I have a 486/33 based on the OPTI chipset, and AMI bios dated 06/06/91. I also
have an IDE drive in my system formatted as HPFS. I'm using OS/2 2.1.
As I use the system, occasionally my hard disk like comes on solid for
about 4 seconds. It then goes off, then comes back on and everything
is fine. It's like the IDE drive ran into a problem, timed out after 4
seconds, then reset itself.
While this 4 second pause is happening, NOTHING on the system works. I
can't move the mouse, screens don't get repainted, etc.
I posted this earlier, and someone suggested that I get a later
version of the AMI bios. I just contacted the AMI distributers. They
assured me that they were on the beta program with IBM, and that the
BIOS dated above works fine. They have not run into this problem.
Does anyone have any other suggestions?
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