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PC Will Not Boot Up


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#1 psych1610

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Posted 05 November 2008 - 06:54 PM

For the last few days our PC was running fine. I shut it down for a few hours, went to start it back up again, and received the following message from the motherboard voice doctor.

"The processor might be damaged or not installed properly. Damaged or bad Lithium battery."

In the past my computer has both shut down and restarted itself, and frozen in the middle of the session it was always able to start back up/restart sucessfully. It seemed to randomly do this. Thinking it might be a Windows XP problem I formatted Windows XP successfully and was running without problem until tonight.

The computer has been taken apart completely, cleaned, and put back together. RAM has been tested with memtest and also new sticks put in.

Hardware in the PC:

Soyo K7VTA-Pro Motherboard
Western Digital 40 GB Hard Drive (WD400BB - XZCXAD)
AMD Athlon Processor - Thunderbird - 1100 MHZ processor
512 MB of RAM, two 256 sticks in two slots. They are different manufacturers if that might make a difference.

To be honest, the processor was removed about two weeks ago when I took everything apart (as stated above) but the PC was running fine after that point and had been shut down and started up again without problem.

Thanks for any help that can be provided.

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#2 garmanma

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Posted 05 November 2008 - 09:52 PM

Damaged or bad Lithium battery."


Replace the motherboard battery, then reset the date and time in the BIOS
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Posted 05 November 2008 - 11:00 PM

Hey thanks for the reply, the battery has been replaced but its still doing the same old thing.

Good guess though :thumbsup:

Thanks again

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Posted 06 November 2008 - 11:20 AM

How far along in the boot process does it go? Where does it hang up at?
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Posted 06 November 2008 - 02:58 PM

Hmm It doesn't show anything. You turn the computer on, hear the voice that tells you that message I mentioned before, and sit and wait. Nothing actually appears on the monitor. It just sits there.

An attempt was made to "clear the cmos" as advised by the motherboard manual, but nothing seems to have changed there.




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