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
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,
- 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
RAM - 1gig DDR2
OS- windows xp home
Thanks in advance.