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#1 bigqual

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Posted 27 May 2008 - 11:46 AM

I have an old computer. It's an AMD XP 3200+ and with a motherboard from MSI, at the moment I can't remember the ref.

Anyway, one day my computer was working fine and the next day, it won't start. I turn on the PC and I hear the fans starting, but nothing on screen, neither the initials normal beeps.

I don't know if it helps but in the last few weeks it started puting the hours wrong. What I mean is that sometimes I looked at the hours and they were 2
hours ahead or one hour, something like that.

Another thing that happened in the last months was that sometimes the computer didn't shut down, it had to be shutdown manually.

Those are things that happened before the problem.

If someone wants to help me with this I would appreciate.

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#2 garmanma

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Posted 27 May 2008 - 01:29 PM

but in the last few weeks it started puting the hours wrong. What I mean is that sometimes I looked at the hours and they were 2
hours ahead or one hour, something like that.

I would start out by replacing the motherboard's CMOS battery. It's the round, silver coin-sized battery on the motherboard. You can find it wherever watch batteries are sold. Once that's done, you'll have to enter the BIOS to reset the date and time
Be careful not to bend and break the battery clip and note the orientation when removing it and put it back the same way

Edited by garmanma, 27 May 2008 - 01:31 PM.

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Posted 28 May 2008 - 10:11 AM

I'll try to replace that battery, but do you think the computer is not starting because of that? Or that is just an answer to the hour and date problem?

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Posted 28 May 2008 - 12:08 PM

The cmos battery powers the BIOS chip to remember certain settings when booting up your computer. The wrong date/time is just an indication that it's going bad

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