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Windows 7: Removed IDE drives and adjusted setup, but wont boot!

19 Feb 2010   #21
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Runckle View Post
To be honest I haven't got a clue how to check all the voltages.
Is everyone understanding me or am I just being misunderstood. All I have done is taken away the Removable Hard drives (IDE diskettes) and and removed the IDE cable since then the computer wont boot up. I can here the Sata Drive (Diskette) check itself then the blue light comes on then nothing. It doesn't boot startup screen...
I think what is meant here is that you are no longer using the IDE and SATA is pulling power from the PSU differently. I am not an expert on this either. you should be able to test all of the connections from the PSU with a voltage meter and see if it matches specs from the PSU manual(?). there is also a piece of equipment you can buy to plug the PSU up to and it reads all connections at once. it cost about $10-20

psu tester - Google Product Search

Voltmeters:
voltmeter - Google Product Search

I have seen this startup failure before. The comp had two HD's. One was bad and it just spun up and died continously. Since the comp was testing both on startup. it wouldn't work until I disconnected the bad HD.

As someone mentioned before, the best way to test this is to make sure no hard drives are connected at all. this should get to boot screen and say HD not found, but booting from DVD should be possible with this.

If you did this, then the problem could be a bad sata connection if they haven't been used. an old BIOS version thats not compliant with the ssd's? <this would most likely be the culprit if removing all HD's fixes the issue.

Good luck I know you are frustrated, but have patients. There are smart people on this forum that can solve it if its at all possible to solve.


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19 Feb 2010   #22
Tarka Dal

Stools
 
 

I never realised that just removing two IDE drives could be that complicated. I thought that unplugging them and stopping BIOS from trying to recognise the IDE discs would be the end of the matter. I have tried just booting the hard drive, and without any drives, and still got nothing just a blue light. I shouldn't think the voltages are a problem as the computer was runnig perfect before I got my fumbling hands on it!
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19 Feb 2010   #23
Tarka Dal

Stools
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Thorsen View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Runckle View Post
To be honest I haven't got a clue how to check all the voltages.
Is everyone understanding me or am I just being misunderstood. All I have done is taken away the Removable Hard drives (IDE diskettes) and and removed the IDE cable since then the computer wont boot up. I can here the Sata Drive (Diskette) check itself then the blue light comes on then nothing. It doesn't boot startup screen...
I think what is meant here is that you are no longer using the IDE and SATA is pulling power from the PSU differently. I am not an expert on this either. you should be able to test all of the connections from the PSU with a voltage meter and see if it matches specs from the PSU manual(?). there is also a piece of equipment you can buy to plug the PSU up to and it reads all connections at once. it cost about $10-20

psu tester - Google Product Search

Voltmeters:
voltmeter - Google Product Search

I have seen this startup failure before. The comp had two HD's. One was bad and it just spun up and died continously. Since the comp was testing both on startup. it wouldn't work until I disconnected the bad HD.

As someone mentioned before, the best way to test this is to make sure no hard drives are connected at all. this should get to boot screen and say HD not found, but booting from DVD should be possible with this.

If you did this, then the problem could be a bad sata connection if they haven't been used. an old BIOS version thats not compliant with the ssd's? <this would most likely be the culprit if removing all HD's fixes the issue.

Good luck I know you are frustrated, but have patients. There are smart people on this forum that can solve it if its at all possible to solve.




Thanks Thorsen I will have to come back to this tomorrow as the wife beckons me to her chamber! Goodnight all!
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20 Feb 2010   #24
Tarka Dal

Stools
 
 
Slept on it!

Well I've slept on this and the only way I'm going to be able to start my computer is to rest BIOS. How can I do that?
Thanks for your help everyone...
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20 Feb 2010   #26
Tarka Dal

Stools
 
 

Thanks Greg.
I've done that and the computer still wont come up with the very first screen.
Any ideas?
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20 Feb 2010   #27
Tarka Dal

Stools
 
 
Help anyone please.

Okay How can I get the mobo to boot to first screen?
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20 Feb 2010   #28
gregrocker

 

Check all the connections carefully.

Are you taking precautions to discharge static electricity before touching mobo or connections?

It sounds like it won't post and that can mean bad mobo. I would call the maker to determine for certain and RMA it.
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22 Feb 2010   #29
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

I would agree with gregrocker on this especially since you cleared the CMOS. I hate to say its probably the Mobo, but I think you have ruled everything else out and its not going to post.

I was told that it is possible to boot from a win95 boot disc if the BIOS is malfunctioning I have not done this though. I have done this from a Ubuntu disc since you can run the OS from the disc. I dont know if either of these options are available for you though.

Edit: In this scenario I was still able to get to post so I don't know if either of these will help, just more things you might be able to try before ripping out mobo.
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