Bad Motherboard??

October 17, 2010 at 21:34:32
Specs: Windows XP
My computer has been acting up and I was told it might be the motherboard going bad, or the power supply. It sometimes won't load when I turn it on. Other times it will start with Windows than go into a coma. Just freeze there. I turn it off and on a couple times till it works. Running XP. Also a couple of years ago my floppy stopped working. Is it time to repair or replace?

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October 18, 2010 at 04:58:13
If you have opened the case and thoroughly cleaned it, and checked the cmos battery, it is probably the power supply not the mobo. A really good power supply is about $50 from here:

You can get an external usb floppy drive from Ebay (ten bucks) brand new.
A nice new computer with Windows 7 installed will definitely be faster though.

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October 18, 2010 at 04:59:29
Well, knowing what you currently have would certainly be helpful.

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October 18, 2010 at 09:25:03
HP pavillion 524w bought in 03 I think. Running XP. Up graded the harddrive and added more memory 2 yrs ago.

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