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Compatible PSU with socket 478

By camuk
Aug 7, 2009
  1. camuk

    camuk TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 27

    Can get a copy luckly have the orginal serial code on the side of the machine.

    Sounds like Captain may be right but how do I change it if it wont even boot up!
     
  2. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,906   +90

    Hi camuk,
    well you need to go into your bios and change the cd to the first boot priority. restart the machine and hold down delete key (i think it would be delete on yours) and get into advanced bios features. from there you can make the cd drive the first boot priority. then you put the xp cd in the drive, and restart the machine. it may say hit any key to boot from the cd drive. a couple of things.
    1) you have to decide if you can do a full clean install (will lose all data on the previous install) pics, docs. etc. if you cant do that you can do a system repair of the original install.
    2) you will need the product key for the XP disc to activate the installation.
     
  3. camuk

    camuk TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 27

    Will try but if I cant even get to the BIOS or Dos I am in big trouble!

    That's what i mean by not booting up!
     
  4. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,906   +90

    you cant get into the bios?
     
  5. camuk

    camuk TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 27

    Nope computer will not switch on, fan start, disc start and HDd start so all making noise but not starting i,e. no bios no on screen message, chooses when it wants to start up so I know something must be going as it has logged in and asked me reinstall windows which is the problem I had before switched off at the back of computer left for 10 minutes and since then will not switch on!
     
  6. camuk

    camuk TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 27

    The only technical term I can give is FUBAR
     
  7. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,906   +90

    are you hitting delete key to get into bios? and are you getting any beeps?
     
  8. camuk

    camuk TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 27

    even better no internal speaker!
     
  9. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,906   +90

    like i said i wasn't involved in the first thread about your motherboard, so i have no idea why they (the techs ) thought you needed a new one. and i don't think its your PSU at this point. so if you want to start from scratch, give me a holler.
     
  10. camuk

    camuk TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 27

    The techs refer to the guy in store.

    Going to take it to a mate and see if he can fiddle with it! So fed up

    by the way this is the kid solution.

    One every one in the house so none gets upset when someone else wants to go on.

    So he can play tonka and I can cruise the internet!
     
  11. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,806   +917

    Tech Speak......

    1. "Won't boot.....! This means the computer won't load the OS (Windows).

    However; Won't POST (Power On Self Test). Is more like what's happening to you.

    This is when you can't even get as far as the BIOS screen.

    S*** happens in this order, The computer tests itself (POST), then the BIOS "boots" (not exactly) the BIOS polls the hardware ( screen rolls by with the hardware and controllers listed), THEN, the computer "boots" into Windows. So we're missing a little in the description.

    There is a thread around here about computers that won't POST, which is here; http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic113137.html
     
     
  12. camuk

    camuk TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 27

    Eureka,

    Its fixed.

    Well guys my kid brother drove 4 hours last night and brought up 3 old computers fitted the internal speakers and finally we found out the error code 2 beeps then 6.

    So he unistalled the motherboard, reinstalled the other one, swapped out the PSU no joy.

    Put it all back put another motherboard, tried different memory and then at 4am this morning changed over the usb jumper. So simple!

    Happy to report computer now back and working with second fan to combat overheating problem. All working, games, antivirus and all the other junk loading on, just trying to learn how to use windows 7!
     
  13. camuk

    camuk TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 27

    By the way it was a ps2 to keyboard jumper.

    The clue was apparently in the 2 beeps!
     
  14. chrome009

    chrome009 TS Rookie

    if you solve the problem
    plz share it
     
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