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« on: July 22, 2003, 01:14:37 PM »

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Operating System Version:win 98B
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Problem Hardware Make & Model:233mhtz 6 years old
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 Hello  This computer started to freeze in windows for no apperant reason. (Any program might be running)  Then on restart (Reboot) it would run through its POST but it would hang before the windows load screen. trying to boot to a floppy  it would check the floppy but still just hang. it does check the status  of the memory  OK and appears to be running fine.  On one particular reboot I used the f8 key and started it in step by step mode it ran through every driver load fine and ran scan disc but  then froze  before loading windows.  
 On one  particular  reboot it loaded windows  when I tried to  transfer our acounts to our home net work   the pc froze again. It will no longer responed to  f8 key .
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« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2003, 01:19:45 PM »

Hi,

Read: System Lock Ups

I suspect the problem could be caused by either overheating or faulty memory. Make sure all your fans are spinning, especially the CPU fan and that it is well seated in the CPU. Run one of the memory tester listed in the link above to test your memory.
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« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2003, 02:03:51 PM »

I have checked the fans and they are running   my floppy drive will not excute the boot disk and take me to dos prompt. could this be a floppy drive problem or faulty memory.
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« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2003, 02:14:33 PM »

Hi,

If your hard drive is not accessible, and you boot off a floppy disk that has dblspace/drvspace.bin (hidden files) then I have seen where booting off floppy will fail.

Check your BIOS setup (usually hit <DEL> on power up to access) to make sure your hard drive(s) are configured in the Standard Setup. If there are no hard drive paramater, check the main menu for an HDD auto-detect feature to see if the system will find your drive. If it does, then most likely your CMOS (BIOS) battery is dead and needs replacement. This battery is what keeps the settings in your BIOS.

Also ,try using the memory tester boot disk from one of the memory tester on the page of the link I provided above. These disks should boot to test your memory.
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