I just built a new computer, been working fine for last week. While it is in sleep mode, I plug in a PCI to IDE extension so I can utilize both my HDDs. When I tried to turn it on the fans spinned a bit then turned off. I pressed the reset button, unplugged other HDD and the PCI to IDE extension so it was exactly the same as it was before, but it still would not boot. If knowing all the componets is important I can get those, but it is a 450W Power supply and a ASUS M2N Motherboard.
Thanks in advance.
hmm, strange things can happen to a computer when you build it yourself
i have experience myself in doing this and for me i've had luck by actually taking apart the whole thing, each and every piece, and putting it back together. if it works then try another pci slot for the pci->ide card.
question first: can you get into the bios? does it turn on at all?
try not putting the hard drive on it and installing the drivers for it?
hope this helps any!
it sounds like you messed it up. it is not safe to make any hardware changes while in sleep mode or in any other modes other than POWERED OFF. the simple fix would be to reinstall your OS. the difficult fix would be to spend endless hours searching for the problem and not finding a solution. good luck.
I agree, you may have caused something to burn out while you put your computer to sleep. Try taking it all apart and reinstalling everything again. make sure that you unplug the cord. you might need to reinstall the OS. Hope this fixes the problem. make sure you wear an ESD band.
"Hate to say it but you could have damaged your hardware, you should always power off the system before working on the hardware, you can cause floating ground, ESD - electro static discharge (static) and all sorts of other problems trying to work on a system without taking the correct precautions first. "
Have to agree with this person, hot swapping hardware components is not the best idea.
Doing anything to hardware other than looking at it, whist it is not completely switched off can cause damage to your machine. I suspect the motherboard has fell over although without testing it would be difficult to say for certain. Sorry matey - looks like your machine is a little dead ATM.
If you still see only blank screen nd your CPU does not startup..then u can reset the motherboard ..if not try this option...B4 starting your PC have the "Insert" key in pressed state then start your PC..this could help solve the PC booting probs..If not try to remove the motherboard batry then swict on nd later switch off then put the batter again in board nd start the PC.. Try ( to reset board you will have to remove the "JP4" jumper nd switch on then later replace the sma ejumper nd switch on PC for fix.. Try nd be safe not to get electrified..