Posted 24 April 2005 - 07:38 AM
Posted 24 April 2005 - 08:08 AM
You may let the PC sit on that blank screen for a while and see what happens. Who knows, it may actually be doing something. If it stays in that state for more than 30 minutes or so though, I would say you definately have a problem.
Use an old 98 boot disk to delete and recreate the partitions on your physical drive. Format and then try installing Windows again.
Let us know what you come up with.
Posted 24 April 2005 - 08:16 AM
Thanks but I cant check anything as it sits there with the blank screen for a very long time, I left it for over an hour and still the blank screen, and hd light on ...wouldnt read from the floppy either......it just looks at each dvd drive....then the hd then nothing, nothing comes up on the screen at any time..cant get to the bios settings at any time.......kinda tells me the Bios or mainboard are trashed.....
Posted 24 April 2005 - 08:21 AM
Unplug your PC from the wall. Press the power button to remove any leftover power. Remove the IDE cable from the HD. Plug in your power cable and turn on the PC. What do you get then?
Posted 24 April 2005 - 08:24 AM
Posted 24 April 2005 - 08:28 AM
Before purchasing a MB though....I would give your post some time on this forum. Someone may come along and be able to assist you with your issue. Until then, try using the "Search" feature at the top of the screen.
Good luck. I'll check back on this post in a day or so and see what comes of your issue.
Sorry I was unable to assist you.
Posted 24 April 2005 - 08:31 AM
You actually have assisted me more than you may think as I was very worried re losing my data and something was telling me the hd was ok but MB was trashed.........you have confirmed my suspicions...the pc is still under warrenty so will talk to them re the MB.......
Thanks again for your replies....
Posted 24 April 2005 - 09:08 AM
Are you getting a "POST" screen at all??
I get absolutly nothing at all......just a blank screen...although if I look very close in the dark it is very slightly red with the flyback lines ....so no video input to the monitor either....
Edited by steve farmery, 24 April 2005 - 09:09 AM.
Posted 29 April 2005 - 06:26 AM
Some virus which Norton ( Updated ! ) didn't detect trashed my HD apparantly...I got it back from the shop and performing dismally ...loadsa drivers missing & corrupt....so I did a Format and re install and now all is well.....except that I didnt back uo my .pst file correctly and only got a about 1/1000 th of it so lost ALL of my e mails........Duh....anyhow thanks all for the excellent advice and help..now running Panda Antivirus and Ad Aware se...Both dam excellent ...
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