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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

    May 24, 2006

    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
  2. qldit


    Mar 18, 2005
    Good Evening snapper23, It may be worth carefully inspecting your electrolytic capacitors.
    See www.badcaps.net
  3. Rich-M


    May 3, 2006
    Yep could be the motherboard and could also be a bad hard drive.
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