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    comp problem

    hey, I was changing my floppy drive and I had to unplug a lot of other stuff to make it fit... plugged it back in, though, and now my computer won't boot :\

    makes a beeping sound when I turn it on, I had to take out the RAM and the IDE ribbon for a cd-rom and cd-rw to get it to fit... the floppy drive is also right above the hard drive so I hope I didn't mess that up heh :\

    sorry if this is vague but I'm a newb, thanks in advance :P

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    does the POST run or does it just beep?

    if no post, remove and reseat the ram. check that all your cables (data & power) are properly connected as well.

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    oh yeah, motherboard is an IWILL P4R533, no usb connected, pc800 ram...

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    ok I read the definition for 'POST', I think that it's running... I'll make sure the cables and RAM are in properly now, thanks D:

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    the ram seems to be ok but I'm not quite sure how to check if the cables are in correctly... if I removed the cables from everything but the hard drive, would it still beep or would I be able to see if that was my problem?

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    did you make sure your have the correct cables in place? you might of put the ide cable in the floppy drive... i would unplug all the drives and BOOT up. Does it show anything?

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    yeah unplug all drives and boot up with just cpu, ram and video card.

    EDIT: forgot to say, if it posts, then u probebly have cables plugged in the wrong places.

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    ok, I unplugged the IDE cables and the sound cables but I can't figure out how to get the power supply cables out, heh

    thanks for all the help btw

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    Power supply cables out of where, the drives? They just pull out.

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    ok, I removed all cables from all drives, still doesn't work

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    You may also have the cables in the wrong way round (seen it happen) another thing is make sure all the cables are fully pushed into the board and drives. also check you haven't knocked anything else. If the board gives you a display, I would say the ram is seated well enough.
    you might of put the ide cable in the floppy drive
    Is that even possible??
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    well the board has 4 places to put memory (RIMM's I think they are called), and I have only 2 sticks of RAM, but there are 2 other sticks of something in there... I don't get a display on the monitor so mabey they are the problem?

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