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Windows 3.1 Bootup Problem

Dell / Dell system inspiron 7720
November 17, 2013 at 09:17:56
Specs: Windows 8, 2.401 GHz Intel i7-3630QM/ 8052 MB DDR3 1600Mhz
Currently my Windows 3.1 machine is giving me a lot of trouble. When I load Windows from DOS 6.22, It gets to the splash screen, does the 'Hard Drive Making Coffee' ;-) sound,then just randomly freezes. I can't even use the power button. So I pulled the plug (with regret about what I must be doing to the hard drive :-\), rebooted, and ran Scandisk. No errors. Went into the Windows Setup Utility from DOS, and changed the drivers back to default VGA, I had some problems with that in the past, but no difference. Then, I left my seat for a couple minutes to answer the phone while it was still on the splash screen, and it booted up! What the heck happened?

EDIT: I had recently installed Autocad R12 to try and copy some old drawing files from it, and I think it changed the filestack count. Should I change this back?

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November 21, 2013 at 01:26:25
I'm glad to hear that it fixed itself.

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