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Sam g

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I just put together a new computer and when I try to power on, everything "blinks". The standby LED on the motherboard blinks and all the fans start spinning and then roll back like they are stuck or something. I didn't hear any beeps or see any error messages. There is no display. What should I do?
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The first thing to do is remove everything down to the motherboard and processor and make sure everything is hooked up properly. I had a simple problem of the processor was not seated right cause this. The next thing i try is a different power supply. If that changes nothing i start from bare minimum. Motherboard, hard drive, video card, 1 stick of memory, PS, keyboard, mouse hooked up with the motherboard sitting on a box. You should be able to boot to the bios by hitting the delete key while starting up. If you still dont boot up suspect the video card or memory. If the fans run and it seems like it is powered up but no video replace the video card. If the fans don't run replace the memory with another stick. If nothing seems to work think about replacing the motherboard first then the processor.

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Sam g

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I took everything out and reinserted it and it works fine now. My windows XP boot cd only recognizes my 320 gigabyte SATA drives as 131gb. It's a really old version of XP, would an up to date version fix this problem?
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Before SP1 XP couldnt detect drives larger than 130Gb as they didnt exist at that time updating should get rid of the problem.
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