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Blue AND Black screens of death


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Yep floppy disk fail means the bios has probably defaulted which means its looking for a floppy drive.
How old is the system and more specifically the motherboard?
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September of 09.
A bit more than a year.

I noticed that it defaulted when the timings on the ram went back to default.

I managed to get into safe mode with command prompt. Will download the drivers from this laptop, and load them up on the injured desktop :D

Edited by bluegang6, 12 December 2010 - 05:40 PM.

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Strange that a cmos battery would fail that fast.
Luckily it's only a couple of dollars to replace.
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I'm not too sure it failed. I think it might have randomly just reset due to an error.
I pressed the CMOS Jumper and intentionally reset it.

I don't think in any way it would have ran out now! I guess ill continue using it until I get a CMOS Battery low error or another default set from the CMOS

So, Ill work on SFC after I get the drivers? or shall I do SFC then drivers?
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SFC first. That hopefully will tell us if it is the OS.
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Will Do :D

You aren't aware how much I appreciate this ;) Thanks again!!!!!
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Done, would you like the CBS.log file? It does say some files were corrupted.
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Nope just copy and paste the lines with the problems.
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I have no idea how to read it ;) I was going to paste the entire session (today's), but apparently it is too large.

I think a Attached File  sfc.txt   641.36KB   81 downloads file would suffice (or atleast I hope so)

Rawrrr upon restart I get the following rocking message:
"warning! Now system is in Safe Mode.
please re-setting cpu or memory frequency in the cmos setup" (Awesome Grammar, eh? :D)

I take it it didnt work.

Time to try installing the bios and video card drivers I just downloaded

Edited by bluegang6, 12 December 2010 - 06:30 PM.

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I think with the cmos battery being low the errors you are seeing will continue because the cmos will reset something almost every time you reboot.
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But, see, I don't think that the CMOS battery is near dead.

How about I try this,
Without the CMOS Battery, the comp should work as if there was a fully functioning battery (but it wont save/load custom CMOS settings), right?

So if I try that, I shouldn't see any errors :D

so, shall I:
Turn off
Unplug
Take out CMOS
Replug
Turn on

?

Just need your discretion, im not too good with this stuff ;)
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If you take out the cmos battery most likely the system won't boot. Once you put the battery back in the defaults will be saved including date and time set back about 10 years. Once the system reboots then the cmos will reset again.
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I've heard instances of people booting without CMOS.

I guess i'll never know :D

Problem is that in no way am I going to be able to grab a CMOS battery by the holidays!

I still think the problem is beyond the CMOS and has something to do with faulty drivers (I uninstalled all of them, and reinstalled BIOS. The video card drivers just don't want to install....)
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Do you have the drivers disk for the motherboard?
When you say the video driver doesn't want to install what exactly do you mean?
Does the system boot into windows?
If so please do the following.
Download Speedfan (The download link is to the right), and install it. Once it's installed, run the program and post here the information it shows.
The information I want you to post is the stuff that is circled in the example picture I have attached.
To make sure we are getting all the correct information it would help us if you were to attach a screenshot like the one below of your Speedfan results.

To do a screenshot please have click on your Print Screen on your keyboard.
  • It is normally the key above your number pad between the F12 key and the Scroll Lock key
  • Now go to Start and then to All Programs
  • Scroll to Accessories and then click on Paint
  • In the Empty White Area click and hold the CTRL key and then click the V
  • Go to the File option at the top and click on Save as
  • Save as file type JPEG and save it to your Desktop
  • Attach it to your next reply

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managed to install speedfan in safemode, but it can't be run from there. (1 in 10 chance I can boot into safemode)

I can't access normal mode :D
I have driver disks for mobo, but I went ahead with the most recent ones online right now
My computer will just hang and autorestart during the 'installation' of my GPU drivers


p.s. We can clear out CMOS battery errors as I got a couple from a teacher at school, none worked (I know, shut off computer, unplug, take out batter, wait 30 mins, put new one in, try again) i did that.

Im going for the mouse drivers?

p.s. I think i might be able to run cpu-z and gpu-z in safe mode
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