Intel D845GBV will not boot into Operating System ,Win XP Pro
Still have that Windows XP Pro full installation disk, that you used for this harddrive?
Make sure all power cables from the power supply are connected.
You have a motherboard, (Intel D845GBV), that has a Socket 478 processor socket, and uses Intel Pentium 4 processors.
Computer Unplugged from power! Touch the metal frame of the computer case to relieve your body of static. Work on a table. IF you get up for any reason, then return, Make Sure you touch the metal frame, BEFORE you reach inside.
1.Make SURE the 4-pin ATX power cable from the power supply, is plugged into the 12 volt ATX connector on the motherboard.
[12 volt ATX connector on motherboard:
Bottom LEFT corner of the processor socket. You are looking at the motherboard with the processor at the top, and the ram slots to the right]
2.Make sure the 40-pin flat ribbon interface cable, is plugged into the harddrive correctly.
There is a faint red stripe along one edge of this flat ribbon cable. The red stripe designates Number 1 pin. (There are 40 pins on the back of the harddrive. [39 actually. One pin is blocked out]
As you view the back of the harddrive, the 4-pin Molex power cable, plugs into the right side. (All the way to the right)
The 40-pin flat ribbon cable plugs in to the left of the power cable.
Number 1 pin of the flat ribbon cable, is next to the power cable connection.
The red stripe, will now be close to the power cable connection on the harddrive, when the flat ribbon cable is plugged in correctly.
3.Make sure the 4-pin Molex power cable is plugged in firmly into the harddrive.
4.Check all power cables to the optical drive/s, and the main power cable to the motherboard.
[20-pin ATX power cable. To the right of the ram slots]
Now, close the computer case, plug the computer back into power, WAIT 1 minute, turn the computer on.
As SOON as the POST screen goes by, start tapping on the F2 key. You are going into BIOS Setup.
You should now be on the main menu in BIOS Setup. You can no longer use your mouse, you have to use your keyboard to get around in BIOS Setup.
At the top you will see headings in the header bar. Maintenance, Main, Advanced, Security, Power, Boot, and Exit.
Use the Right Arrow key and highlight Boot.
Press the Enter key.
Use the Down Arrow key and highlight Boot Device Priority in the drop down submenu. Press the Enter key.
Use the Down Arrow key and highlight ATAPI CD-ROM. Press the Enter key.
Now press the F10 key.
If Yes/No comes up, use the appropriate Side Arrow key, (Left or Right), and highlight YES. Press the Enter key.
IF Y/N comes up, press the y key for YES.
(It isn't a capital Y. The capital Y is shown for clarity. Do Not press the Shift key, and the y key. Just press the y key)
Now press the Enter key.
(F10 is to Save Changes. Y is Yes you want to save changes. The Enter key executes the command)
Your computer will now restart. You need to have that full installation disk in your optical drive. (CD/DVD drive)
Your computer will now boot from the full installation disk in your optical drive.
If your computer goes past booting from the installation disk, because you did not get it in there in time, don't worry.
Just press the CTRL key, ALT key, and DELete key, AT THE SAME TIME. (Not shouting)
This will restart your computer, and it will boot from the Windows full installation disk.
Ok I went over everything.. finally I got sick of it and re-installed my old factory PSU, plugged in my new enermax to my power strip and connected just the 6 pin PCI-e cord to my 7950 GT (no other wires from the enermax are connected to my PC at all). When I turn on my tower I click the enermax switch to the off position and in a couple seconds the enermax and my video card powers up. I talked to a guy from the "Geek Squad" about it and he said that my card should NOT be working nor should my enermax be getting any power to the card. But alas it works and it runs around 57 degrees OC'd of course I have the side panel open because of the PSU I have next to it just to power my card. I don't really understand WTH is up with this thing. My E-mail is [email protected] if you'd like to discuss this in more depth send me an e-mail with an obvious subject heading.
Oh yeah and thank you for your advice.