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PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2014 2:47 pm 
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The computer keeps rebooting to the screen that gives you options of last know good configuration, safe mode ... ect ... no matter what I select once it gets to the logo screen it will simply reboot again and goes through the same process. I went into the bios to change the booting sequence so I could see if I could do a repair with the installation disk, but it does the same thing goes to the screen with the options no matter what is selected it will go to the logo screen then reboot. I made the first and second boot sequence for the cd rom and still it won't look at the cd ... It's a Foxconn 45GMX motherboard With E2160 Dual Core CPU. The BIOS ID is 945M09-GA.F1.P.06. What's to do? :? Right now it's nothing but a paper weight ... PDT_Armataz_01_27

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2014 3:27 pm 
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Has this system been running properly before?

Can you boot it from a rescue disk or install CD?

Did you run memtest on it yet?

Check for bad capacitors on the motherboard and in the powersupply and on the video card
http://www.badcaps.net

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2014 3:43 pm 
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If you can get into the BIOS pages with no problems, but not the OS, check that the BIOS page concerning memory timing is set to "auto" and the SPD factor is used to set timing.
If the OS cannot load its files and other data into the memory in one sweep, a major dump occurs.. and repeats until proper paging is done. Possibly one of the memory modules has worked a bit out of the slot.
Do as evasive suggested.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2014 5:10 pm 
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evasive wrote:
Has this system been running properly before?

Can you boot it from a rescue disk or install CD?

Did you run memtest on it yet?

Check for bad capacitors on the motherboard and in the powersupply and on the video card
http://www.badcaps.net


Yes ... running properly before ...

No even after changing the booting sequence to cd for first and second boot, it still go to the screen with the safe mode, last known configuration, normally start windows ... no matter what is selected it will go to the logo screen, then reboot again.

Can't do a memory test it won't look at the cd ... can't do anything except go into the bios.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 09, 2014 1:40 am 
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put a memtest cd in there, disconnect the harddisk temporary. if still not looking at the cd it's time for a close inspection of the capacitors. mass storage quirks are a well-known symptom for that...

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 09, 2014 6:20 am 
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In order for a BIOS to boot directly to an optical disk, floppy disk or other storage media, it needs to have an ISO format (boot regimen) to read and access. If needing a specific ISO format, check www.bootdisk.com/ for your needs.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 09, 2014 2:25 pm 
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Won't work ... for some reason I can't get the machine to look at any disk ... the xp installation disk, the Linx live disk ... the memory test disk ... it will not look at the cd rom .... also I tried to hook up the hard drive to my old emachine as a slave so I could test it ... when I hooked it up window will not load on the emachine ... when I took the hard drive off ... it booted into windows ... so I am wondering about the hard drive. I took out the memory sticks and used on at a time to see if one was bad, but the results were the same. I also tried using a video card to see if that would change things ... no luck ... I check the caps ... but I didn't see anything to indicate they are bad ...

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 09, 2014 3:39 pm 
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Capacitors only show signs of bulging after the internal workings have failed. Check the list of "bad, bad caps" in the Tech Forum folder. When they start to fail, internally they short.. and can pass higher voltages to lower voltage circuits.. causing damage. The capacitors main job is to filter out any AC ripple, but smaller ones pass AC signals or data bits between circuits.
The machine worked great once before.. right? Now nothing.
It would be worth while to slave the hard drive in another machine, with a similar OS version. Scan it for any viral forms.
Trying to boot an OS on a different machine, than was installed on another motherboard, can cause the OS to go "belly-up" when it finds different chipsets and features!
If the hard drive is IDE/PATA, ensure its jumpers are proper for master/slave/stand-alone and on the proper ribbon header of an 80-wire cable. The 40-wire cable is not as dedicated to slave/master configurations.
Same applies with optical drives if IDE/PATA, when using the 80-wire cable.
For SATA storage drives, there is only one device per cable. But ensure the first or "0" SATA port is for the primary hard drive and its OS.
If that optical drive has not had its laser lens cleaned in some time, do so. A laser lens cleaner disk can be gotten from most electronics stores or on-line. The only alternative is to open its case and gently wipe the lens with a cotton swab, dry.
But never power the optical drive when its case is open, for fear of being blinded by the laser!
Even in a home where no one smokes, particulates and cooking fumes can coat that lens.
Never use any cleaning solutions on it, containing ammonia. That will permanently yellow the lens.
Might be time to get a new optical drive. Prices are way down under $100.00 USD for DVD/CD burner models.

Sorry, long post.. hope it was helpful.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 09, 2014 6:00 pm 
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I did try to slave the hard drive to the emachine I have in order to test the drive, but when I hooked it up the emachine would not boot up ... only until I removed the drive slave drive would the emachine boot up again. I am using an 80 wire cable ... all the drives are IDE. :? Tried with a wiped hard drive but all I could get was a read error and still the drives would not look at any bootable disks.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 09, 2014 9:32 pm 
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Well sir ... I made some progress ... the mobo only has one IDE slot so I had a PCI card with IDE slots hooked up to the dvd and cd drives ... the bios wasn't seeing them. So I pulled my sata dvd drive from my main computer and installed it. The bios can see it ... I am now able to test the memory and the hard drive with the boot disks ... I did a quick test on the hard drive and it passed ... now I'm doing the memory ... At least I know the PCI card has to be replace that hooks of the dvd and cd drives. After that I'll see if I can do a repair. I did try and boot into windows but I got the same results ...keeps rebooting. PDT_Armataz_01_05

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