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NT:Repair, Reinstall, or??

By fastwide ·
A workstation on our network had a prob with keyboard dropping. Mouse worked, keyboard would drop out. After trying 2 other keyboards, symptom the same. Suspected motherboard, so...

Replaced & upgraded with new motherboard & CPU (faster CPU, different mobo), same NIC & Video card. Restarted the sytem, seemed fine. Now user reports system hangs intermittently.

What to do?

Use REPAIR, from NT floppies? Total reinstall of OS & Apps (fdisk upward?).

Any advise greatly appreciated!!!!

Randy L.

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by jasonhing In reply to NT:Repair, Reinstall, or? ...

NT seldom hangs, and in your case, it is quite obvious that the new motherboard is causing the system to hang. The drivers for the new mobo could be different and causing NT to hang.

Repairing the NT installation might work, but you would most probably have to reinstall all your apps anyway. It is better to reformat and reinstall a clean NT. This way, if the OS hangs again, then we know that there is a problem with the new mobo. Hope this helps.

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by joem In reply to NT:Repair, Reinstall, or? ...

New motherboard, new cpu, do the reinstall. I would format and reinstall.

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by BOUND4DOOM In reply to NT:Repair, Reinstall, or? ...

Well i am not sure if this is the same problem i had or not but very similar. I had 4 new computers come in and all of them were dropping the keyboard connection. It came down to HP had installed some some new software for thier keyboards called theHP extended keyboard software, however all the computer came with a regular keyboard which was the root of all evil. Anyway after reinstalling the service pack several times and playing with keyboard drivers is when I called them and found out. Thento prevent the one PC that i did all my troubleshooting on from constantly locking up I just had to restore it from CD and first thing I did was un installed the keyboard software and let NT manage it. Hope that help and gives you some clues of whatto look for. however might be a totally different problem

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