Posted 27 October 2010 - 01:00 AM
i have a problem, i was working on this PC that had a problem. the problem was - when it is turned on,nothing comes on.
There is a black screen and blinking cursor (looks like an under-score) [blink]_[blink]
that just keeps blinking.
Okay this is what I did. I thought the hard disk was damaged, I get a brand new hard disk drive (SATA) and inserted in, and start installing the System Restore Discs and Operating system CD, it is a HP Compaq Desktop dx2200 MT.
Every thing goes perfectly well, it starts up fine, XP is installed up and running, all other software are being installed.
It all looks great up until I slave the original hard disc in order to copy back the users files back onto the new disc. By the way all copying goes well until the PC suddenly freezes, it doesn't respond to all the keyboard keys or the mouse whatsoever, even pressing CTRL+ALT+DEL in an attempt to open the the Task Manager doesn't work. I turn of the PC by pressing the power button.
Remember there are 2 hard discs connected now in the PC, Master and Slave, both are SATA.
When I turn it on, the blinking starts again.
I try removing the original hard drive (the one I slaved) and still it doesn't boot correctly. I try booting either of them alone, still nothing,
I don't think it is a virus problem, because I installed Sophos and had it updated straight after the OS, and if I had connected the slave hard disk it could had detected it.
these are things I have tried.
1.Removed RAM card and placed back in
2.Removed CMOS battery
3.Reset CMOS jumper on board, (when I did this it boots up and says CMOS CHECKSUM ERROR DEFAULTS LOADED PRESS F1 TO CONTINUE OR F10 TO ENTER BOOT MENU) I try both keys and still nothing happens, it still is blinking
4. Remove all IDE and SATA connections + RAM and boot, still nothing
5.Try Restore Disc to format again, still nothing
Now I am really lost and need help, please anybody out there who has encountered the same problem and found a way around it. PLEASE HELP ME. ITS STILL BLINKING.
Thank you in advance.
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