well here we go,
my "buddy" was watching my house and i said go ahead and use my computer while you are here.
well i come back and find out that he was "helping me out and uping my RAM".
i don't know what he did but his friend said i needed a new mother board.
he got a new one for me.it's a Gigabyte GAU-K8U
it's too big for my hp tower so, he got a new tower. put everything in and tried to start it.
after about two days we got windows xp back up and running. install the drivers off the cd with the motherboard, installed the driver for the nvidia card i have and it all looked good to go.
WELL while inthe internet my auto updates pops up and starts downloading stuff and said do you want it to install new updates.(done this before and no problems, hey the are from microsoft)
it tells me i need to restart windows. i do and...
on start up it gets to windows is loading and loops back to the hole "beep" retsart, "beep" restart.
i try doing a restore on it(had to re reg windows now like 4 times) bake to last know good which is right when i re regs windows and right before the update(it told me to make a back up point for gods sake)
tried that no go. tried boot from disk with the os dick i got with this thing and do a repair.
no go. i let it go over night and in the morn my"buddy" show up and said to reset the COMS(whatever that is)
so i do it by the numbers in the mother board user's manual
nothing! but no this line comes up saying about a MS config thing not found or something.
well i'm piss now and i'm like screw it and put in the HP recov disk the computre told me to make when i got it and i try a recov with it
nothing. it comes up to boot from disk
well now i don't what it to do that so i shut it down and start it back up and go the the bios part and put it so it starts from the hard drive like it should.
restarts, lots of stuff comes up and it just sets. no lights flashing or anything
i'm at a loss so i restart it again
so i put back in the recove disk and pick wipe it clean and make it like i just bought it
it's still "working" on that and it's 1:33 (12%) into it.
any help on what happen or what i did and how to prevent it from happening again would be great.
if any one lives in San diego and can fix it for some beer let me know
HP(bought it in apr 2004)
AMD 64bit 3200
9 in one
NVIDIA FX5200xy 128mb ddr
Edited by stewdaddy76, 04 December 2005 - 04:03 PM.