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older p3 system doesnt boot up
May 9, 2008, 8:58 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
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??
May 26, 2008
older system doesnt boot
May 9, 2008, 9:09 PM
Please list more info. Try clearing the CMOS first and then try and install an OS.
May 10, 2008, 12:54 AM
Uhm, you do have an OS installed? It may not know where to find an operating system.
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May 10, 2008, 4:35 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
May 26, 2008, 10:29 PM
yep there's probably no os installed
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