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My Cursed Computer


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#1 Z1pp0

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Posted 04 October 2006 - 09:04 PM

Alright, I haven't built a computer for several years, but I thought I might give a shot seeing as how it's fun to do (I thought), and I had some money (but now I have none.. hehe). All that aside however, I bought all the components I need to have a decent setup and put it all together, it was straight forward and I had everything ready in like an hour or so. I go to turn it on, and nothing happens. All fans are running and all connections are firm, but there's no POST or anything, I have no idea what's going on...

This is my current setup:

BIOSTAR VP7603GT21 Geforce 7600GT 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16
COOLMAX "SLI" CXI-500B ATX v2.01 500W Power Supply - Retail
CORSAIR XMS 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200)
HITACHI Deskstar T7K250 HDT722516DLA380 (0A31637) 160GB 7200 RPM SATA
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeMusic 7.1 Channels PCI Interface
AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ Manchester 2.0GHz Socket 939 Dual Core Processor
ASUS A8N32-SLI Deluxe Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce SPP 100 ATX AMD Motherboard

Honestly feel free to yell at me about any completely stupid errors on my part. I would like any sort of feedback at all. I'm feeling pretty deflated as it is, so anything helpful or hopeful would be great.

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Posted 04 October 2006 - 11:31 PM

nothing? you mean not evne BIOS Logo doesn't show up?

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Posted 05 October 2006 - 12:04 PM

OK, I'll yell! :thumbsup:

DOUBLE CHECK ALL OF THE CONNECTIONS! (it's the biggest problem that I have with new builds)

Also, make sure that the system is unplugged and that you are grounded before going in the case.

Strip out everything that isn't needed to boot - then try and boot with a DOS disk.

Then add the hard drive back in and see if you boot to the Windows installation CD.

In particular, check that all the cables are plugged in and that the RAM and video card are properly seated.
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