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Go into the Bios and see if there is a Sensor area.
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I apologize for delay. I didn't notice we'd gone to a 2nd page!

Ummm - could you give the steps to find that info?

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To change Boot Sequence in your BIOS

Reboot the system and at the first post screen (where it is counting up memory) start tapping the DEL button
This will enter you into the Bios\Cmos area.
Find the Advancedor the Sensors area and click Enter
Look for +3.3 and +12v settings and post them in your next reply.
When doen simply Exit and you should go back into windows.

Do not change anything within the bios unless I instruct you to as this could cause the system not to boot.

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I would also like to check the disk integrity and the memory. While in Windows please do the following.

Go to

Start and then to Run
Type in Chkdsk /r Note the space between k and /
Click Enter ...It will probably ask if you want to do this on the next reboot...click Y
If the window doesn't shutdown on its own then reboot the system manually. On reboot the system will start the chkdsk operation
This one will take longer then chkdsk /f

Note... there are 5 stages...
It may appear to hang at a certain percent for a hour or more or even back up and go over the same area...this is normal...
DO NOT SHUT YOUR COMPUTER DOWN WHILE CHKDSK IS RUNNING OR YOU CAN HAVE SEVERE PROBLEMS
This can take several hours to complete.
When completed it will boot the system back into windows.

Reboot after your done running chkdsk /r...
then Go to Start...Run and type: eventvwr.msc press Enter
When Event Viewer opens, click on Applications... then scroll down to Winlogon and double-click on it. This is the log created after running Checkdisk...copy and paste the log back here


We will advise after studying the log.
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I'm in the Phoenix - AwardBIOS CMOS Steup Utility - Advanced tab - I see nothing about voltage. I do not go places where I'm not sure if I'm changing things or not. As I've looked through the tabs I see nothing that makes me feel like I should go there.

In Advanced I see Primary Video Adapter, PS/2 Mouse, Onboard LAN, Onboard LAN Boot ROM,
PATA Controller, SATA Controller, Onboard Audio, Supervisor and User Password.

Any suggestions?

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Not going to work this way.
Go ahead and exit out of that and back into windows. Run the instructions from post 19 please
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Will do the chkdsk and report back with info.

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You wrote -
Start and then to Run
Type in Chkdsk /r Note the space between k and /
Click Enter ...It will probably ask if you want to do this on the next reboot...click Y

Nothing before Chkdsk /r ?
It is a capitol C?

I followed your directions. Please review my computer info. It may be I need different directions for this computer. Compaq has always been juuuuust a little different from many other computers! :)
The first time I put in the info and nothing happened - well, I thought I saw something but waited over a minute then told computer to Restart. It Restarted like normal. I thought I was supposed to see some indication it was checking the disk but I saw nothing. Well - there was a flash of what may have been a little window but it went away so quickly (as in less than .5 sec - really, just a flash) that I don't know if that indicated anything or not. So I restarted and followed instructions again. After about 5 minutes nothing has happened - it did not auto reboot.
I Restarted and it has come up like normal - regular desktop, all the icons, all the tray items - - - does Chkdsk run in the background?

I'll check in a couple of hours. MUST mow the yard!!

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Nope chkdsk should actually run before windows even starts. You will get a dos screen and the test will run.
What OS are you running..XP, Vista or Win7?
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Hey,

7:34 (in central Ala) and computer woke up like normal. Doesn't have any DOS thing going on.

My comp info
Desktop - Compaq SR5601P

Windows Home Basic
Service Pack 2
Model - SR5601P
AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4400+ 2.30GHz
Memory 1.00 GB
32 bit Operating System

Memory Type: DDR2 SDRAM
Memory Speed: PC2-6400
Processor Speed: 2.3 GHz
Frontside Bus Speed: 2000 MHz

I appreciate the help.
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Windows Home Basic
Service Pack 2

XP or Vista?
The instructions are different for Vista and Win 7. The ones I posted were for XP
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LOL - I am so sorry! I missed that little part!

I do have Vista. I kept seeing Basic and Service Pack 2 and I was 'seeing' Vista there - it had to be! NOT!

Sheesh - Vista Basic.

Much thanks,

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No problem and here you go with the right instructions.


Tutorial for running chkdsk in Vista\Win 7 located HERE.
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This is bizarre.
no wait - - BINGO! It's working!

I did those new instructions but it didn't begin after restart.
I went back to instructions to do it again, it is checking now.

I'll post results later. Do I still use those same XP instructions for the Event Viewer in Vista?

I appreciate your time!

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It will show you results as it finishes. Just let me know if it finds and repairs anything. If it does then please rerun the program again to make sure it got everything corrected.
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