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June 12, 2010 9:22:19 PM


I just built my first box, I've toyed with upgrades, motherboard swaps, and such for a long time but never did a build from scratch myself.

Everything is running fine, except for the odd bsod here and there which I hear is common on new builds for a few weeks.

The main thing I am worried about however is that sometimes when I turn on my computer is that it just repeatedly clicks on the cd drive as if it is trying to read a disk, even when there is no disk in it!

When this happens there is nothing displayed on the computer screen, no beeps from the mother board, just NOTHING.

Then when I restart everything is just fine.

Should i worry about this?

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June 12, 2010 10:29:59 PM

I think your BIOS is trying to boot from the CD/DVD. Just go in and set your C: HD
as the boot and eliminate the CD/DVD from the boot priority. Just got done with a build. My only bsod was trying to load Windows 7 without a fresh re-install.

Filed that one away for future reference.

But, I'll forget it by next rebuild.......
June 13, 2010 1:04:12 AM

ive disconnected the cd drive entirely and it still makes the clicking noise

im pretty sure its the power supply