Hello friends. Yesterday I replaced my hard drive (cos it was not good anymore) with a new Sata2 Western Didital_160gb. Switched on my machine and I can see that it was recognized. Then I entered in Bios to set boot sequence preference from dvd rom to install windows, suddenly my pc froze….keyboard not responding etc etc, infact I did not have time to save my settings. When I restarted… nothing just a pop up NO SIGNAL on my screen and also no POST. I disconnected the drive and tried again …nothing. The fans are all working and also DVD drive. I also tried another video card and cleaned the RAM modules…..for nothing. Motherboard ASUS P5GD2-x. I will appreciate all your response thank you.
Hello fruit Bat...No there are no jumpers on the harddrive (WD Caviar blue sata2_160gb) and when I bought it, sales man told me that although it is sata2 it will reverse to sata1 when installed. I think the problem is not the hard drive cos I disconnected every thing, i only left DDRAM, video card and obviously psu ON and still faced with the problem. Thank you.
Sorry woodchip i did not understand your question when you said "does it have separate graphic card plug" my psu unit is 24 pin and it have 2 fans, 1 in te back and 1 in the bottom. And to answer our dear friend OTT_buzzard...I did clear the cmos, I removed the battrey and also moved the CMOS jumper on the mobo as described on the user manual.