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Cleaned the power supply fan and re-attached all sata and power cables correctly windows 7 pro
Is the HD spinning? Did you place the HD cable back into the same slot it was removed from on the motherboard? Try switching the Power Supply cable with another to the HD.
Posted on Jan 17, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Dell Precision 380
So the 80GB drive is an IDE drive, right?
Different manufacturer's have different BIOS' so I can't say with certainty what you'll see in yours, but on my ASUS motherboards I have a one of three settings:
When I run both IDE and SATA drives I need to use the third setting. I sounds like you're shutting off the PATA when you enable the SATA so there's no drive from which to boot.
If I misunderstand your problem please let me know.
Posted on Dec 22, 2007
Have you tried ignoring the monitor error, that is pressing F1?
Additionally, you can try, use a separate power connector for the DVD drive not piggybacked to the one used by the HD. If your drives are SATA, double check on the power adapter. If your DVD is external and USB connected, check its own power supply. Further you may want to un-check the Auto Power OFF in Power Management for USBs.
If you think the problem is PSU related, you can try lowering your BIOS/CMOS settings down to Default and not Optimized.
Of course the next best try would be to use a another PSU preferably with a higher wattage.
Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.
Good luck and kind regards.
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Posted on May 27, 2008
Answers to your questions:
2. Very likely
3. a Google search should show you what the connectors look like.
4 HP/Compaq do a good job of providing documentation. Go to hp.com and put in your system information. You should be able to locate motherboard diagrams there. If you can't let me know and I'll try to locate them.
Posted on Dec 29, 2008
Most motherboards have settings that allow the board to try and overclock itself upon bootup. Take a look in your manual and it should lead you to the correct setting in the bios that will allow you to have the computer boot up in normal mode. Failing that, you may have to force the motherboard back to the default setup. There is a jumper you would have to move, then you would remove the battery from the motherboard. Check your manual for how to clear the CMOS settings if you need to do that step.
Posted on Jul 10, 2009
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