My computer hangs while booting up, it gets to the point where it has checked the RAM, and OK'D it, then gives the message wait.
Thats as for as it goes. Could any one please help.
OS= WINDOWS 98SE
I presume all was working fine up till now?
Have you tried booting from a boot disk?
Or does it not even get as far as trying to load the OS?
Also have you touched the registry or installed any hardware lately?
If it is getting as far a loading the OS have you changed settings/drivers partitions etc just before the last successful boost?
If you recently changed your BIOS settings change them back to where they were.
Or just reset BIOS settings to default.
Is is possible that it got a bit of a knock? Maybe something inside is a bit loose you could try to make sure that every thing is seated properly and that all cables are secure.
Griobhta My computer was working ok last time I used it but it has been stored in my spare room for a few months since I got my new one, any way I got it back out and reconnected it, and you know the rest.
I have not touched the registry.
I have not altered any settings/drivers or partitions.
As I said before, it gets to where it has checked the RAM and says it is OK , gives message to wait and does not go any further. I have not tried booting from a disk but if I can find the disk I will try it.
THE XENON I have not altered the bios – I would not know how to.
Any more ideas would be appreciated
Thanks Griobhta, will give it a try
try to see if it will boot into safe mode.
Could be a dead battery if that's as far as it goes, Me thinks!!
Thanks every one, i will try all your ideas to-morrow and then get back to you all. You have certainly given me something to go at.
Thanks again BUMTY
This could be your Hard Drive sticking. I had the same problem awhile ago. Do you hear your drive spinning up? Listen closely (like ear on case if you can) for a spinning noise then clicking. If your drive is sticking, you will hear the spinning noise then it will sound like it's slowing down or stopping. That's the hd heads sticking.
I solved that problem by turning the computer off and on repeatedly, letting the drive spin, but not slow down and then shut off the computer and start again.
After awhile the drive let loose. Voila! Everything was fine after that. The problem seems to happen in SEAGATE and IBM drives. I've rarely had a problem with the Western Digital Caviars.
I agree with griobhta, Something must be loose inside, some card not sitting properly. I had the same problem a coupla times when I opened up my computer for installing my sound card and modem. Usually my video card used to stall due, but after pressing it in a bit,my computer would start again. I would suggest that you remove all the cards and re-insert them. Then try again.
Well guys – the jobs a good un, I booted the computer off a floppy, and I got two options –1. - boot without CD support. 2.- boot with CD support either way i came to a dead end, and could not take it any further, so I tried that 3 times with no luck, on the fourth attempt I connected up the keyboard thinking i might try pressing some keys or something, and forgot to put the floppy disk in, low and behold it booted Ok, and has gone OK ever since, so I reckon it must have been JohnC that was right with the sticking hard drive. What do you guys think.
and Thanks A bundle to all of you Bumty
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