Computer Help forum

General discussion

Boot disk will not work

by headeulogy / February 14, 2010 11:24 AM PST

So I'll explain in detail so you computer junkies can help me out - and thanks in advance.

So my computer (desktop - Compaq) fell off the table while on and slammed onto the ground. When I turned it back on I got the infamous BSOD, and looked up the code it gave out, and it said the HDD was messed up. Oh well, buy a new one. Installed. Go to load up the computer, put in the Windows XP boot disk, and hit BIOS Set it up so the computer will boot from disk - nothing. For half a second there is a blank screen with the cursor at the top, then my monitor says no signal. When this happens it appears the the the DVD R drive is processing the cd, but nothing ever happens. Figure maybe the DVD R drive when bad. Buy a new one. Installed. Same scenario.

So my assumption would be that my mobo is gone (process of elimination) I figured I would ask if this is the case, or if this is something fixable that others have had issues with.

Thanks a bunch yall

Ryan

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Boot disk will not work
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Boot disk will not work
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
Boot Disk
by headeulogy / February 14, 2010 11:25 AM PST

Hey sorry, but I forgot to mention I tested the boot disk on my laptop and it load up immediately.

Collapse -
(NT) Sure the video card is still seated properly ?
by VAPCMD / February 14, 2010 12:54 PM PST
Collapse -
Re: Video Card
by headeulogy / February 14, 2010 10:01 PM PST

Yea, the bios comes up fine with on the monitor so I imagine the video is working. THe computer is about 4 years old and is really bare bones for me to download music/movies/stream video. The video is integrated with the mobo. This computer is really only the power supply, mobo, one stick of 500mb ram, cd/dvd/rw and a hard drive... thats it.

Popular Forums
icon
Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
icon
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
icon
Laptops 21,181 discussions
icon
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
icon
Phones 17,137 discussions
icon
Security 31,287 discussions
icon
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
icon
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
icon
Windows 10 2,657 discussions

GIVEAWAY

Turn up the volume with our Apple Byte sweeps!

Two lucky winners will take home the coveted smart speaker that lets Siri help you around your connected house. This sweepstake ends Feb. 25, 2018.