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    Pc nightmare

    In the past week, my pc has turned into a nightmare. All I've changed is adding a new graphics card and transplanted my pc into a new case.

    Sometimes, my pc gets stuck at boot when scanning for IDE devices and makes a quiet beeping noise. It's not the same noise as the POST diagnostics. Also, my secondary harddrive isnt being recognised in windows.

    Also, sometimes my pc freezes and then randomly reboots.

    My spec is:

    Opteron 146
    Asrock DualSata
    1gb DDR400
    6600

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    You've gone through the usual checks of making sure everything is seated securely, also do you have a spare IDE cable to test with. Do you have the original gfx card to put back in to see if the system is stable with it. Can you try booting with various components unplugged to try and see if a faulty component is the cause.

    Re: your secondary drive is it IDE or Sata? and once in Windows if you right click on My Computer, select manage and disk management do you see the 2nd drive listed in there?

    If you look in your bios settings are all your rom drives displayed?

    Is your pc overclocked at all and if so do you still get the OS lock up's running @ stock speeds.

    Hope your able to track the fault down.

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    • teachmech's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Foxconn P45A
      • CPU:
      • Core2 Quad Q6600 @ 3.2 Ghz
      • Memory:
      • 4 GB Corsair PC6400
      • Storage:
      • Samsung F1 500 Gb + 500 Gb Seagate
      • Graphics card(s):
      • ATI 4870
      • PSU:
      • 630 Watt Hiper
      • Case:
      • 36cm Side fan xcilo
      • Operating System:
      • Vista Home Permium
      • Monitor(s):
      • LG 19 inch Widscreen
      • Internet:
      • Tiscali ADSL Max
    Do you have another psu you can try? Did you move your old psu with the case transplant?
    This sort of sounds (to me) like a psu problem.

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    I took out the harddrive that wasnt being recognised and my pc is fine now. It was that harddrive that was beeping. Is it broken?

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    if you didn't change any jumper/bios settings then it would suggest that your secondary drive is dead. It's still worth swapping the cable for a known good one, but I think the drive has probably served it's last file.

    UNLESS it's a new PSU - this could be having issues pushing enough juice and hence the drive not spinning properly - might be worth testing with another PSU if possible (espesh as this started happening when you added a new graphics card...)

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    The motherboard is seated right? On the risers? No risers touching the mobo where they shouldn't?

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    • pp05's system
      • Motherboard:
      • AsRock Fatal1ty B450 Gaming itx
      • CPU:
      • Ryzen 3 2200G
      • Memory:
      • Ballistix Elite 8GB Kit 3200 UDIMM
      • Storage:
      • Kingston 240gb SSD
      • PSU:
      • Kolink SFX 350W PSU
      • Case:
      • Kolink Sattelite plus MITX
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10
    Whenever i have the IDE problem what i do is i boot up with minimal first. That is: 1 HD, DVDRW, vga card and sound card.

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    • Mullet's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus Rampage GENE VII
      • CPU:
      • i7 4790k @ 4.6Ghz
      • Memory:
      • 16GB Corsair DDR3
      • Storage:
      • 1x Crucial MX200 SSD, 2 x 750GB Samsung Spinpoint F1s in RAID 1
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Palit Super Jetstream GTX 980
      • PSU:
      • Corsair AX860
      • Case:
      • Fractal Design Node 804
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 Professional
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      • Asus ROG Swift 27"
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      • 85MB Sky Fibre
    i had a few woes wiyh mine after a transplant.

    strip it down an build up again...clear the cmos before u boot for the first time

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