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Hey all out there, I am currently on another comp and happen to come along this forum and registerd!

I need help with my Pentium 2, 350mhz.

Well anyways ill get to the point, last night i shut it off just by pressing the button because it had Windows Shutting Down but it took ages so i just pressed the button. The next morning i wake up and turn my computer on and the monitor wont come on, my mouse/keyboard wont light up and the computer doesnt load and to turn it off i have to turn the power off at the power point.

If any1 out there could help me and tell me wat to do i would appreciate it greatly.

Yours Sincerely,

Timbo :tazz:
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Howdy and welcome to G2G:

Do you have a Win98SE boot floppy handy??

If not, go to www.bootdisk.com and download one.. Once the file is downloaded, insert a clean formatted floppy into a: drive.. Then, double click the file you downloaded to install the required files on the floppy..

Let me know once this is done!!

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Ok Murry ill go do that now, thanks for replying so soon :tazz:

I'll get back to you in about 5-10 min!

Thanks again!
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i downloaded boot98se.exe from that site, ill put on disk

awaiting next step!


Cheers.
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[bleep]! i put disk in my comp and tryd to turn it on, big blue flash behind the comp.. lol now what i have i done!
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:tazz: Whoa!! Not good.. Sounds like your power supply just fried..

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Oh bugger, should i just rip it out and get 1 from a [bleep] comp..
Wat cause's power supply's to blow.. i may prevent it from happenin to the next power supply!
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Age, power surge, accidently flipping the 115/220 switch from 115volts to 220 volts.. Short in the power supply.. Lots of stuff..

If you need a new power supply, don't cheap out.. Check around and get the best you can for the system you are using!!

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Fan smells like gun powder! Not Good :tazz:
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Alright, then my comp should be back in running order?

Thanks Murry ur a Champ!
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Fan smells like gun powder! Not Good :tazz:

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That my good man is an understatement.. You can try changing this out on your own but I would strongly suggest taking it to a tech shop and have them check out the mobo as well!!

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Mobo? is that short for something?
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mobo = motherboard.. When the power supply went, it may have surged through the motherboard damaging other circuits..

Also, there may be a chance your systems failure to boot might have been a result of the failing power supply..

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Oh [bleep], im goin to pull out the PS now..... motherboard looks fine!

thanks champ, appreciate all your help! :tazz:
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Let me know how it goes okay.. If you are still having problems with it after you change out the power supply, I will step you through what you need to do with the boot floppy!!

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