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Gigabyte Motherboard Hey guys, I have a Gigabyte Motherboard with a Pentium 4 Processor and RDRam on the board. I have had this board for about 4 years and it finally started to give me problems. When I boot up, it will make it to the Windows XP screen and then from there the hard drive light will stay lit but the screen stays black. I found that there was a bad capacitor on the board so I replaced that and the first time it booted up, it worked but now it still gets stuck at the same place. It will boot up if I use Safe Mode, but any regular mode it gets stuck. I have ran numerous tests on it and one told me that I had a bad stick of Ram, so I took out that pair and threw in some continual ram pieces for RDRam. I also have tried about 3 different hard drives and it happens to each one on the second boot. Any help would be appreciated.

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If it worked when you changed capacitors only once and then broke again it might be frying them or something like that. I assume you have tried resetting CMOS and reseting your bios settings to default? the last thing to try would be a reformat. but this board has had a long life and if you can afford it i would just update.

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