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Old January 6th 10, 05:08 AM posted to alt.sys.pc-clone.gateway2000
fcjones[_5_]
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I am trying to get another board on ebay. I don't recall this machine
ever giving a single beep during normal operation. The only time it
beeped was when I removed RAM modules and booted up. I think I tried
removing various peripherals and booting with no beeps.
The thing is, I can't tell if windows is hosed-up or its just the video
hardware. No visible damage to the video board.
Thanks, Fred


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Old January 6th 10, 01:33 PM posted to alt.sys.pc-clone.gateway2000
SC Tom
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"fcjones" wrote in message
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I am trying to get another board on ebay. I don't recall this machine
ever giving a single beep during normal operation. The only time it
beeped was when I removed RAM modules and booted up. I think I tried
removing various peripherals and booting with no beeps.
The thing is, I can't tell if windows is hosed-up or its just the video
hardware. No visible damage to the video board.
Thanks, Fred


Windows may be hosed by now, but if the POST screen doesn't show on boot-up
and you can see to get into BIOS, then that is before Windows even loads.
There's something else going on with it other than Windows.
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SC Tom

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Old January 6th 10, 02:25 PM posted to alt.sys.pc-clone.gateway2000
SC Tom
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"SC Tom" wrote in message
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"fcjones" wrote in message
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I am trying to get another board on ebay. I don't recall this machine
ever giving a single beep during normal operation. The only time it
beeped was when I removed RAM modules and booted up. I think I tried
removing various peripherals and booting with no beeps.
The thing is, I can't tell if windows is hosed-up or its just the video
hardware. No visible damage to the video board.
Thanks, Fred


Windows may be hosed by now, but if the POST screen doesn't show on
boot-up and you can see to get into BIOS, then that is before Windows even
loads. There's something else going on with it other than Windows.
--
SC Tom

That should be "CAN'T see to get into BIOS."

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Old January 10th 10, 04:03 AM posted to alt.sys.pc-clone.gateway2000
fcjones[_6_]
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Default Gateway Profile 4 won't boot up fully


Sirs,
I am still awaiting the new video hardware card for my machine. In the
mean time I have purchased a "CablesToGo" IDE to USB with 4 pin power to
see and back up the hard drive. Its a great device, hero of the day. I
got all music and photos of my 2yr old daughter all backed up now. And
if I get a new PC, I can purchase a new HDD and use this device for back
ups. Of course, the hosting PC used needs Admin rights to take
ownership of the Owner folders. When I first tried it, it said "access
is denied" and I almost vomited. But since I have admin rights, no
worries, just right click and go to advanced stuff and before long I
could see all my familiar files, internet links and backed 'em up.
Fred


 




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