Loading XP on a new out of the box hard drive
Posted 01 June 2005 - 10:11 PM
Posted 01 June 2005 - 10:50 PM
Posted 01 June 2005 - 10:51 PM
unplug the PC. ground yourself by touching something metal in the case before you touch the mobo or any components. find the battery for the cmos (bios) on the board. right near it should be three little headers, labeled clear cmos, or reset cmos, etc. the jumper should be over pins 1 & 2 for normal operation. if you needed to reset the cmos for any reason, you would move the jumper to pins 2 & 3 for 10-20 seconds, then back to 1&2.
so the board may have shipped with the jumper on 2&3. set it to 1&2 if that is the case.
if it is currently on 1&2, go ahead and jumper it to 2&3, wait 20 seconds, then reset to 1&2.
in either case, this should allow it to boot into bios, unless something is wrong with the bios chip itself.
Posted 01 June 2005 - 11:22 PM
Posted 02 June 2005 - 12:13 AM
a good test when building a new system is to load up the cpu and heatsink+fan, ram, and video card if needed, then booting up. you should be able to get to bios.
Posted 02 June 2005 - 08:21 AM
Just in case you didnt try the right jumper
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