I have built a few computers over the years but none recently. i decided it was time to build a new system. So i got all the gear together and built an i5 System.
MSI H55M-E33 Motherboard
4GB 1600MHz DDR3
Asus Geforce GT 220 1GB
This system is built in a Half Height case i aquired from work, as i am currently working for a computer company for my placement year of university.
I purchased from them:
Memory Card Reader
Heatsink (designed for the Half Height Case, for the i5 Range)
Now the problem!!!!
When i first built the system I ran into a few problems!
Problem 1: I built the whole system, it turned on, it was ready and roaring to go... till I realised I didn't buy a power cable for the DVD drive, so i couldnt install an OS *slaps face*.... I sorted that! i got 1 from work the next day....
Problem 2: I powered the PC on after adding the cable and found the system wouldnt display anything on the screen.... I fixed this issue by moving the memory modules to the Blue slots on the board...
Problem 3 (and still an ongowing problem!!!): The system booted up........ Began to install windows... first attempt wouldnt work, it kept telling me i needed a media disc with drivers? at first i thought there was a problem with the Drive... since the system was fine up untill I had given power to that drive.... but i decided to reburn the Disc and then magicly it started working..... up until the system randomly, no warnings, no beeps, nothing.... it just turned off and then instantly turned on.... I noticed a fan was caught on a cable... after moving the cable it stopped having this issue... windows installed.. and its been fine for a day.. it was on for 5 hours last night and around 3 today... i then shut it down. when i came home and turned it on... before it could even get to windows it did it again... and proceeded to do it 3-4 times before eventually it then stopped... windows loaded up and it didnt do it for about 2 hours... I checked online, some forums say over heating... some say hardware failure... at work they ensure me the setup and the case I have will not cause overheating as we distibute to a large Government sector in the UK (we are Viglen Limited)... and never had an issue with cooling with a similar setup. so at the moment i am stomped... but maybe Problem 4 has something to do with this issue???
Problem 4: The DVD drive reads discs when booting up, so i can install an OS, I can put the mobo disk in and run the Linux software that runs on the mobo disc.... when i first had the system installed, I could install software from a CD as i used it to install the Drivers to my Wireless Adapter... since then i haven't used the DVD Drive... today i attempted to install something from a DVD and found windows wont reconize the DVD drive. in device manager the drive has a yellow exclamation mark, I have tried updating and it says it cant update drivers, none found. I have checked the DVD Drive model number on the Microsoft website and it says its compatable with Win 7 pro x64 and automaticly installs...
Whats weird is the drive wont work in windows, but when you boot the pc up you can still boot from the drive and it reads disks.... So i dont understand whats happened?.... I have take the pc apart and checked for loose cables etc, none are lose. also in decide manager it has an exclamation next to PCI Communication Controller Device, and this also will not update....
Does anyone know what may be the solution for any of these problems!?
[EDIT]: I forgot to mention, if this helps. The DVD Drive is: Model: TSSTcorp CDDVDW SN-S083C ATA Device
Edited by HypeH, 02 April 2010 - 06:31 PM.