Power On Self Test, a routine that a device runs immediately after turning on.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

2
votes
1answer
28 views

Computer won't POST after motherboard/CPU being replaced as DOA

I got a bunch of computer parts recently (that's not quite complete, but is pretty much). It's currently plugged together sitting on desk in pieces, the motherboard sitting on its cardboard box, with ...
0
votes
0answers
12 views

Unable to POST Gigabyte F2A88XN-WIFI, amd A8 7600 Apu

I've not been able to POST with the given hardware. When starting up. The screen freezes halfway whilst attempting to enter the bios. I've tried the dvi and hdmi connections but both ddn't work. Hope ...
-2
votes
1answer
31 views

PC goes directly to windows installation before bios setup [closed]

This is the first boot of my PC build. I have a Gigabyte z97 motherboard. i already plugged a usb flash memory that windows will be installed from. when i boot i get the POST screen. When i hit 'del' ...
0
votes
0answers
28 views

Gateway Acer Dx4870-Ub21P desktop has 3 short beeps after startup

Gateway [Acer Motherboard] Dx4870-Ub21P desktop has 3 short beeps after startup. Ran a Memory test at startup and it was OK. Can not find post codes for Acer. Disk drives also check out. About 2 ...
2
votes
1answer
31 views

Testing hardware in computer that fails to POST

With a computer that powers on and runs its fan, but doesn't get any further, what would be useful troubleshooting steps and diagnostic equipment (if any)? It seems undamaged to look at, and the user ...
1
vote
1answer
101 views

Computer only turns on after many hours off/unplugged

I'm having a problem with my PC. My computer specs are: Mobo: Gigabyte GA H81M S2PV Proc: Intel Pentium G3220 Ram: 2x8GB 1333MHz Kingston (Passed on Mem86+) PSU: Corsair CX430 III HDD: Seagate ...
1
vote
0answers
107 views

Flashing BIOS using an external SPI programmer

Has anyone succeeded with BIOS flashing using an external SPI programmer ? I saw some cheap serial flash spi programmers on eBay for very cheap price such as $3. (CH341A based programmers) I was ...
2
votes
0answers
124 views

Posting XML wrapped in SOAP posted using Curl results in invalid XML character was found exceptions

Sending an XML file using curl results in: Invalid XML character (Unicode : 0x<integer>) Attempt to solve the issue According to this SO answer the issue will be solved if the XML version is ...
1
vote
1answer
452 views

Toshiba Satellite E45t Stuck on Initial Splash Screen

I have a Toshiba Satellite E45t-A4100 laptop which won't get past the Toshiba Leading Innovation screen. Yesterday I used it until the battery drained out completely, then I plugged it in and powered ...
1
vote
1answer
80 views

Common beep codes reference [duplicate]

What are the common beep code alerts for most BIOS out there? Author note: I'm posting this QA after finding an excelent resource leading from this QA
1
vote
1answer
186 views

Intel server motherboard S1200V3RPS diagostic LED displays unlisted POST code

After some initial hiccups, I was able to get the Intel motherboard to at least power up. Now it does not start the boot process. I tried to understand the LED displays which explain problems ...
0
votes
0answers
81 views

Computer does not boot, even POST does not execute

I had some problems with booting windows for last weeks. I needed to select boot device every time to boot Windows. Resetting several times to default values didn't helped so as reinstalling different ...
1
vote
0answers
28 views

Intermittent PC POST - what else to check

I know there are thousands of questions where a machine won't POST or boot, but I'm experiencing something slightly different. I've got a fairly standard desktop (motherboard with onboard graphics, ...
0
votes
0answers
98 views

Ubuntu 14.04 running asp.net with mono, post method show internal error

My OS: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Nginx + Mono 4.1.0 MVC I can run .net under /var/www/ and also Get method but when I run POST it will show internal 500 error and I can't got any log from nginx nginx ...
0
votes
1answer
25 views

New 450w PSU boots up but no post/signal from the motherboard

I have a problem reagrding my new 450w that's not functionning correctly, there is no post or any signal from the motherboard. I made sure that other parts are working. here is the config: CPU: Intel ...
0
votes
1answer
431 views

Motherboard not POSTing: ASUS Crossblade Ranger, Q-code 00

I've been using this computer with a ASUS Crossblade Ranger for the past year. Seemed to work great for a while, but POST times have become exponentially slower over the past few weeks. Everyday I'd ...
0
votes
2answers
45 views

New PC won't POST or boot [closed]

I finished the build of my new PC, and when I go to turn it on, nothing happens. I get no video and no POST beep. I removed the ram and turned it on again and it began to beep non stop. I used a ...
0
votes
1answer
63 views

Computer won't boot or POST

I'm trying to boot a config with : MB : MSI H81i / CPU : Intel Pentium G3420 / RAM : G. Skill F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL I have no graphics card installed (i use the motherboard integrated one). When i ...
0
votes
1answer
150 views

Wget/Curl post form and get php message

Platform, client and server: Ubuntu 14.04 Server I have the following html form with php (called 0.php): <?php $message="akjwhdhawjkhdwakjhd"; if(isset($_POST['login'])) { if ...
0
votes
0answers
50 views

Computer boots with no display, hitting enter restarts computer?

As per thread title. I'm unable to diagnose the issue since I cannot get a visual output on my monitor. The fans and components seems to boot up normally. However, I've noticed that if i hit enter ...
1
vote
1answer
138 views

Fastest way to upload a file? via FTP or POST?

I have a file around 1-50 MB. I want to upload it to my server (website). In my website I don't need to log in, all I have to do is send $_POST informations directly to the main page for the file to ...
0
votes
2answers
195 views

What's the name of the box that appeared before “PCI Devices Listing” and “Verifying DMI Pool Data”?

Some 20 years ago computers used to come with a hardware setup that after BIOS POST but before booting from the disk or device, they showed a box made by ascii "box drawing characters" art, one like ...
0
votes
1answer
238 views

POST failure - Motherboard, PSU, GPU or other?

Last night, I was playing Far Cry 4 and had been at it a good hour or two when the sound suddenly broke up and stopped; next the PC switched itself off. It tried to reboot, but keep failing in a ...
0
votes
0answers
121 views

Shuttle SZ87R6 Barebone can't boot when I install RAM to DIMM1 or DIMM2

I have two Shuttle SZ87R6 Barebone PCs with the following parts to install: CPU: Intel Core i7 i7-4790K Memory: 2 X HyperX FURY Series 8GB DDR3 1600MHz I had to update the bios in order to install ...
0
votes
1answer
318 views

Dell Optiplex GX270 - 2 short beeps

A static discharge happened in my Optiplex GX270 a few years ago, and I just now got around to replacing things. I've replaced the motherboard because I think it was the problem part, and the hard ...
0
votes
0answers
131 views

Aspire 5820T POST error

I have a laptop here, Aspire 5820T (SNID:02104847625) and I have the following problem. When I try to power it on, at first it does nothing. The power light stays on, but the fan is not working and ...
-6
votes
1answer
77 views

What does POST mean in the following sentence? [closed]

I don't like how this question is phrased, but my main issue here is POST.I know what each of them are beside POST, but how can I explain that? Furthermore, how can I explain UEFI? Isn't that a boot ...
1
vote
3answers
28 views

Troubleshooting Hardware with limited resources

I have a newly built computer which won't post, output video, or even beep despite the installed speaker. The case fans and CPU / GPU fans start up and continue, and the hard drive seems to soon up. ...
2
votes
0answers
127 views

BIOS not reaching post

GT70 0NC-012US Issue: BIOS not reaching post Backstory: Several days ago,my slave HD started to lock up the OS with any related programs running from that disk. In an attempt to fix it, i used ...
15
votes
5answers
752 views

Do POST beep codes also generate a numeric code for a POST test card?

My wife is an American Sign Language interpreter. She is currently interpreting for a student in a computing class. Today they were talking about BIOS and POST beep codes and the student asked the ...
2
votes
0answers
149 views

Graphics card clicking during POST

During the POST the graphics card makes a rhythmic clicking sound and the post lasts much longer than usual. However after 5-10 seconds the computer boots as normal. When I remove the graphics card ...
0
votes
2answers
100 views

Computer does not boot, often

I've ran into a issue with my computer that it does no longer reach POST, but simply powers on for a fraction of a second and powers off. But this is not always, some times it boots just normally and ...
0
votes
0answers
1k views

How to get data series in Highchart from a JSON POST request (cross domain)

I'd like to create my own Highstock's chart on a local html file by using the JSON data series retrieved with a POST request to a third-party domain. I've read several docs on Highcharts' website but ...
0
votes
1answer
38 views

What sort of tests does POST run on ram?

This is loosely related to a homework assignment I'm currently doing, for a part of it I am trying to work out what sort of memory tests a standard POST test will run on ram, i.e: the ways it will ...
0
votes
1answer
906 views

can't access my bios with my usb keyboard no ps/2

my USB keyboard doesn't seem to be recognized at post. I have no ps/2 port. no port on my motherboard. Can't install my windows 7 cause I think is on gpt or else. I really need to get access to my ...
3
votes
2answers
1k views

My PCIe video card does not work in POST, only comes on when Windows loads

I have an ASUS Maximus V Extreme motherboard which has onboard video. There is an Asus GeForce GTX 670 in PCIe slot 1. In the BIOS, I have PCIe selected as the preferred GPU. I've tried disabling ...
0
votes
1answer
38 views

Installed #! Linux with encryption; computer no longer boots

I am rather stumped as to what to do at this point. I installed #! Linux with the encryption option (using whole disk). Afterwards it installed grub as well. The computer no longer boots at all ...
0
votes
0answers
98 views

Peripherals don't Turn on When New Graphics Card is Installed

I recently decided to upgrade my graphics card. I bought a Radeon HD 7750 to replace my relatively underpowered Nvidia GT 620. However, when I plug in the new card, my computer's peripherals do not ...
-1
votes
2answers
994 views

Dell Inspiron 1764 will not start

Lappy's screen was flickering and the webcam was working only intermittently. There was a lot of ping pong sounds which I narrowed down to device disconnect events, presumably the screen or webcam. So ...
0
votes
1answer
635 views

M5A99X Evo R2.0 wont post after new ram upgrade

Setup: ASUS M5A99X EVO R2.0 AM3+, AMD 990X, SATA 6Gb/s, USB 3.0, ATX, AMD Motherboard AMD FX-8350 Vishera 4.0GHz (4.2GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-Core Desktop Processor FD8350FRHKBOX 6 to 8GB ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

MSI 970A-G43 with FX-6300 and MSI HD 7850 won't POST or display anything or make any noise

This is my build: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/269CL I have connected everything, and even reseated the graphics card and the ram after the first time it failed, but my motherboard won't POST or display ...
3
votes
2answers
5k views

What does this beep code mean?

When I wanted to start my laptop today (an Acer Aspire 8920G), the laptop started beeping. I know this beeping is a POST error code, but I can not figure out which one it is. The motherboard of the ...
0
votes
1answer
62 views

Computer refuses to POST

Computer refuses to POST. What it will do is the fan spins up, and the lights come on on the motherboard, but other then that it just sits there and laughs in my face! Here is what I have done... I ...
3
votes
1answer
173 views

My laptop fails to POST or boot consistently

I'm sporting a Dell Inspiron 15 (M5030), the specs for which can be found here. Over time I've made three upgrades to the laptop. I've installed: An Intel Advanced-N 6235, wifi+bluetooth 4.0 chip ...
0
votes
1answer
104 views

Computer reboots after POST with one hard drive but not the other

I received a hard drive for a boot partition. I copied the old partition over using DiskCopy. After the copy, the computer would not boot with both drives in and the new drive as the primary; ...
0
votes
0answers
50 views

notebook fails to start frequently but sometime it works great

-cpu and ram test and stress test pass when works -bios reset or load default setting didn't work -disconnecting every components and taking out mobo again no luck (only posts sometime) -no luck with ...
1
vote
5answers
2k views

External Harddrive won't let POST complete

I have a Fantom Drives GF3B2000U external hard-drive. USB 3.0. My problem is that if it is plugged in and powered on when I start the computer, it won't get past post. The bios is `v2.58 (C) ...
-1
votes
1answer
2k views

Installed new mobo, pc won't POST

So after my last mobo went dead, I installed a new one. It is the AsRock 970 Pro3 R2.0. Everything is connected as it should be. I get no beeps, the fans spin, the hdd's spin, but there is no ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

Homebuilt system won't power off on shutdown, then won't POST within ~10 minutes of shutdown

I have a homebuilt system that has been giving me headaches on and off for the better part of a year. Whenever I try to shutdown, sleep or reboot (from Windows or BIOS), the system will appear to ...
0
votes
0answers
358 views

Gigabyte GA-A55m NO POST

Just put together a new computer with some basic parts from newegg. I am getting no video, and no post at all. Nothing from the speaker. The speaker definitely works as I have pulled the memory and ...