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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by flybynight, Jan 16, 2002.

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  1. flybynight

    flybynight Thread Starter

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    My friend bought a new system. During delivery, it was apparently dropped. Big dent in the case. Problem is when the AGP slot is used, computer will not start up. ATI all in wonder. Will boot up with PCI card. AGP card works fine in other computer. He is thinking it is probably the slot, or maybe a BIOS problem. Any ideas? Thanks. Fly

    AMD 1600XP Athlon, Windows XP
     
  2. FlaFoci

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    I would send it back.
     
  3. flybynight

    flybynight Thread Starter

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    Well folks, got it to work. He believes it was a BIOS setting. Can't really explain it. It just works now. Sorry I can't be more specific. Fly
     
  4. deuce

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    I think if the AGP settings in the bios are wrong the card won't boot, so that could have done it. (i.e. AGP apperature size wrong, fsb wrong which will send wrong frequency to AGP bus and PCI bus--but then the PCI shouldn't have worked, ect) Good to see yoiu guys got it working... but I would recomend sending it back anyway. Sure you will have to wait a few days... but who knows, if it were dropped there could be other damage to it that you don't know about it yet. Was there a HD shipped with the computer when it was dropped? If so I would definately send it back anyway. Also... just because of the fact that it has a huge dent that I didn't put there, and there can potentially other more serious problems that would pursuade me to send it back for a new one. ...just a though.
     
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