Strange hardware problem. Boot failure
Posted on 2002-05-22
I am having a strange problem with my PC( Celeron 400 Mhz, 160 M Ram, Two EIDE HDD( master and slave), Two CDROM0 and CDROW1( RW), Win 2K server OS.
Oneday all of the sudden, while I am surfing the net, it started losing my mouse cursor, but It would come in a little while, then My Desktop stalled.Even CTRL-AL-DELETE did not work, I manually rebooted the system, I had CDROM0 set as first boot device, so System tried to boot/or check the CDROM0, ( No disk on the CDROM), it failed. On my next attempt I changed the first booting device from CDROM to floppy, system did not even boot( Windows did not ever start).
Any one knows what is causing this? I think it is a CPU failure, What do you suggest? ( to fix this problem)
Also, couple of months back, my CPU got heated, and started giving Warning alarms. I never bothered to replace the fan, instead I disabed CPU heat warning. But lately I was not using computer that much. but still this happened.