Question about Intel Motherboard
Hi - Firstly thanks to anyone that can help on this - I've tried all day to self-solve - but am now asking for a bit of help :)
I have an oldish PC that has an MSI 875p neo-lsr motherboard fitted. I installed a new hard drive today, and got the PC running for the first time in a while. Install of XP went quite smoothly, and system had no issue restarting - running - restarting - all great!
There were a few drivers that were not present - such as the LAN connection for internet, and so I spent some time searching the MSI website, and found a number of options, so downloaded them to my laptop and transferred them by USB stick.
When I attempted to load the drivers the PC didn't recognise them as being the correct ones so refused to install them, and hence the LAN still was in-operative.
I restarted the machine - pressed 'DEL' to enter settings - and for some reason decided to 'reset to original BIOS settings' I can't remember the exact term used in the blue screened menu.
At this point the PC froze - a few red characters appeared on screen, and it wouldn't do any more. I turned it off, but when I turned it back on again - the fan starts - but nothing on-screen, and no startup noises from the hard drive. If I put the XP disc into the DVD drive, it whirrs, then stops.
I tried taking off the power completely, pulling out the RAM, and removing the motherboard battery for 10 mins, and resetting it all in place, and trying again - but it's still a black screen!
Does anyone know what I've done - and if I can resolve it?
Thanks for taking the time to read through my post!!!
Try to clear the CMOS by removing the power cord, taking the side panel off the tower and looking at the motherboard near the battery for a coloured plastic jumper like this >>>>>>
If there is a plastic jumper there move it to the other position and hit the on/off button to clear the CMOS, then put it back in its original position, replace the side panel and power the machine up.
If there is no jumper there you will need to remove the power cord and take out the motherboard battery for an hour to reset the bios.
You can get the LAN driver here >>>>>>
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Posted on May 24, 2009
.I have my own share of problems but having lost the entire disk facilities in the bios I turned off the computer and then restarted and using del got back into bios and did a hard disk drive search and this at least got me back my hard disk. I noticed from the picture below that your secondary hard drive is recognised but not your normal hard disk and so may not recognise your windows, etc. As such you may need to get back into bios and search for your hard drive. If the hard drive is not detected (with C drive) then more then likely you have a connection to your hard drive loose and so push the connections solid in place as that might be the problem. . The person who had borrowed my computer had somehow deleted HIMEM.SYS file and other important files as well as had gotten into Bios removing the connections to all drives and while I got back the main hard drive and the slave I am still without my floppy disk drive as well as my CD drive, and as the Bios is in mainly black I cannot even see what I am doing and what is going on but at least got the hard drives back on foot albeit still not loading Windows due to the missing files. . SO I AM STILL INVESTIGATING MY OWN PROBLEMS TO BE RESOLVED AS NO MATTER WHAT THE BLACK WILL NOT GO AWAY AND MAKES IT EXTREMELY DIFFICULT TO KNOW WHAT I AM DOING BUT AT LEAST PERSISTENCY GOT ME AT LEAST MY HARDDRIVES BACK. . Likewise, do not give up but keep trying and you might also succeed. . G. H. Schorel-Hlavka
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