hi all.... been working ('n sweatin') on a friend's pc that has this prob: it won't even begin the boot process....just a blinking cursor in the top right corner of screen
-a freshly installed WinXP pro on a Quantum 40gb hdd
-uwave mobo with 384 mb ram with a 1gb Athlon @100mhz
i've tested the p/s, reseated the ram, disconnected all other drives; reset CMOS; changed the mobo battery and reentered configuration in bios.
-in the compaq bios it does recognize the hdd and anything else hooked up but whenever I save and exit it just goes to the blinking cursor. So....I swapped the hdd with one of my own that was (& still does) work with the same OS brand and yet the friend's pc does exactly the same thing with my drive installed. the quantum will not boot alone on my backup unit but will install as a secondary though.
??? what's left anyone and thanx in advance for any ide-ers...