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Wonít boot, cant get into CMOS

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#1 i555007


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Posted 23 October 2008 - 02:10 PM

Did a XP reinstall, system worked for two days now it wonít boot or get into CMOS settings. I replaced the battery with a new one.

What would be the most likely reason?

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 23 October 2008 - 02:51 PM

Did you replace the battery properly?

How far does booting get?

Any error messages?

Disk space...total and free?

Have an MS XP CD?

Backed up recently?


#3 i555007

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Posted 23 October 2008 - 10:15 PM

didn't know there was a proper procedure to changing the battery, it worked with a dead battery then two days after replacing it.

"it won't boot or get into CMOS settings"

meaning it won't boot any further then when you have the option to press delete for CMOS settings.

Edited by i555007, 23 October 2008 - 10:17 PM.

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Posted 24 October 2008 - 09:05 AM

The battery is polar sensitive, meaning that it has a positive (+) side and a negative (-) side and can be put in backwards. The + should be facing up.

Edited by dc3, 24 October 2008 - 09:15 AM.

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