Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I was using my computer and then my monitor went black and displayed the following lines :

A8VMX.ROM can't be found
looking for cd-rom
cd-rom found
A8VMX.ROM can't be found on cd-rom
looking for floppy

And my motherboard model is A8VMX.

So what does it mean ? Motherboard is dead ? Or a simple reinstall of windows XP should do the trick ?

share|improve this question
up vote 1 down vote accepted

It does sound like your bios is damaged and that your motherboard is trying to auto-repair. This is a feature on many of Asus motherboards, here's the description from their website.

CrashFree BIOS 2 Whenever BIOS gets corrupted, ASUS CrashFree BIOS 2 allows users to reboot the computer and perform an smart auto-recovery procedure through the motherboard support CD.

Try inserting your motherboard CD and reboot, it should auto-repair. If it doesn't your motherboard may very well be broken.

share|improve this answer
Thank you ! It worked. – Philippe Carriere Oct 3 '09 at 17:18

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.