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computer doesn't continuing booting!! just stalls!!

Discussion in 'Operating Systems' started by Tubs, Jul 9, 2001.

  1. Tubs

    Tubs Guest

    My system is as follows:<br>
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    amd athlon tb 1.333ghz<br>
    abit kt7a-raid<br>
    64mb generic pc133 ram<br>
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    sis trio 3d 4mb agp card (really old but it works for me)<br>
    intel pro 100b nic<br>
    telemann skymedia 200dpa nic<br>
    creative awe 64 gold -ISA- (another really old card but works anyway)<br>
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    hitachi dvd rom<br>
    sony 32/8/4<br>
    quantum fireball 12.7gb 5400rpm<br>
    seagate 20gb 5400 rpm<br>
    enermax 350W psu<br>
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    i just bought a new amd athlon tb 1.333 + abit kt7a-raid and now i have got it runnning pretty stable with no problems except for...<br>
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    When i turn my computer on, and it starts to boot up, after where it says "Detecting IDE Devices", it finds my 2 HDD's and 2CDROMS, but then it just sits there and does nothing! the _ cursor still continues to blink... but nothing else <IMG SRC="smileys/dead.gif"><br>
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    ctrl+alt+del doesn't respond. Now if i hit reset, it will sometimes continue loading into windows. Someitmes it will do it again and just sit there. But if i hit reset a 2nd time now, it will go into windows usually! (sometimes even a 3rd reset!) <br>
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    Any idea why this might be happening? Is this actually an OS problem or is rather hardware? <IMG SRC="smileys/approve.gif"> <br>
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    Thanks for any help you can give me.<br>
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    i forgot to add something <IMG SRC="smileys/smile.gif"><br>
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    i have the latest via 4in1 drivers installed and i have the latest bios flashed... "3C" ... <IMG SRC="smileys/bounce.gif"> <br>
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    ------------------<br><br><i>This message was edited by Tubs on 08 Jul 2001 04:04 PM</i>
     
  2. WeaZel

    WeaZel Guest

    1st rip out one of those NIC's keep your faster one.<br>
    it's definately one of those....i just had a buddy who's got an interanl dsl modem and he still had an ethernet card in there same problem i ripped out the ethernet added the ip thing to his internal dsl boom! fixed and now his crap don't look for a network. You could prolly keep both in there but...i don't know how to set it up like that...i really don't know why you'd want 2 ethernet cards anyways.<br>
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    Before ya do anything are ya on Dial-up?(56k)<br>
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    and if you're not on a network.......go to mycomputer--&gt;controlpanel--&gt;network--&gt;look for 1st ethernet HARDWARE TCP/IP--&gt;select it and go to properties--&gt;click ip address--&gt;select define my own ip address--&gt;and enter ip=192.168.1.10 and subnet=255.255.255.0. That should speed up your boot. Also get rid of any other protocols you're not using ....like ipx and netBIOS also any old dial-up stuff that will speed it up also.<br>
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    if you got any problems and you're on DSL check this site out. <br> <A HREF="http://www.dslreports.com" TARGET=_blank>www.dslreports.com</A><br>
    also <br> <A HREF="http://www.speedguide.net" TARGET=_blank>www.speedguide.net</A>
     
  3. Highcommand

    Highcommand Guest

    Well u could use a second NIC to share broadband connection. For instance DSL goes into the first nic and the second nic has a cable running to the second pc. <IMG SRC="smileys/wave.gif">
     
  4. WeaZel

    WeaZel Guest

    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>Originally posted by Highcommand:<br>
    <b>Well u could use a second NIC to share broadband connection. For instance DSL goes into the first nic and the second nic has a cable running to the second pc. <IMG SRC="smileys/wave.gif"></b><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><br>
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    or you could just save yourself the headache and get a hub for like ...........well i don't really know mine was a gift.<br>
    also some hub's have built in firewalls....mines a 5 port with an uplink port that i could hook up to another LAN. Also if you got a port you could have a few buddies over for some gaming or if you got a burner and your buds don't they can pipe stuff over to your pc and you burn it for them.<br><br><i>This message was edited by WeaZel on 09 Jul 2001 02:50 PM</i>
     

  5. yoko

    yoko Master Guru

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    Hi <IMG SRC="smileys/wave.gif"> i had the same type of problem and basically i made sure that monitor, printer, scanner, computer, etc were not all plugged into the same adapter. Try for example the printer and scanner unplugged from the mains when you boot. Then plug them in afterwards.<br>
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    See if this helps. <br>
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    if not try taking both nics out to see if it boots properly then.<br>
     
  6. AxidTryp

    AxidTryp Guest

    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>Originally posted by WeaZel:<br>
    <b>or you could just save yourself the headache and get a hub for like ...........well i don't really know mine was a gift.<br>
    also some hub's have built in firewalls....mines a 5 port with an uplink port that i could hook up to another LAN. Also if you got a port you could have a few buddies over for some gaming or if you got a burner and your buds don't they can pipe stuff over to your pc and you burn it for them.</b><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><br>
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    A decent hub/router is gunna be around $100-$150. A second ethernet card ($15), a cross over cable ($5) and free proxy software (www.analogx.com), makes more sense for the gamer on a budget <IMG SRC="smileys/wink.gif">
     
  7. yoko

    yoko Master Guru

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    Honestly, it's most probably because the mobo can't deliver enough power at start up.<br>
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    What wattage have you got commening into the case?<br>
    (300W minimum for good boot ups)<br>
     

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