Go Back   Computer Forums > General Computing > Hardware
Join Computer forums Today

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 09-25-2008, 05:44 PM   #1
Beta Member
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 4
Default New build boot problem

Hey guys! I just made up a new build and it worked fine first power on.. I installed vista and then tried to install a wireless LAN card.

After vista was installed I shut down, added the pci card and powered back up. There is now no post screen, and the monitor doesnt even recognise any output from the machine. I tried taking the LAN card out and booting but I got the same blank screen. I also tried the monitor on another pc and it worked fine. I also replaced the GPU in the new machine with a somewhat dodgy, but working x700 card, and again I had no post.

Any help appreciated! Im hoping its not a mobo RMA issue as I am off to uni soon and an RMA at this time would be a bit of a hassle!

Cheers, Reg

got_reg? is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2008, 07:15 PM   #2
Baseband Member
Shadowmoose's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 93
Default Re: New build boot problem

New builds do usually come with a couple of kinks to work out don't they? I think what happened is that when you opened up your computer to put in the PCI card you jostled the motherboard and it's probably shorting out on a screw somewhere. Try reseating it or take it all out and place it on something like a piece of cardboard and see if it boots up.

There are other things that could be wrong but I think this is the simplest thing to try first and it is a common problem (loose screw's and what not.) Though you may want to check all your connections before doing to much work.
Shadowmoose is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:44 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0