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#1 tbs786

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Posted 07 February 2006 - 03:28 PM

My old motherboard and CPU started giving me many problems. I had another motherboard at CPU laying around so I installed that. It worked fine for about a couple hours, then I installed the drivers and updated bios. After I updated bios, nothing worked. All I could see was a blinking line at the top lefthand side of the screen. I pulled out the bios pin out of the motherboard and put it in maintance mode. I reset the bios and put the pin back in place. When I turned on my computer, it said Non-system disk, press any key... So I re-installed windows. Then it did it again. I pressed a button and it displayed the same message. I pressed a button again and it went into windows. I re-installed my drivers and restarted my comp and it displayed the same message again. Now when I pressed a key, it showed arrows on the left hand side for every key I pressed. I am very confused, can someone help me.

BTW, here are the specs:

3.0gHz P4 HT
1.0GB RAM
256MB Radeon
80GB WD HD

Thanks
-Ace

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#2 hamluis

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Posted 07 February 2006 - 05:56 PM

Since I'm not sure of what you did...

The black screen with the blinking cursor...typically indicates a bad MBR, Black Screen (fixmbr) - http://support.microsoft.com/?scid=kb;en-us;314503

XP RepairUsing FIXMBR Command - http://www.tech-recipes.com/windows_instal...on_tips483.html

http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/gobac...o&seg=hho&tpre=

My suggestion: Use the fixboot command from the Recovery Console/XP CD to repair the MBR.

You might also run chkdsk /r on the boot partition while you are in the RC/XP CD.

If that does not solve it, post back.

Louis




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