Hello all...I've been having a problem with my new computer system and was wondering if anyone could help me (beforeI pull out the rest of my hair).
Alright, here is my system's specs (a new computer I just recently put together--all components new):
Giga-Byte GA-IHXP motherboard (P4, 533, RIMM, 4x AGP)
P4 2.26 GHz northwood CPU
512MB RDRAM (pc1066)
nVidia ti4600 graphics card
20GB ATA133 HD
Audigy Gamer SoundBlaster card
300W, 12v P4-ready ATX power supply (enermax)
16x DVD-ROM, floppy drive
The computer will not turn on. If I press the "on" button on the front pannel of the chassis, the computer does absolutely nothing.
When the PS is switched on, the front LEDs flash for a moment, the CPU and case fans spin, and then everything stops (though the PS still sends power to the motherboard--this is evident from a few RAM LEDs on the board itself).
I have been troubleshooting this ******* computer all day...taking everything out, reinstalling cards, booting with bare minimums, etc. At one point the computer did start [I reversed all of the front panel plugs such as PW switch and reset in order to make sure that wasn't the problem] but it seemed to be in a continuous reset cycle...and then shut off after about 5 seconds.
Anyway...if anyone has any suggestions for me, I'd be extremely greatful. I've searched online for hours for a solution, I've talked with friends and workmates, and...I just don't want to admit defeat.
- Nate, the newbie