older p3 system doesnt boot up Tags: Homebuilt Boot Hard Drives Systems Last response: May 26, 2008 10:29 PM in Systems Share highwind May 9, 2008 8:58:13 PM NOOB QUESTION. i got a hold of a used p3 system from a few years back, it didn't have a hdd installed, so i threw one in and connected it and started it up. the computer starts up and shows the message something like 1800 + Checking NVRAM... ok then it just shows options like boot menu f8... network boot f12... etc then doesnt do anything, and it doesnt do anything when i press the keys on the keyboard... i know the keyboard is working but maybe the mobos bad or something whats the prob? i tried 2 hard drives same thing, is it the mobo?? More about : older system doesnt boot Shadow703793 a b B Homebuilt system May 9, 2008 9:09:10 PM Please list more info. Try clearing the CMOS first and then try and install an OS. ohiou_grad_06 a b B Homebuilt system May 10, 2008 12:54:12 AM Uhm, you do have an OS installed? It may not know where to find an operating system. Related resources my system doesn't boot up - Forum Help!! my dell system is making loud noise and doesn't boot up - Forum PC doesn't boot up. Year old system - Forum Motherboard doesn't boot up - Forum newly built system with Asus P4R800-V deluxe doesn't boot up - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer highwind May 10, 2008 4:35:08 AM i actually don't know if there is an OS installed because i just got a bunch of old hard drives from someone and i only tried 2 of them so far. i will try clearing the cmos as youve said boop334 May 26, 2008 10:29:41 PM yep there's probably no os installed Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources grrr, RAID and system doesn't boot up now *DELETED* Forum SolvedSystem doesn't boot when I plugin the graphics card. Forum Solvedmy ide hard is making a beep sound at the startup and it doesnt boot up,,,, help ?? Forum SolvedNew build won't boot when I install gpu; system doesn't recognize hdd Forum SolvedDual monitor card in an HP Pavilion, system doesn't boot Forum SolvedComputer doesn't boot after falling on its side about an inch up Forum SolvedPC doesn't boot but green light on mobo lights up, any ideas? Forum Asus P3 motherboard installed & PC won\'t boot up XP Forum SolvedMy PC doesnt boot up. it turns on but hard drive doesnt run ? Forum SolvedWon't pass BIOS on Boot up and the keyboard doesn't work Forum SolvedPC doesn't boot up first time, CPU LED stays on. Second/third time booting up it all works fine. Forum Blank Screen at Startup - My older XP laptop doesn\'t even show the boot process Forum SolvedBurning Plastic smell doesnt boot up Forum SolvedPC starts up but doesn't boot. Forum Solvedsystem doesnt show any key press boot but directly goes into installation setup Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !