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davyburns

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Hi, I got a duff pc from work, and I sussed that the only problem was a defective hdd, so I replaced this, and tried to install xp. The process of copying files to the hdd took nearly 2 hours, so I aborted the attempt, and fitted a new dvd writer, and a new ide cable. Same problem. I then went into the cpu fan and heatsink, and cleaned the crud from it, still no joy. I checked all the cables, and cards to make sure they were tight, still no joy, so I decided to install xp anyway in the hope that a fault would show up - it didn't, but it took nearly 24 hours to load xp. the machine is a pentium 2.8 with 1 gb ram, I know its not going to be a flyer, but I used to have an old 8088 that was faster than this.

I am quite expierienced in the art of messing about with pc's, but this has me beat!

Does anyone have any ideas?

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This is probably a damaged motherboard. My first thought is the bios has been lost so the computer really does not know what To do. I would be looking around in the bios for bus speeds, or voltages that are way off.

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happyrock

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is the new cable 40 PIN 80 WIRE..
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Yup, its 80 wire 40 pin, but I just had a thought, prompted by SRX660, I will reset the bios to its default, and try again. Will keep you posted
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Hi
Yes, you were spot on SRX660, some of the voltages were silly!!
a quick click on "load optimal settings" in the bios, and we were up and running. Any idea what would cause this, and is it likely to happen again?
Thanks
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