02-12-2009 11:45 AM
If I am not quick enough to press F10, it tries to boot
and stops when it realizes that there is no OS
If I do press F10 fast enough, it declares the situation (RAM, drives, errors), asks me to save the changes by pressing F1,
displays BIOS language choice,
and freezes there.
When I try to boot from CD (Knoppix 6.0), which was possible no more than a week ago, it doesn't go any further than the splash screen
and freezes again.
I have tried several things:
1) Attaching a floppy drive with a bootable floppy - no reaction.
2) Removing all RAM to see if the system remarks it - it does. Five beeps and the screen stays off
3) Disconnecting optical drives, PCI cards, network connection - nothing
4) Replacing the power supply with a verified one - no change
5) Clearing CMOS - nothing
6) Putting a new battery even though it shouldn't make any difference, and it didn't.
What I have not done was replacing the processor and the motherboard. I only have those of that class (Intel socket 775) and I would like to avoid buying one or the other unless I know which one, if either, is bad.
If anyone knows or has an idea what to do, I would be extremely thankful for your input.
Thanks in advance
02-13-2009 01:12 AM
Check for things like bios version and date and compare that to existing firmware for that model, repost the links if you could.
02-19-2009 04:33 AM
02-19-2009 02:45 PM
ROM Based F10 Setup
Review and customize BIOS settings