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my computer was working fine then one day i try to turn it on and it always freezes at the motherboard screen. i kept trying it nd got past it. then i try to format a new partition on my harddrive and reinstalled windows xp. everytime it is formatting my computer turns off. then i turn it back on and it says "error loading operating system" I thought it was the hard drive, so i went out and wasted $70 on a new hard drive and it does the same thing. IM so mad........$70 down the drain.. someone please help.

MSI motherboard
amd atholon 64 1.8ghz
512 ram

is it the motherboard?

PLEASE HELP i dont have enough money to take it to the computer store ... smeone PLEASE HELP
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Hi ssx, welcome to Geeks to Go!

It sounds like it could be the motherboard, are you able to enter the BIOS? Does the computer give you a series of beeps?
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im gonna check tomorrow to see if i can get into bios. I am pretty sure i can. If I can , what should i do?
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Check to make sure that your hard drive is being recognised properly. If it isn't, there may be a problem with the hard drive or the connecting cable. When it gives you the error "operating system not found", it means that the computer is not recognising an OS to load. If you do have an OS on your original hard drive, then you may be able to fix this by using the "repair" function with your XP cd or recovery cd from the manufacturer.
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