ok, my moms boyfriend asked me to fix his computer, he told me he somehow got a virus, he said he couldnt boot up his computer, or for some reason he said he couldnt format it (i didnt try) so i figured that i would put his hard drive in my computer as a slave and run a ton of scans on it and try and get rid of whatever he had so 5 secounds after i plug his hard drive in as a slave i go to boot up my computer and it says "error loading os" so i rip out his hard drive and fixed mine, so then after that i put his back in (unplugging mine) and did a dod wipe on it, then reinstalled everything (i did it on my computer because he just brought me the tower, and my monitor couldnt hook up to his crappy graphics card and i figured it would be easier to load windows in my computer, then just reinstall his drivers in his computer when he finally brought me his monitor, save time ya know? and i have done something similar to that before) so i put his hard drive back in and he brought over the monitor today, so i plug it in to instal his hardware drivers and it wont boot it gives me that error like windows was shut off during boot plz select mode to boot up you know "safe mode safe mode with networking safe mode with command prompt last known good configuration start windows normally" no matter what i pick it wont boot so now im like "WTF?!" i then put the windows cd in to see what options i could get outa that that also wont boot like it goes in and says "inspecting hardware configuration" and it either freezes on that or loading kernal debugger (dll) or something or other now i would LOVE to be able to tell you what kind of computer he has.... but LITTERALLY the only logos i can find on the damn thing are "v premier" which im not sure if its the company or model (i cant find any kinda v premier website either) and the intel logo now if i have to ill track down all the logos on the parts, but im just askin if anyone has any ideas before that (all i know is its some kind of western digital hard drive) so... WTF DO I DO?! im at a loss here... is it his motherboard causing the problem all along... (just from looking at it i would say he could deffinatly use another one) maybe the ram...? plz.. any ideas would be helpfull
throw it out the window :pwned:
Try not spamming once in awhile.
Anyways, it could be a bad motherboard, that's what it sounds like to me, what with Windows not booting, and him claiming it's a virus. I thought i used to have a virus, it was my motherboard as well. But that's a different story., turns out my hard drive controlloer was bad. Anyways, what i'd do is eliminate the RAM theory first. Find some other RAM that you can try out in his comp, and see if that fixes it. If not, it does sound like a mobo problem, but what was odd was the slave drive "OS unable to load" thing in your comp. Lets see if someone else has a better idea though, until then, try teh RAM.
I third the idea that the problem is with his mobo.
Although, you might try changing the data ribbon from his mobo to his HD.
Eh, couldn't hurt, give it a whirl. While you're at it, make sure everything's pluggen in tight. I've had problems with startup on my computer after I moved it from one room to another.
alright, ill give them all a try (with any luck it will just be replacing the ribbon cable cause i have extra of those lying around) idk, if he needs a new motherboard he would be better off anyway, his has the sound card and video card integrated, and only two open pci slots, so it leaves very little room for upgrade as far as the ram, at quick look it looked to be about the same size as mine, so ill try that
I suggest get a new hard disk to replace the old one. It seems a hard disk orientated problem and they are coming down in price anyway.
NuclearalI suggest get a new hard disk to replace the old one. It seems a hard disk orientated problem and they are coming down in price anyway.
No. It's almost clearly MoBo.
The new ribbon hopefully will fix it but hope always fails people in these predicaments, MoBo's aren't much different in price from a hardrive, I suggest if different ribbon doesn't fix it try just buying another MoBo, you can always return it if that doesnt fix it.