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Pc boot issiues

I simply unplugged the sata cable from one of my two HDD's now all it does is start up. Restart by itself. And do nothing else.

The monitor just is black can't even let it boot into BIOS...

Any advice?
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ardian sejdiu
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☠ MASQ ☠Commented:
Try rearranging the boot order of your HDDs in the system BIOS - with one disk temporary off line the other will have been promoted to "first boot disk" but won't have the info on it.
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ardian sejdiuAuthor Commented:
Already tried switching it all up it didn't work by now
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☠ MASQ ☠Commented:
"The monitor just is black can't even let it boot into BIOS", "Already tried switching it all up", what are you switching if you can't see the settings?
Make sure you haven't unplugged/loosened anything else in the case
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ardian sejdiuAuthor Commented:
I'm switching the cables! It doesn't even boot up Into BIOS! Already tried just having one plugged in.

Still doesn't work or boot up.
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☠ MASQ ☠Commented:
You need the cables in the same place they were at the start.  Always unplug/replug with the power to the PC off.

The computer isn't really interested in which port the HDDs are attached, it's looking for the same combination of drives that were there originally.  Then it needs you to tell it (in the BIOS Boot Order) which one to check for boot details first.

The blank screen is unrelated to that, even without any HDD you should still be seeing something on the screen. That's why I think either something else is loose or damaged.

Do you know the make & model of the PC?
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IT-ExpertCommented:
Assuming you know which one of your HDs is the boot disk (so you remember later), if you haven't already done so, I'd disconnect BOTH SATA HDs, and go from there to try to at least get into the BIOS?
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ardian sejdiuAuthor Commented:
It's a second hand self build Pc.

Asus motherboard
2x Seagate HDD 320 Gb (one of the. I unplugged)

Now trying every combination possible (with the Pc turned off) it still doesn't work even if BOTH HDD's are unplugged. Hope the pic helps (there i have the two sata cable laid on the side with the power cables there too. Still a black screen)
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IT-ExpertCommented:
If you're not getting any startup beeps, and both HDs are disconnected, remove the memory sticks and see if the PC complains.
If it does, put them back in.
Does the mboard have on-board video, if it does, remove the video card, and plug the monitor directly into the mboard and see what happens?
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ardian sejdiuAuthor Commented:
My Pc (at least i think) doesn't have a beeper. Hold on
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☠ MASQ ☠Commented:
Why was the drive removed originally?  Any problems preceeding these?

Getting the screen responding would be my first priority - the data on your drives is almost certainly safe.

See if you can force some beeps through missing memory sticks as IT-Expert suggests.
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ardian sejdiuAuthor Commented:
Nope... Still doesn't work after taking out all ram thingies. And no I can't disconnect the GeForce since it has the only port for the monitor.
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ardian sejdiuAuthor Commented:
I left the side of my Pc open due to overheating issues and saw it unplugged this morning. Plugged it in again and... yeah. Now I'm here :/
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IT-ExpertCommented:
We're getting close to being stuck here I think!
I'd expect to get some sort of audible warning for the missing memory.
I'm wondering whether a BIOS reset might be a good idea?
Need to focus on getting either beeps or screen.
Are there any diagnostic LEDs on the board, that might assist you, that you know of?
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IT-ExpertCommented:
Shouldn't be overheating, so sounds like another issue there?!
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ardian sejdiuAuthor Commented:
Uhhhmmm.... how do reset my bios..? Also no. I DID hear the HDD'S spooling up and beeping but with them disconnected the Pc itself doesn't make ANY sound except the fans...
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ardian sejdiuAuthor Commented:
Nah it never turned of due to overheating or anything but the Gtx240 I have is so f***** annoyingly loud I opened the case for extra cooling. Let me guess that was idiotic from me to do? :D
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ardian sejdiuAuthor Commented:
Hold on imma get another monitor and cable... i swear to god if thats the problem...
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ardian sejdiuAuthor Commented:
Nope. Still dead
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IT-ExpertCommented:
Might be about to add to my knowledge here, but don't recall HDDs beeping?
Should be a smallish battery on the board somewhere?  You would just remove it, for a minute or so.  Could try that.
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ardian sejdiuAuthor Commented:
I hope you meant taking out this
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☠ MASQ ☠Commented:
In fairness, with the power off the whole of the case could do with a good clean to get the dust out and that might help with the fan noise as they'll be trying to compensate for the overheating that dust causes.

If you want to go with the BIOS reset there's a three pin jumper lableled CLRTC on the board between the two PCI slots towards the front of the PC and just to the left of your picture of the missing beeper.  Power down and disconnect the power.  Move the jumper on CLRTC from pins 1&2 to pins 2&3 leave for 10 seconds and replace onto Pins 1&2 and power up again.  You don't need to remove the silver CMOS battery.

Again from your photo of the beeper the SATA is not the only cable to get disconnected, check the white cable and plug lying on the bottom of the case there - probably for the front USB ports but have a good look around for anything else that might have come loose.
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ardian sejdiuAuthor Commented:
THE RESET WORKED IT BEEPS NOW :DDD
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IT-ExpertCommented:
"the whole of the case could do with a good clean to get the dust out"

Are you seeing something I'm not?  A good clean (provided nothing is disturbed) is never a bad thing, but it hardly looks bad from what I've seen!

The jumper pins is a good idea yes, but I've often had results from simply removing the battery for a little while.
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ardian sejdiuAuthor Commented:
Now it asked me this :o
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ardian sejdiuAuthor Commented:
I have to say the bottom of it has a layer of dust that needs so e cleaning :/
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ardian sejdiuAuthor Commented:
Oops forgot the image!
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ardian sejdiuAuthor Commented:
I dont know if the reset worked it the battery i did both at the same time
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IT-ExpertCommented:
You should just be getting that msg, because there aren't any bootable drives attached.
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☠ MASQ ☠Commented:
Great, now try to put both drives back in to their SATA ports
There's a 50:50 chance it will reboot into Windows otherwise it's boot into BIOS and swap over the boot order for the hard drives.

Progress!  You can start calming down now, your PC is going to be back soon :)
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ardian sejdiuAuthor Commented:
But the drives are connected!
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ardian sejdiuAuthor Commented:
Oh okay doing the swapping. Here's me hoping i know wtf I'm doing
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ardian sejdiuAuthor Commented:
It's alive! And I'm in. Thanks guys!
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ardian sejdiuAuthor Commented:
Thanks again!
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