Specs: Dell 4100/500mbRAM/WinXP Pro/32MB nVidia TNT2 M64 graphics card/Dell LCD
Re-activating this old Dell to give to someone. Tried booting up and only reached BSOD with Dell www.dell.com logo. No beeps on startup. CDROM lit up. Power light steady. Can't access basic startup via F8 after multiple boot attempts. Can't shut down via cntrl-alt-del or change screen with ESC. I have to hold in Pwr button. Tried unplugging and holding pwr button for 60 secs as suggested by another forum member. In short, frozen at BSOD. I re-connected power cords and cables to HDD, changed to alternated HDD, changed jumpers from CS to MA and back. No other HDD connected, only CD-ROM, A: floppy and single HDD. Won't boot from A: drive. Won't boot from CD-ROM using WinXP disc. LCD works fine with other functioning PC.
Is video card insufficient for LCD monitor?
Am I missing some simple cable attachment?
Since I can't get to BIOS to change order of booting, I can't get A: drive to bail me out with old emergency boot disc.
I'm all ears for a solution.