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Old 11-26-2006, 12:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Strange thing just happened and now I'm stumped

Hello all,
I haven't posted in a while cause my computer has been running just great thanks to all
you guys and gals here but I knew it wasn't going to last forever.

I know this computer is a cheap one but it has been good for a long time.

Here's what is happening
when I turn on puter all I get is two screens

I entered the bios to see if maybe I could boot from cdrom and maybe install xp again'
but I can't even do that cause I can't get past these two screens.

I'm attaching the photos here.

Thanks for clicking
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Old 11-26-2006, 12:10 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 11-26-2006, 12:26 AM   #3 (permalink)
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This is the first screen and the second one is above. i can't get past the screen above, I'm forced to shut down when I get to this point.
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Old 11-26-2006, 02:10 AM   #4 (permalink)
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you havent disconnected your Hard drive IDE cable have you or some sort ?
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Old 11-26-2006, 01:56 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I disconnected it and used a different drive to see if I get the same message or to boot from a cd but I'm still getting this screen that I can't get past.

Maybe my board is bad
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Old 11-27-2006, 01:31 PM   #6 (permalink)
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First off i would check all cable connections. If they are all in ok - consider a drive may be bad.

Try this too, unplug all IDE drives, you should then get a different error or message.

Check your power supply. Maybe voltages are causing it to not function properly. Bad power supplies can cause a multitude of different possibilities.

So start at the basics:

-Power Supply Unit
-Remove other unnecessary peripherals (sound card, network card, modems, etc)
-Test your RAM (MemTest 86+) or take it out and swap around

Good luck.
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Old 11-27-2006, 02:02 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Unplug your computer, and remove the battery in your motherboard. Keep it out for about 15 minutes, and then put it back in.
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Old 11-27-2006, 03:11 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Its hanging on your ACPI controller (from photo) this means your computer is looking for something to boot from but cant find anything. Do you have a OS installed ? If so have you made any changes to the boot.ini file ?
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Old 11-27-2006, 04:57 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I have done nothing to boot.ini

is there something I can do from this point.......maybe buying a new
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Old 11-27-2006, 08:51 PM   #10 (permalink)
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