Bonzy 16:16 02 Dec 2004

Hello all. Please help me out here. My pc running Win98SE had a very noisy operation for a while. Yesterday morning when I put it on,it failed to come on. Instead there was a burnuing stench inside; I found that stench was from right inside the power supply. I removed the power supply and replaced it today. I turned the pc on, it responded ok, but then it couldn't detect any of the drives. It said NONE to all the drives. Then below was a message PRESS F1 TO CONTINUE. I did that and then it said BOOT DISC FAILUE. INSERT.....................
I noticed when I put it on for the first time that all the drives came on; they were all alive. Sadly the CDROM drive was inoperative even though it showed ON. What's going on? Pls help.

  Diemmess 16:23 02 Dec 2004

Try using windows startup disk in the floppy slot, you might just be lucky to reach the A:> prompt.

If you do, then type DIR C: and see what you get.
Unless you can see your C: drive directory its beginning to look as though a major part of the motherboard died with the PSU

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