Another mates PC - whats going on here - with lock up problems.
First of all it wouldn't last 30 seconds without locking up and having a massive graphical fit (whilst loading Windows 98, loading the desktop, even in the BIOS!!!)
Swapped the G Card over with mine temporarily. Stable for over an hour so fitted a new card similar spec (GeForce 2 MX-200)
Worked fine for another hour.
Rebooted and nothing!!
The hard drive doesn't seem to spin up (no vibs or HDD light activity) and the PC won't even go to POST - just a blank screen. Leave the PC 10 mins and then it might boot ok UNTIL you reboot when it does this again!!
HDD works fine in my PC - scandisk passed, needs a mega defrag but this wouldn't stop the PC from going to POST.
Going mad any ideas?? I guess SOMETHING is overheating but why will it run fine and then not restart ok??
help i have a keylogging.trojan virus on my pc , i cant delted it on antivirus and my pc wont let me delete the file i really need help any advise if you need to talk to me on msn to help me im [email protected]
Worked fine for 20 mins. Installed Win98SE Shutdown Patch and IDE HDD Cache fix. Reboot - black screen....
BTW Processor fans spin up but HDD doesn't appear to make an effort, although it works fine in another PC. Nothing is going to the montitor (ornage light on) and Keyboard light don't flash at all. Doesn't even seem to want to go to to POST...
Tried to have the PSU out but couldn't unplug the PSU connector to the Mobo (no i'm not normally that weak!!!) However CPU Fan and South Bridge Chipset (???) fan fire ok .... Just when it won't go to POST the HDD does APPEAR to spin (you don't get that whir, whir, wump of a HDD unparking (or whatever all HDDs seem to do when you switch on - normal sound not crashing heads type sound!!!!!!!)
Is there an errent BIOS setting that might cause this? Temp Cut Out that sort of thing???