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From: John on 01/16/2000
I have an old 486 with 16 meg of memory, running win95. When I try to boot the machine the initial display is sometimes corrupted, and the system halts after the memory test. At this point you can still enter the BIOS setup using delete. The BIOS setup screens are also corrupt sometimes, with text printed incorrectly,(text replaced by numbers) and visual artifacts displayed. I tried to reinstall the operating system, but the machine never gets to the booting stage.

Could this be a battery problem or a BIOS failure?

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From: Bob on 01/17/2000
I hate to say this, but trash it.

I had some old systems and the only thing I can think of doing with them is donating them to some thrid world country or maybe change out the motherboard. This sounds like a real bad problem.

It's not worth it. There aere lots of problems with those old systems, and you should get the upgrade to win98, it's worth it.

: I have an old 486 with 16 meg of memory, running win95. When I try to boot the machine the initial display is sometimes corrupted, and the system halts after the memory test. At this point you can still enter the BIOS setup using delete. The BIOS setup screens are also corrupt sometimes, with text printed incorrectly,(text replaced by numbers) and visual artifacts displayed. I tried to reinstall the operating system, but the machine never gets to the booting stage.

: Could this be a battery problem or a BIOS failure?


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