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By rfmjm3 ·
i am in the process of upgrading a pc for a friend. try not to laugh he had a packard bell p75 with 16 mb's of ram, win 3.1. no extras. i set him up with my gf's old p233 with 128 mb's of ram, 8 gb hd, win 2k.

here is the problem.
this is a working pc mind you my girlfriend was just using this pc a little over a week ago. i wiped the drive, partitioned it, installed win 2k. did all the updates for win 2k and ie. installed his isp (aoHELL). defragged, set up the page files, there were noconflicks all is good. the machine ran all day doing updates and defrag and everything all is good rebooted numerous times. the pc works.

i take it to his house plug in to his keyboard/mouse/monitor/external modem which again he has a working computer. i boot up and the computer either freezes or go through the initial starting windows screen and stops just before the second blue and white screen or it gets past that and i get a fuzzy greyish looking screen. nothing else.

i have taken the pc back several times and rest it up on my test station and it works. so i purchased a new keyboard and mouse for him and again went over there and it quit. we swapped monitors and still nothing. im lost here.

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by eyeofhawk In reply to blank screen/ lock up

You might try throwing in a winmodem and trying to boot up with that, it seems liek that is the only component you have not eliminated. You might try a UPS as well, does he have old witing at his house?

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by Espet In reply to blank screen/ lock up

I agree with above, I would immediately suspect that external modem and try seeing if the system boots fine with just the other perepherials.

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by rfmjm3 In reply to blank screen/ lock up

good thinking but i set it up with a modem wheni did the install. one other suggetion i got was to check my refresh rate.

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by thee loopster In reply to blank screen/ lock up

well try taking all the components that you are using at your work station to your friend's place, see if it works and start swapping items as you go. Also if you can can test the power outlet from which you are installing the system, it will give you and idea if that is part of the problem.
Good luck.

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by thee loopster In reply to blank screen/ lock up

well try taking all the components that you are using at your work station to your friend's place, see if it works and start swapping items as you go. Also if you can can test the power outlet from which you are installing the system, it will give you and idea if that is part of the problem.
Good luck.

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by zoka11 In reply to blank screen/ lock up

cheking ground plug on outlet /power/and try without modem and see device properties
replace one by one with yours
did you replace drivers for his hardwer/?

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