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New build won't boot

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by [email protected], Feb 7, 2007.

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  1. H@XX0R

    [email protected] Thread Starter

    Oct 16, 2006
    I upgraded an old computer last night, and now it won't boot.

    First, a little history on the box. It used to be an eMachine, that I put a video card in and it worked fine. After about 3 or 4 years, it crashed and when I rebooted it crashed again. Each time it booted up it took less and less time to crash, until the only thing that would happen was the fans and power led would come on. Then the only way to turn them off was to unplug it. I got a new mobo and it worked... for a week. Same thing all over again so I figured it was the PSU that kept frying my mobos. That was a while ago I bought almost an entirely new computer. I put it together and it posted with only one beep, went through up to the point when it would boot from the HDD, but it said no bootable device was found. The bios recognized both of my drives and the one with windows was the master. It booted from my Ubuntu disc and ran fine, but when I put my Windows install disk in it gets to the point where it would boot and restarts. Now I have no clue what to try now and any help would be nice.

    Sorry about the long post, but there was a lot to this problem

    My rig:
    Core 2 Duo E6300 - CPU
    Enermax Liberty ELT620AWT - PSU
    ABIT AW9-Max - mobo
    ATI X1650 pro - VGA
    Buffalo Firestix 2GB DDR2 800 - RAM
    120 GB and 250 GB HDD - (from old computer, don't know brand)
    DVD-ROM drive - (from old computer, don't know brand)
  2. daddyhominum


    Dec 1, 2005
    Use ubuntu to capture all the files you want to keep and then format a disk for a new install of windows?
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