The that stopped working and it just wouldn't boot. I tried various things and ended up with just a blinking cursor when I switch on.
I sent it to a pc repair shop who said they tested the hard drives and seeing as they are fine then the MB or disc controller must be bad. They said I should buy a new MB or scrap the pc.
I just wondered if a boot problem could be causing the problem rather than the MB and if there is anything i can try before scrapping the machine.
The OS is OEM and I don't have discs but I have a copy of XP home from another PC.
Will try anything before scrapping the PC so suggestions gratefully received.