03-11-2012 01:19 PM
The Sata cable for 0 drive must be connected onto 0 Sata port on the motherboard, check with the manual and it will show the Sata port number position. Swap the cable and the drive, make sure that the graphics card is slotted in properly and the bios points to AGP, PCI or PCIEX1 or 16 depending on the card type.
Can you confirm that you can't hear any beeps at all with all the hardware removed and the CPU fan runs?
03-11-2012 01:59 PM
A lot of motherboards do not have a speaker (beeper) anymore so he may never hear a beep unless he has a speaker connected to the motherboard. The PC should boot from the Ghost CD or Windows DVD with no hard drives connected. Try doing that and make sure everything that is not needed is disconnected. In other words try to boot with only your mouse, keyboard, monitor and DVD/CD drive connected.
03-11-2012 03:20 PM
03-11-2012 03:48 PM
Ok, the board seems fine, here is a rundown of the "beep" sounds.
1 short = system boot ok
2 short = cmos setting error
1 long 1 short = memory or motherboard error
1 long 2 short = monitor or graphics card error
1 long 3 short = keyboard error
1 long 9 short = BIOS rom error
Continuous long beeps = graphics card not inserted properly
Continuous short beeps power error.
What beeps do you hear?
03-11-2012 04:18 PM
Getting late for me now, can you try a different Sata drive and boot with that connected on port 0 you should get 1 beep and a message ntldr missing or no operating system or words to that effect.
03-17-2012 04:14 PM
03-17-2012 08:45 PM
You can install Ghost on another PC as long as you remove the first. There is no online activation or anything, just the key you enter.
About a repair install for Windows 7... Is there really such a thing? I thought you can only do a startup repair. If you do a Windows repair, it is basically a new install with your old install backed up so you can undo the new install if necessary.