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BIOS won't load on new computer.


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Croww3313

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I connected everything on my computer I just ordered and when I turn it on all fans go on, dvd drive opens and closes, all usb devices will connect and respond. Now on the screen, nothing happens, except it says that its going into power save mode and the screen it self goes to sleep. I'm totally out of ideas on what to do, please help!

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Hi Croww3313

The following from your other post.

So I just built my new computer and I don't think I connect things right, but yet I do because when I connect my monitor to the motherboard it shows up like somethings connected to it. When I put anything USB related like my mouse, keyboard, etc. it will light it for a mere second or two and then go away. But I have a question to as weather or not I have to have my OS installed already. My DVD drive is shot because I used one from my ollllllld computer so I couldn't put the CD in and I was told I could install it using a flashdrive. But my flashdrive doesn't work. So any input on this would help tremondously.


A little info for you. If everything is connected properly, they at boot up without the OS loaded you will not have USB mouse and keyboard. Also you should see a black screen with all the bios information. And since there is no OS then you will get a boot error.

The easiest way to load the OS is using the CD/DVD. You can use a USB but it is more difficult.
A couple things need to happen for USB boot. One is the board needs to be able to boot from USB. Pretty much all new boards have this capability. You change the sequence in the bios. The next thing is that the USB needs to bootable. This can be done but requires some tricky work to get it done.

I would recommend replacing the CD drive.

Now to answer this post.
Have you installed the OS at this time?

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Title:

BIOS won't load on new computer

Correct me if I'm wrong, but it sounds as if you have done everything correctly (as far as I can tell), and now what you need to do is enter the BIOS. This is done when you first press the power button, start pressing the appropriate key repeatedly to enter the BIOS. This is usually the delete key, but you should consult your motherboard manual to make sure.

Once you are in the BIOS, change the "Boot Priority" to CD/DVD ROM first, then Hard Drive second if you are going to boot from a CD/DVD to install Windows.

My DVD drive is shot because I used one from my ollllllld computer so I couldn't put the CD in and I was told I could install it using a flashdrive. But my flashdrive doesn't work

Yes, installing the OS from a flashdrive is possible, but it can be rather difficult at times, just depends on how it goes. I've had friends that were fairly knowledgeable with computers have to make several attempts to configure the flash drive correctly before it could properly install. This was typical with Windows XP though. It sounds like your kinda new, so I would recommend installing from a CD/DVD, maybe you can borrow a CD/DVD drive, buy a used one, or buy a new one if your budget allows. You'll need a working computer or CD/DVD drive on another computer to copy the contents to the flash drive anyway.

If you decide to install from a Flash Drive, then configure the Boot Priority USB Device first, then Hard Drive second. I'm a asumming you will be installing Windows 7, so take a look at this: How to install 7 from a USB Flash Drive.

Also, you may want to read this recent post by me. <---click there It has a lot of helpful information.

Let us know! :)

EDIT: Please Note: If you are installing Windows 7, this is on a DVD, so your drive must be a DVD, not a CD drive. Thought I would just add that... something that might have been overlooked by someone new.

Edited by Ferrari, 13 February 2010 - 12:02 PM.

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Figured it out. There was a cable that came with the graphics card for the powersupply to hook up to. So I put that cord in the graphics card and then hooked the power supply up to the cord that split into two power things. I figured out that was the problem. All I had to do was connect the power supply directly to the graphics card and there the screen appeared with it trying to boot a CD or something, I don't remember. But its working, I'm actually typing this out on it. : ). Thanks for the replies though, they added to my knowledge.
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I"m glad to hear you got it going. Yes, always remember to plug the power connectors into your graphics card if the card requires it. That's pretty important.

Good luck with everything! :)
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