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Tru Techie

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hey guys, my friends computer just died. he was casually workin on it, left for a sec and when he came back his computer just died. its about 3 years old. has a brand new hard drive i helped him pick, and he cloned his previous hard drive onto the new one with norton ghost. When he turns on the computer u can hear that it turns on, but it wont boot, not even POST error beeps. u can see that the mobo is on, the hard drive, what have you, but it wont boot. any thougghts?

P.S. i like the new look of this place, looks soo...........vista!
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austin_o

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Have you checked the bios to make sure the hd is detected? Ghosting of hard drives does not always work. Have you tried booting into safe mode? Have you tried booting from your windows install cd and then doing a repair install? You may need to access the bios and change the boot order to boot from cd first.
Here is a guide for repair install of WXP http://www.geekstogo...ws-XP-t138.html
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happyrock

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what does "he was casually workin on it" mean exactly....
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