No power to monitor and devices on bootup

December 1, 2009 at 23:32:17
Specs: Windows XP, Intel /1GB DDR

I've been trying to figure out my desktop issues for a
while now and im very close to giving up. 

It all started when it kept rebooting perpetually.
Sometimes I was able to log on to windows and use
my computer for a while.. But not for long until it reboot

When I opened up my event viewer it seemed that
ati2mtag kept crashing at around the same time my
computer did.
The crashes popped out some BSOD with STOP

Check for bios updates. Disable bios memory options
such ad caching or shadowing

0x000008e (0xc0000005, 0x80637712, 0xf7613b7c,

0x0000007e (0x00000005, 0x87fe50c, 0xf7917924,


I tried:
- running a memtest and my RAM is fine
- taking out all the RAM and heard beeps from the
- reinstalling my video card drivers (when I could

I initially thought there was a dust issue since I haven't
opened up my case before... But after I cleaned it out..
All subsequent boots revealed no power to my USB
devices (mouse and KB) and VGA monitor. I took out
one stick of 512MB RAM, leaving another one inside
and I was able to briefly see power to my devices...
Except my monitor was blank. The light was green as
opposed to orange in all the earlier cases. Also, I get
power to my keyboard-- the num lock lights up. When I
press it repeatedly a few times, it stays lit  

I have another video card installed on the PCI express
x16 slot but when I plug in my monitor to it, the display
remains blank. Supposedly it should be automatically
recognized but it appears not.

I get one beep when booting. Internal fan and power
supply fan seem to be running fine. I tried a new psu
just today with the same results.

I was hoping for a way
to disable the integrated graphics on theboard and see
if I can use the video card. Before, I was using the
graphics on my board without a problem. My last driver
update was successful and problem-free for months.
I'm not sure of a BIOS recovery would work... Or if the
issue is video card related anymore..

Things I've tried after getting no power to my devices:
- unplugging all power connectors to my HD and board
and reconnecting them
- took out the CMOS battery for about a day before
putting it back in

Any thoughts on what the issue might be? 

It would be muchly appreciated if someone can help

Motherboard- intel d102ggc2 with integrated Radeon
express 200
RAM - 1gig DDR2 
OS- windows xp home 

Thanks in advance.

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December 1, 2009 at 23:49:23
the fact you get some bios beeps with ram removed indicates at least that the CPU is OK and probably the ram too. To eliminate other possibilities, disconnect all harddrives, optic & floppy drives ( disconnect both power & data cables) Remove any USB devices and all but 1 stick of RAM. remove any/all pci/pcie cards.

Leave only motherboard with powersupply connection, CPU with HSF, keyboard and monitor connected to onboard graphics.

See if you can boot up into bios and get any display. If so one of the other disconnected devices is faulty. I have had a system fail booting due to a faulty optic drive. If you still get no display you have narrowed your problem to either powersupply or motherboard since we already know your CPU is working. If you have access to another known good PSU you can then swap it out and verify if that or the motherboard is at fault.

Goin' Fishin' (Some day)

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December 2, 2009 at 08:54:59
I forgot to mention that there is power going to the CD tray. It opens and closes and looks like it's trying to read something. Same goes for the floppy drive.

Nevertheless, I"ll try it out tonight. Can the motherboard still be the issue even if beeps on startup and beeps when there's no RAM?

Thanks for the quick reply though.

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December 2, 2009 at 17:04:49
Just tried disconnecting everything except the things you
above... Unfortunately I get the same issue..

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December 2, 2009 at 19:35:29
Yes the motherboard can certainly still be shot even if you get bios beeps. BIOS = Basic Input Output System. It does not test all motherboard components. If you have tried with a known good powersupply then your motherboard is the culprit.

Goin' Fishin' (Some day)

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December 7, 2009 at 13:01:51
Good to know. I've read a lot of other forum topics that said that the mobo is probably functional if you hear beeps.

Thanks for the help. I'll look into getting a new board.

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