PC freezes after powerup RAM test, stuck in diagnostic startup mode.
Posted on 2003-02-23
On a Compaq Deskpro 6000 running Windows 98SE, I installed dlink wireless software. Then inserted dlink wireless pci adapter dwl-520+ as per directions and got only a blank screen. Called dlink said it was probably a conflict with existing hardware or irq. So I removed wirless card everything worked as usual.
I wanted to troublshoot so I ran msconfig and checked 'diagnostic startup' first without the card, everything worked fine. Next I reinserted pci card but nothing came up; blank screen. Finally gave up with wireless card, so I shutdown pc and removed card.
Powered pc but it freezes immmediately after showing RAM info. PC does not respond to keyboard, floppy or CD?!
Seems problem due to being stuck in diagnostic startup mode due to this attempt at installing wireless pci adaptor. How can I get the pc to respond or bypass this stage and get back to normal operation? tia