Old Compaq not booting...
Well, I got an old Compaq Presario 5184 from about '96 or '97, and it worked fine for about a week. I reformatted it, put Mepis (linux) on it, replaced the system battery (because the clock was lagging), and added two old 32 Meg sticks to the 128 that it had. The first time I booted after the memory was installed, it detected it fine, and counted it up to get about 188MB.
A couple of boots after that, it was fine, but then I was copying some of my music to it through an ethernet cable, and it gave me a message that I ran out of hard drive space. I doubt that it actually did, though. It has a 4GB hard drive, and even if the OS took up 3GB of it, I would still be able to have 500MB of music on it. When it gave me the message, it froze, and I had to turn it off manually.
Now for some reason, when I boot it up, it shows the "Compaq" logo, and the bios information, but then it re-counts the memory. I know on some older machines it does this by default, but it didn't to this before. After it gets doen counting the memory, it turns itself off.
Does anyone know what might be causing this?
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