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{RESOLVED}Disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by CaptainMurph, Jul 15, 2003.

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  1. CaptainMurph

    CaptainMurph Thread Starter

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    I have just put together an old computer which i had previously been using. It was taken apart, so i reassmbled with a new video card. When I start it and it goes to the second screen checking for IDE primary master etc. It just stops after having ...None after everything, and it just stays there. It doesn't respond to me pressing Delete to enter setup after that. I'm wondering if it could be mechanical or electrical, or both. Thanks
     
  2. gotrootdude

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    Have you got all drives disconnected? Is the bios new enough to recognize the hard drive you're attempting to use? I think it's a drive issue.
     
  3. CaptainMurph

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    No i don't have drives disconnected, and everything has been used before except the video card. So the computer worked at one point
     
  4. CaptainMurph

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    On the cpu i put together it came up with this after i unhooked one of the plugins to the hard drive. Does anyone know what to do?
     
  5. CaptainMurph

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    I unhooked one of the plugins because it wasn't detecting anything
     
  6. brianF

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    It's looking for the operating system, with the hard drive unplugged it will give that message expecting a disk in the drive.

    Is this a brand new machine, brand new hard drive????????
    Or is there an operating system that you have installed fresh on the drive????
     
  7. brianF

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    Don't start another thread for the same problem, keep replying to this thread

    Merged first thread into second
     
  8. CaptainMurph

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    once again, no, it's not a new system, the only thing new is the video card. this was basically a computer that was taken apart, now i'm putting it back together.
     
  9. CaptainMurph

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    so i haven't installed anything.
     
  10. jonhiker

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    Double check your cables. Make sure that they are plugged in correctly, with the red stripe at the number one pin(red stripe closest to power supply).
    Remove the new vidoe card and replce it with the old one or a different one(a wild guess). ALso, remove the CMOS battery for a bout 15 minutes/this will clear the BIOS and allow you to start fresh.
     
  11. brianF

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    Check that the ide cable is connected securly to the motherboard with pin1 aligned with the red stripe, also, on the drive, check that the cable is secure and aligned pin1 to red stripe. Double check all the power connectors

    Make sure all the add in cards are seated properly, also reseat the new video card. Make sure the memory is seated properly.

    If all else fails, remove everything except the video card, processor, memory, and floppy drive. Try to start it and see if it will post.
     
  12. CaptainMurph

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    fixed the problem, it was really dumb, the power supply to mobo wasn't completely in. HA! Sorry, but thanks for you hospitality
     
  13. brianF

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    sokay, as long as it's workin :)
     
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