Things seem to be moving along a little with this old machine that I am using as an experimental plaything- with perhaps the hope that one day I may get lucky
So this is the latest state of play
At switch on - the Fuji Amilo logo comes to screen- followed by the Resuming progress bar[in White out of black]
Followed by the Windows start page which then went to black and white with vertical colour fringing around the image
We then went BSD- very swiftly [too quick to take in the text] followed by the Safe mode screen
Select safe mode and the normal desktop came to screen - but the finger[ad/pointer/up/down keys remained frozen.
Subsequent attempts to restart failed - drive running but nothing to screen
A clean start as follows
1.Maker Splash screen - OK
2 Windows OK though a long time starting
3 Welcome - OK
4 Desktop OK
5 My computer OK
6 All Programs OK
7 Pointer pad and l/r keys frozen.
8 Attempted to reboot [Crl/Alt/Del]- failed
So what do you think -
A system[Windows on hard disk ]glitch- in which case clear disk and start over[or another hard disk]
Or a Motherboard/hardware fault- in which case break it for usable parts.
Your thoughts are much appreciated.
For your interest the link takes you to the past postings
This set up appears not to have a recovery consol- just a plain disk
I queried this with the former owner and told her the machine should have a Windows disk if there is no 'D' recovery sector - she drew a blank.
It is possible the repair shop that rejected it for repair may have dissed it in its attempts.