Hi, i'm new here, and i recently gt sick of my old hp pc and took out my burner, another cd drive, 4 sticks of ram (ot sure what size, gotta check and see when i load it up) a sound car, and video card (32, weak, i know), as well as my main 20 gig hardrive from my old comp. and a second 10 gig hardive that was working successfully on the other comp. (except the other cd drive, my other comp was too small to fit it) so i put them all into an empty dell, dont know how fast it is or anything, i have to check it when it loads up..but that is the problem, it isn't. I took the A drive out to pt in the other hardrive btw. When i turn it on, the screen comes up TOSHIBA and keyboard detected blah blah like its supposed to. But then from there it hops over to another black screen that says
Floppy Drive A: Failure
CMOS Time & Date Not Set
Press <F1> for Setup, <ESC> to Boot, <F2> for Option Rom Screen
Thats it. so i'm like ooook, naturally i press escape to boot then, right? so i hit escape and thenit just goes to another blak scren that says:
OS Load in progress...
the it has a flashing curser a few lines below it and i can't type anything, it just stays like that. So after a while of restarting and going n circles, i decided to take out my backup hardrive and put back in my A drive. The only difference that made was that the first screen i described took off the floppy drive A: failure, but everything stayed the same. If i press F1 for setup, a black screen comes up that says: Enter Password (1):
when i get it wrong then the number changes to two then three then it says: Invalid password - System Halted!
Pressing F2 only brings me to another black screen that says
Scanning for Option ROMs
Press <F2> For Error Messages
and then that brings me back to the first screen that i described. So what am i doing wrong? Any advice? :sad: :rolleyes: :sad: :sad: