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Posted 01 May 2008 - 07:16 PM
Posted 01 May 2008 - 07:29 PM
Edited by DaChew, 01 May 2008 - 07:31 PM.
Posted 11 May 2008 - 02:17 AM
You are talking about three computers at the same time, slow down and sort it out
let's work on your loaner first
Will it boot a cd or dvd
No it won't! I've tried several tools in my attempt at finding a viable solution. Been into the BIOS of each PC (my two, anyway). No apparent issues arise. Tried to fdisk the MBR. NO joy there. Swapped hard drives by putting in an unused clean drive. Won't take an install of any system, including Ubuntu Linux. Cannot format that drive... for whatever reason. I've tried to utilized the Western Digital Diagnostic tools........ NO joy with that. I'm not a stranger to crashes over the past 15 yrs, so what's happening here is incredibly illogical and its totally got me stumped. The above are just a few of the operations I've attempted on both PC's. On my #1 PC, the crash immediately followed my changing out the CPU cooler. Nothing else was done to that PC except to do that operation. Why the crash has happened is mind boggling in my view.
I don't have a USB drive to utilize, so that option isn't on the table.
To further clarify my situation, I've built both of my PC's. I've taken great care to provide safety barriers and don't go just anywhere on the 'Net. I perform regular and intensive maintenance on each of the PC's. I'm as careful as I can be with installing third party software. I ALWAYS make a restore point before any install of any sort.
What intrigues me is the fact that neither PC was at the same location when they went belly-up and that not the same person was using either PC when they each crashed. Further of mystery is that they crashed within a week of each other and the PC will not access the system. Number one has WinXP Pro SP2. Number 2 has WinXP MC.
there's only a few rare malware infetions that will corrupt bios
clearing cmos won't fix that
again let's work on one computer at a time
have you used a usb drive to transfer any files between computers
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