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By F1N3ST
Nov 1, 2006
  1. Well, CPU went in fine, video card was easy. Memory works, it detects it all at POST. but there are no beeps. And it detects my 202GB Hard drive, and Dvd-Drive. The only problem was that i dropped my PC and it landed on my big toe, and i have a swollen blue/bruised toe. It detects 1.86Ghz E6300. My problem is that it will not boot my windows XP install disc, or my live linux CD. I went into "Boot Settings" and it dosnt detect eitehr IDE channel, Master or Slave, any help?
     
  2. nickslick74

    nickslick74 TS Rookie Posts: 575

    Is it a Sata drive? If so, do you have it connected to the correct controler?
     
  3. F1N3ST

    F1N3ST TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 596

    Its a IDE drive, so is DVD drive.
     
  4. nickslick74

    nickslick74 TS Rookie Posts: 575

    You said it doesn't detect either IDE channel. Do you mean you don't see the hdd in bios, or both ide channels are missing in the bios? Do you have any other hdds connected or are you just (trying) to use the one?
     
  5. F1N3ST

    F1N3ST TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 596

    They arent detected in the BiOS. I have a HDD and a DVD connected to one cable. I connected the Hard Drive that is in this computer, and it booted to my select OS screen. I chose windows XP and it BSOD'd, which is expected because its a dif comp.
     
  6. N3051M

    N3051M TS Evangelist Posts: 2,115

    try a different data cable or jumper setting?
     
  7. F1N3ST

    F1N3ST TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 596

    Ok, i got the drives and all working. XP install was a breeze (And Fast) I just cant get the driver for my ethernet. Sound and Vid Card work. Im gonna try and get the driver from realtek's site.
     
  8. nickslick74

    nickslick74 TS Rookie Posts: 575

    What wound up being the problem?
     
  9. F1N3ST

    F1N3ST TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 596

    Umm the problem was me being a nub lol. I hit "CD-ROM" after F12. And I was supposed to hit Lite-On DVD-RW. I dont even have a CD drive lol.
     
  10. F1N3ST

    F1N3ST TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 596

    32Seconds for 1M of Super PI, while running Firefox, installing game on steam, and running anti-virus, pretty damn good :D
     
  11. nickslick74

    nickslick74 TS Rookie Posts: 575

    I'm glad you figured it! The best way to learn is from your mistakes. Sweet rig. What did you do to overclock since the E6300 has locked multipliers? Increase voltage and FSB?
     
  12. F1N3ST

    F1N3ST TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 596

    No, I didnt OC it yet. I need to burn in the thermal grease first. Idle temp is @30C, Load is @36C Damn good on stock :D
     
  13. nickslick74

    nickslick74 TS Rookie Posts: 575

    Ahh, ok. I thought you had already oc'd it by your signature. Good idea to burn it in for awhile.
     
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