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convair
30-07-2009, 02:59 PM
Sometimes when I press the power switch to start the PC for the day it won't start at all. All it will show is a black screen and nothing else.

I have to press the reset button 4-5 times before it will boot into Windows XP.

PCT Joe
30-07-2009, 03:14 PM
Same, here. however does it boot into bios for you?!?! It doesn't for me.

convair
30-07-2009, 03:19 PM
No when it does finally boot comes up with an option to enter the BIOS setup or continue startup by pressing F1.

PCT Joe
30-07-2009, 03:23 PM
Oh wait, i just realised why mine does what it does :x Overclocking failed(i think its the mobo, everything else is sweet.)

convair
30-07-2009, 03:26 PM
Yeah mine comes up with that overclocking error.

Blam
30-07-2009, 04:05 PM
Reset it to setup defaults.

wainuitech
30-07-2009, 05:41 PM
Reset it to setup defaults. :thumbs:

AND sometimes a CMOS Battery can cause those error messages - change that as well.

convair
30-07-2009, 08:45 PM
I have reset the defaults and removed the CMOS battery and put in again. Any idea how it will cost to replace the CMOS battery?

zqwerty
30-07-2009, 09:26 PM
$3.45

Blam
30-07-2009, 09:32 PM
Not much. about $3 or something from your local supermarket.