- Sep 4, 2004
Hi All! I used this board a while back--so far back I don't even remember the username I had then... Anyhow--you all were a great help and I am now able to use the computer that was screwed up then! Wooo-hooo!! And now--I have another predicament to throw out at the ya all! Here goes:
My partner's computer is <supposed to be> running Windows ME. Anytime we attempt to turn it on, a blue box appears that says "DPMS off mode". The power button becomes half orange/half green--as if it is in sleep mode. The monitor blinks out into nothing and if you turn it off and on--the lovely lil blue "DPMS off mode" box comes on with it. I made a boot disk--however--its rather useless considering the 3.5 drive doesn't even activate. The CD room will come on and if I put a disc in it, it will look as if it is going to read it, but the computer only glances, yawns, and goes back to sleep. I've tried to rescue CD that came with the computer and even burnt a boot disc on a CD. Is there anything I can do? I was hoping to get to DOS so I could completely wipe out the computer--my partner has since bought a new computer and there is nothing she needs salvaged on this one. Any ideas?
Should/Could I hook up the hard drive with the slave/master cable thing and activate it? I can't remember how to do that--even though I have the cables for it. Refresher?
Thanx all!! Lookin' forward to trouble shooting this with ya all!