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Computer Hangs

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by retmet, Jan 25, 2002.

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  1. retmet

    retmet Thread Starter

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    Running Win 95. Turned on computer. Computer hangs on initial screen that shows BIOS and installed components. At bottom it says press DEL for set up. Goes no further. After pressing DEL
    it recognized the CD drive and stops. Win 95 never loads.

    What action should I take to solve the problem? It worked fine last time. What could have caused the problem?
     
  2. Rollin' Rog

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    You could try resetting the ESCD configuration data in the BIOS as well as resetting the BIOS to its defaults. The ESCD option should be in the PnP configuration section.

    http://www.pcguide.com/ref/mbsys/res/pnpESCD-c.html

    If the motherboard cmos battery is more than 3rs old, you should probably replace that.

    Check the physical connections with the drive cables to make sure they are well seated.
     
  3. retmet

    retmet Thread Starter

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    Thanks for the reply. The computer hangs when I press DEL for setup and doesn't go into setup. Does that sound like the battery?

    What happens when I replace the battery? Do I have to reestablish any settings?
     
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