Solved: HP Pavilion Windows 98 won't boot

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eastsider108

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I have an old, Five years, (Isn't that like 65 in dog year?) Hp Pavilion 8700, 750 Athalon. It was running fine, but we decided to get a new desktop anyway, just figured it was time. OK here is the stupid part. I was in a hurry to get the new one up and running, so just unplugged the old one and set in on the dining room table. Well its five days later, and finally gonna get around to backing up the files on the old one onto my external drive for transfer to new one, and low and behold, the old one will not boot. I turn it on, and it seems to be booting, Drive doors open, etc. But on the monitor it brings up the hp screen and nothing more. Any suggestions!!!!
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It ussually happens when new hardware is added. The BIOS does not recognize the new hardware and freezes.

Press F1 during startup to enter the BIOS setup utility. Make sure all devices are recognized and that plug and play devices are enabled, save changes and Exit.

If that don't help, with the computer unplugged from the wall, open the tower's console and remove the CMOS battery for at least 10 minutes. Check for lose cables such as Ribbon and power cables. After 10 minutes, reconnect the CMOS battery, and power ON the computer. This will create a checksum error "Options not set" and the default values will be loaded. You will need to enter the BIOS setup utility again to set the time and date.
 

eastsider108

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Took off the back, checked all the cables. I had the mouse hooked up directly from the usb port and not through mouse adapter. Found an adapter hooked it up, Turned it on and dang if it's not working now. :) So I'm guessing it was the mouse!! Thnx for help
 

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Nice going! Use the Thread's Tools and mark this thread as "Solved".

Best wishes!
 
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