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Xp Failed Install/Hardware?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by hdmike, Oct 29, 2007.

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  1. hdmike

    hdmike Thread Starter

    Oct 29, 2007
    My brothers computer had been working for the past five months. All of a sudden the computer would not post, and would not display anything on the monitor. The computer was getting power as the fans would stay on.

    I swapped out the Power Supply Unit, and the computer did post and start to load windows XP for a moment. During the loading phase of XP the computer automatically rebooted itself.

    I tried loading Windows XP onto another hard drive off of this system. It look like everything was going to run great, but the install would give me missing files. I tried two known good windows XP CD installs. Both did not work. I would receive missing file errors and not be able to complete the install. I'm thinking it is either bad memory or a bad mobo. Or could it be the CMOS?

    Thanks in advance for any help or ideas.

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