Solved my GA M55SLI-S4 on goes thru POST starts XP & stops dead

January 20, 2014 at 22:43:48
Specs: Windows XP
sometimes wont power on at all
have started and scared to turn off for fear of not being able to start again.
also had problem with 2 displays but works ok with one display on vga connection on display card.
seems to start if mouse & keyboard plugged into front usb on case
mouse & keyboard dont work at all with adapters into ps2 sockets

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January 22, 2014 at 10:03:47
Could be hardware or software issue - my guess would be your motherboard is dying, but its hard to tell from what you've said. If this were my machine I'd install a fresh copy of xp on a spare hard drive to see if that all worked ok. If not - hardware, if yes, then windows corrupt - best fix for which is to back up your data and install fresh copy of windows, reinstall your programs and replace your data.


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January 20, 2014 at 22:55:53
May need a new PSU.

Regarding the use of USB-to-PS/2 adapters. They will only work if the keyboard supports it, but they are never any good for a mouse.

You need proper PS/2 keyboard & mouse to guarantee that they will work properly.


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January 21, 2014 at 02:01:30
THANKS PHIL 22 ( i wont say anything about the cricket)
i THOUGHT IT MIGHT BE A PROBLEM WITH THE BACK PORT CONNECTIONS AS PS2 ADAPTERs WORK OK FOR MOUSE & KEYBOARD ON AN IDENTICAL SYSTEM.
THE SYSTEM IS RUNNING FINE AT THE MOMENT BUT i AM NOT GAME TO SHUT IT DOWN BECAUSE OF THE PROBLEM IN STARTING - POST RUNS FINE NO PROBLEM SHOWING BUT THEN WINDOWS XP STARTS TO LOAD BUT UNEXPECTEDLY SHUTS DOWN AT SAME STAGE (ROLLING HILL SCENE) JUST BEFORE THE LOG IN BOX APEARS.
I WONDER IF IT MIGHT BE SOMETHING WRONG WITH WINDOWS?

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#3
January 21, 2014 at 21:21:30
tq avoid using upper case in forums it is considered bad manners and SHOUTING it also makes your post hard to read

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January 22, 2014 at 10:03:47
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Could be hardware or software issue - my guess would be your motherboard is dying, but its hard to tell from what you've said. If this were my machine I'd install a fresh copy of xp on a spare hard drive to see if that all worked ok. If not - hardware, if yes, then windows corrupt - best fix for which is to back up your data and install fresh copy of windows, reinstall your programs and replace your data.

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