Operating System won't start up
Posted 01 March 2006 - 10:23 AM
Posted 01 March 2006 - 10:33 AM
It may just be a coincidence, that he was messing in bios and now you have this issue.
What kind of motherboard? Do you know? Can you enter bios, and do you see something like setup default values (usually, by pressing f7 key)
Posted 01 March 2006 - 10:43 AM
If I don't shoot him, he will definately be tortuerd. I have a certain doll that scares the pants off of him... Now it's really war!!!
Posted 02 March 2006 - 12:43 PM
Posted 02 March 2006 - 01:08 PM
Right click MY COMPUTER, choose PROPERTIES, choose ADVANCED, choose the SETTINGS button in the Startup And RECOVERY section, and uncheck AUTOMATICALLY RESTART
Now reboot. This will result in the BSOD error...report the STOP ERROR and any parameters.
Posted 03 March 2006 - 09:55 AM
Posted 03 March 2006 - 12:59 PM
I would be looking for a short somewhere....some wire that was connected is dangling somewhere or something is resting against the motherboard and the case.
Some of these things can be difficult to find
OR, worst cases scanario....something is badly damaged....If it were me, I'd probably take it all apart all the way down to removing the motherboard and slowly put it back together again...
You can probably start by removing any cards that are in the PCI slots (soudn card, modem, nic)-- also checking for a wire that once ran from soundcard to CD-rom that may be dangling around now.
Posted 03 March 2006 - 01:10 PM
Posted 03 March 2006 - 01:12 PM
Posted 03 March 2006 - 01:34 PM
Also, it makes it to the XP screen, like it is loading XP and then just as it should start to display it restarts.. I don't know if this helps at all, but that is what the comp seems to be doing....
Posted 03 March 2006 - 01:41 PM
load into safe mode,
start > run
what do you see?
Posted 03 March 2006 - 02:02 PM
Standard Game Port: Had a Red X through the icon
All had yellow exclaimations for:
SM Bus Controller
Standard Open HCD USB Host Controller:
Two listings both with Red Xes
USB root hub: also with a red X
FYI: This computer that has the problem is not connected to the internet ever, and we just took the old sound card out b/c it died. (We were wanting to use the on board sound card, but do not have the motherboard name to get the driver.)
Posted 03 March 2006 - 02:54 PM
right clcik each yellow !, and select UNINSTALL
Reboot as normal...what happens?
Posted 03 March 2006 - 03:16 PM
Now it won't even start in safe mode.. I did all that you said, so maybe it has to do with the onboard sound card not having the correct driver.
One thing, if you could help me find where the name of the motherboard would be, I could try to download the drivers for that, I think i'll need it anyway... THANKS!!
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