Hi guys, A friend of mine brought his desktop to me with a problem and I am a little confused to say the least, the system boots up after detecting the hard drive and then there is nothing on the screen. He is using onboard graphics and in the BIOS the init disply is selected as "on board" but the screen just stays blank. I even tried loading the operating system cd to repair xp installation but the screen goes blank. I eventried the motherboard cd and with same results. Any idea why this is hapenning, speking to him he did not change any display drivers and any drivers for that matter. Any help would be greatfull. Thanks.
Ok I loaded the hard drive in a different machine and the result are the same, seems like there is something wrong with the hard drive, is there any way ro retreive the drive infomation or get it going again?
Has he ever changed bios setting that are essential to boot up the pc, if not you could try taking out the motherboard battery for a while to reset bios but if the pc seems to boot from hard drive this might not be any help. But just a thought
Hi peachy boy, ya correct the hdd wont boot even on an identical MOBO on a different pc. I just seems to me the HDD just need some sort of kick start, any software or dignostic tool that might help that you know of?
emm not off the top of my head, but can you hear the hdd spinging or scratching not sure if u could put it in another pc as a slave drive and if you could get into windows you might be able to see if you can recover any files. if you can then download this to find important files click here its called agent ransack but its just a free version of file locator pro