do I have a bad motherboard?

April 26, 2009 at 11:58:44
Specs: Windows Vista
Alright, because my system was completely dead to the world, I replaced the power supply and now the machine turns on, but nothing loads. Does this mean that the motherboard was also toasted when my power supply went out, or could there be something else that I am missing when I installed the power supply? Also, if my motherboard is fried, what are the odds that my hard drive also was zapped? Thanks a bunch in advance!

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#1
April 26, 2009 at 12:51:20
Did you get any error message, when trying to boot from harddisk?
What happens, when you try to boot from a bootable CD?
You may try a Linux Live CD (like Knoppix) and check, whether you can access your harddisk from Linux.

Please send a reply, if you solved the problem !!!


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#2
April 26, 2009 at 12:59:40
Could be a ram problem.

memtest86

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#3
April 26, 2009 at 14:26:54
any of the above and maybe try changing the on-board BIOS battery. 2 dollars at most computer stores!

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#4
April 27, 2009 at 00:26:09
Does some thing comes up on the screen? If so what does it
say?

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#5
April 27, 2009 at 18:33:38
yeah, nothing comes up on the screen at all. what should I do next?

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#6
April 27, 2009 at 19:02:27
Since you are not even gettiing a BIOS screen I would start by taking out one RAM card (if you have two) and restart. then alternate. then take out nonessential components (vga, sound, network cards). If all these don't work, see if you can get a spare CPU and repeat. You are 99% chance dealing with hardware. isolate each piece of hardware (btw, you may want to try another PSU if you got one, you may have a bad one again).

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