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I have a dell xps 400 that is stuck in a boot loop.It gives an error message about the floppy drive, which doesnt exist. I have turned off the floppy drive error and it still wont boot. I have removed all non essential parts and tried starting it, still nothing. I have tested the ram and it passed the test. I tried a fresh install of windows xp that didnt work. I placed the hard drive in another computer and it booted just fine. I tried the video card in another computer and it was running perfect. I tried a new power supply, the power supply was a lower wattage than what is required, but i made sure to keep non essential parts out and it still would not get past the windows xp screen. the loading bar will do two runs and right on the second run it restarts. I figure its the motherboard, any ideas? please help.

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    Is there a free bootable program that will test the motherboard or do you know of a quick test?

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I've never seen anything to test a mother board other than spare parts from another pc and test....

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