Unusual boot-up -
| posts: 154 | Location: Australia
Since I purchased the Asus M4N98 TD evo, I have gotten used to the way it boots up.
The monitor light turns from green to orange because the BIOS is always slow to start.
Then the light goes green again then the black screen shows the beginning of the BIOS.
So the OS eventually loads.
I have had four instances when the monitor light goes from green to orange and the tower runs [lights, fans, etc.]
After a long time I realized the monitor light remained orange.
[Damn, I said. Not the bad word] and pressed the power button.
Instant turn off. Huh? The BIOS obviously had not loaded.
One other time, this happened and I had to hold the button for four seconds. Seems like the BIOS had loaded but nothing more.
And another time it all happened except I was holding the button in and at about the three second mark I started to get the BIOS boot showing so I quickly removed digit from button. Proper boot up occurred then.
I'm hoping some people have some inkling of what the hell is going on here.
Pleeeaaassee ............... ?