Woody Ham 17:18 16 Dec 2005

I have recently had to buy a new PSU but my HD will not now boot up. I have put the HD into another machine and although it is recognised as a slave and I can access all my files etc, it will not boot.

Any thoughts please?

  DieSse 17:32 16 Dec 2005

Just the HD or the system will not boot in a general way.

Will not boot covers so much - can you tell us exactly what does happen pls.

  jack 17:42 16 Dec 2005

As DieSee says more system info please

Here is a initial thought.
Current PSU have the CPU power separated out from the common 20 pin block into a 4 pin block - This is to suit new MoBo/CPU's that want it this way.

If your New PSU has such a connector spare and you have no such socket on the board, then your CPU is not being powered and a suitable converter is required.

  Woody Ham 17:53 16 Dec 2005

Sorry for being unclear. When I switch on, it goes through to a screen which says would you like to start in safe mode, last known good config, etc. Whichever option I choose, it starts up again and goes to that screen again.

  Tony 17:58 16 Dec 2005

I would put the drive into the other computer as a slave drive and then run disk check from that operating sytem. It will often fix the problem and then you can put it back into it's own computer.

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