Hello everybody, I am a beginner to most of this hardware stuff, but I have studied it for around a year now.
I have a pentium 3 desktop, its an old clunker, and I'm trying to get it to work. Every time I start it up, it runs through the POST and then restarts after I select one of the options at the "OS selections menu", that whole:
Safe Mode With command prompt
Safe mode with networking
last know good configuration
start windows normally
sort of deal. I pick one of those, it will run through the list of sys files if I choose some sort of safe mode, or it will just restart instantly if I choose one of the other options.
I threw in a couple of Linux distros trying to boot it from a Live CD, or even install it, but it restarted right after the kernel loaded.
I tried switching out the Hard Drive with one of my friend's old ones, same thing happened, but we're not sure if his hard drive worked or not in the first place...
Thanks a lot for any future help, I look forward to being a member of this community.