View Full Version : Does the hdd sound dead??

Speedy Gonzales
02-03-2010, 02:02 PM
I've just turned the other PC on here. It stops on the post screen, after it detects and says that the hdd is OK. But its not, because it wont boot lol.

I've changed the IDE cable (used the cd's), no go, tried another power adapter, no go. It was fine yesterday. There's only 1 beep, so the system itself is fine.

Its only when I remove the power to the hdd, that it gets past the post screen. The only thing, I havent tried is, to see if it gets past the post screen, on one of the other PC's.

So, any ideas why it would stop on the post screen, after its been detected, and it fine when I remove the power to it?

02-03-2010, 02:27 PM
PSU could be stuffed. I had one where it would boot the PC but not with either HDD or optical connected.

Speedy Gonzales
02-03-2010, 02:30 PM
Hmm PSU has been fine. I've connected the hdd to this, this system picked it up and didnt hang on the post screen. I'm formatting it now, then I'll put it back in. And see what happens