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Thread: still beeping :( ....install software? HDD? RAM?

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    still beeping :( ....install software? HDD? RAM?

    So...to keep it simple....

    -i purchased a used (working condition off here) MII 12000 with a stick of DDR266.
    -swapped out old mobo with new mobo (carputer was working fine before..)
    -continuous long beeps. no boot.
    -checked award bios beep codes...possible memory. popped out memory stick...retried and got same code. so i figured mem.
    -bought new stick. still no go. same code.
    -w
    -t
    -f?

    couldnt be an issue from not installing mobo drivers before the swap could it? :/

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    Beep error codes during post are always indicative of a hardware problem. The OS doesn't even come into play at this stage.

    Although I'm not familiar with the VIA boards, for the most part a computer is a computer. With that in mind, have you tried clearing the BIOS to see if that resolves the problem?

    When troubleshooting a problem of this sort, have as little plugged into the board as possible. So, you should have your memory installed and that's about it. No PCI card should be installed, drive cables should all be unattached, etc. This way you can narrow down the problem.
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    Im thinking it is the HDD because when i bench test it with regular (home) power supply, mobo and ram alone it beeps once and keeps on truckin...

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    One short beep is a happy beep. Something like that anyway.
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    haha yes. well i hooked the HDD back up and made it to BIOS...recognized the HDD and listed it and everything..set up the IDE and boot list...selecting HDD 0 as the primary....no floppy and i didnt install a CDROM yet to keep it simple...

    made it through bios...and then.....

    BOOT DISK ERROR CAUSE I JUST WANNA F@#$ WITH YOU.

    ok. maybe thats not exactly what it said...but you get the idea... :/ also. the HDD worked with the previous config. and then worked fine in an extrnal case not more then 10 minutes ago. i used it to dump the mobo drivers on the HDD. didnt install them . it wouldnt let me. obviously. couldnt find the right chipset...but i figured i would install them..if it boot... grrr....

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    and yes. known working IDE cable.

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    maybe ill try different HDD and ribbon.... :/

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    new HDD, new ribbon...kinda the same problem but it was an unformatted HDD i think. plus it gave me a blue screen. ugh.
    Wtf, via....w...t...f...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3g Jester View Post
    the HDD worked with the previous config. and then worked fine in an extrnal case not more then 10 minutes ago.
    Let me make sure I'm getting this straight. You took a hard drive that was working fine with your old motherboard, and hooked it up to the "new" motherboard expecting it to work? If that's the case, it's no wonder you got a boot disk error. Unless the motherboards are the same, or at the very least the chipsets are the same, you'll have to do a fresh install of your OS.

    Quote Originally Posted by 3g Jester View Post
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    new HDD, new ribbon...kinda the same problem but it was an unformatted HDD i think.
    You've lost me on this one. The new hard drive is unformatted? That's what one would expect when one purchases a new hard drive (although once I did buy a brand new, sealed-in-package drive only to find it filled with porn. I decided to keep it. ).

    Quote Originally Posted by 3g Jester View Post
    plus it gave me a blue screen.
    So it gave you a BSOD in addition to giving you a boot disk error?

    Also, clarify one other thing for me. When you say, "new" I think "fresh from the store". Somehow I get the feeling that you're meaning it more in the sense of "new to you, used to anyone else" - correct?
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    (FOr clarification, the first HDD used in the first HDD will be ref. to as HDD-A)
    not new. different. So yes, you are correct in your assumption that it was not new-in-box. Forgive my other posts, I was exhuasted and had not slept yet.

    I was under the impression that I would have to o a fresh install on to the HDD in order for it to work with the new mobo. However I also had looked into this on the internet and said it was a possiblity if youcould get the drivers on the disk before hand.

    The BSOD was along the lines of "must shut down your computer before it damages your drive..."blah blah blah"ecountered an error.." blah blah blah.
    Not to sure what it was exactly. Havent ever seen it anywhere else to my personal recolection. At this current moment I have HDD-A in an external case right now running a CHKDSK /F that will hopefully repair an errors. THen i will be trying to find a damned copy of windows XP to reinstall!

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