Hello all, I'm a new poster here,
I'm hoping someone will be able to give me some clues on a computer (that's part of an industrial machine) that won't boot. It was working until I reseated all the cards in the rack trying to fix the monitor prob (No display either). After reseating all the cards it quit booting. It won't even access the floppy drive when I try to boot off the floppy, it is configured for a floppy boot first. The machine has a robotic arm that initializes when it successfully boots. It was working until I reseated all the cards in the computer rack. This is on an old 486 type computer with the big style slots on the backplane board, ISA slots maybe??
My question is: What are the minimum hardware requirements for a computer to boot? I want to whittle this thing down to the bare necessities and see if it still won't boot.
Any other suggestions are welcome