Posted 12 January 2011 - 10:29 AM
Hi. I got a problem with regards to booting my system. Well, It started when my unit just crashed while I was watching a vid on the web and eventually I resorted to pressing the reset button. But it won't boot after that. It doesn't even get to hardware checks like it normally does. I'm not really sure but I think the HD doesn't spin during that time and my several failed boot attempts. I managed to reach the log in screen once but then it hung and never made it to desktop. After some more tries, I decided to disconnect the ide connector for my Optical drive and I successfully booted my system with no problems.
My question is, Is the optical drive really the problem or is it caused by something else? I read from a post that it could also be a problem in supply of power which is my initial hunch.
Are there ways wherein I can determine and pinpoint the problem? Thanks.