The specs for the hardware in question:
ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe (bios v1015)
Antec Earthwatts 650W
AMD Athalon 3200
2 - 512mb Crucial
2 - 1gb Crucial
2 NVidia GeForce 7800 GT 256mb
Windows XP Professional
I built this machine about 5 years ago. About 1 year ago I would have issues getting the machine to even POST. About two weeks ago, the machine would not even turn on. I stripped it down and replaced the power supply which worked.
I had just the CPU, RAM, and video cards on the MoBo outside the case and got the the machine to POST. I installed the CPU, RAM, and video cards on the MoBo and installed it all in the case. I installed all the other cards, optics, and IDE HDs and was able to boot to the BIOS. I installed Windows but when the machine rebooted, it said there was no HD.
I had inadvertantly but master in the spot on the cable for the slave, no problem. I shut and powered down and switched the HD.
When I went to reboot, no POST. I stripped down (in the case) to just the CPU, RAM, and video cards to no avail. I pulled the MoBo out of the case and nothing. I have tried every possible configuration with the RAM and video cards to no avail.
I have read through the forums for three days and tried all suggestions (except buying new components). How could the thing POST then all of the sudden not!?
Any ideas or similar situations in which a machine would not POST and your solutions would be hugely appreciated, thanks!
Edited by strimp099, 17 November 2009 - 07:55 PM.