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Argh...this is a toughy!!

Ok, I have this computer that when turns on.....everything powers on but the video. There are also no posts sounds. I've already done all the basic stuff......HOWEVER, the hard drive said invalid system disk or something when I tried to boot it in another computer. BUT, I can access the hard drive as a slave. Anyway....I tried a windows xp cd....but got the blue screen trying to do a clean format....but that probably has something to do with the I would have to totally format that as a slave I guess.
Furthermore, on the other problem.....I'm sure it's probably the motherboard...but is there a sure fire way of telling if it's the MB or CPU? I took the fan and heatsink of the CPU and powered on briefly (couple of seconds).... the processor got really that makes me think that it's the motherboard...or bios. Any comments? Thanks,

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Re: Argh...this is a toughy!!

Hi i want you to try this out if you have a computer that is recoognizing the harddrive right ,,,and this one will not you may want to look at the harddrive ribboin and verrify that it is connectiong to the drive the correct way some drives the ribbon will connect both ways but only 1 way will work also look at the ribbon and make sure that it is in good condition i have seen a lot of people bend the pins on the harddrive when they put it back in or they screw up the ribbon and they get a harddrive error now before you power everything up try this ok go ahead and unplug the powersupply then unplug the powersupply connections to the motherboard then press in the power button and hold it there for 15 seconds to discharge any esd then hook up the motherboard powercords and the powersupply after this is all done try to boot and see what happnes ok i really hope that this is helpfull please keep me posted ok best of luck mike

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Re: Argh...this is a toughy!!

Usually when that happens its
the ram reseat the dimms and
try to boot again(when the video dont come up)and
no beeps reseat the ram

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