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The usual is a dead hard disk. Try it
Without the hard disk connected. See if the CD or diskette boots.
Computer Wont Boot?! Building DMI Pool
Well I tried a hd that works on my other pc.With the same results.So dead hd is ruled out.Tried booting without the drive in with a floppy and no avail.This is why I'm even confused lol...Any more insight would be great
btw:It still detects my hd so it's not broken.I'd think the boot sector would be damaged if my win98 hd didn't do the same thing.
Then try it without any drive except the floppy and...
Reset the BIOS with the jumper too.
If this fails, swap out the motherboard.
Many won't follow the directions to sniff out the hard disk or IDE cables. I can't tell if you will follow directions. If not, I'll have to just wish you the best of luck.
Sorry if I sounded ungrateful?
Wow sounds like I pissed you off somehow?.Sorry in any case but I did what you said.I tried resetting the cmos through taing the battery out and resetting the jumpers.Also, I will try to use a spare mobo I have around my room and post when I'm done.Sorry if I pissed you off or if others do when you try to help them
btw:Thans for your input I'll post here again when I'm, done ^_^
I'd like to read exactly what you tried.
I'm not there to watch or try what I usually do to sniff this out. It does not help when members write "it can't be that" since they've shut off a possibility.
Again, please try it with just a boot diskette, reset BIOS and no IDE cables.
If we can't boot a DOS diskette then what's left is possibly bad.
What more can we remove.
-> As to me, I'm pushing to see if we can find the issue. If you want to, I'll keep trying.