I am wondering if anyone can help me solve a problem with my pc. Following is the trigger event:
1. installed a dvd-r/rw drive. one of the pins was not present at the time of installation. I was unaware that a pin had been pushed inward and was not present.
2. booted pc. windows xp displayed this exact alert: "incompatible ide atapi device."
3. shutdown pc. removed dvd drive. rebooted.
4. monitor screen has been black ever since this reboot.
I have discovered that there is a light on the motherboard. The light, according to Intel, is a sleep led. I believe that my pc is sleeping. I cannot wake it up. I am not a hardware guru and I do not know what to do.
I've tried reseating the ram. removing the battery for five minutes.
I've noticed that a connector is attached to the t connector on the board. Intel manual specifies this t connector as "alternate power/sleep led header." I understand this to mean alternate (alternayt not alternit) between sleep and power resume. Is this true? there is no light. I see a hard drive light but no power light.
Intel Desktop Board d845gebv2/D845PESV:
I've removed everything but the hard drive, mouse and keyboard. The keyboard lights flash but then it appears to not function. The mouse does not function. If I remove a ram stick and boot, I hear a beep.
I do not know if the psu needs replaced. I am understanding that the pc may have utilized suspend-to-ram functionality. what does that mean? relevance to my issue?
any help is appreciated.
Thank you for reading.