I'm thinking my next best course of action will be is; Install the current HDD into my brother's computer, wipe it, put it back into my system with the M4A79XTD Evo, install the disc that came with my motherboard onto that HDD to get the correct bios, then install windows 7 when ever I find a way to get my disc back.
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I have a port speaker Darr3n, but it's not making any beeps. I have tried both a DVI cable, which was brand new when I first plugged it in, never been used, and a VGA cable, that was working just before I built the system.

Skaboy, if I wipe the current HDD, do I need to install windows first or the BIOS for the new motherboard? I mean with out a BIOS, how can I choose to boot from the disk for windows 7 and install windows 7? So what I'm thinking my next best course of action will be is; Install the current HDD into my brother's computer, wipe it, put it back into my system with the M4A79XTD Evo, install the disc that came with my motherboard onto that HDD to get the correct bios, then install windows 7 when ever I find a way to get my disc back.
If you don't have a beep, then it's not posting. Could point to a faulty mobo.
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Ok. so no beeps, and no bios. for starters the bios isn't installed on the hdd like in your above post. Its on the board itself. now that that is out of my system, does your board have an option to work from integrated graphics instead of a dedicated card?

Also if you haven't tried. Reset the Cmos battery and post your results please?
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have you tried taking the motherboard out of the case, and hooking it all up, it could be a short because mistakenly misplaced on the motherboard standoffs, Another reason could be both your sticks of ram could be bad.
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Oi, this sucks.. Oozy, how do I reset the CMOS battery? I have no integrated graphics on the mobo. Thank you for explaining that the BIOS is on the board and doesn't need to be installed onto the HDD.

Darr3n, I haven't tried hooking up the motherboard outside of the case... It's on the mobo stand offs properly though, and isn't coming in contact with any part of the case. Could something else still be shorting it out? And if it is being shorted out, wouldn't that mean it's now going to be completely defective and need to be sent in for repair/replacement from Asus?
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First, the hdd has nothing to do with your issue. The BIOS is on the system board and not something that gets installed on the HDD. If you can not even get video on post you definately have a issue with the Vid Card, CPU, Memory, or system board. Even if the system was posting and video was not working you should still get a beep. It would be a single beep to verify that all post operations passed. Here are the things I would try:

1. check all power connectors.
2. Pull out all unnecesary hardware. This means anything that the system does not need to post. So remove the HDD, CDROM, and anything else. The only things that should be in the system are the MB, RAM, and Vid Card. See if it posts.
3. Add components back into the system one at a time verifying that you can still post after adding each one.
4. Try a different PSU, even though your board and Fans all light up and spin, this does not mean that the PSU is giving sufficient power to the 12v rail.
5. If the system still will not post or beep, try removing the RAM and see if you can get it to give you a RAM beep. If it does not, try removing the CPU and see if it gives you a missing CPU code beep. If still no beeps, the MB is most likely defective.
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post #18 of 46
Can you take a pic of your board in your case please? I'm betting on a missing connection. When you were asked about the 4 pin, you said 4 pin fan when he meant 4 pin mobo power, unless I missed something.
Edited by fuloran1 - 8/19/11 at 11:32am
post #19 of 46
you should still get the bios post even if you didnt have a hard drive hooked up so thats not your problem.

to reset cmos, take out the big watch battery for 10 minutes and then plug it back in
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Oi, this sucks.. Oozy, how do I reset the CMOS battery?
Simply unplug everythiing from the tower. then remove the watch battery on the board and leave it out for a minute. then replace the watch battery and plug everything back in. this fixes alot of issues like yours.
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