Help me Troubleshoot
Posted on 2005-05-03
I have a packard bell platinum X with 150mhz pentium processor. I recently tried installing a cd burner as a second cd drive in the computer. As you know the is very little work space in these older systems. I seemed to have disconnected a led from the case and I can't find oout where it is supposed to go. On top of that, the system doesn't leave the dos screen on bootup. It shows it recognizes the hard drive. cd drives, and floppy. Then it goes to the windows 98 splash screen. Then it turns back to the Post screen and hangs for a few minutes, then it reboots itself and start the process again. I have tried removing the ide cables for the cd drives from the motherboard. I tried without the floppy , and I replaced the hard drive and get the same thing.
The first time I tried to power up, the system didn't do anything until I unplugged and reconnected the floppy drives, power cable. Then I got a floppy driver error. Then I replaced the floppy drive's ide cable.
Now I am having the problem as described above. This problems needs to be address quickly as possible so I am giving the maximum point value.