Hardware Boot Problem
Posted on 2003-03-20
I am having trouble booting my new computer it is really quite wierd.. and I think ive narrowed it down to a power pack problem. When i shutdown and turn off my computer via win xp and then turn it back, My computer doesnt boot, i can hear the CDROM drive continually power on then power off and will do this 4 or 5 times then the screen wont come up and there will be no beeps at all by the system. But then if i turn off the computer via the off switch unplug the power cable and plug it all back in and turn it on it works powers on normally.
Another point im using a Raid 0 setup with 2 40 gig hard drives, when i plugged in a 3rd harddrive just to the normal ide cables the computer always goes with scenario one which is the cdrom powering up 4-5 times and no beeps from the pc speaker and the screen will stay blank. If anyone has any ideas how to make this system a little bit more realible aka i can turn it off knowing that next time it will start fine that would be great and suggestions are greatly appreciated.