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Weird problem -- Totally stumped

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by techster, Jul 20, 2006.

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    Ok its really a weird problem I am into. Its an old box p4 1.6 Gigs being used as data storage & backup system only.

    Now problem is I booted the system and it was not going beyond hdd check. I went to the BIOS and the disk is very much listed in BIOS (Phoenix Bios). I again booted it and it failed. It does not let me go beyond the screen that has all the messages on it. I thought its hdd problem and used my disk in other system went flying well. Again checked in faulty pc; same problem. CHecked it again in working system... problem now -- MBR is not intact. Did it fine with PTDD.
    So i concluded:
    1) HDD fine
    2) Processor is fine (got it checked from tech guy)
    3) MoBo is fine (he checked this too)
    4) Used new cables
    5) Somethin is wrong in there...y is it changing my MBR all of a sudden? (edit:: now its not giving that problem)

    Error msg: Drive not ready - System Halted


    And it all started with a faulty power supply and nothing else.

    Any help is really really appreciated..
     
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    Problem Solved -- Reset the BIOS using MoBo jumpes and then reflashed using new version.
     
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