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    Check your BIOS battery for a start. Some motherboards play havoc when it goes flat. 2004 was a while ago!

    Try disconnecting all hard drives, CD drives etc and removing all non-critical expansion cards and any other non-critical devices. It could be one of them has failed and is bringing the whole system down.
    Non-system disk or disk error. Replace and strike any key when ready.

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    I've got a nice little system you can have.

    I just have to let my wife know that she can't have it anymore.
    better Dredd then dead

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    Quote Originally Posted by Metla View Post
    I've got a nice little system you can have.

    I just have to let my wife know that she can't have it anymore.
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    Dont buy computer components that are listed as faulty because when you get them they tend to not work very well.
    Quote Originally Posted by Metla View Post
    I've got a nice little system you can have.

    I just have to let my wife know that she can't have it anymore.

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    when you turn the computer on, does the HDD activity light stays on solid (without blinking)?

    from past experience if that is the case your motherboard is fried. I fried a few motherboards and when they are dead
    they all display the same symptoms..otherwise could be RAM.

    sorry I can't help too much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by powerover View Post
    does the HDD activity light stays on solid (without blinking)?

    from past experience if that is the case your motherboard is fried.
    I've also seen that many times when a faulty HDD or DVD drive or even a buggered cable is hanging the system.
    Non-system disk or disk error. Replace and strike any key when ready.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Metla View Post
    I've got a nice little system you can have.

    I just have to let my wife know that she can't have it anymore.
    If we dont see Metla for a few days then we will know his wife said no in uncertain terms
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    I did not think of that.
    Quote Originally Posted by The Error Guy View Post
    Loving the quote! "I... Did not think of that"

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    I'd look at the warranty or CGA.

    (OK, just joking, Metla).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Metla View Post
    I've got a nice little system you can have.

    I just have to let my wife know that she can't have it anymore.
    Er...that sounds wonderful, Metla...the first sentence anyway, BUT it's the 2nd bit that worries me! Your beloved might come after me with some heated hair tongs. We haven't been able to check the 'Metla' as waiting for PJ to feel a bit better!
    Last edited by Maryann; 08-08-2012 at 03:21 PM.

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    I haven't spoken to her yet, But its only hooked up to the TV as a media player, and she knows I had no intention of bringing with us when the gear gets moved.
    better Dredd then dead

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    O.K. Sounds o.k. You talk the talk with her, and that will be just great! Whatever the outcome, we really appreciate the offer. Can't send you a fruit cake and I think you've eaten enough of them anyway!

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