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post #1 of 13
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ok well i gutted my pc so i could do some mods to the case, so i took everything out, now i reconnected everything, and it WILL NOT boot up. it gets to the part where it shows the motherboard manufacturer, but does not get to the XP loading screen, right when it should get there, the pc just shuts off. help!!!
    
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post #2 of 13
Did you clean up well? Any shavings or pieces laying around in the case? I would start by checking all of the connections from the psu to parts and clearing the CMOS.

EDIT: Every time after I open up a case I pick it up and shake it just to check if there is anything rolling around or not secured like it should be.
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post #3 of 13
Take it all out and set it up outside the case using only the bare minimum components (HDD, 1 RAM stick, VC, and CPU) It could be something simple like this. I had a biostar that I caouldn't get working and after about a month of sitting around I decided to test it one last time and then junk it. To my suprise it worked so I saold it to anotther member . Goodluck
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post #4 of 13
Could be shorting out.
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post #5 of 13
I know it's n00b but...

1.) Is the PSU plugged in and switched on?
2.) Are power cables running to both the 24-pin (long rectangle) and 4-pin (square shaped) mobo connectors?
3.) Are power cables running to HDDs and optical drives?
4.) Are HDDs and optical drives connected to the mobo properly?
5.) Are the front panel wires attached properly?
6.) Is the CPU HSF plugged into the 3-pin connector on the mobo?

Just to make sure everything was reconnected properly.
    
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post #6 of 13
POwer should be because it is turning on and then shutting off...3, 4, and 5 are good things to check
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post #7 of 13
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could it b front panel connections? if it is im not sure i have it connected right

i connected it just cpu psu hdd and 2 stiks of ram, same prob
    
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post #8 of 13
Well I thought 6 because if the CPU gets way too hot the PC will self shut down to prevent damage, and if there's no fan cooling it, it could get way too hot.

Just check the mobo manual (or download it online) to check that all the front panel cords are plugged in properly, just in case.

Also, make sure all of the standoffs were installed correctly, and that there are no extra standoffs which could short your mobo. And clear the CMOS (switch off PSU, take out battery for 10-20 seconds, put it back in and power on) to make sure it isn't a BIOS issue.

Also, did you check the boot order to make sure it's reading the HDD, or any other BIOS ptions that would make the HDD not be read?
    
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post #9 of 13
It is still a valid possibility, but i thought that the other ones had a better chance of happening
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post #10 of 13
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ROFL i feel like running around and slapping people righ tnow im so happy, i got it to work, thanx for all the help, it was dusty around the cpu, wen Pow said he thought 6 cause cpu heating it got me thinking, THX ALOT!!! OverClock.net FTW!!
    
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