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November 5, 2012 8:19:28 PM

I built a computer for my wife several years ago. It has an intel i-5 on a ASUS P7P55 motherboard. The hd and dvd-rom I pulled from an old acer inspire. It has worked flawlessly since the 2012 build. Then I went over to the computer today and noticed it was turned off (odd since I had used it only a few hours before). When I turned it back on I got the following error message: Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device. I am able to get to the bios and from what I can tell from watching the message it is not reading my hd. I checked the cables (sata) and everything seems fine. I read in another post the it could be a cr2032 battery issue but seems odd to me... could this work for me as well or is something else. Any held would be greatly appreciated.

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November 5, 2012 9:46:19 PM

You could try switching the SATA cable to another port. Also check to see that the HDD is getting power.

If that checks out and you have access to another computer, you can download and burn an ISO of the Ultimate Boot CD and run diagnostics on the HDD and memory.
http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/index.html
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November 6, 2012 1:32:12 AM

jameshale6 said:
I built a computer for my wife several years ago. It has an intel i-5 on a ASUS P7P55 motherboard. The hd and dvd-rom I pulled from an old acer inspire. It has worked flawlessly since the 2012 build. Then I went over to the computer today and noticed it was turned off (odd since I had used it only a few hours before). When I turned it back on I got the following error message: Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device. I am able to get to the bios and from what I can tell from watching the message it is not reading my hd. I checked the cables (sata) and everything seems fine. I read in another post the it could be a cr2032 battery issue but seems odd to me... could this work for me as well or is something else. Any held would be greatly appreciated.



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November 6, 2012 1:35:29 AM

I've tried other ports and it still didnt detect it.... and now it won't activate the monitor either. I turn on the computer and the monitor is never 'activated' and does not turn on.
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November 6, 2012 1:36:55 AM

cmichael138 said:
You could try switching the SATA cable to another port. Also check to see that the HDD is getting power.

If that checks out and you have access to another computer, you can download and burn an ISO of the Ultimate Boot CD and run diagnostics on the HDD and memory.
http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/index.html


I've tried other ports and it still didnt detect it.... and now it won't activate the monitor either. I turn on the computer and the monitor is never 'activated' and does not turn on. How do I ensure it has power. I placed my hand on it and it feels as though it is turning on.
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a b B Homebuilt system
November 6, 2012 11:45:15 AM

Does the light on the MB turn on? Do the fans run?
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November 8, 2012 2:06:28 PM

Yes it does and all the fans are running normally. Now the monitor wont turn on when the computer is powered up either. Why is all this happening and how the heck do I fix it? Appreciate the help guys.
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a b B Homebuilt system
November 8, 2012 10:27:39 PM

Do you have more than one stick of memory installed? If so, try with each installed separately.

Also, you can try clearing the COMOS. In the bottom, near the right corner of the MB are 3 pins with a jumper on pins 1 and 2. Turn off and unplug the computer, move the jumper to pins 2 and 3 for about 30 seconds, then back to 1 and 2. Plug power cable back in and turn on the computer. (apologies if you are already familiar with the process).
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a b B Homebuilt system
November 9, 2012 12:06:54 AM

sorry if i say something you already tried
1) Update bios(if possible)
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/308518-30-update-bios
2) Clear Cmos, do this if you cant start or have messed with the bios (don’t forget to unplug the computer from the wall and let it sit for few minutes, if you don’t have a jumper than remove the battery make sure the computer is unplugged and let it for about10 minutes before putting the battery back in)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pdp_L5IxaNI
3) Check your psu
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FWXgQSokF4
4) Make sure your computer is hooked up correctly
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261145-31-perform-ste...
5) Run memtest(if possible)
http://www.memtest.org/
6) Run Burnintest (if possible)
http://www.passmark.com/download/bit_download.htm
7) If all else fails then try a gpu, Ram, or psu from another computer
Hope this helped! :D 
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