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Bruce Moyle

Check your bios fireware to see if there is a newer version out. Windows XP tends to be hit or miss on hibernation, especially on desktops.

Cameron Reilly

bit hard to check it when i cant boot it mate

william dutton

grab a spare hard drive and try and install windows on that, if you can't get that far, might be the powersupply unit.

as i was saying to you on skype, dansdata has a really good article to make a pc with no moving parts. Closer to quietness. its a really good read.

dansdata is a website run by a guy named dan who writes articles for atomic magazine.

Aaron Brazell

It's not a Windows issuer if you can't boot at all. Sounds like it might be a power supply or mainboard issue.

Phillip Molly Malone

Have you changed or added anything lately? Moved it maybe?
Molly

Daniel

With all the hardware issues you have, I reckon you're cursed.

william dutton

or you have a habit of buying the cheapest parts, if you buy the cheapest psu, you run the risk of killing the whole pc, not just the psu. aopen or other namebrand brands have a tendancy to not kill the pc if they die + they last longer under strain.

Cameron Reilly

thanks guys. just got back from taking it into the local repais joint. they attached it to a new PSU, worked fine, BUT... wouldn't boot. Started giving up hard drive issues. I reckon they've just frakked up the order of the drives, but the nerdy repair guy wouldn't hear of it. Leave it with them for a few hours, see what they come up with.... now I have to see if I can post up the latest gdayworld using the tools I have on the laptop... good thing I didn't drop this into the acer repair shop like I planned this morning.. the swivel on the screen broke a couple of days ago and i was planning to leave it with them for a couple of days to get it fixed... if i'd done that today I'd be totally screwed!

william dutton

nah you would not be, you would go to ya neighbours and borrow his pc for a couple of days ;)

Dave the Lifekludger

Cam, do you own a cordless 2.4ghz phone by any chance?

Amano

my pc cant get passed the boot up screen it justs gives me the options of safe mode start normally ect, which ever i pick it just restarts and then gives me the same options again. what the heck do a do?

Alfred

Hey Cameroon, guess you have already arranged for another motherboard by now. I had a similar problem albeit slightly different. My power supply was working fine and only powered the moment the power cord was connected. The PC would give the normal one beep sound, which meant the boot process was all kawa, but again it would shut down shut down rather unceremoniously. Attempts to start it now that the power cord was already attached, were fruitless. Like you said, just like an Australian Federal Minister with memos about the Iraq Oil-For-Food program.

I simply tosted the board.

If I was wrong (You never know)somebody else let me know through my blog.

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