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Old 01-21-2008, 06:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey people Iím have a problem with my computer and was wondering can anyone help?
My graphics card had been on the way out for awhile (fan wasnít always working and that kinda thing) I knew I was going to need a new one soon but thought would wait till it gave up. Anyways one the computer would not power on, power would go through the motherboard for a split second but the computer would not start. I took out the graphics card and the pc wont power up Ė no screen obviously but there was power. Anyways I got a new card the other day (NVIDIA GEFORCE 7300GT AGP 512M) and put it in. the computer will now start but when it comes past the bios it says a file is missing, I think it says NTLÖ cant mind the rest of it (not at my computer) It sometimes says files needed are missing or corrupt please insert your installation cd and click repair windows. I have tried booting from cd but after it says loading windows setup files it comes to the same screen saying cant load windows please boot from installation cd? I really cant think want to do here, is it my new card causing the problem or is there something else?

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Old 01-21-2008, 06:41 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I know this card is not great but I donít play games on my computer, the heaviest graphics task it has to do is just run vista and sometimes play PKR (poker game but that takes nothing)
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Old 01-21-2008, 06:54 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: Help needed

My initial reaction was that it might be your PSU on the way out. What brand is it? Random comes-with-case or comes-with-prebuilt-computer PSUs are notorious for being problematic.

Can't help with the missing files, but maybe try another PSU to make sure thats not the problem first (although whatever the problem is, the damage has already been done, evidently). If the PSU is screwed, get rid of it quick before it destroys anything else (like your new GPU for instance)
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