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#1 Caspersim

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Posted 16 December 2008 - 07:41 PM

I have a old Dell XPS I am working on. Have HDD, Cd-rom, and Video all hooked up. I get the PC to boot to BIOS setup and it locks up on me. It takes a really long time to enter the BIOS. I tried to go to boot order, HDD has no OS, to boot from CD-rom, but it locks up in their too. Is there anyway to run diagnostics on this MOBO? Or maybe some other issue I have not thought off. The CPU heatsink doesnt seem hot to the touch.

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1 gb ram
Nvidia 7900 gtx
40 gb HDD
Cd rom


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Posted 16 December 2008 - 09:06 PM

Disconnect the hard drive and see if it gets into the BIOS quicker

If so, check the jumpers on the mard drive for master/slave settings assuming an IDE drive
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Posted 17 December 2008 - 05:56 AM

I would run a diagnostic on the hard drive.

I would also remove the connections to the drive, go into the BIOS and see if it locks up then.

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Posted 17 December 2008 - 10:56 AM

Possible GFX issue? Does your mobo have onboard graphics? If so, remove the Nvida card and use the onboard.
If all else fails, hit the reset button.
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Posted 28 December 2008 - 01:30 PM

Sorry it took so long to reply.
What I found was the HDD and CD-Rom were on the same ide cable, so it was the CD-Rom slowing down the HDD. I replaced it with a SATA DVD-Rom and all is well. Thanks Guys.
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