Freeze at Boot-up

  Brazils 10:46 02 Jul 2003

Occasionally my PC freezes when it is booting up. It does the POST check, then gets to 'Initializing PNP' and then just sits there.
If I press the reset button, it then usually boots OK.

Any ideas?

What PC and O/S are you running?

  Brazils 20:17 02 Jul 2003

Sorry for the late reply.

Mesh Pentium4 2.5, 512MB, 120GB HD
Asus P4S8X Motherboard
Radeon 9700
XP Home

  Brazils 19:48 03 Jul 2003


  woodchip 19:58 03 Jul 2003

Go into SETUP when you start your computer and disable Plug an Play, Windows will handle it when it starts up

  Brazils 20:03 03 Jul 2003

Thanks woodchip

  Brazils 20:05 03 Jul 2003

Just a thought, but I'd love to have an idea why it only does it occasionaly.

  woodchip 20:09 03 Jul 2003

Who knows Computers have minds of there own

  woodchip 20:11 03 Jul 2003

PS when you have disabled Plug and Play in cmos, widows will re-arrange hardware more than likely, it will reconfigure it

  accord 20:29 03 Jul 2003

i have a Mesh PC and i sometimes get a message at boot up saying that boot drive is not present or something like that, i have found that unplugging and replugging the IDE cable into the hard drive sorts the problem out. weird but it works.

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