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Windows 7: Comp posts fine without any drives connected...

12 Apr 2012   #1

Win7 64bit
Comp posts fine without any drives connected...

Tossed together a frankenputer with some parts laying around. Was working great today. Went out did some yard work, came back later and it won't start. It tries but won't post. If I unhook both HDD's and the CD it will post. Hooking any HDD up stops it from even posting.

Very odd. Any ideas?

Solved: Power supply

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12 Apr 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

With the frankenputer, have you installed in of the mobo drivers from the mobo website? If that doesn't work...try a BIOS update. Follow your mobo instructions to the letter, otherwise you can brick the computer - make it a giant paper weight.
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13 Apr 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

Thanks for letting us know what your issue was/is and that you solved it.
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