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OK. I had speculated that you had a hardware failure that was preventing your Operating System from starting. Was trying to eliminate which item was failing by removing [disconnecting] most of them. Then I intended to put them back in one at a time. HOWEVER, one must totally remove power before making each change. Your system will ALWAYS have a 5 volt logic power on it anytime the power supply is plugged into a live outlet [and the switch on the rear of the supply is ON]. The system DOES NOT have to be ON]
Probably, the only way to do this is one step at a time, after getting the system stripped down.
Thus I asked you to disconnect both the power and signal [ribbon cables] from all drives, remove all cards, except the video. You could tell me what type and how many drives you have.
I think that the first question I asked should have been if this is a proprietary make computer, ie Compaq, Dell, HP, Gateway. Guess I better get that answered first. If it is, then you should try to boot up from the CD drive using the restore disk before disconnecting things. If you have a restore Cd, simply reconnect things, and try the restore CD first.
Let me know your status and we can reconvene. You can email me through my profile if necessary. I'll be around all day today and tomorrow.
Sorry that I didn't exhaust the restore CD issue first. [that might have taken care of the driver issues that Stan Chambers suggested].
Also answer this; when you tried to get to safe mode and got a list of files, bt any chance, was that the menu of possible options for booting??? Or was it a list of files that might be missing???
Also was the screen ttoally black or was there the small cursor sitting up in the corner blinking???
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