:S I have four desk tops, a tablet, a pda and a laptop in the household. All running XP Pro. One of the desktops is being used for parts and another just went south reason unknown wont boot with anything, don't even get the startup screens. That I will tackle later.
Anyway my wifes pc was making fan noise's so off to the IT shop ( the garage ) for a look see. Swapped out the offending fan, added another bumped the power supply from 350w to 500w and swapped out a lessor graphics card with a Radeon 9800. She only had a cd player so installed a DVD/burner/player. Seemed to boot up ok then realized it was not recognizing the Graphics card nor the DVD player. Check all the jumpers and they seemed appropriate. I went to ATI for the latest drivers and when trying to load get the ol' "you do not have administrator rights, etc." There is only on user account and it is set to administrator. When trying to load DVD player software it did the same thing. It appears to be acting as a limited user account when its set to admin. Ideas please, so much thanks.
PS. :sweat: Every PC has its own XP disk and I may have mixed them up and do not know all of which ones go to what PC. Is there a way to match the disk to the computer? Thanks