Posted 13 March 2006 - 05:00 AM
I wish this was just as simple as the blue death screen....lol, but i've gotten something much worse, and hopefully someone can help me. I have been trying to piece together a pc for my brother, and while I'm not as quick about some of my show off friends, I don't like admitting defeat either.
The main issue I am having is, I've pieced it all together, it has a compaq motherboard that hasn't been accessed since 1998, (jan 1st I believe), and although I am unsure of the model, I've found out through testing that it takes pc133 ram ( i had originally guessed at this since its a very common type, and believe me i've fried many a chip lol), and I have pieced together a heat sink, cant tell what processor because it wont let me access many other screens atm., but On the good note it finally starts up, and what I get is a blue screen after it boots and asks me safe mode, mode w networking, mode with command prompt, or last known good configuration ect screen.
well I have tried every screen, and it gives me a blue screen with a error code saying it cannot recognize the harddrive, and to please reinstall the harddrive or if I have put in a new one re install it to test it to see if it works. well i've done this, and its not working. any ideas on what I could possibly do to fix this issue?
I know it takes caviar haddrives, (i'm sure i spelt that wrong, (err its western digital), and I know its a compaq motherboard because the on screen is compaq at startup. now the reason I am trying to change the harddrive is because the old one only has so many MB, when this one has at least 20 GB....Its a big difference and I know he will thank me for it.
any help would be great, I hope to have this ready for him by later today due to his knee and having surgery, I thought it would make a nice gift as I normally do this kinda stuff as a hobby since I am disabled. any help would be greatly appreciated..........
~Ripping hair~ lol