So I had a few issues with my new P67 motherboard so unfortunately I have to RMA it. So I figured I'd cannibalize the H70 from that build to send it to my HTPC in the living room that recently had it's obscure 100mm HSF fan stop working.
I am using an Antec Fusion HTPC case in the living room and it turns out it is HORRIBLE for the H70. So after 3 hours of modification I had it all back together and in the living room(this is at about 4 AM)
I turn it on, lights come on looks good. It seems to post fine but doesn't get to windows, just a black screen. So I restart and this time try to get into BIOS. No joy, can't get into BIOS now matter when/how I press DEL.
Hummmm... that sucks.
So today I re-attach. Look over connectors etc. I reset the CMOS, still no luck. So just on a hunch I disconnect the IDE CD-ROM. BAM immediate POST, BIOS access and normal Windows boot.
So I am making this thread to help anyone out there that MIGHT have this problem.
Incoming search parameters!
BIOS, NO POST, Boot, black screen, CMOS reset, computer won't start
on the cd-rom did you miss a row of pins when you were putting the pc back together or did you miss one end of the pins and bend/short them out. i have sen ide device hang a the bus before but most time with a cd-rom drive it the laser that fails and not the ide controller.