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So I had my system up and running just fine...until I attempted to plug in my 160GB hard drives. I tried one first - I plugged it into a SATA port, ran power to it, and started up the computer.

This is when the computer started beeping nonstop like it was spazzing out. It never posted to the BIOS, and I just got a black screen. So I turned my computer off, unplugged the hard drive, and now now my computer wont turn back at all. It's like turning the key on a car and getting absolutely nothing.

Am I done for? What should I do?
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Are you getting any power at all? have you checked to see if your PSU starts up? If so, have you checked to make sure you didn't loosen any wires when putting in the HDD?
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A small LED lights up on the mobo when the PSU switch is on, so thats about the only way i can tell if Im getting power. I've checked all the connections too, still nothing. Silly me for wanting to install a hdd.
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Clear your CMOS?
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trying that now actually. (and praying).
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Well, try resetting the CMOS if you haven't already. Leave the battery out for a while just to be sure, if that doesn't work, your only option seems to be troubleshooting the problematic hardware. I would suggest you try booting with bare minimums, PSU, 1 ram stick, CPU, HDD and see what that does for ya. If it doesn't boot at all try moving the ram stick to different slots. If it's still not booting, you should try a different ram stick if you have, move it around ram slots again. If still nothing, try a different cpu if you can, different PSU after that if you can, if still not booting your motherboard's dead and needs to be replaced.
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post #7 of 9
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Praise Jeebas! It looked like when I removed the hard drive sata wire last night I knocked out a couple little wires, so I put them back in, reset the CMOS and I'm back up and running. Man I thought I was done.

So does anyone know how to hook up additional drives with my mobo?? This truly boggles my mind. Do they need to be formated or something first?
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post #8 of 9
Nope - just plug it in, go into the BIOS, and then set devices so that your main hard drive(s) boot first
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Praise Jeebas! It looked like when I removed the hard drive sata wire last night I knocked out a couple little wires, so I put them back in, reset the CMOS and I'm back up and running. Man I thought I was done.

So does anyone know how to hook up additional drives with my mobo?? This truly boggles my mind. Do they need to be formated or something first?
saweet, i called it! glad it's back up and running. Dead components suck!
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