I have a custom built PC that i built on a budget, i just got a graphics card for it today an installed it, a Radeon x1900XT, after installing the card there was no picture, and after using both VGA and DVI i still had no luck, so i took the card out and now when i start up my PC i get a message on screen that says
I have a custom built PC that i built on a budget, i just got a graphics card for it today an installed it, a Radeon x1900XT, after installing the card there was no picture, and after using both VGA and DVI i still had no luck, so i took the card out and now when i start up my PC i get a message on screen that says ERROR: No boot disk has been detected or the disk has failed, i dont know what to do anymore!!! The case is a Apevia X Dreamer 4, it has a EVGA 500W powersupply, 500gb hard drive and the motherboard is off a Windows 8 Gateway PC with the CPU and the RAM out of it
Please help me out!!! This is my only PC!!!!
There's very little I can do since I don't know how your PC is set up.
1. Check your hard drive to see if you have both the power cable and SATA cable connected correctly. The SATA cable goes in the 2nd port on your hard drive on one end and the other end plugs directly to your motherboard.
2. Start your pc and tap F8, delete or esc key (depending on your motherboard) continuously until your bios boots up. On your bios, look for any section that says "Boot" or "Boot options" and set "Hard Drive" or "HDD" as the first priority. Save your settings and quit the bios. It should boot from your Hard drive.
Let me know if those options work. Good luck
UPDATE: i ordered a new motherboard and CPU, swapped it out, put the same graphics card back in and everythings working fine, i think the video card probably killed the motherboard but thats just my guess, thank you all for your help anyway <3
one of three things has happened. you have corrupted the CMOS because of bad anti static handling. clear the cmos(ie, turn off and disconnect mains, move jumper to clr wait 15 secs, move it back to mormal, reconnect power and restart), start the pc, load defaults and save them, restart the pc, load optimal settings and save them, restart the pc and see if its ok. or you blew something up. or you have rushed it all, and knocked off the power or data connector of the drive. go back in and put them on properly, bearing in mind that the Hard drive should be on the FIRST sata port, not any old one.
Check the cables to your hard disk. I bet you have knocked one loose while you have been fiddling.
Oh damn. Ouch. Check the BIOS and report your temps/specs.