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    PC Hanging on checking NVRAM

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    by dugandist ·

    My Pc is a FIC SD11 M/B,550mghz Athlon,196mb Ram,TNT Rage Video 16mb,7800 rpm maxtor Hard drive,Running Windows 98 SE.The pc started to hang up on bootup about every 4th restart at the checking NVRAM notification.I have installed a new video card and all the sdram is brand new.It started doing this when I installed a Ms optical mouse and pro keyboard with usb ports also done the USB upgrade thing.It didn’t help any.!!Note!!! one of the ports on the keyboard is running the optical mouse.It worksfine in Windows with no problems.I changed the ram and video because AMD said they might be bad,but boy where they wrong.I am stumped on this one,if anyone has ran into this using basically the same processor,please let me in on your secret.Thanks

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    • #3869402

      PC Hanging on checking NVRAM

      by poettone ·

      In reply to PC Hanging on checking NVRAM

      The steps you performed are actually proper steps, to rule out any Rom bios routines from the video is the first place. Many video boards load the adapter first through their own ROM. The other thing I would try is to replace the current card to a plain non-accelerated card, then I would check that the Video bios is not shadowed or cached, through the bios settings. I would also maybe suspect a Flakey Cmos, for which I would try to flash with the new or the same bios file. It sounds to me like a MB causeing intermittent problems. I would be interseted to know the outcome. I would also check out this remedy from microsoft on the AMD usb controller . Goto Microsoft Knowledge base website and goto this article.
      GOOD LUCK

      Q241134

    • #3869401

      PC Hanging on checking NVRAM

      by poettone ·

      In reply to PC Hanging on checking NVRAM

      Here is your answer from Microsoft just goto article Q240075 on the knowledgebase website and you will find your solution.

      It was a hard searching but I hope this helps

    • #3547593

      PC Hanging on checking NVRAM

      by ann777 ·

      In reply to PC Hanging on checking NVRAM

      I recommend that you also reseat your RAM and make sure that it did not loosen when you installed the video card. Sometimes RAM needs to be in a particular slot in order to operate properly.

    • #3450061

      PC Hanging on checking NVRAM

      by csmith ·

      In reply to PC Hanging on checking NVRAM

      Don’t forget to check the HD cable.
      Regards, Chris

    • #3438903

      PC Hanging on checking NVRAM

      by dugandist ·

      In reply to PC Hanging on checking NVRAM

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