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Computer down and wont get up..


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Dale Ray

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My computer one day decided not to access the Hd anymore, tried to boot from Cd but to no avail. Its seems to have stopped recognizeing any Ide components i guess. I have tried my hard drive in another computer and it works fine, all my files are still in tact. at my wits ends.. please help if you can.
thanks.
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Press the start button then keep tapping the delete key (possibly F2) until it enters set up

Look for BIOS defaults, load those, press F10 to save, type Y to confirm, press enter
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Forgot to mention that i had tried that as well. Loading my defaults or changeing boot order. nothing works.
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Sounds like its time for a new motherboard.

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You said you have tried loading the BIOS defaults, but have you ever tried jumping/resetting the BIOS? If not, do the following:

Lets have you try resetting the computer's BIOS. Please do the following:
  • Turn off your computer
  • Remove the power cord from the back of your computer
  • Open the side panel
  • Locate the CMOS battery (it's shiny stainless steel about the size of a nickel) and remove it
  • Wait at LEAST five minutes
  • Put the CMOS battery back in
  • Re-attach the side panel
  • Re-attach the power cord to the back of the computer
  • Power on your computer
You will probably get a CMOS checksum error first time booting after doing this. Don't worry this is NORMAL. It only means that you need to set the date & time on your computer again. It should say to press one of the Function keys or the DEL key to enter SETUP. Do so and reset the correct date & time. Make sure you SAVE CHANGES before you exit setup.

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