Post Beep Codes on a Compaq EVO D310M

Ok...here is a stumper. I have an Old Compaq EVO D310m PC. It has been an "Old Faithful" box never acting up or crashes. In the lifespan of this box I have upgraded the memory, video card, added a DVD writer. Recently I decided to add a second HD. I set the jumpers on the HD to Cable Select and attached Disk 1 connector (Closest to the controller) to the drive. After putting things back together and firing the PC up it failed to load even the Bios and hollared out a Beep Code of 1s/2L beeps. I get no video image at all. Only the amber light on the monitor glows and a blinking num lock light on the KB.
I have reseated all the cards, memory, CPU. I have cleared the Bios via jumpers on the mobo and removed the new HD. Still I can not boot up. Running windows XP SP2 with all current patches installed. Can anyone Help me here or am I out-of-luck and have to replace my system?Any Ideas?

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Did you set one to master and one to slave? If the are both the same, the computer may not start up right. Does it work when you restore the old HD?

Yes, I have made sure all the jumpers are set correctly. I actually removed the second HD and made sure the original was set to CS. The cable interface is using the connector for drive 0 as was original.

I think it has something to do with the Video but do not know why it worked before attempting to install a second drive but does not work now.
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It is possible you hosed something with static, although it is rare. The beeping seems to mean something is not passing the initial startup bios check, not even getting to the boot. The beeps should mean something, did you try to find on the Internet what they mean? Make sure everything is seated correctly.

but I was wearing my ESD bracelette. I did research on the Internet and the knowledge base article I read said that the beep codes along with NumLock flashing on the KB represent memory errors. Funny thing is all worked before adding the new HD. Do you think both memory sticks could have gone bad at the same time? I think something bad has happen here. :(
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The system boots correctly without the new drive?

 

I think it does if I follow the troubleshooting.

 

HP/Compaq web site says the new drive is to be set to CS, Cable Select and I would presume the existing drive would be set to Master.

 

" Make sure that all of the connectors are fully seated. A loose cable can cause many different types of boot errors."

 

I have had this happen, many times, when I was out in the field servicing. Cables not seated correctly and all sorts of weird things happened.

 

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/fastFaqLiteDocument?lc=no&cc=no&produ...

If you suspect the video card, remove it and power on and if it boots then that iis the problem.

 

I have had to move cards around after adding new hardware, most have been a device in a slot that caused an interupt problem.

 

 

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