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Post by phil » Sat, 03 Jan 2004 04:09:21



<snip>

As you can apparantly see the bios messages
hit F8 and try vga mode or safe mode

if you can get to windows it may just be a matter of redusing your video
resolution
 
 
 

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Post by Wayne B » Sat, 03 Jan 2004 05:25:15

Hi Philo.
I may have been confusing when I said that my pc seems
to be recognizing the drives. I (hear) them going thru
the regular routine when I turn my system on, and I see
the indicator lights on the floppy and cd rom blinking
also. AS far as anything showing up on the monitor,
there's NOTHING at all. Totally blank. So I would not
know when I should hit f8. Wayne B.

redusing your video

 
 
 

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Post by phil » Sat, 03 Jan 2004 06:25:53


If you cannot even see the bios message, then my advice does not apply.

I'd try a minimal hardware configuration...
in other words remove all components except the video card, cpu &
cooler....
and RAM...then see if you can at least get the machine to post.

If not...then you will need to do such things as substitute power supply,
RAM
etc.

then add components one at a time until you get to the one that has failed
 
 
 

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Post by JR K Yoshi » Sat, 03 Jan 2004 06:57:20

You had Evaluation copy of Windows 2000 on your PC.
that copy was expired.
you installed full (or upgrade) licensed Windows 2000 on you target PC insead of evaluation copy.
then you have no windows display now.
(you can see Boot screen but you cannot see windows splash screen and others)
Am I understand right?

here is Windows 2000 Evaluation Copy Expiration Behavior Info. from microsoft

http://www.yqcomputer.com/ ;EN-US;250920

how did you install your lisences windows 2000?
do you have Winodws 2000 CD with you?
can you boot from your windows 2000 cd?
 
 
 

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Post by Wayne B » Sat, 03 Jan 2004 07:29:58

Hi JR, my problem is that once I transported the PC to
the 2nd location and hooked up everything there (to
install win2k) I saw nothing on the screen. It worked
FINE at the 1st location, ONCE I got it to the 2nd
location > I got no display at all. So therefore, I never
got a chance to install proper version of Win2k.
Wayne B.

you target PC insead of evaluation copy.
splash screen and others)
Info. from microsoft
US;250920


before
install a
hooked
the
to
see
I'm
 
 
 

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Post by phil » Sat, 03 Jan 2004 07:30:54


insead of evaluation copy.
others)
microsoft


<snip>

Although the expiration of an evaluation copy should not do anything
to prevent the machine from posting...
I just thought of one more thing the OP could try:

reset the bios... there is typically a jumper for restoring the factory
defaults
 
 
 

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Post by Wayne B » Sat, 03 Jan 2004 08:24:10

I'll try it and see what happens. THANX. PS - I have
another post in XP Performance and Maintenance, Jan 1,
220pm of an unrelated situation. If you feel like it,
take a look. Thanks AGAIN. Wayne B.

message

on you target PC
splash screen and
Behavior Info. from
do anything
restoring the factory
 
 
 

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Post by Wayne B » Sat, 03 Jan 2004 15:31:22


Hey Philo, your advice worked. Thanks a MIL. I'm back in
business. THANX AGAIN. Wayne B.
do anything
restoring the factory
 
 
 

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Post by phil » Sat, 03 Jan 2004 23:02:25


Great!
I find it best to always try all the hard things first...
before doing the easy one <G>