RE: [NTO] Condensers/Capacitors [Was [NTO] virus?]
Those are called capacitors or caps for short.
And yes, I had to replace my MoBo just a couple of weeks ago as my Caps were
fried also. But the computer would not boot at all and I originally thought
it was the Power Supply.
Well to make a long story short, ended up replacing the Mother Board, CPU,
Power supply, and Memory to get it to work again. :)
At least I now have a brand new system
From: loro [mailto:loro-spam01-@...]
Sent: Monday, June 21, 2004 14:35
Subject: Re: [NTO] virus?
Ed Brown wrote:
>It will not do anything in safe mode. Scandisk just opens a blue screenEd, are you sure it is a virus? My machine behaved like this last autumn,
>that says scandisk and then freezes up.
plus it kept rebooting. It turned out the mobo was fried. Almost all the
condensers had popped. (I'm not sure condenser is the correct English word.
Small, fuse like cylinders, sitting all over the place?)
Not saying your machine suffers from the same problem but it might be worth
while to check for hardware failure too before you format and lose data.
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>Ed,The correct command would be "fdisk /mbr" at the command prompt to
>Will the computer boot to DOS?
>If so, one thing you might try, since you can't do much more damage than
>is already done, is, boot to DOS, type at the C:\... prompt,
>format c: /mbr
restore this. This is non-destructive to the operating system.
>Mbr is, Main Boot Record.MBR is the "Master Boot Record"
> It should clean all data, including anyFrom all that I have read so far (I would have replied earlier but was
>virus, from the MBR allowing you to, at least, boot into Windows.
sick) I would proceed next by simply downloading one of the
manufacturer's utilities to diagnose the drive. If it's a Maxtor, hit
their web site and download their diagnostics disk. Same with Seagate
or WD. This will help determine if the drive is bad and can even
low-level format it back to factory specs, if need be. Please give this
a shot and post back with your results.