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frankthetank

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Hi whenever I want to turn on my computer the computer freezes at the del and tab screen. Unless I reset the CMOS which is time consuming. But after that windows loads and the screen has to get brighter before it starts to load. But I still can go to windows. So please Help. Thanks :)
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Try replacing the motherboard battery, it looks like a oversized watch battery and is avalible at radio shack for around 3 bucks or so.

If this battery is weak you will notice the time is not correct and this is a good indication it needs changed. On the first boot after you put the battery in it you will experiance the same thing but after that it should be good to go. If this does not fix the problem then its something bigger.

Please describe this "screen has to get brighter issue"
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Well windows is on the load bar screen the screen has to get brighter before the bar starts to move
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Hi frankthetank

I think Doby is right try and change the cmos batt.

Here is an image of what the batt looks like.
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Thanks Guys I'll look into it :)
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I dont think its the cmos because the time and date is right in the bios. I Also reinstalled Windows XP but still nothing work. Please Help. Thanks :)
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Please post your system specs or brand and model

This is a strange problem that is sometimes linked to a bad motherboard but try this.

unplug the computer
remove the battery
move the clear cmos jumper to pins 2&3, your manual will explain and show its location
push the power button in and hold for 30 seconds
leave the computer like this for 15 minutes.

reinstall the battery, move the clear cmos jumper back to pins 1&2, plug it in and see if that helps.
you may also want to try a bios update
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Abit IP35 Pro
Core 2 duo 3.0 ghz. E6850
XFX 8500 GT 8500 256 ram
2 gigabytes of ram OCZ
Sony dvd Drive
cool max power supply 550 Wats


Thanks Again Guys :)
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This is what happened my ram voltage was too low so now it's at 2.0 volts so all good. If anyone needs help contact Abit. I would like thank Doby for helping with my situation. Thanks Everybody!

Edited by frankthetank, 11 February 2008 - 05:58 PM.
removed email address - Ryan

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Frank,

Thats good to know and yes I know we disgussed the ram voltage via pm but its not a good ides to put your email in the open forum the spam bots are gunna get ya
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I know we disgussed the ram voltage via pm

Just a heads up, there is no support allowed via PM. Please keep everything in the forums so all can benefit from the discussion. Perhaps you may wish to re-read the Terms Of Use again.

Help is permitted in the forums only. No support is offered, or allowed via Personal Message or email.

Cheers

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Troy you misunderstood, frank sent me a pm that he heard back from Abit and they suggested to raise the ram voltage witch he did and all was good, I then suggested that he note that in his thread
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