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KillEmAll83

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I'm on my other computer (AMD :tazz: ) now because the Pentium 2 did something weird.

When I try to start the computer up it will turn on and lights go in, but then it just kinda sits there, and nothing comes up on the screen. The odd time I will get something on the screen, but the computer freezes soon thereafter.

All of this was caused by my computer freezing once, and then attempting to restart it for the third day now. I think it died.

And I'm running Windows XP with 128mb of RAM. :)



And by the way, you've done a swell job remodeling the forum. :)
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wannabe1

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KillEmAll83...

Have you tried booting into Safe Mode? You might also try setting the BIOS to the default settings. Or even flash the CMOS.

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The next time it actually gets that far I'll try booting in Safe Mode.



Thanks. :tazz:
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Try flashing the BIOS. To do this, you need to remove the CMOS battery. It's about the size of a quarter and is usually located in the lower right quarter of the Motherboard. Near the battery (either below or to the right on most) you should see 3 small pins with a jumper block on them. It should look like this, where the underscore represents the jumper . . . Move the jumper to the other pins . . . for about 30 seconds and then move it back to it's original position. Put the battery back in, making sure to put it in + side up. Try to boot your machine.

Note that this will clear the date, time, and restore all default settings to the BIOS. You will have to reset any settings you have changed such as Boot Priority. If you are not using a static strap, keep one hand or your arm touching the metal part of the case to prevent static discharge damage to the Motherboard and it's components.

Then see if your machine will boot up...

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