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ami bios tiny pc hard drives

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by snapper23, May 24, 2006.

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  1. snapper23

    snapper23 Thread Starter

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    hi

    not sure how it all happened BUT (since fittin boadband - perhaps)
    if i enable dma on hdd's - the pc keeps crashing / restarting
    It is a via chipset win98se 650 ram P3 1.0ghz
    the drives accept dma - wd1200jb seagate barracuda
    so i go to bios : enter fail safe defaults and it works though slow

    enable optimal defaults in bios and crashes / restarts
    BUt if i disable dma then it works with opttimal defaults BUT slow

    anyone any ideas
    regards
     
  2. qldit

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    Good Evening snapper23, It may be worth carefully inspecting your electrolytic capacitors.
    See www.badcaps.net
    qldit.
     
  3. Rich-M

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    Yep could be the motherboard and could also be a bad hard drive.
     
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