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GAv Weedy
Posted on Tuesday, July 25, 2000 - 6:45 am:   

I have an old 486 which I have tried to put a new (second hand) hard drive on. The whole machine appears to be done in as now all i can get is a message" NO ROM BASIC
and that's all I can do!!Even trying to use the old hard drive.
Any thoughts
Gav Weedy
Danny Albers (Danny)
Posted on Tuesday, July 25, 2000 - 4:06 pm:   

Well, somehow you shorted your BIOS.

Probrably from static discharge during the install of your hard drive, CMOS is very susceptible to this.

You either need to send your bios off to get reprogrammed, or, find another mainboard.

Its not your drive. You will probrably get this message with no drives hooked up at all.

The other possiblilty is that your BIOS chip needs reseating. Push it down good, carefully though. And discharge yourself on the system case first, with the case plugged in, but the power off!!!!!

Good luck.
Posted on Thursday, April 5, 2001 - 1:12 am:   

found a virus called POLYBOOT-B in boot sector so how to clean it? I have PC-CILLIN antivirus software installed on my pc.
Posted on Saturday, April 7, 2001 - 5:25 pm:   

New CPU doesn't work.

I recently purchased a new CPU that was supposed to have Windows 98 installed already. When I plugged in my 2 yr old monitor & keyboard I couldn't get power to the keyboard. The screen would come on but wouldn't get past the original bios screen. Windows 98 never came up. I can't run setup without a keyboard. There are no windows disks with the computer. Any ideas? Thanks.
Posted on Thursday, February 20, 2003 - 12:40 pm:   

I took everything out of my computer so my friend could have his case back and he decided he did not want it because he got a new one so i put it all together and when i turn it on it makes this one beep for 2 or 3 seconds than it will to it again and again and so on can you e-mail me as soon as possible i really need this computer. If you can help me i will send more buiseness your way from now on thanks
Posted on Thursday, February 20, 2003 - 9:20 pm:   

well, try reseating your video and memory. i do both when that happens.

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