I just built a computer and having software i

July 5, 2011 at 20:27:14
Specs: Linux i686, 4
I just built a computer and having trouble with software issues. It won' let me boot to my hard drive and load any OS. Please help

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#1
July 5, 2011 at 20:52:13
remove all but one stick of ram.
set bios to default.
do you get any beeps at boot?
does it post?
are there a row of led's on the mobo, what do they tell you.
check in bios for graphic card settings?
are you using sata or ide drives? check bios setting and sata position.

i hate computers!
but cant help myself....


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#2
July 7, 2011 at 04:37:30
Set BIOS to boot from DVD drive first then hard drive.
Run Memtest from bootable CD to test memory.
Run hard drive utility (download from website of hard drive mfg) from bootable CD to test hard drive.
Check other BIOS settings as in #1 above.
Check ALL power connectors are properly connected including: 24pin and 4 or 8 pin motherboard connectors, graphics card auxiliary connectors, hard drive connectors, DVD drive, AND all associated data cables.
Reseat all cards.
Check temperatures in BIOS to make sure heat sink is cooling CPU properly.
Try Windows install disk to repair or reinstall OS.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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