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Dead drive? I inherited a computer and when I try to turn it on the fans start for a few seconds and the hard drive engages but then everything immediately shuts off. If I disconnect the drive then it will try to boot but finding no bios it then shuts off.

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Double check that the hard drive jumpers are set for auto select/ or master. may have come from someone that had multi drive setup. reconect the cable to the master position on the motherboard, and master on the cable.
Try to enter the bios setup for the computer, and check that it is finding the hard drive. the system may not be configured for that drive. some computers setup can be accessed by pressing f1 or f10 button while first powering up unit.

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When you first turn your computer on, during the first few seconds the screen should give you information about what is happening, AND it should tell you to press the delete key in order to get to the bios settings. Do that (press the key several times to make sure you get there). Once you get to the bios settings find the ones that control the boot disc (usually you will see 1st boot and 2nd boot, and each will allow several possibilities, including floppy boot, if you have one, as well as cd or dvd boot, etc.) Make sure your hard disk is selected as your first boot choice, then save the selection and reboot.
I think this will work for you.

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