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Posted on Wednesday, June 26, 2002 - 11:34 am:   

Whilst loading driver software for soundcard E1868
it got to the point of rebooting my computer. Since then when I turn on my computer there are no beeps, it reads the memory then I have a flashing cursor. I cant type anything so I just turn the computer off.
I've tried booting from a start up disk but this doesn't work either.
As far as I can tell you the computer is a Dell Optiplex 5100. 32MB Ram, 1gig harddrive running Windows 95.
Please note that I know a little about computers.
Posted on Friday, June 28, 2002 - 6:00 am:   

Were you reloading driver s/w for the soundcard you already had OR for a new one? If for new and you had an old one, you should have de-installed the old soundcard. Goto:start->setting->control panel->system->device mgr.->find audio/video/etc. Once there delee/remove the old soundcard.

If old, then make sure you are reloading the exact driver s/w for your soundcard. You may want to do the above to remove any previous soundcard install and start from scracth again with the old soundcard, then load driver s/w.

good luck -----Willy
v (Vera)
Posted on Friday, June 28, 2002 - 8:16 pm:   

Are you able to boot into safemode by pressing the f8 fey and selecting safemode from the startup menu? If you can get in, go to device manager and remove everything involving your sound card. Next, go to add/remove programs to remove any software relating to the sound card.
Shutdown then reboot. Hopefully this will allow windows to boot normally. Have your sound drivers ready to re-install. Hope this helps.

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