PC Won't Boot Up

Discussion in 'Computers, Hardware, and Operating Systems' started by G3YRO, Aug 1, 2019.

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  1. G4COE

    G4COE Ham Member QRZ Page

    I've had that very problem with a low CMOS battery as KC8RLU mentioned.... also I had it with 'dodgy' IDE cable, usually crimp problems and on a XP pro 32bit, still going strong with slip streamed service pack 3.

    Recall having to remove the bias battery to cure that too, in which case you need to unplug, remove the bios battery for three minutes or so.... On one occasion on my Gigabyte board I'd put the battery back too soon, true the bios reset to factory defaults but the time was still correct????

    Only thing letting me down is AMD2000 don't support SSE and having no USB sockets at the front.... a darn sight faster than many puter's I've seen.

  2. KF5LJW

    KF5LJW Ham Member QRZ Page

    Replace the BIOS Battery.
  3. KA9JLM

    KA9JLM Ham Member QRZ Page

    My guess it was a bad connection on the SATA drive.

    I have a HP that had that problem. Seemed to only affect a cold boot.

    I replaced the jumper cable from the mother board to the drive and that fixed it permanently.
  4. KK4NSF

    KK4NSF Ham Member QRZ Page

    I already suggested that... ;)
  5. WA0YDE

    WA0YDE Ham Member QRZ Page

    Another old recommendation was to re-seat the RAM. (Followed with a prayer of your choice).
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  6. KA9JLM

    KA9JLM Ham Member QRZ Page

    Could be.

    Normally RAM will cause a blue screen, BSoD for no apparent reason.
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  7. WA4SIX

    WA4SIX Ham Member QRZ Page

    Just as a suggestion, pull the RAM, check connections & reinstall. I have resurrected a few PCs with dirty or bad RAM.

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  8. K7RJB

    K7RJB Ham Member QRZ Page

    RAM problems would be announced by beeps....
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  9. KA9JLM

    KA9JLM Ham Member QRZ Page

    That depends on how the BIOS is set for the POST.

    I set mine to test memory, It takes longer but that is fine with me.

    If you have 16 Gig of ram it seems to take forever.

    Normally if slot 0 is good, It will try and normally will boot.
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2019
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