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Insomniac Dec 28, 2003 11:12 PM

System hangs on restart. [IBM; Netvista 6578; win98SE]
Windows 98 SE, latest Bios flash using setup defaults.

System hangs when Start-->Shutdown-->Restart is used. It will go to a blank screen with a flashing cursor in upper corner and that's it.

Ctrl + Alt + Del does nothing and the only way to boot up again is to use the power switch and switch off and on.

It hasn't always done this, and I'm convinced it's something to do with Bios settings.

I've tried using and disabling APM in the Bios as well as using Setup defaults to no avail.

Any suggestions would be welcome and TIA. :)

Mr Snatcher Dec 29, 2003 08:37 AM

I just got that last night with a pc I am putting together for a customer. It was pissin me off, for an hour I messed with it then I changed the IDE cable and loaded optimal performance in bios, and it went away.

Insomniac Dec 31, 2003 09:56 AM

Please excuse the tardiness of my reply. :)

I tried the above, but still the same. Thanks for the reply though.

This cr@ppy bios doesn't have optimised defaults, but I tried the other settings one by one.

The only other thing I can think of is an IRQ that needs to be assigned. I read a M$ article about reserving IRQ12, but that hasn't helped.

I have another HD, so when I get some time, I will try a fresh install and see if that helps.

Still, if anyone has any ideas, please let me know.

Mr Snatcher Dec 31, 2003 10:41 AM

Possible the memory chip on the drive is bad.

Happy New Year Inso! I have this feeling your going to drink alot and take advantage of yourself. :laugh:

suermzep73 Nov 20, 2009 09:46 AM

System hangs on restart IBM Netvista 6578 win98SE
how big is your harddrive and how much free space is on it. system restore uses drive space, not memory. The only way it would affect virtual memory is if you run out of harddrive space.

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