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    Re: Please Help URGENT

    It could possibly be a faulty motherboard.

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    Re: Please Help URGENT

    sussed it sorted

    if you want to know how read on

    short answer = cd drive

    long answer = the freiend who wanted the pc wanted to spend £500 ish so i thought how can i lower the price... "i have a case and disk drives" i said there is £100+/- so i ordered the internal sh*t and build it and that is where the blinking underscores happened.... i came to reolise that the underscores are when it is checking the boot device, i have been swapping every thing, ram cpu hdds (it did boot with my ubuntu hdd [given it didnt have the gfx drivers but meh]) gfx card etc etc so what was left i know the system ran, as it ran linux (time for a full stop). at this point i had tried 3 xp disks 4 optical drives (cd reader, dvd reader, cdrw and another cdreader) and the rest hw swaps........tried a vista disk ... error insert bootable media then enter [sic] (it was in a cd reader not a dvd drive) so on a whim and the back thought of somthing in another forum i had read i grabbed my dvdrw out of my station and bob ya uncle etc

    answer= it was the old optical drives on this mobo...it did not like booting to them.

    so now vista is installed just been for a pint (or two) gonna install the rest tomoz

    thanks you all very much for you speedy resonses it was great!!!! this was the best forum i posted on and the 1st / 2nd big post i have done am defo an edugeek fan now!!! (thank god i had them pints cud not type this much at this time of night with out it lol)

    cheers again

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    Re: Please Help URGENT

    @ gibboap I am glad to hear it’s all fixed. Now that your problem is fixed don't leave to forum stick around!

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    Re: Please Help URGENT

    yeah will defo be sticking arround, although will be hard to kick my 'lurker' habbit (most of which is the laziness of sitting up to the key board lol)

    see you arround!



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