Working at moment in West Africa. Wanting to set up old desktop for student. It is a Samsung SyncMaster 753S
It has Windows XP, Home Ed. Installed. It seems in good condition. Having difficulty getting it booted fully. It begins to open Windows XP and then cuts out and repeats the boot cycle. Have tried it in Safe Mode, but same outcome.
Something to do with the CMOS maybe. The battery ? But there must be a way around it.
Here are the details.
CMOS Setup Utility – Copyright © 1984-2001 – Award software.
Release Date 07/18/2003
Clock Set to 1 January 2001 (I changed it to 2013 but made no difference).
Primary HHD and Secondary HHD both showing up when booting. Also passing memory test. Everything fine until Windows starts to open. It progresses a little, then cuts out completely and re-boots.