no os on hd, can i get into bios?

April 23, 2011 at 06:11:33
Specs: Windows XP, pc2700
New CPU celeron 2.66/ 256/ 533 SL7C6 emachinces D2823
no post, no bios ? Heatsink and psu fans working also HD and CD lights on

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April 23, 2011 at 06:59:22
You don't need a HDD to access the BIOS, you just need to know which key to press at startup, plus you have to press it at the right time. But if you had a working system, then swapped the CPU, now it won't work, you obviously did something wrong when installing the CPU.

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April 23, 2011 at 07:44:38
My key is ( delete ) for bios, don't have a case speaker for beeps!
HD light comes on then goes out in 2 seconds, i have paste under heatsink.

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April 23, 2011 at 15:00:04
"i have paste under heatsink"

Tiny dab about the size of a grain of rice? Did you spread it around like frosting a cake? If you did, you did it wrong.

Thermal Paste - Middle Dot Method

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