First computer build going badly... 2 days later and still no BIOS...

My parts are:

Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor BX80605I5750

GIGABYTE GV-N460OC-1GI GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL

GIGABYTE GA-P55-USB3 LGA 1156 Intel P55 USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

XFX P1-650X-CAG9 650W ATX12V 2.2 / ESP12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply


Basically, upon powering up, I see two issues. 1) The CPU fan is not spinning and 2) I get no picture on the screen at all.

I do not know whether to think these two things are related. Does my motherboard control the fan speed on it's own and not start it till the processor has been running for a bit (and I tried to plug the CPU fan into a SYS-FAN slot and it DID run constantly...)?

Everything else looks fine. I get LEDs on the motherboard, all the other fans work (even the graphic card ones) and both my drives are working. I have to use a DVI to DVI-I adaptor to plug the monitor into the card, but that shouldn't be a problem, right?

Anyway, I have already browsed forums and tried a ton of things and I would like some more ideas for things to try.
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  1. Woah, the CPU fan isnt spinning! How long did you leave it on like that?
  2. Not long ... I saw nothing was appearing and turned it off. However, I was working on it and got an UPDATE:

    I took it all apart and started again. With only the cooler/fan, 1 stick of RAM, and a video card, I got pictures!!! It runs the Gigabyte loader screen then goes to something about disk load failure and"please insert operating system disk" (I imagine it has to do with no HD being plugged in). Only thing is .... this is on my old desktop's Geforce 7300.

    What does this point to? Possible DOA graphics card? I plan on putting it back together with this old card and getting it to run fine. Then trying the new card one last time.
  3. jehiel,

    Out of interest are you using the stock CPU cooler?

    Regards keith263
  4. Get another cooler, yours is making the CPU rise to DANGEROUS temperatures without the fan spinning. It may be defective.
  5. I am using a Hyper Cooler 212 Plus.

    Well I am have it all reassembled with my old video card. I can go into BIOS. It recognizes my processor, my RAM, my HD and CDROM. But when it continues I see:

    Loading Operating System
    Boot from CD/DVD:
    Disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter

    And the last two lines repeat when I hit enter. I have a Windows 7 disk I am trying to use. I have it booting to the CDROM first, then the HD.
  6. Try the DVD-RW in some other SATA ports.
  7. Maybe try another CD drive if you have one laying around.
  8. jehiel,

    Have you tried restarting the computer with the Windows 7 disk already loaded in
    the DVD/CD drive?

    Regards keith263
  9. Press F8 repeatedly during boot to select your disk drive that has window 7 in it. You should be able to install windows now.
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