Posted 16 March 2010 - 08:55 AM
I had originally planned on rebuilding a computer that we had because we had a spare box laying around but ran into some trouble. I ordered a replacement Intel D915GAG motherboard for the computer. I was originally attempting to boot from the cd drive to do a clean install of XP. I first reformatted the drive from another computer and ran file shredder to be sure the drive was clean. After triple checking my bios to be sure that the boot order was correct, the computer would never boot from the CD. The CD drive light would flash and then it would move on in the boot sequence without booting from the XP cd. The cd is fine because I have since used it on another machine. I also attempted to hook up an external cd drive but this also did not work.
I have since switched to a different Intel D915GAG motherboard to see if that would resolve my problem. Instead, I have only had a new problem arise. When I turn the computer on, the fans start and the drive spins, but it says I have no display coming to the monitor. I have added a brand new graphics card, switched the RAM three different times and have changed to an SATA hardrive. I have also taken out the motherboard battery in hopes that it may work. Nothing has worked for me so far.
Any suggestions that you may have on either of these problems would be greatly appreciated.