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New builder, new build doesnt boot. Please help

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In the past I've always bought premade systems either from Dell or Gateway or whoever but I've decided to take the plunge and build my own machine. It doesnt boot, I'll give you the parts list, then I'll give you the symptoms. Parts:

MSI 870-g45 motherboard
Cool Master Hyper N 520 CPU fan
AMD phenom ii 955 Black Edition
Kingston HyperX 1600 2 x 4GB sticks
OCZ 750 modular PSU
NZXT Sentry LX fan control
Cool Master Storm Sentry tower
MSI 6790 video card
500GB HDD that has an install of Vista from my other system

So all parts are installed, the LED's turn on, when I press the power button all things turn on but I cant hear the HDD spin up and there is no BIOS or any other signs of life. I originally only had 1 6 pin connector on the video card but currently I have 2 which didnt resolve the issue. I've confirmed that the SATA cables are in solid as well as the power cables. If I press the eject button on the DVD/CDROM it opens the tray. Any suggestions?
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The HDD might be dead. The mobo seems to be fine, if the DVD rom opens and has leds lit. Are the GPU fans spinning? Is the power for the HDD plugged in properly? verify the status of the HDD.
    
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One problem I see is that you are trying to use an OEM (Dell/HP?) OS. This is probably not going to work on a new mobo. This however should not keep your system from posting and going to BIOS, that is most likely another issue. Are you getting any "beeps" when you power up?
    
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I had the same HDD pulled directly out of this Inspiron 531 q6600 machine. I didnt format the OS, didnt touch it other than pulling it out. If the HDD was dead wouldnt it still boot to the BIOS and just say no boot device found? I am not sure about the GPU fans but let me check those. Thanks for the suggestion, keep em coming.
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GPU fan spins up, no beeps but I don't know that my case comes with a speaker but I know I havent connected any speaker wires. Let me consult the manual for the case to see if it came with a speaker
post #6 of 28
Have you tried re-seating the CPU?
post #7 of 28
Windows has a security measure that stops the OS from loading if too many new pieces of hardware are detected. You may need to reinstall the OS
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I had the same HDD pulled directly out of this Inspiron 531 q6600 machine. I didnt format the OS, didnt touch it other than pulling it out. If the HDD was dead wouldnt it still boot to the BIOS and just say no boot device found? I am not sure about the GPU fans but let me check those. Thanks for the suggestion, keep em coming.
Well, don't go formatting that disk, I am assuming you have data on there you don't want to lose. I am pretty sure the OS on there will not work when you go and swap mobos. Like I already said, this should not stop the POST/ BIOS functions when you power up so this might be a hardware connection problem. If you get nothing at all but a black screen, this is usually memory or CPU related. Power down (obviously) and make sure that your memory and CPU is properly seated. Also double check all of the connections. When you get the rig to POST, then you will find out whether this OS will work. You will probably need a fresh OS, and another drive to use as your primary so you can save all of your current data on your old HDD. If you end up going this route, I would not even plug your original HD in when you are installing the new OS, too much of a chance of overwriting all of your data.
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post #9 of 28
cant beleive HD's are being mentioned when it doesnt even POST....
i looked up some images of the board and it looks like its got onboard video?
i could be wrong though as the blue block under the mouse/keyboard connectors look offcolour of vga output.
if it does have onboard video,try that first.
take the motherboard out the case and set it onto its box,connect everything up outside the case with just one stick of ram in the slot nearest the processor,make sure yu plug in the 20/24 pin cable AND the 4/8 pin cpu plug.
Let us know how it goes
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post #10 of 28
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I've already personally resigned to having to wipe and reinstall the OS, I do have data I was hoping to save. I will reseat the RAM. I'd like to save having to reseat the CPU if at all possible, but during installation I confirmed the notches matched, no bent pins before installation and the cpu slipped into the socket like a well lubed rat in a sewer pipe.

edit: No onboard video, just a serial port. All components are brand new from newegg.
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