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Freshly Built Computer Won't Fully Boot Up


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#1 Nubli

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Posted 19 December 2006 - 07:16 PM

EDIT: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/75770/new-computer-w-internet-woes/


Over the past few months I've been slowly gathering parts to assemble for my first self-built PC. Today I got the last of what I needed and made sure everything seemed to be plugged in correctly and in it's correct place. However I did not expect things to go smoothly off the bat, and that's why I'm here now.

I plug in the power cord and the green motherboard light comes on, good so far. I then turn the computer on and the fans all start up (all four; motherboard, heatsink, video card, case fan) and things seem fine for roughly two seconds when the heatsink fan quiets down and I get this loud, repeated beeping noise. It beeps for about 2 seconds with 3-4 seconds of quiet in between beeps, and keeps doing it until I shut the computer off.

I'm thinking it's a hard drive issue, but I could be wrong. Does anybody have any suggestions?

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Asus A8E-N socket 939 64bit
nVidia GeForce 7900 GS
Some hard drive I could care less about, but still works
Emprex 18x DVD/CD R+/- & RW+/-

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Posted 19 December 2006 - 08:38 PM

Here is a list of "Beep Codes". See if this helps. Try reseating all you cards and memory.

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Posted 20 December 2006 - 04:22 AM

Turned out to be a RAM issue, resolved it quickly. Right now I'm formatting a small hard drive to plug in and boot from the Windows XP install cd and see if I can't get everything running from there. As it is I'm surprised it started up well at all.

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Posted 20 December 2006 - 05:06 AM

Good deal.
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Posted 20 December 2006 - 05:48 AM

Well so far I'm stonewalled. I've inserted the Win XP disc and set the boot priority to CDROM first, but it seems to skip that and goes straight to the hard drive boot, where I get the error, 'NTLDR is missing, press Ctrl + Alt + Del to restart'. I removed the hard drive from the boot list and now I get the error message, 'DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER'. So I'm thinking it's either not reading the disc, I either have the wrong disc, or it's not recognizing the disc drive as the CDROM boot priority.

This could be a long night...

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Posted 20 December 2006 - 06:20 AM

Here is a Microsoft Knowledge Base article that may help.
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Posted 20 December 2006 - 07:26 AM

Well I've charged through everything and some late night sleepy blunders and am now running Win XP home on my new computer! Now to get the internet connection set up properly as I can't seem to find my Comcast CD's or create my own high-speed/LAN connection through the Wizard :thumbsup:

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Posted 20 December 2006 - 09:39 AM

If it's cable internet - open up IE and see what you get. Also, you may want to ping the Comcast server to see if you're connected (I dunno what their address is - try pinging www.comcast.net)

If it doesn't work, call Comcast support and give them the new MAC address for the system - it could be that they just don't recognize your new hardware.
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Posted 20 December 2006 - 06:06 PM

New internet problem can be found here:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/75770/new-computer-w-internet-woes/




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