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I think I just killed my desktop! Copy and paste the url below to share the link.3Reportby markjoyONLINEFri, 01 Oct 2010 08:07:00 +0000You'd need your W98 disk, and hopefully the computer is set to boot from the disk. Started by VariablePenguin , Apr 17 2007 02:23 AM Page 1 of 2 1 2 Next Please log in to reply 18 replies to this topic #1 VariablePenguin VariablePenguin Members 16 Also motherboards for intel generally cost a bit more as well, but that's normally a $40-60 difference. check over here

What do I do? Modern hard drives will automatically park the heads when the power goes specifically in order to avoid issues like that. (Oh, little tip for future reference: white spirit is *really good* smeezekittyApr 29, 2013, 5:21 AM Specs? Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - Found the recovery disc by Choller21 / September 22, 2008 6:07 PM PDT In reply to: Do you have a Windows XP disc?

Back to top #10 Budapest Budapest Bleepin' Cynic Moderator 23,517 posts OFFLINE Gender:Male Local time:08:43 PM Posted 17 April 2007 - 04:07 AM Let us know if that doesn't work Related Resources I think a virus killed my computer solved Help, i think i killed my new gpu! Happily I am all backed up. However, when I was moving the processor from the old motherboard to the new one, I somehow managed to forget to screw in the processor fan/heatsink.

After about 18 hours the screen was still black so I decided to restart it. No pins are bent, so I scrape off the old paste, reapply the new stuff, but the computer is still unstable. If this PC is over 5 years old a replacement might be considered. Same effect, cannot even start in safe mode.

Originally Posted by Brother Oni This may be a bit long and convoluted: Got some upgrades for my wife's computer (motherboard, processor, RAM) and plug everything in. I'm not too familiar with the current situation (when I built this thing, AMD had the edge in price and just still had the edge in performance) so which would you Thorn Tree Interest forums Travel Tech Sitemap Newsletter sign up Subscribe now and receive a 20% discount on your next guidebook purchase Email Select country Australia United Kingdom United States Afghanistan Think I've killed my GPU (help) solved I think I killed my Sabertooth x58 solved HELP!!!

Reply With Quote 2013-09-20,07:02 AM (ISO 8601) Spoilers Show All Hide All - Top - End - #10 Krazzman View Profile View Forum Posts Ogre in the Playground Join Date By this time, it's locked and crashed so often that I need to do a repair installation with my Windows 7 CD. All rights reserved.SitemapAdvertiseCareersPrivacy PolicyAd ChoiceTerms of Use Hi there, we use cookies to improve your experience on our website. Go and look at them!

Not my problem. It hits POST just fine, so the new motherboard's faulty, RMA and that should be the end of it, right? and thank you for welcoming me. It doesn't work.

And my video card is AGP, so I need a new video card too because it's been replaced with PCI-E.... -_- anyway, is there anything I can do to fix my check my blog And am I on the right track with replaceing the motherboard? Still goes to Auto Check screen and says autochk not found and then it causes the computer to reboot in an endless cycle of annoyance to me. Whenever I opened the case I found it detached.

Scott The Duke's Wolf, Part Two by Amber E. Ah the joys. Copy and paste the url below to share the link.8Reportby cyberiaONLINESun, 03 Oct 2010 10:59:31 +0000Restart your computer and keep pressing F8 immediately. http://custsolutions.net/i-think/i-think-i-just-killed-my-computer.php Any help or insight anyone can offer will be greatly appreciated.

Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - Is this PC an HP or Compaq with an AMD Processor? totally annoying but you can throw that broken piece of garbage to the ground. I can't even get it to start in Safe Mode.

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Old paste made your CPU too hot and it fried. Without it, the cmos chip becomes degraded over a period of time until it no longer holds any information, especially if your pc is turned off at the power point. Sorry there is no way around this. While installing, take the side off your case and blow a big(desktop) fan at it or something.

I was under the impression that repeatedly not parking the drive heads properly when the power is cut and restored, can cause damage over time? I reseat all the components in case I accidentally knocked something loose, scrape off and reapply new paste, but it's still unstable. The computer already had XP on it. http://custsolutions.net/i-think/i-think-i-killed-my-computer.php by JimT / September 30, 2008 2:50 PM PDT In reply to: That Norton Internet Security Hi there, "Thank You!"Yes indeed, I can surely relate to your difficulty, and the rather

would that be what caused the problem? I chose disable reboot on system crash and I get the blue screen of death! EDIT: About the Harddrive: It could be that he fried his MB somewhere which in correlation to that fried the drivers to recognize his HDD. I still have my old Win 98 CD.

LED light on motherboard lights when power supply is turned on but power button is either inop or motherboard is shot. 12-02-2007, 02:22 PM #4 Deleted090308 Not... After I told it to search for them, the screen just went black. Or have missed some setting that I can tweak to make work? Join Date: Jan 2007 Posts: 23,001 OS: Xp Hi, welcome to TSF.

So I'm going to assuming it isn't anything to do with the graphics card (correct me if I'm wrong). When SmitfraudFix ran, it had an error that some file wasn't found (a txt file I believe) and it caused my computer to reboot. You can then right click that entry and select Send to.. Proud 1st edtion player!

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