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#1 myronk5

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 01:10 PM

My HPa1644x desktop doesn't show splash screen for my video card or function keys for boot options or to enter setup. It used to boot from cd and I could boot with Acronis to back it up. I can still remove the HDD and attach it to another machine, but I want return the bios to settings that were on it originally.

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 01:24 PM

First thought...it's possible that your CMOS battery is failing. Anytime anything goes wrong with BIOS/system configuration, that seems like the first thing that I would check/replace. If it's not the battery, it's only a less-than-$5 expenditure.

CMOS Battery Replacement - http://www.liverepair.com/encyclopedia/articles/cmosreplace.asp

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 05:46 PM

Thank you for your reply. I don't know why I didn't think of that. I changed the battery and synched the clock (3mins slow). No luck. Blank screen, long pause (longer than ordinary) then Windows boots.

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 08:09 PM

So...the system does boot into Windows?

Have you tried booting into safe mode?

Have you gone into the BIOS...and reset to the default settings, then save changes?

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 08:42 PM

Might be a hard drive issue.
What video do you get on the screen and where does it hang?
Does it hang when detecting drives?

I would test the drive with the manufacturers diagnostics to make sure it isnt failing.
In the beginning there was the command line.




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