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When my computer starts, it runs through the memory checks, and then stops at "Detecting IDE drives." Nothing else happens. No error messages, nothing. I can't use delete to get to the BIOS. I even tried clearing the CMOS, didn't help. Changed the motherboard battery, no help. I can't even get to the floppy drive to run diagnostics. Here are the specs:
ECS 648FX-A motherboard
Pentium 4
1GB RAM
1-80GB HD
1-200GB HD
Invidia Gforce media card
Creative sound card

If anybody has any ideas, they would really be appreciated.

thanks

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stops at "Detecting IDE drives."

usually means bad harddrive ,open the case and unplug the power to the harddrive and see if it go past the detecting ide drives

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Well, Caperjack,

You were right on the money. One of the two harddrives is dead in the water. I guess I will replace it tomorrow, er, later today. Thanks for your help.

Jeff

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Well, Caperjack,

You were right on the money. One of the two harddrives is dead in the water. I guess I will replace it tomorrow, er, later today. Thanks for your help.

Jeff

your welcome ,good luck

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