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MIssing mother board driver

I recently got a used computer, and I had to replace a bad hard drive, Now I try and restart my system it freezes, I can turn the system off and turn it back on but when I hit restart, It shuts down ok but It wont reboot

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Re: MIssing mother board driver

Sounds like a hardware conflict.
Try setting the BIOS to default...

Posted on Dec 28, 2007

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