|Just put in a new mobo (asus p5n-d), cpu (intel e8500), ram (2x 2gig corsair ddr2), and graphics card (9800 gtx). Upon completion, I ran into a problem with needing a 4 device IDE cable for the two HDD and DVD drive, so decided to simply plug in the HDDs (I couldn't remember which had the partition for windows). |
The machine made it to bios but would restart every time windows tried to load. I realized I probably needed to try a repair using the XP disc, but was unable to since I did not plug in the DVD drive.
So I turned the machine off, plugged in (now knowing which HDD had windows) the DVD drive and removed the unneeded HDD. Now all the fans and lights start up, but it never makes the "beep" of starting up and never goes to bios. The monitor is acting as though the computer is still off.
I've tried resetting the CMOS, unplugging and replugging in all the components, booting with fewer devices plugged in, and reseating the cpu. No change. The power supply recommended is a minimum 550 watt, while the one I have is 500 watt. I would be more concerned about that, if not for the intial good start up.
The only thing I can think of now is the cpu may have been fried by an ESD (although I was careful to touch the case before playing with anything on the mobo and don't recall feeling a shock).
Any suggestions, help, or simple confirmation of my novice diagnosis would be greatly appreciated.