I have one customer with an older computer (single-core Intel, 933 MHz,
pretty old Asus motherboard) who showed me how his Windows XP would boot
and then lock up nastily. No BSODs. I noticed the shiny new Logitech USB
keyboard was connected to the PS/2 keyboard port with a USB-to-PS2
adapter but the PS2 connection was actually loose. I tossed the adapter
and plugged the keyboard directly into a USB port and the lock ups
vanished from that point forward.
Poorly connected hardware can cause a lot of problems.
Timothy Murphy wrote:
Alexandre Oliva wrote:
> On Oct 26, 2008, Timothy Murphy <gayleard(a)eircom.net> wrote:
>> Has anyone found the F10 has done something nasty to their BIOS?
> I've had something like that happen to me instaling the Beta, and also
> installing some earlier release.
Actually, I found the CMOS battery in that desktop needed replacing.
I guess repeated re-booting while installing F-10 might have made
the CMOS battery woozy.