My son has a computer that is not a brand name. It's about 4-5 years old. It has Win 98SE as the OS. It has 256 MB Ram, and a Pentium II MMX 450 Mhz processor. It had a Western Digitial 4.6 GB HD. I recently installed a WD HD with 20 GB. The video card is a TNT2 Model 64 32 MB card. I have his computer wireless networked to mine via a Linksys wireless card.
The computer has been running pretty good. My son, due to the computer's limitations/age does not have alot loaded onto it. He uses it to browse the 'net, and to play a couple video games he likes.
We've tried to put Windows XP on it and keep getting various blue screen error messages. A buddy of mine, who works on computers, took a look at it, and thought it was due to not enough memory. So he put 512 MD Ram in it. That didn't work.
We ran into some snags when we put the new and bigger HD in it. It was acting erratically when trying to re-load Win 98SE....meaning that after partitioning the new HD - the format process and the Win 98 setup was moving real slow. After numerous tries it would finally load in OK.
He thought it was the processor going bad, so I bought another one on the 'net. It's the exact same type of processor that is originally in it - a Pentium II MMX 450 Mhz processor w/ HS fan. I was told that as long as it's the same type of processor that it was easy to replace. Just power down, unplug the old and plug in the new. I have done all of that. The HS fan is attached to the processor, so I plugged it into it's slot, and then plugged in the new processor. But when I power up the computer I get nothing on the monitor screen. In fact, the power light on the monitor stays yellow instead of green. So I am getting nothing- zilch!
I have rechecked all the connections, and insured that all my cards are seated properly. I even tried to put the old processor back in, but it now does the same thing. I have the new one back in. I reset the BIOS to default by switching the pins and putting them back, and then unpluging the battery. That too has not worked, so I've done all that I know how.
Any help would be appreciated.
Edited by gaco56, 10 July 2005 - 06:35 PM.