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 Improve speed of p3 Dell? - Forum P3 P800 IDE Config - Forum How much better is Athlon vs P3 ? - Forum P3 700 won't overclock! - Forum New IDE for boot with older SATA and it doesn't ... - 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: ForumOlder Laptop, >137GB Drive ForumAsus P3 motherboard installed & PC won\'t boot up XP ForumNew(er) Cards for Old(er ) Machines? Forum[ Older system new upgrades] Won't boot past bios POST Forummy old intel SE440BX and p3 500... ForumSSD recommendations for older system ForumOS install advice on old P3 win98 ForumI burned my first p3 !!! ForumUpgrading a P3 500Mhz ForumP3 Motherboard ForumUpgrade P2 400 to P3 600?? ForumP4 or P3 dual proc. as webserver ForumP3 1ghz vs Athlon 1ghz vs price/performance!!! *DELETED* ForumRecommend cheap, reliable SATA PCI controller for P3 mobo? ForumWindows won't boot after Motherboard/CPU/RAM change More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !