Hello everyone, I guess working 18-20 hours a day has prevented me from really looking at this.
Possible System setting caus, or Registry prob.
I have a Dell Deminsion 4100 Non-OEM OS
256 x 133mg Ram
Primary HDD Maxtor 60gb ATA100 @ 7200 RPM partitioned equeally #1 WindowsME #2 Was Beta 2 XPPro (program is over, so loaded 98se)
Secondary HDD Maxtor 30gb Ultra ATA66 @ 7200 RPM
Primary TDK VeloCD 16x10x40 CDRW
Secondary 50x Acer CDROM
Cable Modem and 56K Connexant for back-up
ZIP 250 USB
Linksys BEFSR41 4 port Router w/Firewall installed in Router
Problem started 2 weeks ago, same setup for 9 Months w/no probs.
At boot up, cold or warm...I get message on the screen CPU-Good
Primary Hard Drive Maxtor s/n xxxxxxx-OK
Secondary Hard Drive Maxtor s/n xxxxxxxx-OK
Primary TDK CDRW-OK
Secondary CDROM- OK
Hit Delete to continue...once I do, EVERYTHING works normal.
Also, I ocasionally hear the dreaded click, and every once in awhile the mouse doesn't load. (Microsoft wheel mouse-PS/2
In the Boot Log there is a device in the Reg. not loading, but does not say where or which.
Have all new drivers
Have newest BIOS
have proformed many tests.