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#1 Genetic Drift

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Posted 14 August 2010 - 10:43 PM

I was installing windows XP on a computer me and a friend had built when it got to a part which needed keyboard input and I realized the computer we were using wasn't working, the only other available keyboard was a PS/2 and I figured I needed to restart the computer to use it. Big mistake. It won't boot now. I don't know what to do. I'd deeply appreciate if anyone can help me.

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Posted 14 August 2010 - 11:05 PM

Can we get a little more info please? what type of computer, and hardware? and were you trying to use a USB keyboard before? first thing I would do, is reset the CMOS (should be a jumper located on the motherboard somewhere, if not, then remove the CMOS battery for 30 seconds and replace) and see if that helps.

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Posted 15 August 2010 - 12:51 AM

Uhh, what I've got in there is a BIOSTAR A770E3 motherboard, the HDD is a 160 GB from Western Digital, can't tell you much about the CD/DVD tray because it was taken from another friends computer. If you think any other part may be relevant I could tell you about them. First thing I tried was to reset the CMOS, didn't help.

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Posted 15 August 2010 - 01:44 AM

What kind of PSU is it, and do you have any extra power supplies or hard drives you can swap out with the ones in your system for testing purposes?

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Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

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Posted 15 August 2010 - 01:53 AM

Also, define not boot up, Does it not turn on at all, does it attempt to turn on (the fans come on, but nothing appears on the screen) does it get to the BIOS screen and freeze?

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Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

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Posted 15 August 2010 - 02:03 AM

It's a 600W Okia from Broadway Com Corp. I have spare power supplies but no spare hard drives to test. It turns on, there's a screen where it gives me the option to press Del to go to the BIOS and that works fine when I press it, but after that it goes to a screen which gives me temperatures of internal components, formerly, it would either on this screen tell me there is no boot media if I didn't have the xp disk in the tray or if I did, go to the windows xp set up, now it just sits there, disk in tray or not, with no message.

Also, my friend has it at his house and has recently attempted his hand at it, he says it beeps once when he starts it up, I did not notice this myself before.

Thanks a lot for trying to help me.

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Posted 15 August 2010 - 08:44 PM

Sounds like either you messed up the hard drive or messed up the BIOS. If your friend has an extra hard drive I would try swapping the hard drive out, if not, if you two are comfortable with it I would try flashing the BIOS.

Edited by the_patriot09, 15 August 2010 - 11:15 PM.

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Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

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