#110 A bunch of "9s" when computer boots

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nobody
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2013-10-25
2013-07-17
Brandon
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Hello, I installed FreeDOS to an older Pentium II tower and when I restarted the computer after the install, a whole bunch of "9" characters appeared.

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  • NukemD
    NukemD
    2013-10-25

    If the computer is spitting out a string of random characters after the POST process, this is indicative of hardware failure, not a software problem.

    The machine you're installing FreeDOS on is over 15 years old, and has probably been sitting somewhere collecting dust for the past decade. I would guess the hard drive has failed in some fashion and isn't taking formats/data properly.