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Computer wont UNFREEZE :(


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#1 godftw

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 07:31 AM

Got a really strange problem... today when i turned on my computer it only loaded up to the motherboard logo screen then froze... i cant figure out what it could be.... it was working just fine 24 hrs ago


tried disconnecting the HD and the cD drive and each of my ram sticks one at a time and all the USB peripherals tried re- seating most of the cables and tried clearing the cmos on the MB.... it only unfroze to ask me if i wanted to restore default or last known good settings -> then returned to freezing


im really at a loss at this point... i think i got most of the basic troubleshooting things out of the way .. i hope someone here who knows a little more about computers can help me out


also note - with the little speaker plugged into the MB on boot it gives me 1 beep(which should mean its booting successfully)


Cpu specs :


Gigabyte ga-770ta-ud3 motherboard
athlon x3 II 4xx processor
4gb Gskill Ram
spinpoint f3 HD
Saphire 4850

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 07:50 AM

I'd suggest replacing the battery on the motherboard to see if that helps.

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 08:42 AM

i reset the cmos .. as far as the battery goes i cant imagine its out of juice?? or is there another reason?

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 08:56 AM

Either the battery is dying or it isn't.... the only way you'll know is by replacing it. It's not an expensive item and worst case, the problem will not be fixed.

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 11:41 AM

Once you replace the battery on the motherboard make sure you reset the time in the Bios. Like Allan stated they are cheep, about $4.00. I have had new ones only last a week.

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 09:44 PM

I would take the CMOS battery with you to make sure you get the right battery with the same voltage

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 05:00 PM

I would try a different PSU if the CMOS battery replacement has no impact.

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