Reseted BIOS now Windows/Linux won't boot!

August 28, 2009 at 09:40:21
Specs: Windows XP
Hello,
I'm a noob and I should never mess with my computer ever again (just a short mental note I should remember).
Anyway, I overclocked my computer to 2.7 Ghz (I got Intel 2.4 processor) and it worked fine. Then, when I overclocked it to max (3 Ghz or more, dunno how much was it) and when I turned on computer, I got blank screen on my monitor and long beep (probably for overheating).
I read on the forums how to fix the problem and I did reset BIOS using jumper and I could get into BIOS, clock was back to normal.
The problem is that I can't start my Windows nor Linux. When I try to boot Windows, I get nothing, just a black screen (and I got restart once) and when I try to boot Linux i get message: - - System halted.
I removed CMOS battery to reset BIOS (or whatever the hell that battery is for) and nothing changed.
Also, I tried to re-install Windows by inserting Windows disk into my CD-ROM and installation booted but it got frozen and I had to restart computer.
I have no idea what to do! Any help will do :)

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#1
August 28, 2009 at 10:05:39
"I have no idea what to do!"

First, you need to tell us the exact manufacturer and model number of your system or motherboard. We have no idea where to start.

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#2
August 28, 2009 at 14:21:08
The first thing I'd do is go back in, and make sure every connection is good and solid. But I'm clumsy and I tend to disconnect a drive when playing with jumpers.

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#3
August 28, 2009 at 14:25:00
Sorry for that :)

Intel 2.4 Ghz\
Motherboard: ECS L4VAX2
1.5GB RAM (i think it's DDR(
Windows on 40GB Maxtor HDD
Ubuntu 9.04 on 160GB WD HDD
Asus 7600GS Graphic card


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#4
August 28, 2009 at 15:55:05
Look in the bios for the boot order of your HDDs-do you know which drive the boot loader for Linux is on ? You might try changing the boot order. Also, are either or both drives sata ?

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#5
August 28, 2009 at 15:59:28
Linux is my main OS and it's on the first HDD and it's set like that in BIOS, haven't set anything for the other HDD where I have Windows, I boot it from GRUB menu (god, I'm a noob).
Both HDDs are ATA.

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#6
August 28, 2009 at 18:52:17
When you boot to the first HDD, does it give you a boot menu for Linux and Windows ? I'm also curious what happens if you change the boot order to boot from the second hard drive. It sounds like you have some other problem, though. It would help if you could be more specific about your cpu and ram.

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#7
August 29, 2009 at 20:29:22
Yep, I can choose whether Linux or Windows from GRUB menu.
I got Intel Celeron 2.4 Ghz (that's all i know about processor) and got 3x512 DDR Kingston RAM.
I took both hard disk to my friend and connected them and I added the main hard disk with Linux as a spare on just to check if my data is still there and it is (haven't booted that one, I saw the data from my friend's Windows via ext2FSD program).
I tried to boot from the other hard disk and computer restarted.

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