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ASUS A7N8X-X RESET SWITCH

Hi. I've just discovered the ASK ME button.
The background to this problem is that the start up buttom on my friends computer failed and he got round the problem by shorting out the two bare wires from the switch, effectively performing the same function as the switch. This worked for some considerable time but now that route no longer works. What he is after is an alternative way to start the computer so that the contents of his personal files can be extracted and transferred to his new computer. He has tried installing his hard drive into another computer but it keeps asking for a Boot Disk which he has never had. Any help in this matter would be appreciated

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Well now.
A7N8X-X board. The reset switch is not needed to start the PC.
One does not need the reset switch to shut down the PC.
So you think it may be the Power switch that is not functioning?

What version of windows is being used? Please list the typr od hard drive being used? Serial ATA SATA or IDE?

Posted on Mar 17, 2008

  • Mike Peluso
    Mike Peluso Mar 17, 2008

    ASUS A7N8X-X Motherboard

    So your friend can no longer boot his old PC?

    The best way to transfer all your friends data off his drive would be to slave it into another PC. If the drive is an IDE you can change the jumper on the drive so it is seen as a slave drive in a two drive system.

    Use a CD/DVD burner & copy all his personal data to disk.

    Folder that need to be copied to CD/DVD are listed.



    User Name\Application Data\Identities

    User Name\Application Data\Microsoft\Address Book
    User Name\Favorites
    User Name\Local Settings\Identities
    User Name\My Documents
    All music,songs, movies & pictures not listed in My Documents.




    It's always recommended to install a fresh install of windows on a new/old drive when placed into a new PC.

    There are thousands of files in the regestry that windows used for the old PC that are no longer needed.

    Your friend will need a Windows CD loaded in the CDROM when the new PC is first booted with his hard drive connected to the system. When windows starts to load it will see another windows is already installed on the drive. You'll have options.

    1. You can choose to format the drive & loose all data.

    2. Remove the data as shown above

    3. You can choose to repair windows & loose some data. Basically windows overwrites it's self. Older programs will still be listed in some folders but will not function.
    The folder My Documents should be intact. You can not use the same user name or windows will add a _1 to the user's name

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