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Old 01-11-2005, 11:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I got my build together and am ready to start installing my OS. When I boot up the computer recognizes the HD, the floppy, and CD. After detecting all those items I get a window where it says "Updating ESCD" and then it shows "Success" It then shows "Building DMI Pool" and that is all that it will do. I leave it going, but nothing happens.

Help please!!!!!

Here is my build sheet

Motherboard DFI "LANPARTY 875P-T" i875P Chipset Motherboard For Intel LGA 775 CPU

CPU Intel LGA775 Pentium 4 550 3.4 GHz, 800MHz FSB, 1MB L2 Cache, Hyper Threading Technology

RAM Corsair XMS Extreme Memory Speed Series, (Twin Pack) 184 Pin 1GB(512MBx2) DDR PC-3200

Hard Drive (High Speed OS Drive) Western Digital Raptor 74GB 10,000RPM SATA Hard Drive, Model WD740GD

Hard Drive (Video Hard Drive) Seagate 7200.8 400GB 7200RPM SATA NCQ Hard Drive, Model ST3400832AS

Sound Card (High Quality for Video Editing) Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy 4 Pro PCI Sound Card, Model "SB0380"

Power Supply Unit ThermalTake 560W

CD-RW Read/Writer Lite-On Black 52X32X52X16 Combo Drive, Model SOHC-5232K

DVD-RW Reader/Writer Plextor 16X Double Layer DVD±RW Burner with s/w and Black and Beige Bezels, Model PX-716A/SW
Floppy Disk Drive SONY Black 1.44MB 3.5inch Floppy Disk Drive

Case Thermaltake VA3000 Dream Tower Black Tsunami VA3000BWA ATX Case

CPU Heatsink/General Cooling Thermaltake Silent 775 CPU Cooler With Heatpipe Coling Tech for Intel LGA775 Prescott, Model "CL-P0092"

My video card is Radeon 9800 256 8X AGP

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Old 01-12-2005, 03:29 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Unhook both Optical Drives (power and IDE) and see if that works. Reply back with results. << This is the most likely problem.

Other problems it could be=

>>Corrupt boot files on the computer.
>>Settings for hard disk drive are not correct.
>>Floppy diskette or CD in computer causing issue.
>>Boot devices not set properly.
>>BIOS corrupt or misc. setting not set properly.
>>Connections loose or disconnected.
>>Bad Hard disk drive or other bad hardware.

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Old 01-12-2005, 09:12 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Both are unhooked and it does the same thing.
~ Heath
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Old 01-12-2005, 09:22 AM   #4 (permalink)
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pull everything but the harddrive. Remove floppydrive/cdroms/network card. Everything but the video card and harddrive and see what happens.
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Old 01-12-2005, 09:43 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Same thing!
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Old 01-12-2005, 09:50 AM   #6 (permalink)
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OK, I am reseting the BIOS with just the HDD and Video card in the machine to see what that does.

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