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Windows 7: Computer freezes on startup before beeper posts

21 May 2012   #11
louis cardinal

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

i dont understand, i just had a DVD optical drive connected to my motherboard without power and it caused this much trouble!? it caused issues with booting up and my hard drive disk. doesn't make sense.


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21 May 2012   #12
FaberTech

Windows 7 x64 / Windows Server 2008 / Linux (Redhat & Deb distros) / OS X / More
 
 

Try hooking up a bad printer or a bad external hard disk and see how long it takes to boot. Its normal when a device isn't working properly to stall a boot. First the bios has to recognize the faulty device, then the OS has to while the kernel is loading so it can take control of it. If the device doesn't respond properly, it will stall everything.
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21 May 2012   #13
usasma
Microsoft MVP

 
 

This happens quite frequently with bad hard drives.

For example, a crossed wire (short) in the CD/DVD drive impacts it's access by the controller(s) built onto the motherboard - which is also (usually) connected in some way to the Hard Drive.

And, if the device is spitting out errors - the program (BIOS or Windows) has to do multiple error checks (that's why the system slows down when a hard drive is dying).
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21 May 2012   #14
louis cardinal

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

So im still confused, my optical DVD drive is bad and broken or is it to do with the fact that i only plugged in the data cable without the 4 pin peripheral connected?
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21 May 2012   #15
usasma
Microsoft MVP

 
 

You haven't troubleshot the device, so it's unknown at this point.

Try it with power
Try it with a new data cable
Try it completely disconnected
Try another, known good CD/DVD drive
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21 May 2012   #16
louis cardinal

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

actually i think i already solved the problem, disconnected it and computer works fine. But may i ask where do i get a SATA to a 4 PIN?(my power supply is all SATA cables, i need a 4 pin to power my drive) i couldnt find 1 thats why my optical drive doesnt have power.
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21 May 2012   #17
usasma
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Try this Google shopping search:
sata to 4 pin power connector - Google Search
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