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Problems with desktop

by Shuji Onizuka / November 27, 2004 3:02 PM PST

My computer boots to the point where i get to the bios setup screen and it does this every time. no matter what i do i cant exit it without it giving me this message. (the system must be turned off and the jumper moved back for settings to take effect. it is now safe to turn off your computer. if anyone has any advice please help me.

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Problems with your post.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 27, 2004 10:19 PM PST
In reply to: Problems with desktop

Given only what you've written, all I can offer is.

1. Tell more. There is not enough information in your post to guess what could be wrong. Also, you didn't tell if installing an OS is a good answer. As it stands, the machine needs to be repaired.

2. And tell a story. Such as "My Iccky Vcc Lava Athlon 2000XP computer was running Windows 3.11 fine until I added more RAM. Then the diskettes would not boot and a capacitor is glowing red." Stories with details help the forum determine some course of action.


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Re: Problems with your post.
by Shuji Onizuka / November 28, 2004 4:55 AM PST

My NEC Intel Celeron was turned on after I had shut it off for the night. I didn't install anything, harrdware software or otherwise and when I turned it on it came up to the bios utility screen. I tried to install an OS on it but it comes up before anything can load. There is nothing before it no error message or anything. what should I do?

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Try a very simple DOS disk.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 28, 2004 6:43 AM PST

1. Can you get into the BIOS setup?

2. If so, set it to boot from the diskette and can you boot a DOS disk?


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Re: Try a very simple DOS disk.
by Shuji Onizuka / November 28, 2004 12:43 PM PST

Can't boot it from the DOS disk. I think it died I turn on the power and it just makes error beeping sounds over and over again. I think it's fried.

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 28, 2004 7:48 PM PST

That means something has failed. If you want to repair it, then you have to have spare parts and think of a plan.

For me it's a strip down to just PSU, CPU, motherboard, one stick of RAM (or pairs if the machine needs it) and a video card. Then I change one of these remaining parts until I find it.


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Re: Beeping.
by Shuji Onizuka / November 29, 2004 1:50 PM PST
In reply to: Beeping.

I fixed it. the jumper was not in the right place. but now i get this error that says there is something wrond with my flopy drive. the only thing i find wrong with it is that it doesn't boot an ms-dos startup disk and its recongnized as the B:\ drive when it was originally the A:\ drive.

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Re: Beeping.
by Tinkerman / November 29, 2004 7:13 PM PST
In reply to: Re: Beeping.

Hi Shuji,in your BIOS try setting your floppy drive the first boot device.
Regards Eric.

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