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Boot problem on XP machine (SATA) Drive


Sparkly
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Hi all just reinstalled XP on the above yasterday all went well activated ok and installed a couples of programmes, shut down and this morning started the machine it goes to the Packard Bell Logo screen and goes no further. I have tried all combination of keys to try and get into either safe mode or the bios nothing works tried:F5 F8 F12 Del, On the P/Bell screen it says [press esc to switch screen] [F2 Bios] [F8 Boot Device] none work. The sata h/d is spinning all optical drives work, so i put my XP Home disc in the drive to start again but no Windows software runs just goes to the Packard Bell Logo screen again. Any help would be welcome. Packard Bell I Media H1525 XP Home 500 gig Sata H/D PS2 Mouse/Keybord 2 Gig Ram

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Sparkly

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Fruit Bat /\0/\ done as you suggest still the same splash screen but the red light had gone out. Thanks.

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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swap the memory stick if you have another and retry.

if still same then probably motherboard fault as per my first post :0)

However its also worth trying another PSU

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Sparkly

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Ok thanks will get back to you on the result. Thanks again.

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ukvikas

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Did you try a bios reset on the motherboard? You should have a jumper to do this or simply remove the battery and leave it for a few seconds and reinsert and then restart.

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Sparkly

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Hi ukvikas yes left the battery out over night and changed the jumper still the same. Trying to get hold of another PSU with a 24 pin connector to see its not the PSU as advised by Fruit Bat /\0/. Thanks.

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LimestoneRock

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Had the same problem with an Acer Aspire laptop running XP Home last week. Finally was able to get it to boot properly after booting from XP disk and doing an R repair.

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Sparkly

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Morning all firstly apologies for not replying earlier been busy with a new granddaughter arriving, Fruit Bat /\0/\ did all that you suggested and tried a different PSU with no change, i found another graphics card stashed away so thought give it a try (nothing to loose)and what do you know fired up splash screen sat there for a couple of seconds and bingo back in business again (happy days). Thanks to Fruit Bat /\0/\, Terry Brown, ukvikas, LimestoneRock for all your help.

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