micro-star international (msi) motherboard problem

  indianajohn 19:30 09 Mar 2008

please help
on start up msi splash screen appears computer freezes, tried safe mode and last known configuration, anybody got any ideas
Windows xp2 updated fully loads of memory and disk space
be grateful of any help

  woodchip 19:42 09 Mar 2008

So why do you say Mothrrboard Problem? more likely inside your computer needs debugging, in other words a good clean. Mainly roun fans

  woodchip 19:44 09 Mar 2008

If it will not start in safe mode you could try this click here

  indianajohn 19:47 09 Mar 2008

thanks for quick response, done this six month ago , cleaned out dust, machine used to sound like fire engine and this fixed noisy problem
did not have msi splash screen then but will try your suggestion in daylight

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 20:03 09 Mar 2008

Repair XP by install over the top of existing system

1. Boot the computer using the XP CD. You may need to change the boot order in the system BIOS so the CD boots before the hard drive. Check your system documentation for steps to access the BIOS and change the boot order.

2. When you see the "Welcome To Setup" screen, you will see This portion of the Setup program prepares Microsoft Windows XP to run on your computer:

To setup Windows XP now, press ENTER.

To repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery Console, press R.

To quit Setup without installing Windows XP, press F3.

3. Press Enter to start the Windows Setup.

To setup Windows XP now and Repair Install , press ENTER.

DO NOT choose "To repair a Windows XP installation using the Recovery Console, press R", (you Do Not want to load Recovery Console).

4. Accept the License Agreement and Windows will search for existing Windows installations.

5. Select the XP installation you want to repair from the list and press R to start the repair.

6. Setup will copy the necessary files to the hard drive and reboot.

Do not press any key to boot from CD when the message appears.

Setup will continue as if it were doing a clean install, but your applications and settings will remain intact.

Repair XP
click here

  indianajohn 19:35 10 Mar 2008

thanks guys tried both options to no avail, after changing the boot order as suggested, did not get the repair option so took the dreaded option and did a complete re-install with the advent recovery discs, then tried to start up windows but again got the msi splash screen, so does this mean my 6 year old machine has died on me, or is there any hope for me. John

  paul€ 20:58 10 Mar 2008

When the computer starts, keep tapping the tab key. See if this shows the post screen and if it gives you a clue.

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