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Hayden Kered 12-03-2008 12:20 AM

Desktop not starting!
I have a desktop computer that is pretty much custom built by my brother. My problem started when I connected my USB drive to the desktop, when doing so the drive did not show up. I had just thought the computer needed to be rebooted, so I did so. When starting back up, before DOS began, the light went on for my disk drive and would not go out, and nothing is starting up on my computer (not even DOS). I shut down the computer and waited a couple of hours before trying again. When I did it started back up like nothing was wrong.

Recently I had to move the computer to another location in my home, when I tried to start it back up the same thing happened. Now this problem is a continuing and I can not figure out why. I have checked all my wire connections and have checked to make sure there were no disks in the drives.

Darth333 12-03-2008 12:39 AM

It could be a simple boot order issue. Check it in your BIOS. Also, if your mobo is somewhat old and fixing the boot order in the BIOS doesn't work (a work colleague of mine had a similar issue with a USB drive), try disconnecting your USB drive from your PC before booting up. (Try to update your BIOS too)

Hayden Kered 12-03-2008 12:47 AM

How am I to do that when MSDOS does not even start up?

Darth333 12-03-2008 12:56 AM

Try disconnecting that USB drive first. Then boot up and change the order in the BIOS.

Hayden Kered 12-03-2008 01:02 AM

I have already disconnected the drive. That was my first thought to the problem. Still no go!

Astrotoy7 12-04-2008 07:23 AM

What D33 means, is once you disconnect the drive, are you able to access the BIOS > when you first boot up a pc, theres a few screens with plain text and numbers describing different hardware and functions > you usually are able to access 'setup' by presseing Delete(or it lists which key to test) > once in there > you can usually go to a chipset features page and set boot priority for your different drives. ie. This is all *before* entering windows.

If your pc is not even getting this far it means its not powering on at all and there's a bit more digging needs to be done


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