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« on: February 05, 2005, 11:32:35 PM »

Operating System Version: Windows 98SE
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Error Messages: 107

I have a Thinkpad 600E and when I turn it on it locks up, and then when I hit the reset button, and turn it back on it gives me a black screen with the numbers 107 in the top left hand corner of the screen.
Then if I turn it off, and leave it sit a while it will load if I turn it back on. However, after several minutes in widowns it will lock up again, and I have to repeat the process. From searching online I know it means something about an NMI test failure, but I have no idea whats causing it, or how to fix it. Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.

System specs:

400 Megaherts processor
128 megabytes of ram
10 gigabyte hard drive

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« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2005, 02:47:04 AM »

An NMI is a NonMaskable Interrupt. Each time one of the various bits of hardware is using its system bus, an interrupt request (IRQ) is being sent to the CPU, asking for instructions, where the data should go to etc.

The NonMaskable Interrupt overrides all of the normal interrupts, it's the most urgent request that will halt your CPU. So if it fails in testing, something very bad is happening to your motherboard. The CPU won't be able to get the most urgent request anymore, therefore it won't boot up or boot up properly. The only way around it that I know, is to change the motherboard.

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