PC POSTS' but says "CPU Changed or unoperable?!"
My computer was running fine last night.. I turned it on this morning and it got as far as the XP splash screen and then rebooted itself again into this endless cycle. It would bring up the boot-up mode selection screen (Safe Mode, Normal Mode, etc.), but now it says the CPU has been changed or is inoperable. If that was the case, wouldn't it not POST?!
I never overclocked the **** thing. I was beginning to think it was my hard drive, but it's not making any unusual sounds when powering up the computer. Could it really be the CPU?
I'm trying to go through the process of elimination, but I don't have an extra CPU around. Any ideas?
The motherboard is an ABIT IC7-MAX3 running a P4 3.2E