code FF in post

March 15, 2006 at 16:12:04
Specs: xp pro, 3100+/512 ddr

I did this diagnostic thing on my motherboard and got the code FF.
The manual says Int 19 Boot attempt, Flash ROM programming was successful. next, restarting the system bios.

anyone understand this? I can't get the motherboard to display a screen at all. It runs and whirrs but no screen. no beeps either. help? me?

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March 15, 2006 at 16:27:14
What diagnostic "Thing" did you do?

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March 15, 2006 at 20:49:11
Disconnect all the drives and pull all the cards except the RAM and the video card (if there is one).

From the message it sounds like it might have run ok.
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March 16, 2006 at 04:25:20
The diagnostic card thing is a main board defect card. The code FF comes up on it, and i don't know what it really means. I am using this diagnostic card to work out why my motherboard doesn't output a screen.

It doesn't run ok cuz no screen from any graphics card i try

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March 16, 2006 at 10:01:21
Contact the people who make the card and ask them.

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March 17, 2006 at 00:59:10
FF on my Abit's diag screen just means the BIOS has checked everything to its satisfaction and is now attempting to boot.

"If it ain't broke, upgrade anyway."

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