Posted 14 October 2010 - 01:26 AM
Hello and thank you for your time,
First off,kudos to dc3 for thier knowledge,and willingness to share it! New subject. Awhile back computer was used to charge Ipod, while in welcome screen. By the time I got home my brand new ATI Sapphire AGP video card got so hot, the plastic fan housing melted off the screws that held it to Video card. All I saw (or did,nt see) was black screen.several weeks and numerous unsuccessful attempts, to get it to do amything, I tried to install another legal copy of Windows XP.which resulted in same black screen.Long story short, finally figured out AGP slot had burned out.(Still is)!
Got new card installed in PCI slot,end of that problem.
New Problem! When I boot,besides Recovery Console I have option to boot to (2) Windows XP. Each one boots up fine, one to my original version of XP, the other to my (installed when I had no Video) version!
In both Windows, in C: drive I have a "WINDOWS/O" and A "WINDOWS". Every thing pretty much works fine. There were a lot of things, programs and problems,I had to deal with but Comp,runs good.I need to resolve problem. Should I buy new copy of XP? and start over? I would like to save a few things, but a clean install would not kill me.I have a new 120GB HDD, Which i can install correctly, (Thanks to dc3). Please advise.
IBM clone which I put together myself in 2006
2 GB DDR 2 RAM
Any more Info needed please ask.Thanking you in advance.