Hi, I'm having very difficult problem with my brother's computer.
Some time ago, it was always shutdown for no reason!
It happend when I wanted to enter his shared Harddisk for our LAN, or just with no reason.
I sent the computer for examination and they said that the mother board was damaged and they installed me a new one.
After I went to take the computer, connected it and ran the Windows 2000 Pro installation... In the middle of the installation (like after 3-4 min after it started) the CD-ROM (original) has exploded in the CD-ROM drive !!!
Like some of you that if this thing will happen, i was in shock.. but this problem is only the beginning..
After I went to my friend and took from him his CD-ROM drive, I formated my computer (using the Win 2000 installation), and abruptly (after format has completed) it said that this partition is damaged and windows could not be installed on this partition.
I tryied to delete all the partitions and make new ones, but with no success.
Ok... I thought.. Well I had a bad day.. My hard disk is also ruined.
I went to the company again, they check and gave me a new hard disk (and of course new CD-ROM)...
Ok.. I got home.. and now a little progress.. I installed Windows 2000, everything went good.. I installed my Graphic card, sound card.. and.. When I installed my Motherboard drivers (auto-setup), and restarted my computer (cause it asked me after the installation), my Windows didnt boot!
nothing!! even the first message of "Loading Windows 2000, press F8 for advanced..." didnt come out! nothing!
so.. again.. install Windows, install drivers, and AGAIN! after that i had installed the Motherboard drivers it didnt want me to boot..
When I tried to format (now using dos with a floppy boot), it told me that there are 2.4MB of bed sactores in my hard-disk (to remind you - NEW ONE!)..
And again.. windows can not install cause a bad partition....
HELP ME !
Is this a problem of the motherboard ??
Some one had / heard about this problem before??
WHAT TO DO ????
For your information, here is the info of his(my brother) motherboard:
(DFI?!) maybe VIA - System Board, CA64-TC Rev. A+
with motherboard drivers disk - MB089 Ver.CO.3.0
Again.. Please help me and thankyou!