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Anonymous
February 2, 2002 3:23:55 AM

recently built new computer, wont' boot. tried insert, clearing CMOS, wont' work. please help. thanks. any info, please ask me so i can help you help myself. thanks again.

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February 2, 2002 3:30:10 AM

frist of all wee need the specs of your machine.

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Anonymous
February 2, 2002 3:34:39 AM

1900 athlon
abit kr7 mobo
40 gig western digital 7200 rpm
32ddr ati radeo ve
256 ddr ram
no sound

oh yeah, the last time i turned it on, it was 50 degree from bios
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February 2, 2002 11:00:33 AM

Check if everything is connected properly.
How many Watt is your powersupply, it has to be atleast 300W.
Which heatsink are you using, and do you have casefans?

My case has so many fans that it hovers above the ground :eek:  .
Anonymous
February 2, 2002 3:05:51 PM

300 watt, there are case fans, i'm using the heatsink that came in the retail box of the athlon processor
February 2, 2002 3:14:47 PM

Have you partitioned and formatted the hard drive? Or is it from a previous machine, and already has an OS on it?

Is the hard drive correctly identified in the BIOS?

Do all the fans spin (CPU, PSU, case fans) when you add power? Is there any kind of display on the monitor?

Mainboard jumpers set correctly? Any beep codes during the POST?

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Anonymous
February 2, 2002 3:47:48 PM

eveything you said, i did. i'm typing this from another compputer.
Anonymous
February 2, 2002 3:48:44 PM

no display, i know it's not the vid card
February 2, 2002 3:57:20 PM

You didn't really answer the questions, so I'm still kinda operating in the dark here. I was hoping that you'd post some results. ESP tech support is difficult, friend.

Can you boot the machine with a floppy disk and reach a DOS prompt, or is there no display at all after the POST?

Toejam31

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<font color=red>Second Rig:</font color=red> <A HREF="http://www.anandtech.com/mysystemrig.html?rigid=15942" target="_new"><font color=green>Toey's Dynamite DDR Duron</font color=green></A>
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Anonymous
February 2, 2002 4:10:28 PM

nothing's happening, except for hte spinning fans. the cd rom light is on the whole time, can't even eject a cd. there is no display or anything whatsoever, no boot up whatsoever, not even a BIOS screen
February 2, 2002 4:23:41 PM

Reseat all connections, especially:

The IDE cables. Make sure the blue end is plugged into the mainboard, if the cable is ATA/66/100.

Reseat the video card.

Reseat the memory.

Check the monitor connector to the video card.

Make sure the monitor has power.

Question: How did you know that there was a 50 degree temperature reading in the BIOS if you can't enter the BIOS? Did the computer boot at first, and then stop?

Toejam31

<font color=red>My Rig:</font color=red> <A HREF="http://www.anandtech.com/mysystemrig.html?rigid=6847" target="_new"><font color=green>Toejam31's Tantalizing Tantric Toy</font color=green></A>
<font color=red>Second Rig:</font color=red> <A HREF="http://www.anandtech.com/mysystemrig.html?rigid=15942" target="_new"><font color=green>Toey's Dynamite DDR Duron</font color=green></A>
____________________________________________________________

<font color=purple>"Procrastination on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part."</font color=purple>
Anonymous
February 2, 2002 5:21:16 PM

i found out the 50 degrees before it got messed up. everything is done right, but it still won't work. i had an old computer that had the same problem, but i had to bring it to the store and they told me that i did the heatsink wrong.
February 2, 2002 7:10:52 PM

Maybe taking this system to a local tech and having it looked at would be a good idea, if you've tried everything else. The board might have a short, or a component might be damaged. That would be my best suggestion. If a part <i>does</i> have a problem, if would be better to find out now than to spend a great deal of time troubleshooting and still end up not having it work.

Good luck ...

Toejam31

<font color=red>My Rig:</font color=red> <A HREF="http://www.anandtech.com/mysystemrig.html?rigid=6847" target="_new"><font color=green>Toejam31's Tantalizing Tantric Toy</font color=green></A>
<font color=red>Second Rig:</font color=red> <A HREF="http://www.anandtech.com/mysystemrig.html?rigid=15942" target="_new"><font color=green>Toey's Dynamite DDR Duron</font color=green></A>
____________________________________________________________

<font color=purple>"Procrastination on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part."</font color=purple>
February 3, 2002 9:20:47 AM

Remove the videocard and/or memory, if the system doesn't give any beeps the CPU is probably fried.

My case has so many fans that it hovers above the ground :eek:  .
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