|Posted on Thursday, May 9, 2002 - 1:11 pm: |
The subject pretty much says it all. I have an old Comapaq Pentium II MMX 200 MHZ and whenever I power it up, 4 out of five times (approx.I it sits at this screen with "Compaq" in red letters. I power off, on, off, on, and eventually it boots up properly. I took apart the computer completely, checked all the wires, ribons, etc... reaatched them. Still the same problem. Does anyone have any ideas about this weird problem?
Thanks in advance,
|Posted on Friday, May 10, 2002 - 6:05 am: |
Could be bad ram, battery, mainboard or power supply.
Also did you try reseating ram and cards.
|Posted on Friday, May 10, 2002 - 7:02 am: |
Nope, how would I go about resetting ram and cards?
Resetting my bios?
|Posted on Friday, May 10, 2002 - 7:26 am: |
Basically making sure they are seated properly in thier slots by gently but firmly pushing down on them while rocking them lenghtwise (same direction as the slot). Or removing them physically from the slot and reinserting them. Making sure your grounded first.
If you have a couple sticks of ram might even try taking one out to see if the other is bad and then vica versa.
|Posted on Friday, May 10, 2002 - 10:54 am: |
If you have a couple sticks of ram might even try taking one out to see if the other is bad and then vica versa. <<
If they are simms, usually they need to be installed in pairs.
|Posted on Friday, May 17, 2002 - 4:02 am: |
Sorry forgot about the old pair game in some older machines.
That being being a possibility you may need to try ram in pairs depending on what your mainboard manual says.