PC will not boot

  old-timer 15:23 11 Jun 2003

I am looking at an old machine 'DAN' for a friend, and the PC will not boot up.

When switching on it does the memory test, then displays 'Press F1 for setup' followed by keyboard detected. If I press F! it says 'Entering Setup....please wait. At that point the machine just sits there.

There are no bleeps at start up, only the diskette drive makes a noise..There is no diskette present..

Any ideas would be appreciated..

  old-timer 15:35 11 Jun 2003


If I dont mpress F!, the computer just sits there after 'Keyboard...detected.


I have tried a boot disk, bit the diskette drive doesn't get as far as reading. Continuing pressinf 'F1' or 'delete' does nothing, except the keyboard buffer gets filled

  old-timer 15:43 11 Jun 2003

Jester2K II

The Hard disk light only comes on for a brief moment, when the computer is first powered up..

As there are no bleeps, it looks to me as if the motherboard is defunk.

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