weird startup problem

By shiva007
Jan 12, 2004
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  1. HI, everybody. It seems that my friend's computer has a big problem.

    He try to transfer some files to my hardisk. After he connected my hardisk to his computer, he try to start the computer but failed. Before adding the hardisk, the computer can start.

    After we opened his computer case, we try to switch on the power, the motherboard LED lights up, and he CPU fan runs for a while. The fan then stop running and the whole thing just lay idle .

    The keyboard was light up, and the monitor LED was also lighted up.

    The motherboard he is using is ASUS P4XP-X, CPU - Intel Pentium 4 2.66 GHz
  2. siggers

    siggers Newcomer, in training Posts: 37

    There might be too many devices connected to the power supply, and it is sucking up too much power for the computer to even operate now, with that 2nd hard drive connected.
  3. Masque

    Masque TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,212

    You don't have both drives jumpered as 'Master', do you?

    ...unless it's on the second IDE channel, of course.
  4. ak_in_charge

    ak_in_charge Newcomer, in training Posts: 137

    If the two hard drives are on the same IDE one has to be set to master and the other one to slave.
  5. SubKamran

    SubKamran Newcomer, in training Posts: 303

    Also make sure your mobo is shorting out (i.e. bottom touching the case)
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