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  • Need Help Desperately And Quickly, Bootup Problem

    i have the sp13k motherboard, and an OPUS 120w PSU. i just hooked it up to my car battery leads and it begins to boot up, and asks me if i want to boot up in safe mode, regular mode, etc. if i choose any i hear a clicking and it restarts, which seems almost like a power failure. however, there is no power failure.

    it worked fine when i used a soft power switch and used an old atx power supply to power the opus. however, that switch does nothing anymore. i dont need to connect the power switch cable from the opus to the mobo to boot up either. (is this normal?) even with it connected i still have this problem.

    i have my startup voltage set at 12v, and shutdown at 1v. i need to get this working asap as it is for a school project and i NEED to pass. i am searching the forums now to look for any solutions, so please do not reply with . thanks

    ..also, if i do not choose anything, and the 30 seconds of choosing time runs out, the same problems occurs.
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  • #2
    Kinda sounds like a hard drive failure to me.
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    • #3
      even though it accessed it to see what OS is on it?
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      • #4
        Can you localize the "clicking" sound? If it is coming from the hard drive (which is my guess) it is bad.
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        • #5
          See if you can get it to boot using a normal ATX PS?
          Nick
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          • #6
            Originally posted by nkotch
            See if you can get it to boot using a normal ATX PS?

            i have tryed...doesnt work like that anymore


            as for the clicking sound...i believe it is coming from the mobo, i have heard this noise before when i would power my mobo but it wouldnt boot(before i originally created an ATX ps.)
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            • #7
              Considering there's no moving parts on the motherboard, it's kinda hard for a motherboard to make a clicking sound...
              Now, a fan could make a clicking sound, perhaps.

              But based on what your experiencing, I'm gonna go witht he consensus and say it's a hard drive failure.

              How did you create an ATX PS?
              Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
              How about the Wiki?



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              • #8
                the drive doesn't have to be bad.. it sounds like his power (the only thing changed w/in the scenario) may be misconfigured or heading south.

                OTOH: if it is the HD.. put a finger on it as you boot (if possible.. the clicking should might translate as thumps you can feel)
                and FTR: the drive operates under different drivers from bios to and through various steps of OS load.. so yeah it will act and react diffrently to various conditions. --i'm still voting power issue.
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                • #9
                  Go to your local computer store and buy a cheap external USB enclosure for you HD (2.5" or 3.5"?) and see if you can at least get the drive to work. Will tell you real quick if it's the HD or not.
                  Nick
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by DarquePervert

                    How did you create an ATX PS?
                    ripping apart a computer in my schools shop
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                    • #11
                      Sounds like one of two things, either u got the click of death, which is a hard drive failure, or you power supply don’t have the balls to drive the voltage you need. There is more then just 12v on the output of that ATX.

                      As far as the clicking, yes it can still boot up, or try anyway, and still give the click of death. I use to be an IT guy around here, and are county attorney had a laptop that would give the click every minute or so. He never would let me replace it because he was scared to loose data. And his laptop was working ok, so he didn't see the need to spend the money. So I told him to make sure he kept backups as it was going to go anytime. Of course he didnt And you know the rest. So basically yes it can give the click of death, and still boot, or at least try anyway.

                      On the other side, it can be a power supply issue. I've seen OS's try to boot and either will restart, or just hang during loading due to bad PSU's. I remember I had a customer who had a weak PSU in a Compaq. It would boot into the OS, and as soon as you started to move the mouse, it would either hang, give the blue screen of death, or restart. It took me forever to figure that one out, as all signs pointed to and OS or driver issuse. So a weak PSU can cause some weired things to happen. Best thing to do is just grab a good known PSU from somewhere and give it a whirl. Just borrow the one out of your home PC or something.

                      BTW what hard drive do you have?? Western Digital use to be bad about the clicking. Just wondering??

                      As for not needing the power button connected, this is normal if your BIOS is set to boot on power failuar. If you killing the PC by way of just disconnecting the power, it thinks there is a power failuar and will start automaticly upon power being applied. If you dont want this to happen, you need to configure ur BIOS otherwise.

                      Let me know, I'll try to help ya as much as I can.
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                      • #12
                        it was indeed the hard drive. all i had to do was reformat and reinstall windows


                        thanks for all of your help!
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