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New Mobo.. won't post


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Ok so I'm back. My previous problems are documented in this thread: http://www.geekstogo...LP-t112216.html

So I've installed the new mobo and cpu. I also put in a compatible and new power supply. When I start the computer up, the cpu fan starts but the computer won't post. I have checked and rechecked the connections and unhooked all devices. Even the case fan won't spin. Any ideas?? Help would be greatly appreciated.
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case fans are connected to the power supply or the motherboard?

Do the drives spin up?

First guess is inadequate power supply, second guess is fried cpu
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the case fan is hooked to the mobo. The drives wouldn't spin up. I was extra cautious with the cpu and put thermal compound on the cpu (very very little) so I don't know how it would have fried. Now I went back and redid the connections and nothing will come up. The cpu fan won't even start.
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sounds like the power supply died or is dying
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ok.. well now.. it will post. It sees the HDD master but it doesn't see the CD-ROM. So naturally it comes up and says Boot Failure: System Halted. I can't really do anything without the CD-ROM working.
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get into your bios by starting the computer and tapping the delete key ..usually..might be something else..watch the screen..once in the bios find the boot order section...set it to floppy first...CD drive 2 nd..and the hard drive 3 rd
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there's no way to set the boot order with CD second. The CD-ROM won't show up in the bios. I already cleared the CMOS and reset the default settings. The cd drive will spin up.. but it's not recognized.
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the CD-ROM spins like crazy but the bios just doesn't see it. I don't understand what's up. It sees the HDD fine. I just need the cd to work so I can format and install windows.
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I just went back to the thread you refered to in post #1...you were going to reinstall windows at the end of that thread...the start of this thread has you starting with installing new motherboard cpu and power supply...?????
in the other thread you weren't having any hardware issues...a bad install of norton....I'm confused..perhaps you can recap for me
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I'm too tired to recap. The mobo on the other one went out basically.

I've solved the problem. A cable wasn't all the way in. Yes, feel free to slap me. HARD. I guess that's what I get for working 17 hour days.

*sigh*

sorry to bother everyone.
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