[CentOS] Unable to POST after suspend

Steven Vishoot sir_funzone at yahoo.com
Tue Sep 11 20:07:11 UTC 2007

--- Robert <kerplop at sbcglobal.net> wrote:

> Mark Rosenstand wrote:
> > On Tue, 2007-09-11 at 13:19 +0000,
> gjgowey at tmo.blackberry.net wrote:
> >   
> >> I have one idea that may work.  Try seeing if
> your bios supports a bios upgrade floppy (it would
> say so in the owners manual).  Now by bios upgrade
> floppy I don't mean the usual type that use an os. 
> There are some that the bios will directly read from
> without an os being used.  The concept is to recover
> from failed bios upgrades.  The reason I suggest
> this is because I think the setting that's keeping
> your system off is hiding in your bios' acpi table
> and I don't think a bios reset will dump it, but a
> bios upgrade might.
> >>     
> >
> > My motherboard do support such BIOS upgrades
> (really nice since it's OS
> > independent) but you need to get to the POST
> before you can ask it to
> > search for the floppy.
> >
> > But it won't power on at all. The CPU FAN doesn't
> start, the disk
> > doesn't rotate, the monitor doesn't get any
> signal. The only thing that
> > indicates the slightest sign of life is the LED on
> the motherboard and
> > my keyboard if I press Num Lock.
> >
> > Is there something on the motherboard I can
> disconnect to reset the ACPI
> > table?
> >
> >   
> I would try removing all cards from the PCI slots,
> disconnect the IDE 
> cables and any other I/O than might be connected and
> try it that way. 
> Obviously, it won't go very far w/o a keyboard and
> you won't be able to 
> see much w/o a video card but it SHOULD stay powered
> on.  An old PCI 
> video card might be nice to try, in the event that
> power will stay on 
> with all I/O pulled.  Also, you might try using
> different memory -- or 
> try the original memory in another box.  Also, if
> you've been inside the 
> box already, it might be worthwhile to turn that
> baby upside down and 
> shake and/or jar it, just in case you dropped a
> screw or washer 
> somewhere inside.
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I have seen it where the cpu has died can not remember
if the fan was still working but it worth a check
since you said it is a 3 year old PC


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