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#1 Gareth1098

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 09:32 PM

So, my father dropped this old M-Tech laptop on me.  The specs are pretty blah, with only 364 M of RAM and it runs WIN ME.  The problem I'm having is that after the initial spec list screen, the PC just stops everything and has a blank screen.  It will not recognize any USB port, nor can I boot into any device expect the hard drive.  CD-ROM, and, like I said, USB are not responding.  Also, a high-pitched whine comes from the unit after about four minutes beyond power up.  Any help would be appreciated.  Thanks.



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#2 cmgillne

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 04:07 PM

I am assuming that you are picking another device from a boot menu? Or have you changed the boot options in the BIOS? Most often when you hear a whine coming from a laptop it is either the fan barrings going bad, or on rare occasion the hard drive is making noise.

 

I would take the hard drive out and see what happens when trying to boot to anything else.

 

Then you will determine 2 issues at once.



#3 JHMcG

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 01:50 PM

Re the USB problem, I also have an old Win98-SE machine that had the same problem. Solved it by going to this site :

 

http://www.technical-assistance.co.uk/kb/usbmsd98.php

 

and downloading drivers for USB devices, (which Win98-SE doesn't have.) In your case, be careful that you get drivers for WinME.



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Posted 22 July 2013 - 10:27 AM

364 M of RAM is a bit low I have 690MB on mine.

 

You need to check Task Manager to see whats running after its started up. Every apps uses memory so if you don't need it stop it from running with msconfig or Ccleaner on startup. I think the last version that runs on WinME is CCleaner 2.21.940.

 


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