I have an old(?) HP Pavilion a1630n desktop pc. It originally came with XP, but I bought a Windows 7 retail cd and installed it as a dual boot, about a year or so ago.
If it matters it has a AMD Athlon 64 X2, and GeForce chipset.
The mb seemed to have died, the power supply test well within tolerances (even tho I have ordered another), and touching the 2 pins the power button connects to on the MB does nothing. (I have also done numerous other troubleshooting)
Any way I have 2 questions... Do I need to replace it with a MB of the same chipset? I was looking at one with an ATI Radeon chipset.
Also... will I be able to (or have to) do a Windows 7 repair install, so as not to lose my HDD data?
Thanks for any help!