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Z240 POST Message disable?

Q: Z240 POST Message disable?

Hello, My company recently purchased some Z240 SFF workstations and put in aftermarket multi-media card readers in the 3.5" slot. The card reader uses the internal USB 3.0 header, so I had to unplug the USB 3.0 cable for the for the front usb ports in order to get it to work. The media card reader works just fine in Windows, however, I get a POST error message on startup: "Cable detection Error 41A- Front USB2 Not Connected. Front USB cable has been detached or unseatted from the motherboard. Press Enter to continue." Is there anyway to disable POST messages? I can't seem to find anything in the UEFI/BIOS to do this.

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A: Z240 POST Message disable?

One of the HP engineers who has been very helpful to us here has recently posted on a related question, and he has access to the schematics and the internal design details of these workstations. His post is on this thread, HERE : Dan tells how to jumper the header to make it believe the cable is still connected, and it would not matter whether you jumpered at the motherboard end or the far plug end, as long as you got the correct pins/plug holes jumpered. Note his caution.... that seems to suggest that the pins on the motherboard are not as stout as the ones we are used to seeing. A proper sized insulated wire jumper with a short segment of wire exposed at each end can be used as a jumper at the far plug end of a cable, rather than the little plastic jumpers we use at the motherboard pin end of thins. If you carefully figure out the wire colors this should work. The wiring of such headers/cables within a HP workstation family are usually the same, and things can stay the same from one generation to another, in my experience.
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You may need a BIOS update. CPU and Memory compatibility updates are common BIOS updates. Before you give up on the RAM modules, try updating your BIOS.

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I've seen this in much older PC's without water cooling... Is the water cooling active? Can the fan "warning" be disabled in the bios?
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First thing I would do is test the hard drive, then hook the hard drive up to another PC and run a full virus scan with Malwarebytes. Please state the OS.

Identify the make of your hard drive and then use one of the links below to get the manufacturers diagnostic for ISO CD. Burn the image file to a CD, boot the PC with the disc in the drive and run the diagnostics. You first need to set the CD drive to 1st in the boot order in the Bios setup.

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Have the XFX Radeon 6990 replaced under warranty
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A:Windows 7 reporting 3.25GB when got 4GB and sometimes doesn't POST

There is nothing wrong with the read out you are getting on your RAM as the missing amount will be in use by graphics or running processes.

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A:Replacement components for a computer that does not POST

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A:New build, no post, no idea

Since you have an MSI board please ensure that you've put your memory modules into the correct slots. The first RAM slot in an MSI board is not the one next to the CPU but the one after.

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A:Need some troubleshooting advice (won't POST)

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A:Abit AA8XE - 3rd Eye - intermittent cold boot - POST code 9.0

From cold, can you heat the area around the CPU up with a hair dryer, then try booting.
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Have you tried a different graphics card?
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A:Failed message

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We will need to know the model of the e machine so we can find the motherboard make and model so we then find a manual.
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Double check your laptop manual but when I checked it, I saw no way to add or change the graphics. You will have to live with what you have.
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A:File sharing over Linksys router. How to disable?


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A:Intermittent no POST issues

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How does it behave if you shut down the power supply for a bit instead of resetting the CMOS?
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Make sure you don't have any external drives plugged in and make sure you're booting from the correct drive if there's more than one installed.

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A:New computer has no display/does not POST

Hey, I looked up the Intel Bios Beep Codes, located here, nothing seems to show for 1short, pause, 1 long... So it is very confusing as to what your problem may be.

The 3 beeps seem to be a RAM issue, take out both sticks, make sure all the contacts on the modules are good (not bent, scratched) try each stick seperately in each and every slot on the board. You might be best off to do a bench test. Take the board out of the tower, hopefully you still have the static bag from the Motherboard box, place the board on a static bag and something semi soft(usually foam comes with the boards too) and test the board with Just the Video Card, RAM, Processor. If it posts, add components. if it all works together outside of the case, but it back in, see if it works.

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I believe that system is roughly 4-5 years old, and as such probability is PCI-E slot may not be upto the task with regard to compatibility/power etc. I hope someone with more knowledge would either back it up or correct me if i am wrong. Regards

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See if there's anything in this post that helps;

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A:Cannot seem to disable onboard video

Also, we installed the drivers for the gt240 from nvidia's website and from cd, but still no result.
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A:Ecs-motherboard sudden no post

This might have been caused by a failed hard drive in the beginning. Now it may well be a bad motherboard
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A:Acer Aspire 5720 gives black screen after POST

The hard drive may be bad
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A:Mysterious System Hangup at POST

Cosmic Alignment.......

Well, I think the BIOS reset is what did the trick, and not any of the other diagnostic attempts. Red says that sometime s*** happens, and then your BIOS resets, for better or worse. (loose quote).
I turned on my E7300 machine one day, and while watching the crawl, I'm told that the CPU is running @ 2.2 Ghz. I was of course dismayed, and reset the CPU multiplier to 10.0, from 8.5. How it got to be 8.5 remains a mystery.

That's the what of it, but my lack of in depth tech knowledge prevents me from saying exactly why.

One time I read an article saying that "cosmic rays" might affect computer operations as the gates became progressively smaller.

I read a lot of crap about Y2K being the end of the world also, but as we all know, that didn't pan out.

I also tried to install a copy of Ubuntu one time, goofed up taking the disc out, rebooted at the wrong time or something, and I got an error message saying, "the BIOS is being reloaded from backup". (Gigabyte dual BIOS board). Wow, dodged a bullet there too.

In any event, it seems an OS can alter , damage, or modify the BIOS HAL firmware. (note 1)

Note 1; Since "alter" and "modify" are close to synonymous in this context, the sentence even has a "built in backup". But at no point am I claiming that this makes it more informative.
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Did you check with Virgin Mobile?
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Any help here???

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So you cloned the 250GB to 500GB. So does the 500GB have XP on it or are you just using it as a additional storage. You might want to do that. Leave the 250GB as the Primary C: then have the 500GB as archive media storage. There you can have all your music, pictures, music for Media Center 2005. This way you don't have to clone the HDD.

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A:Help with CPU/Motherboard? No-post

The CPU needs to be installed in the motherboard at all times, in order to get any sign of motherboard operation. You can remove the memory, and see if the motherboard beeps, if you hear nothing, the motherboard... or the CPU is bad. Make sure you have all the power supply connections to the motherboard including the CPU power plug
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A:GA58X-UD7 won't post

Are you getting a debug code ? or is the board completely dark ?
You can't POST the board but the SATA optical drive works ? If it's a no POST then you won't be able to get the BIOS up. If this is the case then try clearing CMOS. Rather than just hit the CMOS button do it the recommended way...
Remove power from the system.
Hit the power button to discharge the capacitors.
Push the CMOS button
Remove the battery from the motherboard.
Do something else for an hour.
Replace the battery.
Restore power and boot up immediately into BIOS- if possible
Select "Load Optimized Defaults" and set the recommended voltage for your RAM
Save & exit.
On reboot, go directly into BIOS and set the recommended timings for your RAM and any other options you'd like to set (i.e. boot order, etc.).

If that doesn't work then it's troubleshooting time (this is a cut and paste from one of my earlier posts intended for first-timers)

Make sure you are doing the antistatic protection thing.
I usually keep the PSU plugged in at the wall but turned off so that the PSU is grounding the chassis-touching any unpainted surface occasionally will discharge any anti-static buildup.
Ideally the PSU should be checked first-you need a voltmeter for that though.
Disassemble the system -remove power connectors, cards, cables
Remove the motherboard from the chassis and check that you have no "extra" motherboard standoffs connecting the back of the mobo
Visual check of board for burnt/severed traces, blown capacitors, and whether the cooler is definitely seated correctly. If all good the remove the cooler and cpu
Check socket for bent or broken pins-if you check from all angles any bent/broken pins should be apparent. If you have keen eyesight then check the gold contact pads on the underside of the CPU- they should have slight indentations/scuffs from making contact with the socket pins. All good then...
Reassemble outside of chassis with bare essentials for POST
-1 stick RAM
-keyboard (pref PS/2 or use adapter as some Giga boards need USB kb enabled in BIOS)
-connect GPU to monitor
Power up. If no POST then recheck with remaining RAM
Retest with remaining RAM sticks

If you can POST -I can see no reason why you would try to install an OS without being able to get the BIOS up- then it sounds like the board is malfunctioning as- have you set the BIOS to "optimised defaults"
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A:Freezes on the post test?

Failed hard drive...
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here is a little info first

server is running windows 2003
this is a duplicate of a drive that used to work on the server
Tape works on another server and drive
were are using NTBackup
tapes are fine
drive is new and this is the second one
server is not connected to the internet

The problem: i place a tape into the drive, then on the server i open ntbackup and go to restore when trying to catalog this tape it would give you a Device Busy mount is waiting (unable to attach screen print) we tried updating drivers, replaced the drive another new one, cables, terminater and scsi card. to no avail, anyone know what the problem is