I got a weird problem here. My computer has always run fine. Today, I hooked up a HDD from an old CPU of mine (using the ribbon cable; not a SATA drive) to get some old files from it. It booted up, I was able to access the HDD in Windows XP - everything was fine. Some files on the old HDD were blocked from me because the old HDD has its own version of XP on a partition. I wanted to try to get these files so I attempted to boot from the old HDD. I reset the computer, pushed F8, and selected the old HDD from the list (1 old HDD; 2 sata drives). It went to the black Windows load screen and never got passed it. At this point I just wanted the computer to be back to normal. I unhooked the old HDD and tried to boot. Here' where the problems began.
I pushed Power on my computer case, only to see my various blue led lights flickering (on my power supply, fans, lights etc.). In fact, the computer would not even boot-up at all, not even to the CMOS!! My monitor light was just flashing like nothing was even hooked up to it. The computer didn't sound the same either; kinda like it wasn't getting enough power.
I don't know what to do. Everything was fine before, not its all gone just because I had another HDD hooked up. Could the power supply just be overheated? It had 3 HDD, 1 DVD, 1 floppy, mobo, gpu running off it. Thing is, I have a OCZ Gaming Power Supply 600W, with all the necessary cables to run those devices! Why would it have the cables if it couldn't handle it?
If someone could please help me, I would greatly appreciate it.
UPDATE: It's getting worse. After about an hour of leaving it off, I tried it again. This time the processor fan wasn't spinning, neither was the PS fan. After about 10 secs they started spinning, but not at full speed. Still no boot up. Still flickering lights.
Update 2: I unplugged power to both my regular HDDs, the DVD drive, and the GPU and fired it up. It started beeping like crazy! I'm not sure what means or it it's normal, but it was quite startling!
Edited by DrJimRidgles, 18 April 2009 - 03:26 AM.