My mother bought a used pc the other day and asked me to look at it and possably
advise her what she needed to update it and get her ready to go online hassel free. I looked her pc over and had her buy a hard drive as for it only had a 4 gig, other then that everything else looked ok. She bought an 80gig Seagate HD, without using my head and reading the instructions, I unplugged her pc, opend it up and installed the new HD leaving the old 4gig as it was. ( working and with windows ME as the OS.) thinking that I would install XP on the new HD and she could use the 4gig for storage. Without running the disk wizard that came with the new HD, I even screwed up more, I forgot to set the jumpers to make the 4gig the slave and the new 80 the master. After putting the pc back together I booted it up, the normal black screen appeared displaying the system info, but it did not detect either HD or proceed past this black screen, then I realized I had screwed up.
I took the 80 out and put the pc as it was before I started, booted it up and the black screen appeared and this time detected the 4gig HD but would not boot up the OS, I rebooted several more times, still the same. I took the 80gig home to my pc and insatlled Windows XP Home on it, took the 4gig totally out and installed the 80 in place of it hoping this would be the fix, still the same black screen and it did detect the 80gig, still nothing further. I then learned that her pc being a 200MHz could not run XP, I put 98 second editon on the 80gig, still no luck.I am not really sure how bad I have screwed this pc up but I am lost to what to do.
This is exactly what the black screen says:
PhoenixBIOS 4.0 Release 6.0
Copyright 1985-1997 Phoenix Technologies LTD.
All Rights Reserved
Intel Corporation AN430TX Motherboard
Serial Number: IVAN89199185
Pentium Processor with MMX technology 200 MHz
0000640K System RAM Passed
0512K Cache SRAM Passed
System BIOS shadowed
Video BIOS shadowed
UMB upper limit segment address: F081
Fixed Disk:0: ST380011A
ATAPI CD-ROM: CD-956B
Press <F2> to enter SETUP
I press <F2> and it will then say Entering SETUP but it never does anything else. The 80 and the 4 gig work perfect in my machine so I know they are good. I took and formated the 80gig back to it origanal blank state and tried running the disk wizard that came with it, still nothing. I cannot get past this black screen. I have also reset the BIOS by taking the battery out and waiting 15 min. and putting it back in. Any and all help with this is greatly appreciated. My mom only wants to check e-mail and surf a little so she don't need anything real fast or special and an 80gig was on a great sale so she got it. I would just like to get her up and going again.
The computer is a CompUSA.