Re: OpSys Boot Problem
When I say it will boot to DOS, I mean it boots up on the win98 start up floppy, or to the hard drive with only the system installed. If I try to run win98, win2kpro, or knoppix it goes black right at the last moment when you expect your desktop to appear.
It's my nephew's machine, so I have no idea what he may have done before it crashed. He's at that age, and that stage, where he thinks he knows a lot more than he does......
I have removed everything except the agp card (I tried a known good spare) and the memory (also swapped). The only thing new in the box is the power supply which had only a stuck fan.
The other thing it does.....when it goes black, it seems to lock up too. The CD drawers will not open (CD present or not), and the power on light STAYS ON and the voltage measured at term 8 (power OK) on the ATX power connector reads 5 volts.
I've already spent too much time on this....unless we get it quick, I'll just be a good uncle and get him a new mobo combo.....any suggestions?