By golly, we have a problem!

  Suzuko 18:18 28 Jul 06
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My PC motherboard sometimes "speaks" during bootup. I wish I had a list of the different things it says because they take me by surprise and I usually can't make them out.

The name of the problematic part always comes before "we have a problem". One time it said "Keyboard and mouse, we have a problem!" and I discovered that one of the cats had pulled the connections loose.

Another time it said "PCI card, we have a problem" then refused to finish booting. Well, there's no PCI card in this computer, so I contacted the manufacturer and they told me to reset the CMOS jumper. That cleared it up.

I've heard it say a few other things that I couldn't make out, but last night what it said sounded like "By golly, we have a problem!" LOL and I can't think of what it was referring to.

What computer part can it be?

  FelixTCat 18:21 28 Jul 06

Suzuko,

Was this after the pubs closed last night?

  Suzuko 18:32 28 Jul 06

Felix - I was expecting this kind of retort.... Someone on another forum said "Could it be your "Big Ollie". I´m sure my PC has one of those." I keep busting up laughing over that.

But seriously, I don't drink or anything. This really did happen and it's driving me nuts.

  ed-0 18:42 28 Jul 06

These are the usual messages for " voice bios post messages"

click here Could it be No floppy, we have a problem?

  ed-0 18:43 28 Jul 06

Can you post the make and model of the motherboard, unless you have customised the settings. The basic settings should give a clue.

  Suzuko 19:01 28 Jul 06

It's AOpen AK77-600 Max, and I haven't customised anything that I can recall or that would cause this. And it didn't sound like "no floppy" because the first part didn't sound like "no".

  Meshuga 20:14 28 Jul 06

With a thread title like this we All have a problem.

  ed-0 20:26 28 Jul 06

Well I've had a look at the manual and this is all it has click here

just about the same as above. The only thing I can think of is see if it says it again.

  SANTOS7 20:42 28 Jul 06

It is a "POST REPORTER" built in to your Mobo other makes have them and it is telling you if you have any errors at startup...

  SANTOS7 20:53 28 Jul 06

Go into BIOS at startup and in the advanced settings under I/O device config. you should see "speech post reporter" you can dissable/enable it from there...

  Suzuko 20:59 28 Jul 06

I know what it is and don't want to disable it. I would like to make it louder, but don't know how. If it were louder I could probably tell what it's saying when there is background noise. As it is, it's so quiet that even the PC case fans all but drown it out.

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