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#1 nwbalddog

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Posted 08 December 2008 - 10:04 AM

I have a machine of my daughters, the hard drive was almost full. She was having issues inthe re-boot saying a system 32 file was missing and could not get it to boot, was cycling around.... In attempts to get it to work, the video is no longer working and I cannot get anything on the monitor?

I have a new hard drive to set up as a new and use the old as slave, yet cannot get it to be recognized onthe monitor as well?
Do I need a good XP bootable disk to get the video to be recognized by the motherboard?
Seems the floppy is not responding as well?
Should I try the old hard drive on another machine to see what I am recognizing on that machine?

I am in a little bit of a pickle...
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Posted 08 December 2008 - 11:06 AM

Is the monitor receiving a signal? Does the light stay orange or turn green? Do you hear a post beep? When you turn it on, you don't even see the load screen?
What is the make and model of the computer?
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Posted 08 December 2008 - 03:13 PM

I get no signal to the monitor, the light stays orange on my monitor, I tried another monitor to be sure, still same response. I did not hear a beep, I can hear the hard drive turning and the mother board sounds like it is trying to get it to launch.

I get no load screen, it is a no- name computer (I am at the office now and do not have it in front of me)

I bought another hard drive to set up, thinking I would get it rolling and try and slavage the old one.

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Posted 08 December 2008 - 08:57 PM

Computer is "great quality'

Motherboard ECS elite group, I am going to load ther VGA driver and see if that can ge me up



Just burned the driver, no luck.

Edited by nwbalddog, 08 December 2008 - 09:23 PM.


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Posted 10 December 2008 - 09:28 AM

I have removed the battery on motherboard this did not help

I put the hard drive on another computewr as master, it gets part of the way into safe mode boot and freezes up, as if a file is missing?

As a slave drive, the disk is indicated as not formatted, and I think if I format it, it blows away my data? I can see my data, yet it bogs down and freezes this machine as well.

I think my issues are:
Motherboard is not recognizing the video, cd rom or otehr hardware

Hard drive is almost full, bogs down and windows file corrupt or missing a file.

Can I reload XP on this drive as a slave?
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Posted 11 December 2008 - 02:46 PM

I could also clear the CMOS through motherboard jumpers?

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Posted 11 December 2008 - 08:18 PM

I could also clear the CMOS through motherboard jumpers?

You cleared the CMOS when you removed the motherboard battery

Is this onboard video or a video card? If it's a card, maybe you knocked it loose when you were playing with the hard drive? Try re-seating it and if applicable make sure it's plugged in.

If it's onboard, is there any way to BBorS a video card

I put the hard drive on another computewr as master, it gets part of the way into safe mode boot and freezes up, as if a file is missing?


No. It's setup with the drivers to run on an ECS board

I think if I format it, it blows away my data?


Yes, it will

As a slave drive, the disk is indicated as not formatted, I can see my data, yet it bogs down and freezes


I didn't think this was possible

Edited by garmanma, 11 December 2008 - 08:19 PM.

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Posted 11 December 2008 - 09:13 PM

Both on board video and card, I removed and re installed the video card.

"If it's onboard, is there any way to BBorS a video card"...how do I do this?

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Posted 13 December 2008 - 03:35 PM

I am now up...replaced power supply
reset all memory ram
jumpers at Mothorboard
cmos
setting up new hd




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