Paging Dr Cane - the pc surgeon.

Discussion in 'UK Motorcycles' started by Lozzo, Mar 21, 2007.

  1. Lozzo

    Lozzo Guest

    I have a problem booting up my new to me pc. I've tried three hard
    drives in it but every time I try to boot it up it goes so far then
    tells me to remove disk or media from the drives. There are no disks or
    anything in any of the drives.

    Please Doc, what shall I do?

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    Lozzo, Mar 21, 2007
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  2. Lozzo

    BGN Guest

    Got any flash drives (SD cards, etc.) or USB devices plugged in? Try
    unplugging them and booting.

    How for does it get before it tells you to remove whatever from the
    drives?
     
    BGN, Mar 21, 2007
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  3. Lozzo

    Dave B Guest

    Shit in the carbs.
     
    Dave B, Mar 21, 2007
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  4. Lozzo

    Lozzo Guest

    BGN says...
    It has usb devices plugged in, but they are easily removed obviously.

    When I start up it recognises the drives etc, but that's as far as it'll
    go.

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    Lozzo, Mar 21, 2007
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  5. Lozzo

    BGN Guest

    So it's not getting past the POST (Power-On Self Test) I assume there
    are no obvious errors returned? Does the computer 'bleep' at you (and
    if it does how many long/short bleeps are there as they mean
    something)

    If I were you I'd unplug all of the USB devices (including USB mice,
    hubs, etc.) and see if that helps. If not then ask Cane :)

    What's the model of your motherboard and/or BIOS?
     
    BGN, Mar 21, 2007
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  6. Lozzo

    Lozzo Guest

    BGN says...
    It beeps once just like a fully functioning puter, scrolls through the
    black and white lsistings bit until so far then it gives the message
    "remove disks or media from drives" all usb devices are unplugged.
    Asus A7S266-VM motherboard, not a clue about the BIOS.

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    Suzuki Bandit 600S (Green with added shit bits)
    Yamaha SR250 Delusion (It's "Special")
    Homefucking is killing prostitution.
     
    Lozzo, Mar 21, 2007
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    Catman Guest

    Question mode = really dumb

    you do have an OS on those discs?


    Try booting from CD

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    Catman, Mar 21, 2007
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  8. Lozzo

    Lozzo Guest

    Catman says...
    On one of them for definite, still no go.
    That's the next step.

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    Lozzo, Mar 21, 2007
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  9. Lozzo

    Lozzo Guest

    Christofire says...
    It's empty, but I'll disconnect it anyway.

    Just about to have another try, XP disc at the ready just in case.


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    Suzuki Bandit 600S (Green with added shit bits)
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    Lozzo, Mar 21, 2007
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  10. Lozzo

    Lozzo Guest

    Lozzo says...
    Bad form etc..

    and that didn't work

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    Lozzo, Mar 21, 2007
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  11. Lozzo

    Lozzo Guest

    Lozzo says...

    ....and that didn't work either.

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    Lozzo, Mar 21, 2007
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  12. Lozzo

    Lozzo Guest

    Bear says...
    "I shagga the one ear..."

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    Yamaha SR250 Delusion (It's "Special")
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    Lozzo, Mar 22, 2007
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  13. Lozzo

    Lozzo Guest

    Bear says...
    "that wassa the Flook"

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    Lozzo, Mar 22, 2007
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  14. Lozzo

    Lozzo Guest

    BGN says...
    When I first fire it up I get two short and very soft muffled bongs
    followed by a short beep.

    I've tried unplugging each dvd drive and then both, tried unplugging the
    floppy drive and it's the same. The only external connections are for
    monitor and hard wired mouse and keyboard. There are no usb connections
    made and no network card connected.

    There is an SCSI card in one of the pci slots and I'm wondering if I
    should remove that altogether as I'm not likely to use any SCSI devices.
    Apart from that all there is is an unused network card, dvd rw, dvd
    drive and a floppy drive. It's been left pretty basic until I get the
    thing running on XP and then I'll start swopping bits from my old one
    into this case.

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    Triumph Daytona 955i SE (Black with added black bits)
    Suzuki Bandit 600S (Green with added shit bits)
    Yamaha SR250 Delusion (It's "Special")
    Homefucking is killing prostitution.
     
    Lozzo, Mar 22, 2007
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  15. Lozzo

    Cane Guest

    Sounds like a BIOS problem to me.
     
    Cane, Mar 22, 2007
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  16. Lozzo

    BGN Guest

    If it's an Award BIOS I think 1 + 2 = Video adaptor error (or is that
    2+1?) Anyway, what you're describing don't sound like bleep codes.
    Have you tried unplugged ALL of the drives and seeing if it still
    gives the same error?
    Remove the SCSI card. Destroy!!!
     
    BGN, Mar 22, 2007
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  17. Lozzo

    BGN Guest

    Duh.
     
    BGN, Mar 22, 2007
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  18. Lozzo

    Cane Guest

    One short beep-There is a problem with the memory refresh circuits on
    the motherboard.

    Five short beeps-The CPU is indicating an error.

    Eight short beeps-The video card (also called graphics card or video
    adapter) is missing, is not responding to the BIOS POST, or has faulty
    memory.

    One long and three short beeps-The monitor or video RAM has failed. If
    you confirm these devices are functioning properly, check other parts
    of the video system.
     
    Cane, Mar 22, 2007
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  19. Lozzo

    Pete Fisher Guest

    Did you go in to the BIOS settings and specifically set the boot
    sequence to CD before HDD? Possibly disable floppy drive seek if there
    is an option for that.
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    Pete Fisher, Mar 22, 2007
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  20. Lozzo

    Lozzo Guest

    Pete Fisher says...
    I didn't, but I will.

    Thanks.

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    Suzuki Bandit 600S (Green with added shit bits)
    Yamaha SR250 Delusion (It's "Special")
    Homefucking is killing prostitution.
     
    Lozzo, Mar 22, 2007
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