Weird Startup Problem


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Mar 21, 2002
My dad's got a problem with this old PC, which doesn't boot properly. When he powers it up the POST screen comes on, but then moves slowly onto the "Checking for bootable CD-ROM..." etc bit, and eventually the screen just goes black and it freezes. I think it stops responding altogether as numlock etc won't work.

I tried just booting from the HD etc, and turning off the CD booting option but this did nothing. However, my dad noticed that if he presses a few keys like space and enter on his keyboard repeatedly from when the power button is pressed, the computer boots normally.

Any clues? It's a strange one.

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Electronic Punk wrote on Sazar's profile.
Where are you buddy? :(
Perris Calderon wrote on Electronic Punk's profile.
Hey ep!

All good with me, applying for microsoft mvp right now, should have done this a while ago.

Notifications don't work, I only found your response by comming back to hunt up some threads, if you want, give me your email address so we can keep in touch easier, mine is perriscalderon at gmail
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Ep, glad to see you come back and tidy up...did want to ask a one day favor, I want to enhance my resume , was hoping you could make me administrator for a day, if so, take me right off since I won't be here to do anything, and don't know the slightest about the board, but it would be nice putting "served administrator osnn", if can do, THANKS

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All good still mate?

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