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Posted 23 June 2011 - 01:17 PM
Posted 23 June 2011 - 01:22 PM
Posted 23 June 2011 - 01:23 PM
Edited by hamluis, 23 June 2011 - 01:25 PM.
Posted 23 June 2011 - 01:32 PM
Posted 23 June 2011 - 01:37 PM
I just unplugged everything, and plugged it back in, re assuring that everything is plugged in firmly. But still same problem
Check to make sure the hd cables to the hd are firmly seated (at both ends).
Okay I just entered the Boot Menu. And I am a little confused as to what I am trying to do here.
I would enter the BIOS and check the boot order...also noting if the current hard drive and optical drive are properly reflected. If not, change the boot order to boot from the detected hard drive and then save the changes by hitting F10.
Posted 23 June 2011 - 01:43 PM
Edited by infected mqan, 23 June 2011 - 01:44 PM.
Posted 23 June 2011 - 01:44 PM
Posted 23 June 2011 - 01:48 PM
Well, unless there is a non-bootable cd in the drive you should be fine, but just to rule out any possibilities do as hamluis suggested and move the hdd to the top of the boot device priority list. Then save and exit.
Posted 23 June 2011 - 01:56 PM
Posted 23 June 2011 - 03:01 PM
Posted 23 June 2011 - 03:42 PM
Yeah, that makes a lot of sense. I just don't understand.. I have tried re-plugging them in(firmly), about 10 times if not more.
The BIOS info that you provided doesnt show us if the system sees the hard drive.
If the BIOS doesnt see the drive its probably not connected properly.
Yes.. This PC is quite loud when I turn it on. ( It was loud before my PSU went out. I presume because of its age, and some dust inside- but I don't think the noise is the problem)
Do you hear the hard drive spin up when you turn the system on?
Edited by infected mqan, 23 June 2011 - 04:05 PM.
Posted 23 June 2011 - 04:32 PM
Posted 23 June 2011 - 04:37 PM
Posted 23 June 2011 - 04:42 PM
Re the PSU connections, see Connecting 20-pin ATX PSU to 24-pin Motherboard - http://www.smps.us/20-to-24pin-atx.html . I've used 20-pin PSUs with 24-pin motherboards before with no problems.
Posted 23 June 2011 - 06:24 PM
Sure.. If I took a picture of the wrong thing, I will gladly take another.
can you take a pic of how you have the back of the hard drive connected?
I beleive it is SATA. I am not certain, hopefully the picture can provide a conclusion.
Is the hard drive IDE or SATA?
I think it is SATA? I'm having a difficult time trying to interpret this.
If the drive is IDE make sure that the red stripe (pin 1) faces the power connector.
Edited by infected mqan, 23 June 2011 - 06:28 PM.
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