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PC Hangs

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  1. pointman

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    I have a PCII 266- NEC Ready 9847, which was booting just fine, UNITIL one day, when I went to boot it up, all of the hardware was found upon the initial boot-up sequence, the bios info was shown, and then...it just hangs with the _ (underscore prompt) on the screen not doing anything.

    Using Windows 98 SE. I tried a Boot Up Disk, no luck at all. I went to BIOS setup to see if changing the boot up sequence would help...still same result.

    Any ideas on why this sytem decided to hang & what to do to fix it??? This system is for my mother and she only uses it for email. **Also, if I can get to work, again, does anyone know what is the speed and memory that can be inserted into this pc? I have tried SDRAM 100 mhz, 2 x 64 to no avail!!
     
  2. mobo

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    reboot with the 98 boot disk and at the a>: prompt type sys c:. When complete remove the boot disk and reboot..
     
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    If you have 2 64MB chips, try them one at a time.

    It does seem like it fails to boot on O/S. What happens if the bootsequence has the floppy as the first bootdevice and you use a known good bootdisk? Does it try to read the disk at all? Is the hard drive being detected at all?
     
  5. pointman

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    Thank you all for your suggestions, but their is no prompt of any kind. I have tried booting with a floppy disc and this does not work eitheir. If anyone can think of anything else, it would greatly be appreciated.
     
  6. zeddy

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    You could try taking out the soundcard and modem and see if will boot with minimum hardware.
     
  7. GwizJoe

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    Max memory for that unit is 128mhz of PC66 (only)...

    To me...,it sounds like the hard-drive died.
     
  8. mobo

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    When you tried the boot floppy was the bios set to boot from a first ?
     
  9. greengeek

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    Have a look inside the case and make sure all the cables etc are inserted properly and while you're in there get rid of all the dust.
     
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