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Video Card post error, USB overcurrent error, possible failed mobo

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by AutoGunsTFC, Aug 3, 2007.

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  1. AutoGunsTFC

    AutoGunsTFC Thread Starter

    Aug 2, 2007
    Ok, firstly I will give my computer stats.
    Asus motherboard M2N4-SLI
    EVGA Geforce 8800 GTS 320 MB
    Athlon X2 5600+ dual core
    2GB corsair ram
    Creative X-Fi extreme gamer card

    My computer is about 3 weeks old and has been running just fine, playing all games properly. The only small problem i had was my motherboard cpu fan not working in its cpu fan pin, so instead i have it hooked up to a case fan pin. I am not sure if this means i have a faulty mobo or not.

    Just yesterday I installed my brand new Creative sound card, I installed its software and drivers all fine and the PC restarted fine. Next creative wanted to update the drivers and I let it. After it was done installling the new drivers it needed a restart. On restart I could not even get to the post screen and was displayed with an error saying USB over current, PC shutdown in 20 seconds. At first i could not get past this error at all, so i tried taking out the sound card and putting inserting it again. I did not get the USB error now and was happy. I played Battlefield 2142 for a few hours then shut it down. Now today when i get home from work and turn it on i saw that USB over current error again and got quite frusterated. After taking the sound card out and putting it back in I had some new problems. I only saw my Asus Splash screen saying "press delete to enter setup" although pressing delete did nothing, it just hung on that screen.

    After that i manually powered off and now i was receiving no screen at all and a post error of one long, and 2 short, indicating a video card problem. I reseatedthe video card many times and tested every cord in the case and making sure it was all hooked up correctly. I even tested a new power supply to see if that was a problem, it was not. My video card powers up and the fan is working, just no display. I have no other pc to test the card in since none of my other PCs have PCI-E slots. I have a feeling this is not the video card since i had the USB over current errors.

    - oh also, i tried to remove the cmos battery to reset it or something, not too sure of what i was doing. Is there a way that doing a bios refresh could fix this?

    - more info, i have no floppy drive, so i may not be able to put a copy of bois on a disc to flash it

    Thank you for any help, i need it badly, i want to play BF2142 so bad :(
  2. ozrom1e


    May 15, 2006
    Welcome to TSG....

    First thing I would do is get the cpu fan working. usually they have several screws the hold them to the heatsink, I hope you did not take the heatsink off the processor because there is usually one of two things between the heatsink and processor, either a white goo called thermal compound or a little white square material that is thermally conductive if either of these have been disturbed or damaged it can cause the processor to overheat very quickly.
    I would get a new fan assembly and remove the 4 screws and mount the new one on top of the heatsink and get it running.

    Then worry about the rest of the things afterwards.
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