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Motherboard issues

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#1 Qwazert


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Posted 14 January 2010 - 05:13 PM

Hope I chose the proper section...
I have an old(er) Intel 845HV motherboard in a desktop unit that I purchased a few years back...probably an old office PC that came from the local Government agent. It has been fairly robust and reliable, I have no problems with it.
I bought another similar unit for my daughter a year or so later with the 845GRG motherboard...and this one has the problem!
When I turn her PC on...it takes FOREVER for it to POST. To be precise, it takes a whole minute for the POST to process and then another whole minute before it clears the POST and starts the boot process.
Mine POST's and boots up within a minute.
I have checked the manual, to no avail. There are virtually NO settings in the BIOS that should/would affect the amount of time that her motherboard requires to POST.
I should also mention that while it sits idle (during the POST), there are some numbers appearing at the bottom right corner of the screen...can't remember what they are, but could probably record them if this helps.
Her PC functions normally in every other aspect, it's just the POST/Boot part that seems to drag on forever...heaven forbid if you want to access the BIOS, cause that adds even MORE time to the whole affair!
I have checked for a BIOS upgrade, and I am as current as possible.

Any ideas?

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#2 the_patriot11


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Posted 14 January 2010 - 11:13 PM

it could be a failing CMOS or CMOS battery. I would try replacing the battery. If its not that, my guess is bad CMOS and the motherboard will need to be replaced.



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