|Posted on Monday, April 30, 2001 - 1:58 pm: |
I've just rebuilt a friends computer around a 750MHz Duron, Gigabyte GA-71XE4 board, 128Mb RAM. The build went fine and Windows ME appeared to be installing OK. However, when it was time to reboot to detect hardware the computer hung (but would boot in safe mode). I wiped the config.sys and autoexec.bat to no avail, but when single stepping through the boot it is still finding drivers etc. to load. One of the questions is whether to load and initialize country and code page settings. If I say No to this the system boots fine. Has anyone come across this with a way to fix it, or to remove the option from the boot sequence.
Thanks in advance
|Posted on Monday, April 30, 2001 - 2:44 pm: |
Try these pages:
They explain the process of troubleshooting hardware detection hangs in ME. Msconfig.exe is particularly helpful, as are the .log files.
I don't have personal experience with the exact hang that you are getting, but I do know that the cause is very often not as obvious as it seems. I had a Win98 machine that would lock at the keyboard driver whenever I enabled DMA in the CD-Rom properties in device manager. Figure that one out...