I've recently put together an older computer for my mother. The computer will POST, and it recognizes the sound card, hard drive and recognizes the video card. However, after post when it is going to load it goes to a blank screen that says: "Press A Key To Reboot". I press a key and it repeats this process never going pass the reboot screen.
Here are the specs:
Asus P2L97 Motherboard Rev 1.05 (i440LX chipset)
Intel Pentium MMX Processor (266MHZ)
2x 32MB Cubig PC66 168pin SDRAM, total 64MB
Fujitsu 16GB hdd (I installed Windows Xp on the hdd before installing, I realize it will run much slower as it is a bit below the minimum requirements)
Creative Vibra16 sound card
Diamond SpeedStar A90 16MB Video Card
4/8X Cd-RW Drive
Creative 52X cd-rom drive
and obviously a floppy drive
Award Bios V4.5PG, Date on Bottom: 12/02/97
In the BIOS settings, I have the boot sequence set to CD-ROM, C, and then A. I have put the windows xp home cd into the cdrom, but it doesn't give the option to boot from it during POST.
I'm thinking I need to update the bios, but I am not entirely sure on how to do this, or if this would be a good idea.
Any ideas/helps would GREATLY be appreciated.