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« on: September 19, 2004, 02:42:38 PM »

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Having installed a second hard drive, the computer will not boot up. I had a similar problem when ftting a DVD drive. The power supply comes on, and the HDD light comes on constantly. The monitor doesn't come on and there is no HDD activity. I suspect a conflict but cannot get to the bios to update it. It will not boot up even when reverted to normal settings.
When this happened before, I took it to a PC shop and it worked almost immediately. Any ideas??
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« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2004, 09:21:50 PM »

First questions that come to mind are:
1. Did you set the drive to slave through the jumper on the back/underside?
2. Is your PSU powerful enough to have added another drive?

Leave your computer specs plus what kind of drive(s) you want to add, please.

You could try to reset your CMOS. Read in your motherboard manual on how to do that.
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« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2004, 09:37:21 AM »

Hi J
Cheers for the response. The jumpers were right on the back, and I'd tried to reset the CMOS. Having put the machine back to original config nothing happened, but when I repeatedly pressed the power button on and off in frustration, the drive sprung into action.

I think the power swicth may be faulty. Have ordered a new case and power supply as I am running an AMD 2800+, DVD rom, DVD writer, 2 HDD and the floppy from a pretty cheapo one. See what happens next.
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« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2004, 02:17:58 PM »

I hope the PSU you ordered is at least a 400W? (You didn't say what videocard you have, but if it is any GF FX or Ati something XT, go for 450W minimum.
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« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2004, 07:21:44 AM »

Have ordered a 500W one. The graphics card is a Leadtek A360 or something like that (256mb Geforce 5700 Nvidia VIVO). Hopefully the new PSU will stop it from just switching off when carrying out high processor usage tasks.
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