Hey everyone, it seems that I have lots of issues with computers.
I recently bought a new motherboard its a Gigabyte EP31-DS3L
Basically I moved everything over to a new case that I had to buy to fit the board in, and I also connected my new Dual Layer DVD Burner but I'm having some major problems actually turning my machine on.
With the case I also got a brand new 550W power supply.
Anyway basically what happens is, when I try to turn my computer on, it'll power up and start to boot but after about 3 seconds after pressing the power button my computer will just power off instantly.
If I disconnect the Dual Layer DVD burner I get a "NTLDR is Missing" error. Which is a boot sector error. (I know all about NTLDR errors).
I took my computer in to where I got my motherboard from and they told me BOTH my hard drives had crashed. Both my IDE and my SATA. But after just trying to boot my computer again and again it finally started. (With everything connected).
Windows loaded up and I was brought to my logon screen. I then checked device manager and found that everything was uninstalled so I thought, oh I have to install my motherboard drivers.
I inserted the CD into my DL-DVD drive and the moment it tried to read it, my computer shut itself down instantly. No warning no nothing. It acted as if my house had been apart of a power outage.
Then to turn my computer on I repeatedly pressed the power button trying to boot the machine. Sometimes it almost boots and then instantly turns off, other times it'll only try and boot for about half a second before turning off. Sometimes nothing will happen. But after trying enough times it booted again, and I tried putting in another CD to see if it would read it. Same thing, my computer crashed instantly. So I thought ok theres problem number 2. (Problem number 1 being the computer not starting first time).
To install my motherboard drivers I took my SATA drive out, put it in another computer which booted perfectly. I then put everything from my Gigabytes Driver Installation CD, into a folder on my desktop and installed the drivers when I plugged my SATA back into the computer I'm currently having problems with. Now everything is installed but I'm still getting errors starting my computer. For instance it wont start first time every time like all computers should. Secondly I cant put any CD (even a blank) into my Dual Layer DVD Burner and have it read it. Because the moment it tries to read it, it crashes. Even if I put my windows xp installation CD in my computer and then boot my computer the moment it detects a CD in the drive it dies.
This is seriously a phase of the weirdest errors I've ever gotten.
I've checked and re-checked all my sockets and everything.
One thing I thought was that maybe my computer isnt getting enough power to start, because sometimes when I press the ON button my tower to boot my computer it'll sound like its almost about to boot and then it'll stop. Other times it'll stop instantly. It's like its totally random.
So could anyone think of a possible solution for this... ?
The motherboard is brand new, so is the DVD burner and the case. Everything else, both the hard drives and my ram and my processor are from my old computer. I checked and re-checked for compatibility issues on the net and even asked the staff at the place where I got all my new gear. They said everything is compatible but maybe I have faulty hard drives because the computer will boot when nothing is connected to it (no HDD's & No Burner). But It will only boot to the BIOS and then tell me that I don't have any drives connected with an OS on them.
The thing is, when my computer DOES decide it wants to start. I can see all my files and none are corrupt.
Which makes me wonder, why wont my computer read CD's or DVD's and why wont it start first time?