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  1. #11
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    ya its my first one but my friend is the one who put it together and its his second or third

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    Just asking based on your statement above.... do you have a heatsink on the CPU and motherboard chipsets (the northbridge and/or southbridge)?

    Heat always has something to do with computers.. and it's not uncommon for them to "stall" when booting if something is overheated. Or, it could stop booting if the chips end up getting fried.

    I still think you have things connected incorrectly somewhere, or an incomplete computer build.

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    Ok, you need your CPU in your motherboard. On top of your CPU you need a heatsink/fan. Then you need at least 1 stick of RAM securely pushed in.

    You need a hard-drive as well.


    If your hard drive has nothing on it, you will need to have a CD rom to install windows from.

    It runs the program from the CD and installs windows onto the hard drive.

    To me it sounds like your hard drive is not plugged in all the way, or it is an old bad one..or you don't have a hard drive at all.

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    yes there are heat sinks, i only asked that cuz it was hot out and the sun was beaming down on my comp. and the hard drive is brand new.

    here is the pic of the screen i get

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    Is that the only screen you get? Does it just stop there?

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    yes, thats all i get

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    Boot Failure

    Try resetting the cmos (take the small coinlike battery out and put back in again). Also try taking all the components out you dont need to boot. The soundcard, cd-drive, any usb devices, mouse, keyboard, leave 1 stick of ram in. Also check to see if the jumper on the HDD is set to master or single device and not slave. It could also be down to the power supply make sure you have enough watts.

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    ok took out the battery put it back in powered up and still get the same thing.

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    I reset the cmos and still the same screen. Just to make sure, I reset it with the battery out right?

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    Put the battery back in.

    Remove everything from your motherboard except 1 stick of ram and your hard drive.

    See what happens.

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