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I just got back from COMPUTER HELL!

Discussion in 'ATI' started by LionOfJudah, Oct 3, 2003.

  1. LionOfJudah

    LionOfJudah Guest

    Here's a tip for you if you run into problems trying to reboot Win 98 (or
    other Windows versions) and it hangs never allowing you to do anything
    more...even in safe mode.

    I chose the create BOOTLOG.TXT option and let it crash.

    Then rebooted into safe mode command prompt only and looked at the file.

    The last entry was enumerated floppy disk drive -- I have two drives
    connected a 3.5 and a 5.25

    Then I remember reading on some ATI RADEONS there's a power issue it might
    be drawing too much or insufficient current and causing problems...so I
    disconnected both floppies and disabled them both from the BIOS and viola!
    Problem solved.

    Hope this helps if you get into a similar situation -- man it was fucking
    LionOfJudah, Oct 3, 2003
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    JAD Guest

    its the 5/14 causing the boot problem...most likely....old machine? or antique hardware?
    JAD, Oct 3, 2003
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  3. LionOfJudah

    LionOfJudah Guest

    antique hardware?

    You might be right...the 5.25 is an older floppy. My machine is pretty
    modern RADEON 8500 on Athlon 1700+ (at the moment). Not exactly an old

    But since I disconnected both floppies all is well and fine.

    If I ever need to use the floppies I'll use them in safe mode command prompt
    LionOfJudah, Oct 3, 2003
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    Ben Pope Guest

    Yeah, you could be right... Wasn't floppy controller design a tad different
    over 10 years ago?

    I seem to recall seeing something about post '91 something model when Linux
    boots. I guess there is no support for the older hardware in Windows and it

    Ben Pope, Oct 3, 2003
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    Tom Lake Guest

    I seem to recall seeing something about post '91 something model when
    I have no problems with an IBM (made by Epson) 5.25" 1.2Mb floppy drive in
    my system but did have with a Teac drive. Win XP is more sensitive to
    variations but does work with some drives.

    Tom Lake
    Tom Lake, Oct 3, 2003
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