I just tried my Win95 CD in my IBM as I was curious to see what it was like and I've ended up killing my ThinkCentre A50.
.In BIOS, you sometimes get menus that you can select options, such as the "start windows normally" screen and it will select the selected option in a time limit, if I hit the enter key to select that option, the whole thing freezes and I have to hold in the power button. I have to wait for the timer to go down from '30' to '0'.
.When Windows XP loads with the XP boot screen, it freezes or hangs and I don't know why.
I was trying to install Windows 95 but I couldnt get it to boot of CD, do I need to re install XP to get the Thinkcentre running again?? Only trouble is I have run out of XP serials to activate it with that will work...
The PC runs 2.0GB RAM btw, I think this what my have killed it. It's connected via a KVM switch to my monitor, mouse and keyboard... (I am typing this message on my HP). It was selected to boot first from CD drive but I changed it to HDD in ahope that might work. Is there anything in the BIOS I can change??
The ThinkCentre would not display the "Press any key to Boot the CD" message even when a genuine Windows 95 CD that had never been used before was inserted into the computer AND it the boot order was set to "boot of CD first". I am guessing this becuase of MS-DOS relations with Windows 95?
I will also add that in a attempt to get my Win95 CD to boot, I had to press the "power on" button a lot of times that may have something to do with this??
Thanks! Lots of questions I know!!
Luckily I still have my HP and the A31!