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#1 krijohn


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Posted 16 June 2008 - 08:50 AM

Hi guys, first time posting.

Heres my problem,
Yesterday morning I was on my comp for afew hours, got up and did some errands for an hour. When I can back my mouse pointer wouldn't move to the left half of my screen. Couldn't access any tools so I did a manual reset. Now the comp won't boot up at all. I get a black screen only, no error messages, can't even get access to my bios or anything. Now its a fairly old comp, running a Soltek K8t800-pro motherboard, Radeon x800, with a WD 320g, 7200rpm HD (maybe 3 months old). I have no clue as to why this has happened but I did run all my utility tools including chk dsk the day before and found no problems at all. When I start up the comp, keep in mind I get nothing on my monitor, all my fans turn on as normal but it appears on the start up process that it keeps looping back to one of my dvd drives and nothing else, HD doesnt appear to be initialized at all. I'm thinking I have a dying/dead motherboard, hoping its only the vid card.

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 16 June 2008 - 09:41 AM

Have an XP install CD?

If so, insert it (after changing BIOS boot options) and see what happens when you run the fixmbr command from the Recovery Console.

Black Screen (fixmbr) - http://support.microsoft.com/?scid=kb;en-us;314503


#3 krijohn

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Posted 16 June 2008 - 10:38 AM

Unfortunately I am unable to even read the start up post, nevermind getting into my bios. But I will try putting the disk in and see what happens.

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