Sounds like your software is trying to load and is failing. Usually I see a RAM drive being created when a floppy is used in a DX machine and the hard drive cannot be found. Are you booting from a floppy?
If yes, why? A DX machine is supposed to have a hard drive.
Possible reasons are: Corrupted CMOS; bad hard drive; corrupted floppy; bad RAM;or bad IO board (if so equipped).