PC Will not Boot


G

geronimowww

Just added a 250 GB Seagate 7200 RPM IDE drive for extra storage and
an ASUS DVD-RW to the current:

2.66 GHz P4
AsRock 775V88 mobo
1 GB (512 MB x2) RAM
nVidia MX4000 128 MB
200 GB Seagate SATA HDD (boot drive)
160 GB Seagate SATA HDD
Asus DVD Combo drive
420 W power supply

After unplugging the new HDD and DVD-RW, ht ePC boots up with no
problems. But if I connect either of the two, it just wont. Methinks
420 W is not enough power for 3 HHDs and 2 DVD drives. Am I correct
to assume such?

Also, video files and games do not run smoothyl as they used to prio
to the installation. BTW, I have just updated the nVidia drivers.
Tried uninstalling it and re-installing the old driver, but didn't
seem to have any effect.

Thanks
 
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J

JAD

boot vs post you know the dif right?, not to get confused


if the hard drive and optical are on the same IDE channel whilst using CS as
a jumper setting,
this config can cause problems.

what are your jumper settings?

(also IDE mixed with sata without boot order changes can result in ' no boot
to OS ' )

bad cable?

Try no optical and just the Harddrive as master on the secondary. see if
performance and booting improves
 
S

SamuelF566

geronimowww said:
Just added a 250 GB Seagate 7200 RPM IDE drive for extra storage and
an ASUS DVD-RW to the current:

2.66 GHz P4
AsRock 775V88 mobo
1 GB (512 MB x2) RAM
nVidia MX4000 128 MB
200 GB Seagate SATA HDD (boot drive)
160 GB Seagate SATA HDD
Asus DVD Combo drive
420 W power supply

After unplugging the new HDD and DVD-RW, ht ePC boots up with no
problems. But if I connect either of the two, it just wont. Methinks
420 W is not enough power for 3 HHDs and 2 DVD drives. Am I correct
to assume such?

Also, video files and games do not run smoothyl as they used to prio
to the installation. BTW, I have just updated the nVidia drivers.
Tried uninstalling it and re-installing the old driver, but didn't
seem to have any effect.

Thanks

Although I myself never had 3 HD'S I Did run into a problem when I
added a second HD. Make sure the third HD Your installing is "SLAVE"
and not set to MASTER. Because if you already have one set to master
your system won't boot.
 
B

Bill Eversole

geronimowww said:
Just added a 250 GB Seagate 7200 RPM IDE drive for extra storage and
an ASUS DVD-RW to the current:

2.66 GHz P4
AsRock 775V88 mobo
1 GB (512 MB x2) RAM
nVidia MX4000 128 MB
200 GB Seagate SATA HDD (boot drive)
160 GB Seagate SATA HDD
Asus DVD Combo drive
420 W power supply

After unplugging the new HDD and DVD-RW, ht ePC boots up with no
problems. But if I connect either of the two, it just wont. Methinks
420 W is not enough power for 3 HHDs and 2 DVD drives. Am I correct
to assume such?

Also, video files and games do not run smoothyl as they used to prio
to the installation. BTW, I have just updated the nVidia drivers.
Tried uninstalling it and re-installing the old driver, but didn't
seem to have any effect.

Thanks
Check the Boot Device Priority in BIOS.
 
G

geronimowww

what are your jumper settings
Boot From SATA

IDE 1: Secondary Slav

IDE2: DVD-RW Secondary Maste
bad cable

Try no optical and just the Harddrive as master on the secondary see i
performance and booting improve

tried 3 different IDE cables. All O

If no optical, PC boots fine
 
M

Mike T.

geronimowww said:
Boot From SATA 1

IDE 1: Secondary Slave

IDE2: DVD-RW Secondary Master


If no optical, PC boots fine.


That makes no sense. You can't have master and slave on separate IDE
controllers. If you only have two IDE devices, and are using both IDE
connectors, both drives should be MASTER. -Dave
 
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J

JAD

geronimowww said:
Boot From SATA 1

IDE 1: Secondary Slave

IDE2: DVD-RW Secondary Master


tried 3 different IDE cables. All OK

If no optical, PC boots fine.

Firstly I was refering to 'jumpers' as in the pins in the back of each IDE
drive.
3 sets of 2 pins one of which is bridged / shorted by a jumper.

MASTER - SLAVE- CS (cable select)

Proper 'configuration' should be:

SATA boot

IDE channel 1 (primary) should have the hard drive set as master and
physically on the end of the ribbon.(80 conductor)


IDE channel 2 (secondary) should have the optical set as master also on the
end of the ribbon (40 or 80 conductor)
 

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