The pc boots up as normal ( screens tells me the processor, ram and the ide hard drive). This is followed immediately by a matrixoff white dots and a non flashing cursor.
When the original processor is put back in – guess what exactly the same.
I can access the bios and the cpu and hard drive is recognised. Though I haven’t re-added the original dvd-drives…(.mm….i’m wondering does xp think it’s a new machine and wont boot ?)
All leads and connectors are the same before the switch as the motherboard (matsonic ms8147c) can handle the new upgraded cpu . There is power going to the motherboard as the cpu is working. I’ve checked the hard drive on my other machine and its totally healthy. But when replaced back, it is just hanging and will not go into xp.
……so any ideas. ....graphics card or motheroard ....I’ve hit a brick wall !!!!!!!!