If you go into the bios (usually by pressing del or F2 when your computer is starting) and select boot from the top of the screen ensure the CD-Rom is listed before you Hard Drive. If it is have the XP disk in the drive when you boot. While the system is still has a black back ground you should see press any key to boot from the CD.

[COLOR=#555555]There are viruses out that prevent antivirus software from running. Before you throw in the towel try running an antivirus scan via trend micro [URL="

Thurstboss,
I just looked up your motherboard, it is capable of supporting a AGP video card.

AJZ

I had a similar problem with a system I just put together. The resolution I found for my problem was to install XP upgrade to SP2 then installed the audio drivers.

AJZ

Have you checked for an updated drivers for your 7600? Have you changed the display adapter within the bios from agp to pci-x?

AJZ

If the company does not make drivers for XP you won't be able to get the card to work.

AJZ

Have you scanned your system for viruses or spyware? Do you know how to reinstall XP? Do you have a your Windows XP disk?

AJZ

You have to check to see if hauppage has drivers for XP below is a link to there download site. Check the model number off your card and download the drivers. [URL="

[COLOR=#555555]If you are talking about the fan built into the power supply DO NOT remove it or open the power supply. Even though it is disconnected from the wall it can still hold a charge powerful enough to hurt you. Buy a new power supply do not attempt to replace the fan in the power supply. As far as the computer fans you, can purchase replacement fans that are really quite look for a fan with a low dBA (noise level) and a high cfm (air flow). [URL="

[COLOR=#555555]If you are able to get into windows backup whatever data you need ASAP!!! Your hard drive HDD is going bad or has gone bad. If you ever hear click sound coming from your HDD immediately, backup your data and start shopping for a new HDD.[/COLOR]
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[COLOR=#555555]It sounds like it your video card is going out. One way to test it is plug an external monitor into your laptop when you are experiencing them problems. In addition, if you are to close to a magnet (ie. speaker or subwoofer) it will cause distortion.[/COLOR]
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[COLOR=#555555]How is the temp and airflow in your case? I had the same problem when my CPU was overheating. You can easily test this by opening your case and placing a house fan to blow directly on the motherboard. If your performance increases look into adding additional fans. [/COLOR]
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[COLOR=#555555]Hey Maple, [/COLOR]
[COLOR=#555555] On your motherboard, do you have power going to both the 24-pin connector and the 4-pin located right next to it? I looked at your power supply and it does not appear to have a 4-pin connector. You should be able to pick up a 4-pin connector from any computer store. It should like the one in the picture here.[/COLOR]
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How was the speed of your computer when System idle process was at 98%? How much free disk space do you have?

When you friend reset the bios did he place the jumper back in its original position? You might also try reseating your video card.

AJZ

[COLOR=#555555]I have had a similar problem do to heat. Is the bottom of the laptop getting hot? Are the fans blocked by anything? [/COLOR]
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[COLOR=#555555]Patrick, [/COLOR]
[COLOR=#555555] Unfortunately, a power surge from lightening can take out fry everything in your computer. Do you smell an electrical burn inside the case? Do any of the chipset appear to be burnt? [/COLOR]
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Joe,
Pegged means your CPU is running at 100% or close to it. You can check this by pressing ctrl+alt+tab at the same time. This will bring up Windows Task Manager once it is up click on the Performance tab when the system is idle the CPU Usage should be around 5%. If it is at 80-100% click on Processes click the box on the bottom left "Show processes from all users" then sort by the CPU column and let me know if any of them are 50% or greater and the name.

AJZ

Have you tried uninstalling SpySweeper? Is there a firewall build into it?

AJZ

Alf,
Are you able to read a new floppy after you format it?

AJZ

[COLOR=#555555]Hey ksadny46, [/COLOR]
[COLOR=#555555] I am not familiar with the takeown program provided to you but if you gain access to the root directory try this. [/COLOR]
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[COLOR=#555555]1. [/COLOR][COLOR=#555555]Right click on I drive and select Properties[/COLOR]
[COLOR=#555555]2. [/COLOR][COLOR=#555555]Click on the Security tab[/COLOR]
[COLOR=#555555]3. [/COLOR][COLOR=#555555]Click Advanced [/COLOR]
[COLOR=#555555]4. [/COLOR][COLOR=#555555]Within the advanced window select your administrator account and choose to apply onto “This folder, subfolders, and files” click ok[/COLOR]
[COLOR=#555555]5. [/COLOR][COLOR=#555555]Then check the box at the bottom of this window “Replace permission entries on all child objects with entries shown here……” [/COLOR]
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[COLOR=#555555]Hey ksadny46, [/COLOR]
[COLOR=#555555] I am not familiar with the takeown program provided to you but if you gain access to the root directory try this. [/COLOR]
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[COLOR=#555555]1. [/COLOR][COLOR=#555555]Right click on I drive and select Properties[/COLOR]
[COLOR=#555555]2. [/COLOR][COLOR=#555555]Click on the Security tab[/COLOR]
[COLOR=#555555]3. [/COLOR][COLOR=#555555]Click Advanced [/COLOR]
[COLOR=#555555]4. [/COLOR][COLOR=#555555]Within the advanced window select your administrator account and choose to apply onto “This folder, subfolders, and files” click ok[/COLOR]
[COLOR=#555555]5. [/COLOR][COLOR=#555555]Then check the box at the bottom of this window “Replace permission entries on all child objects with entries shown here……” [/COLOR]
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[COLOR=#555555]Hey Buxtreme, [/COLOR]
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[COLOR=#000000]Hey Joe, [/COLOR]
[COLOR=#000000] I am a little confused are you trying to uninstall an application or the OS (Operating System)? If you were reinstall the OS when you booted from the CD did you receive an error? Do you have a SATA or ATA133 controller in your computer? You may need to load drivers for your controller by pressing F6 during the beginning of windows installation. Before you reinstall I would look at your task manager and check to see if your CPU is pegged, if it is determine which process or application is pegging it. Did you install any hardware, software, or drivers before the problem started? [/COLOR]
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[COLOR=#000000]Hello Teradost, [/COLOR]
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[][COLOR=#000000]SATA is the newest technology unless something newer/faster comes out you will see more and more SATA drives. (This is not counting SCSI)[/COLOR]
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