My Computer won't Post after getting a New Processor.

By magaman598
May 31, 2008
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  1. I've Reset the CMOS, Configured the Jumpers about Four times now.

    Would anyone Mind Helping me?
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Processor c/o requires a Windows Repair, to avoid corruption (hopefully not done yet)

    Microsoft's Windows XP Home Repair Install step by step
    http://www.windowsxphome.windowsreinstall.com/installxpcdrepair/part3.htm

    You will need your Windows Key (and disc!)
    You do not lose any data (normally)
    You may need to re-activate
    You will need to do your Windows Updates again (presently SP3 from MS)
  3. magaman598

    magaman598 TechSpot Booster Topic Starter Posts: 275

    Okay...

    I'm not getting any Signal from my GeForce FX 5900....

    and my MoBo doesn't have On-Board Video, and I have Tested the Card with Various Systems around the House and it's Fine.

    And what is the "Curruption" you were Talking about?
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Remove all external power (basically the power cord, and battery on laptops)
    Hold in the ON button, on your computer for 30secs
    Plug the power cord back in
    Turn on

    Boot from your Xp CD (as above)


    Using a different CPU in a computer can cause the system to scramble all data (it can happen) Therefore on any CPU c/o always do a repair
  5. magaman598

    magaman598 TechSpot Booster Topic Starter Posts: 275

    My Old CPU was Lost during the Move from White City to Grants Pass so....

    Kindove Rules out using a Different Processor.

    And to make Matters Worse, I Left my Windows in White City (Took it to a Friend's so I wouldn't Loose it.)

    I do have a Windows XP Pro CD Readily Avaliable, wil that Work?
  6. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    No (damnation)

    The only option is to run a checkdisk on the recovery (R prompt) screen
    chkdsk c: /r

    But you really need to repair (you must do this with the correct CD, otherwise you'll get this dual boot issue, that needs its own Windows key to work!)
  7. magaman598

    magaman598 TechSpot Booster Topic Starter Posts: 275

    I can't even get into the BIOS.........

    Is my MoBo Fried or the Processor might be DOA?
  8. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    I'd say CPU,

    you did apply thermal paste and all didn't you? before mounting the HeatSink
  9. magaman598

    magaman598 TechSpot Booster Topic Starter Posts: 275

    Yes, a Drop about the Size of a Grain of Rice, Spread it Around with a Razor. It has a very Thin Coat on it.


    Gotta love Artic Silver 5!
  10. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    ok you know all about that

    Still CPU was the last thing replaced, I still think it's that
    Even though Motherboards usually go before CPUs usually
  11. magaman598

    magaman598 TechSpot Booster Topic Starter Posts: 275

    It's probably DOA (Dead on Arrivial)

    And what was this Corruption you Mentioned Earlier?
     
  12. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    It's probably DOA (Dead on Arrival) Yay I know something more than you (spelling anyway)

    You stated that you replaced the CPU
    This requires a Windows Repair to be done (usually)
    Otherwise you can corrupt (basically files can be deleted or destroyed on your HardDrive) possibly. (I need to cover all angles here :) )
  13. magaman598

    magaman598 TechSpot Booster Topic Starter Posts: 275

    lol.


    Spelling Mistakes happen.

    Now, should't I be Able to get into the BIOS anyway?
  14. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Good point.
    What was the answer to Post#4 above?
    (Here we go, you missed it didn't you? :(
  15. magaman598

    magaman598 TechSpot Booster Topic Starter Posts: 275

    No, I didn't Miss it, I thought that the BIOS were apart of the MoBo, not the Processor.
  16. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    That's right, but it turned into a possible mobo fault
  17. magaman598

    magaman598 TechSpot Booster Topic Starter Posts: 275

    Ohh...... Thats a bit Weird.
  18. magaman598

    magaman598 TechSpot Booster Topic Starter Posts: 275

    It didn't Work, I'm just going to Send the Processor back to Geeks.com.

    And Hopefully the one they will be Sending back, won't be DOA.
     
  19. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Thread solved !

    Okay not exactly.

    Whilst waiting for the new CPU, get someone to post your Windows CD to you

    This thread will remain open, so just reply in a few days, (or so?) and I'll pick it up
  20. magaman598

    magaman598 TechSpot Booster Topic Starter Posts: 275

    the Replacement will take about Ten Days, and I'll be down in White City this Week, so I'll just Send you a Message, if thats ok with you.
  21. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Some members reply threads years old (although this frowned upon)
    Anyway, the point being is it won't matter if it takes 10days or more.

    Also if you can't get your CD back, you can purchase them still: (with COA keys I mean, not just the disc)

    XP Pro; http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116515

    XP Home;http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116511

    But preferably use your own

    You know people from outside US don't know what white city means (well I don't)
    Don't bother replying I'll google it one day (seems a few go there from time to time, I imagine this city all white lol :) )
  22. magaman598

    magaman598 TechSpot Booster Topic Starter Posts: 275

    Rofl.

    Sorry, I didn't Know you were not from the US, White City is in Oregon.

    Thanks for all of your Help!
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