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Thread: Problems w/xp..help




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    Default Problems w/xp..help

    I recently built my own computer, its about a month old, it has

    AMD64 3400
    Asus k8N mb
    1gb ram, 80gb hd,

    I started out running 2000 and that was fine. but i installed xp on my computer because i needed it to run microsoft visual studios .NET. I noticed the idle temp increased by a few degrees but while i was installing .NET the cpu went up to 60 C and rising. I freaked out and tried to shut down but it wouldnt shut down so i switched the power off from the back. After that it all it did was restart. and would not even go to teh xp boot screen. I opened her up and reset the bios by switching the reset jumper and put 2000 bak on. Everything was normal and i decided to put xp back on, it was fine until my computer froze and i reset it, now all it does is reset once more but i cant reset the bios with the jumpers ne more!

    any ideas? thanks.

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    Default Re: Problems w/xp..help

    (Don't do an O.S. upgrade) I'd just reformat your drive and install WinXP on a clean slate with all the newest WinXP driver updates for your hardware. An O.S. should not cuase your system to overheat. What type of device\program showed you it was heating up in the middle of installing something anyway? I'm not sure why your resetting your bios but if you really feel you need to do that, taking the battery out of the mainboard for 5 seconds should do the trick if all else fails. Updating your bios might be a very good idea though.
    Last edited by Spongebob; 01-30-2005 at 01:59 PM.

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    Default Re: Problems w/xp..help

    Pull the CMOS battery out and leave it out a few seconds before putting it back in. You shouldn't rely on CMOS reset switches built in to the motherboard as removing the battery itself is the only way to be sure it will work.

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    Default Re: Problems w/xp..help

    I unplugged the power to the computer, took the battery out for a couple minutes, and put it back in. Plugged the computer back in , and turned it on, pressed delete to get into the setup, but it just restarted, and continued to restart until i turned it off....

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    Default Re: Problems w/xp..help

    Do you have the case speaker hooked up? If not, hook it up and tell us if you hear any beeps when you start the machine up or when it restarts.

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    Default Re: Problems w/xp..help

    yes it beeps each time after it restarts

    ..by the way thanks for taking the time i REALLY appreciate it

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    Default Re: Problems w/xp..help

    How many beeps? It really means a whole lot you know.....
    Intel Pentium 4 2.53GHZ 533FSB
    1024MB PC-3200 DDR-SDRAM
    Sapphire Radeon 9800PRO 128MB
    Foxconn 865-PE6LS Motherboard
    Western Digital WD400BB 40GB, Western Digital WD600BB 60GB Hard Drives
    POWTEC Demon 480W PSU
    Dell UltraSharp 18001FP 18" LCD Monitor
    Windows XP Professional SP2

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