I am running Windows xp pro on a 2.0gig processor and recently bought a computer from a 'friend'. The computer he sold me has some serious issues with the video. Is not the cable or the video card-is somewhere in the motherboard. I am trying to put the hard drive and everything back into the other computer I was using(I am able to get a picture on the 'old' computer). The 'intel' screen comes up but then get a black screen with 'boot failure-system halted' at the top left of the screen.
I am able to get to BIOS and the IDE config says 'not installed' for the master drive. I am pretty sure I have everything plugged in correctly but wanted to see if there might be something else I am missing. I am very new to the 'hardware' side and would appreciate any help I can get.