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Old 04-30-2004, 06:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Drives not Booting

None of my drives are booting when the computer is turned ON.
After memory test it says:
"Award Plug and Play Bios Extension v1.0a
Initialize Plug and Play cards...
PNP Init Completed."

The boot process stops there. It doesnÂ’t boot the drives. There are no error codes or anything like that, it just stops booting the computer.

All drives have power and the HD spins.
Could this be a problem with the IDE connectors on the Motherboard?

Does anyone have any suggestions?
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Old 04-30-2004, 07:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Can you boot from a floppy?
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The Light for the floppy stays ON. I can't boot from floppy.
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Has it ever booted? Did this happen suddenly? Can you get into the BIOS?
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It worked fine until i took the computer apart and put it back together.

I can get into the bios.
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Why did you take it apart? Did you add anything new? Did you try disconnecting and reconnecting the drives?
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I tried disconneting the drives, nothing.
I took it apart because I painted the frame, and I only added a new fan.
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Did you test all the connections? Like is the RAM firmly seated?
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Old 04-30-2004, 07:40 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Ya, I checked everything. I think the ram is ok, It beeps once on startup when it checks memory.
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Huh. Without seeing it, this is a tough one to figure out. Since you really didn't change anything, it should work just fine. Just for kicks, did you try it without the new case fan? Did you configure it exactly the same way when you reassembled it?
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