Hi, Im new here. Im having a bit of trouble with a homebuilt computer which was previously working, but is not anymore for no reason that I can see:
gigabyte k8triton nsc -939
amd 64 3000+
sata2 wd hd
(ill add more if needed)
Anyway, Im trying to retrace my steps here to see what went wrong (besides the obvious stuff Im a girl and I dont know what Im doing sometimes ok?). I was going to reformat and install windows clean, because I was already having performance issues. Anyone who doesnt want to read the steps leading to my disaster can skip ahead to the highlighted/bolded problem.
I could not open my cd drive because it was stuck and I sort of had to pry/force it open. When I got the CD out my drive began to malfucunction opening and closing repeatedly and finally would not power on.
I restarted a few times and it seemed fine. So I restarted the computer to get bios, went in and set the 1st load to CD, it didnt load the windows CD and instead went directly to windows for some reason, so I was being stupid some more and decided to set them all to load CD. This is the last time everything was basically normal.
I restarted and realized the CDrom drive was not reading or powering on and that my monitor was not powering on as well. It was idle. I reset my cmos, and restarted, monitor powered on, and CD now as well.
However I am freezing/loading very very slow on the POST. I am unable to make it past this part. I have once or twice been able to get into BIOS and try to save settings, but it does not save and when it restarts the monitor goes idle again as if the computer is not on. It seems whenever it saves to cmos it seems to cause the monitor to go idle until I reset the CMOS again with the jumper.
I did get a cmos error at one point, and chose continue instead of load defaults, should I try to get to this screen again? Its kind of hit and miss where the computer seems to freeze. Either that or the longer I let it sit and cool off the better chance I seem to have it will go further in the process without resetting the cmos.
Here are some things I have tried:
- reset the cmos.. a lot. It seems to jump start things but again, still freezing at random spots either while checking ram or checking ide ususlly.
- new power location for cpu, in case there was a power issue (the supply is new)
- new cdrom drive
- unplugging all drives power and ide cables
- reseat all ram, cards and cords
I know I probably did something to my computer myself here, but Im not sure what it could be... the system is somewhat new. I would appreciate anyone who has the patience to help me out here, my sister is waiting for me to fix her computer! eep.