Building Computer Problems

By elaw304
Oct 18, 2009
  1. Hi everyone, I'm building a computer for the first time and I've run into problems, so decided if you guys could help. I think I have everything connected correctly, but when I try to power it up, only a red light on the motherboard turns on. Are there any simple explanations for this or might it have to do with the specific parts I'm using?

    Thanks in advance.
  2. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,433   +143

    What ARE the specific parts your using?
  3. elaw304

    elaw304 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Well I got it working. I guess. I dis-assembled and re-assembled it and it worked. It comes up with a reboot or select proper boot device screen now. I tried booting from cd drive with windows but it doesn't work. Maybe it's the cd?
  4. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    Have you checked the jumper settings for the optical drive, if it's an IDE drive?
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