Just built my first computer, and it wont turn on?

Discussion in 'Desktop Computers' started by alexjb, Sep 21, 2012.

  1. alexjb

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    Thanks for your help :) this is what I have been doing and successfully installed everything apart from the Ethernet controller, now it's installed something and it comes up under device manager as -

    Network adapters
    - Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller with a yellow (!) sign? what shall I do? Also when trying to load the sample music it doesn't load up:confused:
     
  2. spirit

    spirit Moderator Staff Member

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    I think something is clearly up here. I'm just going to suggest you reinstall Windows. You have nothing to lose.
     
  3. alexjb

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    Yep I agree, I tried entering the BIOS to re install windows but I cannot seem to work out how to do it :( please can you help me out? :) thanks
     
  4. spirit

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    Put the Windows DVD into the DVD drive, restart your PC, when it boots up again it should ask if you want to boot off the DVD, you do. So press any key on your keyboard to enter Windows setup and just follow it through.

    You may need to go into the BIOS and change the boot order of the PC. It needs to be CD/DVD then HDD/SSD and disable the third boot device. Consult your motherboard manual for exact instructions.

    Wish I could say "pass it over and I'll do it" but that's not an option sadly. :(
     
  5. alexjb

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    thanks :) I'll give this a go and that would be so much easier lol! how far away are you from swansea? Lol :)
     
  6. spirit

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    I'm in Norwich so I'm about 300 miles away. :p
     
  7. alexjb

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    oh shoot! 300 miles! that's a long way lol! :) My brother has a 2 seater plane but I think it might be a bit too far for it lol :)
     
  8. spirit

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    Haha mate it's not gonna happen. I'll have to try to help you on here!
     
  9. alexjb

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    haha yep its a shame im so useless at pc's lol:( how do I reset windows because I put the windows dvd in and press restart on my computer and it loads up to windows so fast and press log in without asking me anything ? thanks :)
     
  10. alexjb

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    oh i got it thanks :)
     
  11. spirit

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    So you've changed your boot order and are now booting off the DVD and reinstalling Windows?
     
  12. alexjb

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    yes :) do I press install or go down to repair? thanks
     
  13. spirit

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    Install! :)
     
  14. alexjb

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    thanks! ok just pressed it! :) good timing because my food is ready lol! :)7
    Where shall I install Windows?

    Disk 0 Partition 1: System Reserved Total Size: 100.0MB, 71.0MB Free Space ,Type - System

    Disk 0 Partition 2 Total Size 111.7GB Free Space 89.2GB Type Primary

    I only have an OCZ 120 GB SSD installed?

    Thank you:)
     
  15. spirit

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    Haha. :)

    After the first stage of installation (once it has copied and extracted the files), it will reboot and upon reboot it will probably ask if you want to boot off the CD/DVD again. Do not press anything, just let it boot off it your SSD and continue installation. :)
     
  16. alexjb

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    Uh oh have I done it correctly? :eek:
     
  17. spirit

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    Yes it's all fine. Just don't touch it at all in any way until it asks you to type in a username and password.
     
  18. alexjb

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    fantastic thank you! :)
     
  19. spirit

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    No problem. Let me know when it's done, then we can have another go at installing your drivers.
     
  20. johnb35

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    If after reinstalling windows and the motherboard cd still has issues installing the drivers, then let me know. The drivers from MSI's website should be EXE files and all you do is run them and it automatically installs driver and any needed software.
     

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