Just got the p.c yesterday purchased of someone from ebay.Connected it up and switched it on and it tested memory said it was ok goes to detecting ide drives and will go no further.Have a hard drive in the old p.c connected that but its still doing the same thing.Here is the spec
MOTHERBOARD ASUS MODEL A7N8XE-DELUXE
AMD XP3200 PROCESSOR 2.2GHZ
DVD COMBO REWRITER MODEL PIONEER DVR-108
MEMORY KINGSTON HYPER X KHX3200AK2 1GIGABYTE
GRAPHICS CARD ATI RADEON 9800XT PRO 256MB
HARD DRIVE SAMSUNG SP1654N 160GB
Any suggestions on what i can try to find out what is wrong would be appreciated.
Check that all connections are sound and all RAM, PCI cards and so on are correctly seated, if the PC still has the same problem do as follows:
Disconnect everything except CPU, RAM and graphics card, now switch on and see how far it goes through the POST, if it reports no system drive or a drive failure then switch off and connect just the HD to see if it boots any further, if it does just keep adding devices between shut downs until one causes a problem and that should be the faulty device.
Checked all connections took out memory and put it back in and reconected hard drive cable and managed to get p.c to boot up into windows and it started to restart it self 4 times and then switched its self off