I just built a barebones computer & need help

October 22, 2010 at 19:43:53
Specs: Windows XP, Intell/1gig
I just built a barebones system.It came with a SATA MB, 500g WD SATA HD, and LG SATA DVD player. I hooked it up to power, monitor, inserted the XP disc and the monitor shows "no signal". The HD is cabled to SATA1 on the MB and DVD is on SATA2. Would putting the DVD on SATA1 and HD on SATA2 help? I have never had a SATA system before. Any help would be GREATLY appreciated. Thank you

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#1
October 22, 2010 at 20:10:33
Did you skip the part about check bios?

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#2
October 22, 2010 at 20:11:34
Well first, you you have ram? If you do, do you have a video card? If you have both, you should try to clear the cmos incase of a setting that was enabled. (such as use a video card that is in a different slot).

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#3
October 24, 2010 at 04:21:06
I have 1 gig of ram. I can't check the bios settings because I get nothing on the monitor, just "no signal". Would it help to clear the cmos on the MB? Would changing the SATA slots that the HD and DVD are plugged into (ie put DVD in SATA slot 1 vice 2)? The video is the onboard type, no card. Thanks for the replies.

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#4
October 25, 2010 at 12:54:11
Be sure you put the monitor on the built in video adapter instead of add on.

Getting something on the monitor is more important than the dvd right now.

Watch start up sequence. Compare to known working system See keyboard lights. look for beeps but be sure speaker on mb is attached to case speaker. Look to leds on mb, may show errors.

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