I have a problem, My computer keeps locking up right before the memory post.
I have a problem
My computer keeps locking up right before the memory post.
It says "press del to enter setup, press esc t-------" the ----- is a bunch of random characters
it was working just fine before and ive had this problem before but it always goes away. is there any thing you guys could suggest to help me?
This question was answered on May 14, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.This be could be a memory problem or it could be a processor problem.And you need to determine what the exact problem is Here some test to help you troubleshoot the problem
1 During POST if you get a 601error code
Check floppy drive LED upon POST
Is CMOS configuration correct?
Look for loose connections, power/ribbon cable
2 BAD OR MISSING COMMAND INTERPRETER message
No boot c:
No COMMAND.COM FILE present
SYS C: [enter]
3 1702 error
Fix disk controller card
Is card seated properly?
Clean bus contacts with eraser
Move it to another bus slot.
4 201 error code
RAM bad ?
Upon boot up observe how far the memory counts up
Swap possible bad Simm/Dimm with last Simm/Dimm in bank
Turn on PC & observe if memory count up has changed
Replace bad memory module
5 If its a intermittent problem
Run diagnostics program
Replace Bad Ram
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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on May 14, 2003