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Mandemis

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well I installed an old 60gb hard drive from an old comp to use as storage. When i goto boot the comp it just shuts down. So i browsed the forums here and learned a bit about jumpers and what not and made sure i connected em right. and wouldnt ya know it, it work. well sorta. when i installed my jumpers and stuff all i had plugged in was the mouse, monitor, and of course power supply. Booted just fine. So i was happy and hooked all my other stuff back up and closed the case. once i had everything back to where i wanted it i started the computer up and boom. Would'nt start up. fans kicked on, beeps where heard, then it just shut off. Had to disconnect the power fer a few seconds and try again, same thing, buzz beep shut off. So i unhooked all my usb stuff, and speakers leaving only the mouse, monitor and keyboard hooked up. Hit the power button and ding success!
So....Why wont it start unless i have all my stuff, including my internet, unplugged?
Is the hard drive perhaps too old or have i done something wrong that im over lookin? :tazz:
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you may need to look into a bigger power supply. sounds like you're suckin too much juice
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will runnin my comp after repluggin my stuff after boot up hurt my comp? or should i just diconnect the storage drive till i get a new power supply?
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^^^ Yes, somtimes running to many HDS can drain the computer to much that it won't boot up. Also you might be booting into the wrong hd??
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Well i am bootoing on the old hd the 40 gb one. the 60 gb is the slave drive. once the comp heats up a bit and i turn the comp off and rehook the 60gb hard drive it will boot but when its cold it wont. i have a 400 watt power supply. the 60gb hd was from an old hp pavilion i had that had the 60gb hd and a 30gb hd both bein run off 160watt power supply. So im not real sure what the prob maybe. Is there a higher watt power supply that i can get? i figured 400watt would be sufficiant. guess not:( any thoughts?

Btw thanks so much for the replies yall have been a big help thus far.:tazz:
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You may have a heating problem. Are all your coolers free of dust? :tazz:
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yes they are all clean. I just cleaned bout 3 days ago. the entire system is dust free at this point. however.... I have only one fan at this point, well 2. the cpu fan and the power supply fan. i have 2 more to put in but can not seem to figure out where to plug em in at. Is there some kind of splitter wire i need or something? I have a K7 mother board m863g. Looking at the mother board i only see one system fan jack and one for the cpu. is there a way to plice 2 fans into one jack?
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