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#1 safetygrl23

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Posted 03 January 2007 - 08:47 PM

I was reformating an old computer to Windows XP. In the middle of the reformat....it just died. I tried plugging the CPU into a different outlet ....but nothing. No lights no nothing.

What did I do???

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Posted 03 January 2007 - 09:22 PM

:inlove: What is the old computers mainboard specs? :thumbsup: :flowers:

Here's What You Need to Use Windows XP Professional

PC with 300 megahertz or higher processor clock speed recommended; 233 MHz minimum required (single or dual processor system);* Intel Pentium/Celeron family, or AMD K6/Athlon/Duron family, or compatible processor recommended

128 megabytes (MB) of RAM or higher recommended (64 MB minimum supported; may limit performance and some features)

1.5 gigabytes (GB) of available hard disk space*

Super VGA (800 x 600) or higher-resolution video adapter and monitor

Is the fan still spinning? try checking your power supply also, the fuse or some other component must have been blown. :trumpet:

Its very important to note the minimum requirements of Windows XP before an upgrade.
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#3 safetygrl23

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Posted 03 January 2007 - 09:34 PM

No Fan...Nothing.

I guess it couldn't handle XP. I should have not loaded it...But what is done is done.

Is there a fuse inside the computer somewhere?? I checked the cord...and the outlet - They are both fine.

Thanks for your help!!

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Posted 03 January 2007 - 09:49 PM

Does your power supply unit turn on or work at all?

is there any sense of smoke or that time of smell emitting from your computer?

I find it hard to believe that XP is what killed your computer, DO you have any specs for it? such as speed, ram, all that because you would have to have an exceedingly old computer in order for that to happen, And even so, I thiink it would warn you its not up to par before installing

somethign might've happened hardware wise such as a battery giving way, or something on the motherboard quitting

Put forth anything youc an in the way of computer specs, and if you see anything wrong with the inside
just some thoughts

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Posted 03 January 2007 - 09:50 PM

The fuse is in the power supply,
it seems the mainboard could be damaged, if the CPU fan isnt spinning or you dont hear any beeping sounds,
just salvage parts from the board that could be reused later and please dont repeat the same mistake again
Thanks and you have a blessed 2007 :thumbsup:
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