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my pc wont boot past black screen

By Trey232
May 20, 2006
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  1. i was trying to put in a sata hard drive i bought recently my mobo would not detect it so i put my old on back in and it would not detect it either so i changed the boot order and now it wont boot at all its a black screen everything comes on but thats it ive tryed 2 power supplys ive tryed resetting cmos and taking the battery out and using 2 diffrent batterys i dont know what to do at all i dont think anything is fried or damaged
     
  2. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,896

    post your system spec's and how old is the mobo and does it have the latest bios? most boards that suppot Sata and IDe have three settings int he bios. 1. sata enabled PATA disabled 2. Pata enabled Sata disabled. 3. sata and pata enabled, sometimes referred to as "enhanced".
     
  3. Trey232

    Trey232 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i have 1.3gigs of ddr ram a amd 64 3200proc my mobo is a year old yea it supports both types of hdd and i enabled sata function
     
  4. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,896

    have you tried having both sata and pata enabled?
     
  5. Trey232

    Trey232 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    how can i if i cant get past the black screen
     
  6. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,896

    does your mobo have onboard video or a video card? it is not uncommon for a video card to be knocked loose when moving hard drives around. if you have a video card try reseating it. one other thing about the sata drive, most non intel boards require sata drivers to be installed during the boot process before they will recognize a sata hard drive.
     
  7. Trey232

    Trey232 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    should i reset my video card with the jumper on it right
     
  8. Trey232

    Trey232 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    also i just realized the black screen did not start until i changed my boot order
     
  9. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,896

    resetting the cmos should have put the bios settings back to defualt. when you remove the cmos battery you should leave it out for about 15 min before replacing it.
     
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