Stall on cold boot, sometimes. Help.
September 19, 2005 6:07 PM Subscribe
IT problem brainstorm: I have a PC that stalls during boot. Help.
posted by krisjohn to computers & internet (21 answers total)
The last thing that's displayed is the IDE auto-dectection. (Photo of a stalled boot here.
) The next thing should be it clearing the screen and displaying that BIOS system summary. This usually occurs during a cold boot, first thing in the morning and resetting it usually results in it booting on the second try, but not always.
It has had two different network cards. I have moved RAM into different slots. I've re-seated all the cards. I've disabled unused ports (like serial/parallel). I have relatively few other options when it comes to replacing stuff (ie; no spare parts at hand).
Since this typically only stalls first thing in the morning and not every morning, I get to try one thing each day then it might take a week before it stalls again, telling me I tried the wrong thing. Since I'd like to fix it this year, does anyone have any idea where I should look next?