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For any of you who may have emailed me and I'm slow on the reponse, or even slow responding here on the boards, the reason is because my home computer has fried the motherboard. I'm working as fast as possible to repair it.....

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That means everything was lost.... OUCH. :(

This is why i have so many anti virus and anti adware / spyware programs and keep everything important on an external hard drive. Some times it happens from old age or over heating... and theres not much you can do for that besides upgrade the cooling system. Hope everything works out ok...

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Ballistic_Coefficiency said:
That means everything was lost.... OUCH. :(
No, just the motherboard.....You can pop a new motherboard in and the hard drive data is still recoverable.
 

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Ballistic_Coefficiency said:
That means everything was lost.... OUCH. :(

This is why i have so many anti virus and anti adware / spyware programs and keep everything important on an external hard drive. Some times it happens from old age or over heating... and theres not much you can do for that besides upgrade the cooling system. Hope everything works out ok...

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what? Anti-virus software isnt going to do a damn thing for internal equipment failure. A motherboard, like 12twist said, is really easy to swap out.
 

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I had a virus called "dYeFuKa" ... it over heated my mother board and fried it. So yea... good virus protection can help keep your mother board from being "fried".

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um? lol no... generally they arent related.
 

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spade said:
generally they arent related.
my point exactly...

I know you have much more knoledge with computers than i do... but i know a thing or two as well.

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::sigh:: Whatever ballistic... im tired of arguiing with you over stupid **** cause you try to save face when your wrong. Should it be pistols at 20 paces or should we just whip our dicks out right here and now?

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Easy killer.

I vote we take both of you guys to one of those hugging and crying therapy retreats.

You'll both be so sick of being squeezed and snotted on by high schoolers on ecstasy withdrawal and ex-hippie therapists that you'll forget about all of this.

Someone get the room full of teddy bears and tissues ready.
I'll buy the poster that says "hang in there baby" with the kitten on the tree.
Remember guys, this is a "safe zone..." You can talk about feelings...

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Then we'll all go to the unknown distance range.

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muahahahaha

Maybe the system wasn't kept cool enough...Dyfuca is a porn dialer
 

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Usually when the internal temperature of a computer overheats from usage.....aside from fans blowing out, etc...theres a watchdog sensor that shuts it off. I can attest that a dialer wont cause enough heat....I had a box with 4 going at once (took up every free PCI slot on that board).....for periods of 10 hours and upward. Usually a motherboard will "fry" due to prolonged wear and age way before heat is an issue.
 

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Yeah, that sounds about right. Not too long ago my power supply was on the fritz...man, that can make it look like a buncha things are wrong. One of the things it would do though, was shut the computer off just like that when things started getting toasty.
 

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At first I thought it was a powersupply, and then swapped it out... no joy, still nothing. The CPU fan would kick on, but thats it. Then we started poking around and tried to figure what was causing the "electrical burning" smell. (I thought it was the powersupply). Then we noticed the CPU heatsink was heating up EXTREMELY fast. Apparently something on the motherboard broke and voltage regulating to the CPU was no longer working. Luckily the CPU went into thermal protect mode and "appears" to have survived.

I swapped out the motherboard last night and everything was recognized in bios and fired back up... but now I get the wonderful "Can't find NTLDR" message. Attempting to re-install Win2k Pro has not worked....

thats where I left it last night.

Sorry for the lack of site updates recently... its because of this.

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Have you tried changing BIOS to let you boot up from your windows CD instead of from your hard drive?
 

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Stuuuuupid question:
(just in case)

Did you reinstall Win2k pro over top of the existing install? It may not have liked that. What I usually do is go into fdisk, kill the partition, recreate the partition, and let the install cd format it with NTFS.

If it cant find NTLDR, its probably because the boot sector is pointing to the incorrect partition to look for it. Check your boot.ini file, and see what it looks like.
 

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No, I do NOT want to repartition, there is critical data on there... and while I have it backedup, I'd prefer to try and restore the HDD for all of the "convient" things I would not like to lose (but can live with if I have to).

I'll check boot.ini

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Yeah dude, that ain't stupid, thats just what I was thinkin of actually...thats a core file, so if it can't be found on the C, I was thinkin maybe from the CD ROM, then he could remove the old windows and install again....Gettin rid of the partition is cool too man.

If worse comes to worse, I can try and send Norton Ghost.
 

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The only other thing I can think of is that you have a floppy in the drive....Which I seriously doubt is the case.

FYI: if you dont have a trashed copy of your boot sector, you should be able to copy ntldr from the i386 directory of your cd drive into c:\.
 

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Muzzleblast said:
muahahahaha

Maybe the system wasn't kept cool enough...Dyfuca is a porn dialer
Well i dont do porn on my pc... lol. But the guy at best buy said it was a virus.

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It is a virus, in the fact that once you delete it it wont go away. You probably got it while downloading something off kazaa or limewire.
 
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