I had this comp from my son, built it for him 2-3 yrs back. since about 3 mths it would not boot up always. few days ago it would not boot up, not even to bios. no beeps nothing. when i disconnected power it would sometimes boot. i tried diff ps, video card, reinserted memory. yesterday i checked the bios batt and it was dead. put brand new lithium, today it is almost discharged. the only way to boot is to remove/reinsert the cpu (p4 3.06) and than it goes to bios setup. it quit while it was working for no reason, when removing cpu it will go to setuo, cpu speed must be chosen. when its running it is all ok as if nothing was wrong. any ideas? thanks
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Hi Good day!! well i think your board didn't detect your HDD for some reason: 1. unexpected shutdown 2. cable not properly connect in HDD to motherboard 3. HDD have been damage because of improper shutdown.
here are the step to detect your HDD 1.pull out your cable from the HDD and then re-insert it make sure it its inserted properly. 2.go to CMOS and then in the "MAIN menu" check the primary master, primary slave, etc. in the primary master your HDD should be detect there. if not enter your primary master for auto detecting. if nothing happens and still not detected you must replace the cable of your HDD.
if im correct, you havent installed a floppy drive yet...
while the comp is booting press esc (on some comps its F10 it should say on the screen) and access the boot sequence..in there there is a list of boot items...they always list floppy drive as the first boot drive in case you need to recover your comp...remove floppy drive from your boot list making sure that your hardrive (C) is first drive to boot.
After you get your comp set up, you may want to change that sequence in case you ever have problems with your HDD
from my experience, you will need to format when changing the hardware you have changed. are there files on the drive that you need? if so id recommend putting your old motherboard back in to backup the drive then rebuild and format. thats if it wasnt faulty to start off with.
PUT YOUR OLD COMP BACK THE WAY IT WAS .IF IT BOOTS AS ALWAYS,GO TO CONTROL PANEL.SELECT "SYSTEM",SELECT DEVICE MGR,SELECT DISK DRIVES.RIGHT CLICK ON YOUR SLAVE,SELECT UNINSTALL,FOLLOW INSTRUCTS.TURN OFF COMP AND REMOVE YOUR SLAVE.REBOOT.HOPE IT WORKS FOR YOU!
Unplug the the dsl & any other device except the keyboard & mouse. Double check the video cable at both ends monitor & PC. Boot up system. If the system starts shut down & connect 1 device. Boot the system. OK? continue to do this. On the dsl there is a reset button. With it unpluged from power use a pen & hold in the reset for about ten seconds. Reconnect the power & reconnect the Rj45 to the PC. Boot system.