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I have a p4p800se mobo. I came home from work and the cp was off and would not turn back on. I bought a power supply and changed it out. I also bought to sticks of memmory. When I put it all together and tried to turn it on it will only blink on. After tring many diffent thing I finnaly got it to power up but it will not boot up

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Hello slotdoc,

I have also experienceD this problem myself, same exact thing happened. You most likely had a power outage at your house or a power surge. This often corrupts the system files on the hard drive.

You will unfortunately have to reformat the drive and reinstall windows. I tried everything and this was my only option as well. If you have a problem installing windows your hard drive may have gotten corrupted to the point where it won't even allow windows to install, it will keep hanging up. If you experience this you are better off buying a new hard drive too. Sory for the news, just my personal experience.

Let me know how it works out for you.

Posted on Nov 14, 2008

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