Customer's Dell Dimension 4600 had boot problems. (see: http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Windows/XP/Q_23099845.html
). I'm now trying to reinstall Windows to a new hdd. Using a new SATA drive and booting from the Dell disk gives a blank screen and blinking cursor. The drive is new and seen in the BIOS.
I assumed the SATA controller had a problem, so instead installed an IDE hdd. This is also seen in the BIOS, but likewise boots to a blank screen and then reboots endlessly. The mobo is a Dell specific which I assume will be hard to replace.
Any ideas of what I could try to get this guy's pc back to life, short of replacing the board?