So I've installed my new hardware into my case, using a Gigabyte UD4P motherboard.
I've connected all the pins I was using, and turned on the power but nothing happened. The only thing happening is that one of the LEDs on the motherboard flashes a red light rather quickly and the turns off. We're talking ½ second or something.
Any ideas? Not that great at troubleshooting myself.
Which UDP4 are you using? Check to make sure that you properly plugged in the 24 pin ATX connector, the 8/4pin CPU connector, and depending on your board the 4 pin molex connector at the bottom of the board. If you don't plug in the molex connector the board won't start up.
First of all, thanks for your help guys. I really appreciate it. It seems that it was a misplaced cable. I thought it was one of the cables I connected to one of the fan controllers on the motherboard, but it seems that it wasne that So a tiny mistake apperently and the whole system falls apart
Now to another thing. I can get it to POST and all that, but just before it hits Windows 7 it says this: The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible.
I guess its because that I removed a harddrive I no longer need, but it wasnt the one with Windows 7 on. I was going to format anyway, and I think this is gonna fix the problem. But this raises another problem.
My USB keyboard works fine in the BIOS, but it wont work after that. Makes it a little hard to "Press any key" while loading the Windows 7 DvD
New motherboard=new install of your OS. You cannot move a hard drive with an OS installed from a previous system to a new system and expect it to work. It just won't happen. (anyway without a ton of problems and fixes)
Now, since I have said this, you are going to get several people who are going to say things like "I have moved my Windows installation 47 times from one computer to another and never had a single problem".
This is complete baloney.
I have done it myself several times, but NEVER is it 100% completely like it should be, unless the motherboard and the components are very, very close to exactly the same.
Thanks jit. I was gonna install a new copy of Win 7, but I cant get my keyboard to work past BIOS. I dont know whats wrong. I've even tried with a USB>PS2 connector. Isnt the old connecter called that?
I got both harddrives connected through a SATA cable. Though it seems that the Raptor is connected with these 3 cables - SATA to Motherboard - IDE from PSU ( Isnt that the standard power cable for drives? ) - Plus I connected a flat cable from the PSU into it too. I dont know whats its called, sorry. Any ideas?
Your SATA drive should only have 2 connections, the SATA cable to the motherboard, and the power cable to the PSU.
Do you have USB mouse and keyboard support enabled in the BIOS?
I always suggest unhooking all your drives in your system except the DVD drive you are going to install from, and the harddrive you are going to install too.
After the installation, hook everything else back up.
Well, a weird thing just happened. I unplugged the SATA power cable from my harddrive. So now its connected with SATA > Motherboard - Molex > Harddrive. And that worked fine. I removed both my harddrives from the boot prio, and I set my Raptor drive to be 2nd on the list over harddrive prio.
But, the Raptor is now the Slave harddrive. And thats the harddrive I usually install Windows on. is that gonna be a problem?
When you are using SATA drives, there is no such thing as "master" or "slave".
You simply select the drive(s) you want as bootable, and add them to the boot order, and then you position them in the order you wish the BIOS to boot. If you do not want them bootable, you simply do not add them to the boot order.
But, if you want it to show up as drive 0, or the first drive on the controller, then simply plug it into that one.