Need help with non-booting computer
I got a client's computer and he said while he was working on a document, it just shut off. It wouldn't POST, so he brings it down to me, and I take a look at it. When I confirmed it wouldn't POST, I open the computer up. I then saw that 3 of the 24pin cable was burnt (on the mobo, the affected pins were visible on the port). I then proceeded to replace the mobo with a new one the client had. It now POSTs, but I can't get into XP. I went into the recovery console and ran fixmbr and right now I'm running chkdsk.
I can't get the OS loading screen, but when I ran a live XP cd, I did see the files intact (to my knowledge).
Does the other gurus know whats preventing XP from booting? I want to avoid reformatting and losing his files.