Computer turns on?-shows no signal

January 3, 2009 at 21:04:34
Specs: Windows XP, Q6600/2GB
Message: So I just added in an old 120gb hard drive to recover some old files which was successful. I booted up my computer successfully five times before it would turn on- but not show a signal. I get no beep codes, no lights on the keyboard, even no indicator or power lights. What happened? Is there anything I can do to solve this problem?

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January 4, 2009 at 08:13:50
"What happened?"

If the system was working until you installed the HDD, you either installed it incorrectly or you knocked something loose while messing around inside the case. Did you check the master/slave jumper configuration to make sure it's correct?

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January 4, 2009 at 11:51:57
The drive is on a separate channel and set to master (no jumpers). I booted up the system successfully and recovered my data. After that it booted up successfully a few times then it stopped working.

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January 5, 2009 at 07:34:46
Does it show in the BIOS or Disk Management? Or don't you get that far? Have you disconnected the drive and then tried booting?

"So won’t you give this man his wings
What a shame
To have to beg you to see
We’re not all the same
What a shame" - Shinedown

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