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Need Help with Drive/MOBO/CPU (?) Problem

Last response: in Components
August 12, 2011 10:35:25 PM


I am very much in need of a little assistance. I am trying install the OEM Windows Home Server 2011 on my rig that used to be running the RC of said OS.

When I put the disc into the dvd-rom drive, I get through post (the bios sees all of my drives and dvdrom) but then nothing happens. Zero, zilch, nada. No spinning discs and I don't even get to the blinking cursor. It's all very odd. As an aside, I can boot from the WHS2011 disc on my home pc without any issues...

I've recently replaced the PSU so that would not strike me as being a logical issue.

Any other thoughts as to troubleshooting?

Many thanks.

Gigabyte GA-5EASV-RH
Pentium D30
8 Gigs of Crucial RAM

More about : drive mobo cpu problem

August 12, 2011 10:47:31 PM

try running a different bootable disc to see if that works

try something like ubuntu--its a live disc so wont install to the hard drive unless you tell it to
August 13, 2011 12:44:54 AM

try checking your bios and make sure the dvd rom is set as the first boot device.
August 23, 2011 3:54:27 AM

Got it solved. the CPU fan was not working right, causing the cpu to shut down...