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Re: pc wont boot up
Simple test to see what could be wrong remove everything from M/board except for 1 stick of memory and video card or leave it on on board video. If it boots then one of your other units you removed is fitted wrong replace one at a time testing each time until you find the one fitted wrongly and check it remeember the hard drive and CD if on same cable should be set to Hard drive = Master CD =slave And the stripe should be toward No1 pin on M/board socket and to the 4 pin power plug on hard drive
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Are you trying to install this OS (Operating System) , or is it already installed on a hard drive?
If you are installing it, make sure you change the boot order to the optical drive (DVD drive). If it's already installed, was it installed with an OEM disk? If yes, then you might need a new Windows XP disc. This is because, when using an OEM disc, if you change the hard drive or motherboard, it doesn't really work.
Uninstall the device from device manager. Get the latest driver for the product from the particular website. Connect the hardware now. Install the drivers for that particular harware. It will work perfectly then. Follow the above for both the products errors.
It's unlikely that the BIOS itself has been "erased".
The BIOS is "software", recorded on a small "Eraseable Programmable Read Only Memory" chip.
It takes a piece of hardware, an 'EPROM-writer' to update the contents of the chip. Or, the BIOS can be updated by a "BIOS-update" from the manufacturer of the motherboard.
The BIOS has "settings" -- the battery on the motherboard should supply a "trickle" current to the chip that holds those "settings" -- like an alternator provides a "trickle" charge to recharge your automobile's battery.
Try using the "BIOS reset" jumper on the motherboard, to reset those "settings" to their default value, and then try to boot the motherboard.
you will need to put in your windows disc and press f8 or whatever you need to press to gain access to your bios settings once in set your pc to boot from cd not h/d it will begin set up for a new install and ask if you want to install a third party sata disk etc click yes at this and follow prompts, restart pc and change bios settings back to h/d detection should then work.
I doubt it is a virus as you have not indicated doing anything that a virus could have been transmitted to your system. The blue screen of death at boot up time simply means the files that find your operating system are not working properly. Specifically, if you want to Google them they are NTLDR (NT Boot Loader), Boot.ini (tells the system the name and location of your system) NTDETECT.COM (inventories your hardware) and HAL.DLL also monitors hardware. If you could get those three files on a disk-NTLDR, Boot.ini and NTDETECT.COM, then it would boot. They are located in the C:\ drive of any computer with windows but you have to release the hidden files button first...best thing to do is go to the Microsoft Knowledge Base at support.microsoft.com and research your error and those files..you're not the only one this has happened to so there may be a fix in the knowledge base. Besides its good practice to use the Knowledge Base as you can find out about any answer on windows there..good luck. Please rate this solutionl.