Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works
Photo

pc won't boot, no post


  • Please log in to reply

#1
nbkat

nbkat

    New Member

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 2 posts
Hi,
I have a pc running 98 (P200 MMX 64mb RAM, 20x CDRom, 3gb hd) that won't boot anymore or even POST. It started doing this after I replaced the hd and RAM. I wanted to replace the hd because my old one was going into scandisk immediately on bootup and failing on the thorough scan.

I have removed the new hd and ram and tried booting but still get nothing. No beeps, no nothing. There is power getting to the board though as the fan is going. Can you help me?
  • 0

Advertisements


#2
Tyger

Tyger

    Member 2k

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,896 posts
Your computer won't boot from the hard drive until you install an operating system on it. You need to go into Setup by holding down the correct key at boot up and set it to boot from cd-rom and put the installation disk in and save the setup changes. Then you can install an operating sysstem in the new drive. You may need to partition and format it and you might need an emergency boot disk for that.
  • 0

#3
Tyger

Tyger

    Member 2k

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,896 posts
Your computer won't boot from the hard drive until you install an operating system on it. You need to go into Setup by holding down the correct key at boot up and set it to boot from cd-rom and put the installation disk in and save the setup changes. Then you can install an operating sysstem in the new drive. You may need to partition and format it and you might need an emergency boot disk for that.
  • 0

#4
nbkat

nbkat

    New Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • Pip
  • 2 posts
Thanks for replying but I finally fxed my problem myself.

Reseated the cables, cards and ram and it finally would boot into the bios. Must have had a connection wrong or loose.

Thanks for replying anyways.
  • 0






Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP