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#1 too_sly

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Posted 02 April 2006 - 05:23 PM

I recently added a water cool to my computer. I didn't like the hardware so I took it out. During that process some water spilled onto the motherboard from the cpu cooler. I dried it off, and the computer still worked. Then the computer slowly started to act crazy until, if finally didn't even power on anymore. I change the motherboard and the powersupply, I have done everything from slow eliminating one peripheral at a time to now it's bare bone, just the motherboard the chip and teh powersupply and it still won't powerup. It's a brand new power supply and motherboard.

Yes, it's plugged in. Anyways please help this is emergency.

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#2 too_sly

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Posted 02 April 2006 - 06:36 PM

I'm thinking it's the processor. Anyone?

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Posted 02 April 2006 - 06:49 PM

During that process some water spilled onto the motherboard


sounds kinda like you gotta try snother mobo man.
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Posted 02 April 2006 - 06:53 PM

I just changed the mobo. brand new.

still nothing.

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Posted 02 April 2006 - 07:00 PM

well, are the settings the same? ie:jumpers or dip switches? (on new board) is there any activity when you power up? hdd spin, fans cut in beep? if nothing at all, try another supply first, last resort for me would be chip. try clearing the cmos as well next boot.
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Posted 02 April 2006 - 07:35 PM

i did try another power supply and the jumpers are good. I don't even get a fan to spin when I try to turn it on.

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Posted 02 April 2006 - 08:48 PM

Have you test the power on switch? $4 part that could be your problem.
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Posted 02 April 2006 - 10:47 PM

fixed, it. iwas the power on switch, and the motherboard.

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Posted 02 April 2006 - 11:24 PM

Now I have a new problem. It's literally 15 - 25 minutes to load windows from a restart. It's gotta be the CMOS/BIOS right? How do I fix this?

Also my vid card works but is very messed up.

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Posted 03 April 2006 - 03:45 AM

No I don't think your CMOS/BIOS battery is the problem. My guess is you have a lot of programs loading up when the computer boots. Are you running antivirus and antispyware programs? Are they up to date? This will also slow your computer down.
If you can take a screen shot of you startup programs that would help us help you.
Go to Start>Run>msconfig>Startup and list everything in that tab. We can let you know what programs you can disable.
Also run Disk Cleanup and defrag. Both are found at Start>All Programs>Accessories>System Tools. This should also help.
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Posted 03 April 2006 - 07:30 AM

Now I have a new problem. It's literally 15 - 25 minutes to load windows from a restart. It's gotta be the CMOS/BIOS right? How do I fix this?

Also my vid card works but is very messed up.

I would guess that the swapping and whatever else you've been doing to get the computer to start has utterly confused windows and mixed up all drivers. Easiest way to fix it would be to clean install windows.

Could also bee that the hard-drive is going bad.
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Posted 03 April 2006 - 08:16 AM

there are no other new programs than before, and it used to boot fast. now upon booting, it sits and says it's doing a memory check and it take 5 minutes. Then I goes to load windows but before it even gets to the window XP loading screen, the screen stay black for 10 minutes. then once it decides to actually load windows windoes comes up fast.

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Posted 03 April 2006 - 10:37 AM

Check your device manager (Windows key + Pause/Break key, hardware tab, Device manager button). The new motherboard will be a problem. Mr. Alpha was probably on the right track. Part of the problem is old device drivers in addition to new ones, assuming you ran the software that came with your motherboard.

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Posted 03 April 2006 - 05:13 PM

Check your device manager (Windows key + Pause/Break key, hardware tab, Device manager button). The new motherboard will be a problem. Mr. Alpha was probably on the right track. Part of the problem is old device drivers in addition to new ones, assuming you ran the software that came with your motherboard.


Ok, so should i just go through and delete them all, restart and reload, cause I did use the software, but I'm not sure if it's showing two or not. I think it all the info for the new one.

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Posted 03 April 2006 - 06:28 PM

turns out it was my video card doing it. Got a new one and I got into windows in a flash.




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