I have installed everything correctly, i think. When i start up the computer all fans start up, and the motherboard number at the bottom right lights up with a number. But i have nothing showing up on the monitor...i have the graphics card in the forth slot down from the PCI-express expansion slot. I have a pci graphics card installed not a pci-express. If anyone can help me out i would appreciate it!!!
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Re: Black Screen(no boot up?)
Hi there try this,
Check your memory if they are installed properly and that the contacts are clean and shinny. Chec the error code (Number) on your motherboards manual
For More Info Visit your Motherboard's
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This could be any number of problems. First start with hardware. Is everything seated and connected correctly? Are the hard drives installed correctly. Are the power on pins on the board set correctly or pinned at all? Is the ram the correct ram?
Check the hard drives, are they functional, do they boot with other computers?
Use a volt meter and check that the power supply is producing the correct voltages on all the connectors and rails.
If that all checks out, it might be a bios error. Check your boot load order and if the motherboard is detecting the hard drives, check that the correct bios settings for OS management are in place as this is a server. Is the RAM power settings (voltage) and speed correctly selected? Will the computer boot from optical drive using a live CD? Will it boot from a USB live OS (like Ubuntu)?
Since it's not booting, you may not have compatible hardware or damaged hardware. The OS that's installed on the hard drives may not be able to load on the new (older model) motherboard due to driver incompatibility.
If the issue was the video card then there would be no display. If there was any display it would be discolored.
Try unplugging any removable media that's hooked up to the computer. After that try to boot it up.
If it still doesn't go anywhere then you most likely have a power supply issue on your hands. try unplugging an unnecessary components inside the computer such as any CD/DVD drives and removing any cards installed. Pretty much everything but the motherboard and the hard drive. If it still doesnt boot properly then you might either have to buy a new power supply or a new motherboard as long as you know your hard drive is good.
The thing si if it was an issue with the hard drive you would get an error message. If you seemed to have left out any error messages please post them.
what u may have done is wwhen u were installing the new board, gave a static shock to the system...that will cause only the fans to come on and nothing more...this is a bad problem bc u cannot fix it...if u figure out something else is wrong, and it gets fixed, let me know
Reinstall and during the install press F6 when it ask if would like to install 3rd party drivers and have the driver disk for your hard drive ready and install those when ask.once it is done it should complete the xp install and restart correctly.
check that all cables are securley fitted to your drives . try unistalling the graphics card , boot up the computer , if it boots up then you will need to install the drivers that came with the graphics card first
this cant have anything to do with only replacing a cooler, unless when fitting it you have caused some sort of stress damage to the motherboard.
Check all seatings of ram, graphics card and power connections in case they have been dislodged.
I assume you have tried resetting the cmos settings in case there is a corrupt bios for some reason.
The only other check is to see if the cooler is starting up straight away, as the processor may be shutting down if there is no fan running, or the motherboard is reading the temperatures incorrectly and not enabling you to boot.