|So I have two Virgin Webplayers with Win98 installed and running beautifully (well, as well as Win98 can run). I've tried them with stock heatsink, with Lasagna fan coolers, and with 3 different SODIMMS. I've tried running them with case on and off, and with my NetGear USB NIC attached or unattached. I've run them with CPUIDLE active and inactive. The only common element unchanged is the IBM TravelStar DJSA-210 and DJSA-220 10GB and 20GB IDE drives attached. Any combination of hardware and environment seems to make no difference difference - after an indeterminate period they freeze up, ungracefully, requiring a power cycle.|
I've seen references to freezes, usually in the context of NIC operation. But that can't be my problem. Is there any sort of consensus on how to prevent these freezes? Do I need to get a different hard drive? Are there knownproblems with these IBM drives? Do I need to get a power supply with tighter voltage regulation? Is there some magic setting in the BIOS that I am overlooking? Do I need to sacrifice some chickens and drip their blood over the motherboard? I am at a loss here.