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    nforce mobo woes

    ok got the new n force mobo v2 today but its totally banjaxed

    it wont boot, it gets to the xp pro logo and then resets itself

    and it wont see my floppy drive, it acts liek its defective, and wont boot from floppy disk or cd rom so that i coudl reformat the drive?

    is this a common problem , or am i cursed to h3ll?


    please help guys this is fubarred
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    Power Supply?

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    zalman ultra quiet 400watt stabel raisl one, tried with and withotu that wee 4 pon square power stabalizer thing
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    maybe it is actually b0rkd, rma it.

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    ive never had to send anythign back, im gonna take it to my network admin at skjool 2mro and se what he can do with it , if anything, hwo do i go about rmaing to scan?
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    Are you sure the floppy drive connector is in the right way? It's perfectly possible to have it in the wrong way round, you should be able to tell since the floppy light will probably be constantly on.

    Does it reset with a flash of a blue screen, or as it as though somebody pressed the reset button?
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    ... have you literally just swapped the motherboards over? if so thats why its crashing.. you need to reinstall windows - preferably format the harddrive and start from scratch

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    or unistall the chipset drivers from the old mobo and install the nf2 chipset drivers



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    or unistall the chipset drivers from the old mobo and install the nf2 chipset drivers
    yeh but if you cant get into windows that involves swappin over the mobos and stuff clean install would be best id say

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    ok, hey guys, ive got it in skool with me here, the network admin has, been able toget to the disk drive, and has wiped the hard drive, but ti wont recognise my xp pro cd so i cant really install windows, but that aint realyl a problem atm, as long as it actually all works im pretty happy and dont have to replaceany hardware, till will tell tho cos when i go to boot off a cd it says NTLDR is missing and prompts me to reset, he tells me this si a file that boots from the cd to install windows and is gonna try another cd, im not really sure whats goin on atm tho lol, u guys got any ideas?
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    Try this cd in another machine if you get the same results then the cd may b damaged



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    Quote Originally Posted by mr_anderson187
    ok got the new n force mobo v2 today but its totally banjaxed

    it wont boot, it gets to the xp pro logo and then resets itself

    and it wont see my floppy drive, it acts liek its defective, and wont boot from floppy disk or cd rom so that i coudl reformat the drive?

    is this a common problem , or am i cursed to h3ll?
    Would help to state the mobo. Assuming you havent disabled boot other device and everything floppy/power cable is plugged in right is the boot sequence floppy->cdrom->hd?

    A missing NTLDR is a file to tell the boot sector what type of OS is on the disk and where to boot from. If you've deleted it/formated a drive you will need to reinstall an OS. I would suggest you try and install Windows 98/SE/ME or something temporarily and then do an OS upgrade and if that works then your XP cd might be borked/oem/upgrade/dell-branded specific.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr_anderson187
    ok, hey guys, ive got it in skool with me here, the network admin has, been able toget to the disk drive, and has wiped the hard drive, but ti wont recognise my xp pro cd so i cant really install windows, but that aint realyl a problem atm, as long as it actually all works im pretty happy and dont have to replaceany hardware, till will tell tho cos when i go to boot off a cd it says NTLDR is missing and prompts me to reset, he tells me this si a file that boots from the cd to install windows and is gonna try another cd, im not really sure whats goin on atm tho lol, u guys got any ideas?
    Check the boot order in the BIOS. CDROM should be first (or at least above the HDD)

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    lol its all fixed now, thanks for all your help guys, and my new tft monitor makes it all the sweeter
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