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PC Case Change - Now PC won't boot up!

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by cmoliver123, Apr 11, 2007.

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  1. cmoliver123

    cmoliver123 Thread Starter

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    Hey

    Just bought a nice Xion II Modder's Case for my PC. I slowly removed all the parts from the old case, and carefully replaced them into the new case.

    However, on boot up, depending on what IDE drive is connected, I get:

    a.) a blank screen
    b.) A bios screen with no memory check but instead a message simply stating "Memory...T"
    c.) Differing amounts of memory (varies between 25000K(ish), and 3584K), even though my usual memcheck is over 1.25GB (1 x 1GB RAM stick, 1 x 512MB RAM stick)

    I've tried every combination of IDE connection, including simply unplugging everything and plugging solely the HDD into the IDE1 port.

    Simply put, when I first connected the PC back up in the new case I copied it EXACTLY as the old case.

    In addition, the bios check screen is not as crystal clear as it normally is. There are strange symbols/artefacts littered around the screen.

    I have a keyboard and nothing else plugged in, although the BIOS setup utility does not appear if I press F1 or DEL.

    Any help is extremely appreciated!!

    Cheers

    Chris O
     
  2. win2kpro

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    Did you install the motherboard standoffs (risers) in the new case?
     
  3. cmoliver123

    cmoliver123 Thread Starter

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    hi

    no i didn't mount the board with standoffs the first time round, but have subsequently done so.

    have now tried putting the components back into the old case, and I still get the same errors.

    do you think i've "fried" my motherboard?

    cheers

    Chris
     
  4. win2kpro

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    The 1st thing I would try would be to download Memtest and install it on a floppy. Boot the machine from the floppy and let Memtest run for several hours and see if it comes up with errors.

    http://www.memtest.org/
     
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