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  1. jep04926

    jep04926 Thread Starter

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    i have a amd k-6 550, i was putting together for my kids, i have reset the cmos(pulled the battery & everything) i dont seam to be getting power any where??????i am lost at this point i have unhooked everything and have tried to get it to come on everywhich way and nothing
     
  2. n2gun

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    Check to see if the fan on the Power Supply is turning when you turn it on? Also are you getting any beeps? Are any drive lights flashing at all?
     
  3. jep04926

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    zero to all, its like it is getting no power, but 1/2hr earlier i could boot it up
     
  4. Jedi_Master

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    Howdy there jep04926...

    Can you remove the mother board from the case, put it on a peice of cardboard, and use just video, CPU, and memory, and see if it will power up ?

    It sounds like the mother board may be shorting to the case...
     
  5. jep04926

    jep04926 Thread Starter

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    i will give this a shot any other suggestions please let me know
     
  6. n2gun

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    Check the power supply connections to the board. It may be the power supply went bad also.
     
  7. jep04926

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    ok now i have power & it will boot, it will go to the windows boot screen & thats it.........if i escape back it says .......the following file is missing or corrupt: A:\HIMEN.SYS, AND THERE IS AN ERROR IN YOUR CONFIG.SYS FILE ON LINE 1 AND THEN.............
    A FILE MISSING OR CORRUPTED : A:\SS CDROM SYS THIS IS AN ERROR IN YOUR CONFIG. SYSFILE ON LINE 2
    DEVICE DRIVER NOT FOUND: 'MSCD001'
    NO VALID CDROM DEVICE DRIVERS SELECTED
    C:\>
     
  8. jep04926

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    it also doesnot seam to be recognizing my floppy, would formating the hd help reset things and if so how do i do that?
     
  9. JohnWill

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    It looks like you're booting from the hard disk, but your CONFIG.SYS is pointing to the A: drive to find HIMEM.SYS. I'd start by fixing the floppy, I don't think anything wrong with the HD right now.
     
  10. jep04926

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    so what steps do i take??? i do not have the first clue on what to do next
     
  11. ~Candy~

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    Does the floppy drive light come on, then go out during the boot processs? Or does it stay lit? If it stays lit, you have the gray cable connected backwards.
     
  12. jep04926

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    it does nothing, i see no light or anything
     
  13. ~Candy~

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    As silly as it sounds, is it plugged in?
     
  14. jep04926

    jep04926 Thread Starter

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    yes everything is plugged, i did have it in wrong before because the light stayed on all the time
     
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    Well, if it's plugged in (and that particular plug is connected to the power supply as well......don't laugh, it can happen....I've seen them hanging, not connected to anything, as there are extras sometimes.....) and the light doesn't come on at all, then the drive is damaged.
     
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