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I am using windows 98 second ed, 128gmegs, 400mhz celeron.  When I boot my computer up, my computer gets stuck for about 5 to 6 minutes in the BIOS.  someone said it appears that it is trying to read the motherboard, and when it should be reading the information to the hard drive, that is where it gets stuck.  Finally after it gets unstuck from staying on the bios page where the drivers are listed.   It finally reboots perfectly.  Help
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by:Corvax666
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Need a better description of you're computer... Hardware installed, etc...
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by:sunsetyang
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Check your bios setting to see whether there is a setting called "disk bootup delay" and whether it is enabled. The problem also maybe caused by the setting of your bios.You should check your bios setting carefully to see how it happened:Have you enabled fast boot?Have you choosen the wrong type of your harddisk?Any other device installed in the system?You need to give us a list of the devices of your computer.
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by:ViRoy
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exactly where does it pause.... before after during ram count?
if its before or during i would check the RAM
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by:lgadi
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Is your HDD light on when it gets stuck?
If so, it might be that something is worng with the drive, try to ScanDisk it (You can try it anyway...).
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We need more info. Do you by chance have a SCSI hard drive?
If not, check if all your IDE drive controllers are set to AUTO.  IF so run the auto detection section of your Bios so that the real parameters of your HD are in the 1st section of your Bios (cylinders, heads, sectors, etc) that actual numbers are in place for these values instead of Auto.
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by:dew_associates
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RJR, you've been logged onto to this site for nearly two years and should know that techs don't block questions with answer that ask questions. Please don't block answer in the future this way..Thanks.
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by:dew_associates
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Zoomit, take of note of the Bios bot process (exactly what you see) and tell us where it is hanging. BTW, is this an Award or AMI bios?
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by:Rampage_200
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It sounds to me like your machine is having trouble finding or accessing a drive or some mem. When you start up, go into your BIOS, and reload default settings(make sure you note where everything is so you can set it back) and try booting again.
If it is still hanging, try disabling second ide and any peripherals.
If it boots normal, re-enable them one at a time to locate the prob.
I realise this is a lengthy and frustrating solution, so try RJR and lgati's suggestions first....
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by:dew_associates
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RJR, how about changing your proposed answer to a comment and reopen the question. It is really inappropriate to answer a question with a question!
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by:Patricia Siu-Lai Ho
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Zoomit, what's your status?  pslh
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