New hardware not working blues
gabe at gundy.org
Sat Feb 12 02:35:44 MST 2005
I had big plans to redo my home network this weekend.
After I put a new box together from the parts I purchased today, I
discovered a problem.
I get a post on the new box and I'm able to get to the BIOS and make the
changes I'd like. I can even get a few seconds into a Linux installer,
but then the PC just powers off - instantly. This happens without fail
within 3 - 4 mins of turning on the system.
The PC will not boot back-up right away. If I let it sit for about 2-3
min. and toggle the switch on the back of the power supply to off, then
in a few seconds I'll hear a very faint noise like "pssss". I can't
really tell where the sound is coming from. After it makes that noise,
I flip the switch on the back and it will power up for a few more
minutes before doing the same thing again.
Nothing looks out of place, the heat sink on the CPU feels cool, and I
don't smell any smoke. I removed all of the cards and drives so that I
could eliminate them. It still does it with just the motherboard, CPU,
memory and whatever else is needed to power-up.
It's 2:30 am, I'm sleepy, and I feel like I'm rambling. Please lend
your wisdom and save my weekend.
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