With the computer off, I disconnected my regular C: Drive (Which runs Sin XP Pro) and put
in it's place another hard drive that I just bought used. This used HDD has WinNT on it but
you cannot boot into it unless you know the username and password. So instead of that, I
just shut down my computer and took the used HDD out and put in the original HDD (My regular C:Drive).
Now when I turn on the computer, it will not get past the memory test. The memory test
completes saying it's OK, but the part that says "Detecting IDE Drives" or whatever will
not show up. I've cleared the CMOS several times, took out the battery for like 20 minutes,
and still it has the same problem. I cannot even get into the BIOS. The CD Drives will not open
(although the CD Drive lights are on). It will not even boot from floppy because it can't get
to that point.
Any ideas what happened and what the problem is? And more importantly, how I can fix it?
Thanks a million in advance!
PS. Below is exactly what the text on the monitor shows at the point where it freezes.
Award Modular BIOX v6.00PG, An Energy Star Ally
Copyright © 1984-2000, Award Software, Inc.
07/25/2000 For KX-133 K7 Chipset Support
Main Processor : AMD Athlon 750MHz(100x7.5)
Memory Testing : 655360K OK DRAM CLK : 100MHz
Press DEL to enter SETUP, ALT+F2 to enter AWDFLASH