Posted 09 January 2006 - 08:33 PM
Ok, I finally got my computer ive been working on for almost a year together, and I put it on a monitor and stuff and it wont boot. It shows the bios screen, but freezes there. So I know the processor, memory and motherboard are good. If you press ctrl-alt-del to reset it, it will do the same thing, but say "searching for IDE drives" and stop there. You can still use the keyboard, but it wont let you go anywhere onscreen. All the fans, etc inside work.
The specs are:
Windows XP Home SP2
AMD Athlon XP 2400+ (not OC'ed)
EPOX 8KMM3I Motherboard
Micron 512 mb 266 DDR Ram (one stick, not OC'ed)
40 GB Western Digital HDD
32mb Intel Unichrome Graphics (onboard)
450w Kingwin Power Supply
***I am planning on putting a DVD+/-RW, DVD/CDRW, and a Zip drive in soon (so there's no CDROMs in it right now) , and from past experience i have noticed that the bios screen loads the cdroms first, so the bios might be looking for whats not there? Also, the floppy light stays on and wont go off.
Any help will be appreciated! -Nick