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    Unhappy freeze at startup

    I re-installed windows xp today (twice) and I didnt have any new drivers so I downloaded them from the MSI website.

    When I install them and restart the computer it freezes. All I hear is one computer beep then it freeze and I cant boot from cd, floppy or anything. I also tried replacing the harddrive with another. That worked the first time, but not this time. I also tried removing the batter from the mainboard :P

    What can I do ?

    Please help me

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    Sounds like a hardware/BIOS problem to me.

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    The "beep" from a machine as it boots represents messages from the BIOS.
    Can you boot from a CD?
    If there is a Power Supply problem, one peripheral can be dragging down the whole system.
    Disconnect the power connections from all devices (except the CD drive).
    See if you can boot from CD.
    If that works, then connect the Hard Drive (make sure the jumper settings on the drive are correct [unnecessary with newer SATA drives]) and connect only one drive on only one IDE bus.
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    You also might want to check your RAM.
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    I was gonna say RAM also just because its the easiest.

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    It happened to me once and it's the floppy disk got toast I don't know why. When I disconnect it my pc works fine.

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    u need to reset your bios.

    read ur MB guide to see how to reset your bios


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