I'm a new member of this forum, first of all I'm sorry for my bad english but I'm italian, then I have a question for you all:
I just bought these new parts for my Desktop PC:
MB: Asus A8N-SLI SE S939
RAM: 2x DIMM 1Gb PC3200
PROCESSOR: Athlon64 (K8) 3500+ S939
VIDEO: Sapphire ATI X1600XT 256Mb GDDR2 PCI-E
I build my PCs since I was a kid so I'm pretty sure I upgraded everything correctly but still I got a problem I don't know how to solve. It may be a stupid problem but I lost contact with the new technologies in the last 3 years (university = no spare time & no money left to upgrade PCs...).
The only parts I kept from my old PC were my HDDs, they're old but I was told I could still use them with no problems:
HDD1: (Pri Master) Maxtor Diamond Plus9 160Gb ATA/133
HDD2: (Pri Slave) Seagate Berracuda ATA V 120Gb ATA/100
I know they're slow but I can't afford to change them yet
The problem is: when I boot from my HDD1 (Win XP Pro installed before ugrading) the PC reboots after showing me briefly the XP loading screen. It does the same even if I try to load Windows in safe mode.
Is there any chance I can fix the problem without formatting both HDDs??? I'd hate to lose everything (I don't have another Desktop PC and this mobile one is quite full)
Sorry if the problem is stupid and thanks in advance for any answer