New Computer Wont Boot

By Danny_c
Aug 18, 2006
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  1. I just finished assembling my computer. I went to go boot it up and it turns on fine. I get a screen that flashes for a sec and says Platinum(my motherboard version) than it goes to a black screen that says Nvidia copyright 2002 and below that is a _ that flashes. I dont see it loading the bios. What could be the problem. Ive check for loose connections and tried removing the HD cable to keep it to bare minimum. Any suggestions? Is the CPU fried? is the board messed?

    I have a

    MSI K9N Platium AMD with Nvidia nforce Board
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200
    Corsair DDR2 1gig
    Sapphire ATI Radeon X1600
    160gig HD

    Thats all i have hooked up at this moment. Thanks In advance for all the help
  2. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 4,985

    Sounds like its trying to look for a boot drive, have you tried putting your windows cd in it?
  3. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,067   +13

    reset your CMOS and retry.
    Is your video card aux power plugged in?
    If you can get into BIOS by holding DEL, then the motherboard should be ok.
  4. Danny_c

    Danny_c Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    How do i reset my cmos? Im going to go try these out right now. Thanks
  5. nickslick74

    nickslick74 Newcomer, in training Posts: 883

    Take out the CMOS battery for while (5-10 minutes). This should clear your CMOS.
  6. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,582

    don't remove battery just yet Hello!
    do what tedster says reset the cmos jumper first

    if more than 1 stick o' memory remove all but 1 before reset
    check make sure the psu is big nuff
    new systems at least 550 watt real amps
    if more than 1 hdd remove all but main OS
    on boot hit del key till you get to bios
    disable boot stop on errors lok round you will find it

    give yell back

    good luck
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