Installing Motherboard - Help

Alright... I bought a new Infinity 865PE Mobo, installed it, it boots up, it does RAM check, detects the HD and CD and Floppy, and then goes to a black screen with a blinking white line in the top left corner. Before it goes this far I can sometimes get into BIOS, where I set it to boot from CD. Still does the same thing. Mobo, processor, power supply, graphics card are all brand new. Any suggestions?
thibert27Asked:
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CallandorConnect With a Mentor Commented:
You have a faulty motherboard then, if the equipment works on the old motherboard.  Return it for an exchange.
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LucFEMEA Server EngineerCommented:
Hi thibert27,

Just wondering, have you reset the BIOS to defaults yet?

Greetings,

LucF
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CallandorCommented:
Check if your hard disk is being properly detected in the BIOS.  You may also need to disconnect any other devices on the IDE cable, to check if they are causing the problem.
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thibert27Author Commented:
I did reset BIOS to default... i'll try disconnecting everything else...
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munkyxtcCommented:
I actually had this happen to me last thursday, turned out the harddrive was shot, exactly the same symptoms you are experiencing -- My drive was sitting around for awhile, but was this taken out of a working unit?
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thibert27Author Commented:
yes, the hard drive works fine with the other motherboard... i just tried putting the new stuff in again and it seems as if i'm digging myself deeper into a hole. now nothing happens when i turn the machine on... i can hear the hd spinning, all the lights turn on, but no display. the graphics card also works fine with the other mobo. this happened to me before i got the new graphics card, and then with the new card it did what i said in the first post.... this is beginning to get frustrating
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thibert27Author Commented:
i'm gonna put the old mobo back in and make sure i didn't just fry the hd or the graphics card...
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CallandorCommented:
Let me slap myself on the head - you bought a new motherboard and are still using the old hard drive as configured?  If you are running WinXP, you need to do a repair install, because the Hardware Abstraction Layer is different: http://www.dougknox.com/xp/tips/xp_repair_install.htm 
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thibert27Author Commented:
thats the thing... it won't go through POST far enough to boot from cd, even if i changed the bios settings
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thibert27Author Commented:
is it possible that the battery is bad?
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LucFConnect With a Mentor EMEA Server EngineerCommented:
Very unlikely if you ask me, a bad battery would reset the bios to defaults at each boot.
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thibert27Author Commented:
hmmm... when i first got it and tried installing it i had problems so i attempted to contact Infinity's tech support... the tech line had me leave a message, which they never responded to. I also emailed them, which also never got a response. This was over a month ago, and I've recenlty returned from a month long road trip and I'm trying to get this hunk a junk working once more. I'll try calling them again i guess... if still no response then perhaps the BBB or the FBI would like to have a word with them, eh? :)   thanks for the help everyone.
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