Originally Posted by JimHa
Hey everyone I've been browsing the forum for a while and was impressed but never registered. Now I'm having a problem and thought I'd bring it to you guys at the forums.
My problem is that I've been making this computer for about a week now and whenever I start it up I can't get a beep or go into the BIOS. What reasons could this be? Here's some stats for you guys :
-Asus A7V8X-X Mobo
-AMD Athlon XP 2500 processor
-DDR 400 MHZ 256MB RAM
-Western Digital 80GB HDD with jumper settings set at master.(no jumper)
-older CD-ROM ... 24X Creative taken from my old computer. Jumper set at master
Is anything wrong by chance. I haven't touched any jumpers on the motherboard itself yet.
My other question is what hardware issues can be happening for the comptuer to not pass its POST ? If anyone needs more information then please ask.
Thank you -James
Lets start over,
Do you have 1 or 2 ide cables> You need 2 to have 2 Masters.If your cdrom is in the middle of only 1,make it slave.
Why do you think you need a beep? Beeps are bad news.
If all this is brand new then you need to prepare the HD.
Maybe newer ones come ready,but it probably need formating.
You need a startup disk,what Windows will you use ?
You need more advice on building a computer from scratch.
Just for fun,what are you getting here with.