Posted 02 June 2010 - 07:33 AM
Not sure if this is the correct place to post but here goes.
I installed a new power supply and after doing so, I get the message "Boot Failure: System Halted". So, I put the original one back in with the same results and then put the new one in again. I tried reseating the battery which did not help. Went into BIOS to try to reset defaults, saved and exited. Same message. I hit alt, con, del and it boots up! Once it's booted, I can do a restart and it boots into windows OK. But if I shut it down completely (properly), the message appears and I have to do the alt, con, del to boot into windows. I also tried updating the BIOS. The motherboard is an Intel D815EEA2. I went to a 400w power supply from a 200w to support an added GeForce FX 5200 128mb video card. Everything worked perfectly before I started changing the power supply!
Does anyone know what I can do to get rid of this annoyance?
I also had to disconnect the ribbon from everything to untangle the PSU wires. There was not enough connections for the floppy and zip drives so I left them disconnected. Could I have gotten something connected wrong???? The BIOS doesn't recognize the hard drive but does the optical drives. After it's booted to windows (XP Pro), the device manager recognizes it and does not show any problem anywhere.