However, I then start having boot issues.
First, I was getting a PXE-E61 Media Test Failure Error which I was quick to figure out why - its a boot environment that allows the Intel Desktop Board to boot up using a network interface, instead of booting from an installed hard drive. Well this desktop has been removed from the WiFi network it would have been used to logging onto, so I decide to enter Setup (its a HP setup screen) and when I go to Boot, I change the boot devices around to make sure the HDD Group is first... but it says its not installed. The CD-ROM and Network Group Boot Priorities are though. And its the same thing - either the CD-ROM boot asks for you to insert the boot disc (which I dont have) or if you let it go to the Network Group Boot, then I get the PXE-E61 Media Test Failure Error.
The setup defaults for this computers boot disc priorities are CD-ROM Group first, then HDD Group, Floppy Group, and finally Network Group Boot. Making the HDD Group the first boot device isnt solving this issue.
And when I go to the BIOS screen, only the CD-ROM and Network Groups are the only two options.
So I went ahead and hit F9 to run diagnostics and the hard drive wasn’t connected/detected. Okay. So I open the rig again, make sure the connections are there, making note to not unplug anything else when I do. Close up rig, fire it up... and it says the fans aren’t working. But they were. And now the thing is just a black screen when I power it up.
So, in short, something is up with the HDD that I feel happpened after the BIOS was reset after the removal of the CMOS battery, and I dont know how to fix this issue or be privy to anymore tech specs about this custom built rig. Any and all help is appreciated. Thank you.
Edited by MovieMaker5087, 25 July 2018 - 01:41 AM.