After the basic flash screen, lilo boot manager usually loads.
However currently it doesn't. Instead, if given enough time the computer simply remains at the inital starting screen and becomes unresponsive if I boot it and have it display what is being done by the computer
(i.e. CPU= Intel® Pentium 4 CPU 2.66GHZ
639k System RAM Passed
446M Extended RAM Passed
...and so on)
eventually it says:
Video BIOS shadowed
A Drive in this system cannot be unlocked
0280: Previous boot incomplete - default configuration used
It gives me 2 actions from there, resume, which leads to a "Operating system not found" and Setup.
I've checked the boot order and it is normal.
Additionally, I've tried to put in a windows system recovery disc, and the boot up simply glazes over the cd and acts like its not there. I've also tried a Knoppix 3.6 disc, a SuSE 9.3 installer and Debian net install disc to see if i could simply provoke some sort of response from the system, and none worked.
Furthermore and finally, the computer is VERY slow to opening the bios setup.
Where should I go from here? And what may be wrong?
Edited by ljr2600, 09 September 2005 - 08:16 PM.