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Motherboard/Hard drive problem

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by GrandPops, Mar 16, 2005.

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  1. GrandPops

    GrandPops Thread Starter

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    I Have about a 3+/- year old Compaq
    Win XP Home SP1
    AMD Athlon XP 1600+
    Maxtor 40GB Hard drive (original)
    MSI motherboard [(new) reason; apon turning on the system would get "System board failure" message nothing else]
    The hard drive is seen in the BIOS and in the first post screen but will not boot. I hooked up one of my old hard drives with 98SE on it and booted right up. Slaved the old hard drive off the 98SE hard drive. Both show in BIOS and post but only the 98SE shows in "My Computer"
    Have yet to check old motherboard with 98SE hard drive to see if it is bad or the hard drive caused the problem.
    What are the chances that the motherboard took out the hard drive or vise versa?
    Everything was original before I changed the motherboard.
    Thanks in advance for any help.
    GrandPops
     
  2. Old Rich

    Old Rich

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    It's possible. but more likely that you need to do a repair install so that the old XP system ( I guess? ) can start up on the new board. . . what message do you get when you try to start it?

    wrs
     
  3. GrandPops

    GrandPops Thread Starter

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    It goes through the first 2 post screens and then just hangs at the flashing currsor in the upper left corner. Let it set there for almost 10 minutes and nothing.
    This is one of those with the restore partition. No restore disks and no XP disk.
     
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