I am putting together a new computer:
ASUS P7H55-M LE mobo
Intel i3-550 CPU
Corsair XMS3 4GB ram
Seagate Barracuda 1T HDD
Liteon 24X DVD/CD writer
Ultra 600W PSU
All is assembled and plugged in, including the DVD/CD writer and the hdd. I am now testing hardware (Ubuntu live disk in the drive), and the system begins startup.
It gets as far as giving the message:
"Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key"
Rebooting returns the same message. Same results with both Win 7 and Ubuntu 10.04 disks.
Going into BIOS set up and looking at SATA devices shows nothing on SATA 1 (HDD) and on SATA 2, "[ATAPI iHAS524 ] (the Liteon). The HDD does not show up in the list because the power connectors will not reach the HDD (thank you Ultra!) and I have an extender power cable on order.
First question is should the lack of an operative HDD keep the CD from booting up? I think not, but just want to eliminate the obvious.
Second, what would keep the Liteon from loading the Ubunutu CD? (I don't have another SATA optical drive to substitute test.)
Help, my PC with Windows 10 won't shut down properly
Since upgrading to Windows 10 my computer won't shut down properly. I use the menu button shutdown and the screen goes blank, but the system does not fully shut down. The only way to get it to shut down is to hold the physical power button down till it shuts down. Any suggestions?