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I don't even know where to post this problem. Just recently I have developed a problem booting up my computer. Usually it just turns on and off every 30 seconds or so when I attempt to turn it on in the morning, then sometimes it says "1. Analog input". Sometimes I get this checksum [size] error. No number or anything, just checksum [size]. After several attempts I get it going but it seems to be getting worse and now I am afraid to turn it off. I have run the malware and cleaning programs. I tried a restore. I tried starting it differently (msconfig). It only does it when it has been shut off over night. I cannot duplicate the problem by rebooting. I have run out of ideas and wonder if any of you can help me or send me to the place where I could find help. Thanks so much!
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Howdy:

Desktop or laptop?

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It is a desktop...Dell Dimension 4600C. Running xp service pack 3. Thanks.
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Try replacing the CMOS battery. Once that is done, you will need to boot into BIOS (setup) and set evrything again (Time, boot order, etc).

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Thanks so much, Murray. Any kind of software I can do...but I am scared to death to open it up. I guess it will have to go to the shop. Much obliged.

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Not a problem.

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