Hoping you guys can help me out here. I just installed a new WD Caviar Blue PATA hard drive into my compaq desktop. (500 GB model). Now I managed to install a fresh windows xp on the hard drive and everything was going great. I shut down the computer from XP.
Next day go to turn the thing on and it starts up, my system fan moves as does my graphics card fan, and then they stop. The power light for the computer stays on though, and if I hold the power button down it turns the light off. It's as though it didnt boot up all the way.
I took the power cord off the hard drive and the system starts up fine. I tried using diff. power cords to the hard drive it doesnt matter. As does changing around the IDE cables. I tried having this hard drive the only thing plugged in, still no avail.
I would really appreciate any insight, help, whatever you guys can offer.