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ladybean

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    Boot up issues ROM
    « on: July 04, 2008, 01:14:13 PM »
    I run windows XP. recently when trying to boot up the computer stops at PL-ROM-FFC:1. (There might be another letter before the PL, as I have a 18" monitor and the first letter may not be showing) This is after Analyzing network Media type, this will take several seconds. OK

    Also before that is displayed there are several other PL-ROM settings.

    PL-ROM-ADR: 0050 BAE7 BAA9
    PL-ROM-INQ: 11
    PL-ROM-PIO: EC00
    Then the PL-ROM-FFC: 1

    There is a flashing cursor after the 1 but I can't get it to go anywhere. I have to reboot in order to get out of the screen.

    I do not recall installing any new software or down loads. I did get rid of some software that I was not using. I think I might have the original XP operating program disk, if I have to reinstall. I would hate to lose everything since I am not a computer person and would not know how to install any of my internet stuff or other software programs like Nero or photo shop.

    Do you think my hard drive is finally taking a dump? Since ROM stands for Read only memory.


    Dias de verano

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    Re: Boot up issues ROM
    « Reply #1 on: July 04, 2008, 01:46:57 PM »
    I think it's an 'R' that's off the edge of the screen. This is a Novell Netware issue. Go into the BIOS and set the Primary Boot Device as the Floppy, the Secondary as the CD and the Tertiary (third) device as the Hard drive. Sounds like it's set to look for another PC on a network to boot from.

    Does this look like your situation?

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    Novell NetWare Ready Firmware v 1.00 (940810)
    (c)Copyright 1991-1994 Novell Inc. All Rights Reserved
    VIA PCI 10/100Mb Fast Ethernet Adapter v 3.33 (11/09/2001)

    Analysing network Media type, this will take several
    seconds...
    OK

    RPL-ROM-ADR: 0007 95A4 E5E0
    RPL-ROM-IRQ: 5
    RPL-ROM-PIO: DC00

    RPL-ROM-FFC:

    ---- and here the numbers sloooowly go up from 1 to 200
    (takes about 5 minutes or so) and then WinXP starts up
    and everything works fine.

    « Last Edit: July 04, 2008, 02:26:54 PM by Dias de verano »

    ale52



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      Re: Boot up issues ROM
      « Reply #2 on: July 04, 2008, 04:04:37 PM »
      If possible, boot into Safe Mode and use the system restore utility.

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      ladybean

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        Re: Boot up issues ROM
        « Reply #3 on: July 06, 2008, 05:34:52 PM »
        yes but it never gets to the 1-200 count.  Also how do I add in the hard drive? The last spot says Network and there is no way to add in anything no blinking cursor or choices.  at the bottom there is [UP/DN] Select  [Return] Boot or [ESC] cancel.

        ladybean

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          Re: Boot up issues ROM
          « Reply #4 on: July 06, 2008, 05:42:53 PM »
          Aslo how do you get to the safe mode to restore utilies from the issue I am having.  I mean if I keep hitting F8 I just get to the AMIBIOS System configuration screen with the Select Frist Boot Device that has a  blue screen. it has Floppy CDROM and Network to choose from and you can not add any network info.

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            Re: Boot up issues ROM
            « Reply #5 on: July 06, 2008, 08:08:31 PM »
            Then boot into the BIOS / set the 1st boot device as the cdrom/ reboot with the XP CD in the drive / choose the restore option.

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              Re: Boot up issues ROM
              « Reply #6 on: July 07, 2008, 06:57:25 PM »
              Thanks Alan. I will try that when I get home. Oh by the way, I love Mr. Bill.  :)