Does not auto-restart now?

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PCMan78

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I just performed a fresh format and install of Windows ME and I don't know if I may have accidently hit a setting or what, but when you click on restart, it will go all the way to a black screen with a blinking cursor in the upper left hand corner and the screen will just stay there. I have tried multiple times and it does the same thing. Any ideas on how to make it auto-restart? Thanks!
 

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What brand of computer are you referring to? Enter the BIOS, sometimes called 'Setup', and load the default settings.
 

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I'm sorry. Just an IBM compatible PC:

Celeron 2.4GHz
PC-Chips Mobo
512Mb PC133
80Gb HD
Windows ME

I will try that. Thanks!
 

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I entered BIOS and set both "best performance" and "optimal" setting options. Still when I boot Windows ME it will come to a black screen with a blinking horizontal cursor in the upper left hand corner. It still does not auto-restart. Any more ideas?
 

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Did audio, video sound work correctly on your computer work before you formatted? Are you waiting three minutes while the cursor flashes in the left upper screen to see if the computer will finish booting?

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PCMan78

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Went ahead and did an fresh format and install of Windows Me again. Works great now. Don't know what it was?? Kinda curious in a way. Thanks!
 

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I formated and re-installed windows me and the computer rebooted fine until I installed my driver for the Geforce2 MX 400 card. After I installed it, the computer rebooted and it then asked me if I wanted to setup Nview. I went through some configuration options, then after I rebooted again, the computer hung on a blank screen. I then knew it was probably Nview doing something. So I rebooted manually and un-installed the Geforce Drivers and then re-installed them without setting up Nview the next time around. This time the computer booted great with no problems. Thanks guys!
 

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Who'd have quessed it was part of the vid card's software features. I'll keep it in 'memory' for future issues.

Good catch!
 
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