I got a message from my Mom her computer isn't working right. It has a AMD Athlon processor, Windows 98, 256MB RAM, 40 GB hard drive. It is a computer my sister and I put together from spare parts. It isn't connected to the internet or any e-mail programs. It has a bare number of programs installed and is used exclusively with her old DOS programs and dot matrix printer.
She story she tells is, she pushed the power button to turn on the computer and it wouldn't finish loading. She pushed to power button again to turn it off. She tried to start it again and the same thing happend. So, she unplugged the power cord, plugged it back in again, pushed the power button and the computer finished booting to the desktop. She now claims it is the only way to make the computer work. So she is shutting down the computer then unplugging the power cord each time. Any ideas what might be causing this? Getting more information from her such as error messages is impossible so this is the best I have. Thanks.
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