problem with 486 PC
Posted on 1998-09-05
I've got a problem with two 486 PCs:
A is a AM486DX4 100MHz (ASUS PVI486SP3)
B is a Intel 486DX33 (NONAME Motherboard)
B worked very well a year ago.
Now I wanted to install computer A instead of B
1. I can't access the 3 1/2" Floppy from A (a year ago I installed programs from the floppy!). I changed the floppy cable and used the floppy from B no success.
But the floppies work with B!!!
2. I can't boot from HD from B! I get "Partition table not valid" or a black screen or "Starting Dos ..." and then hang up! I also changed cable and tried the working HD from A. No success. But the HDs work with PC A!
The HD seams to work with B after booting with floppy, but I get I/O errors and hang ups after a while copiing (format works - scandisk yields errors)!
So I have one computer without floppy and one without HD!
Does anyone out there have an idea??