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#1 Nandez650

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 01:17 AM

Im helping a friend out trying to fix his computer. The problem was that the computer was freezing and just hanging. It was so unresponsive that sometimes it wouldn't let me access the start up options. We did a factory restore and the computer still froze. My friend decided that he would get a new hard drive and he did. The problem now is that sometime in the bios it won't read the hard drives after a while and it does when I take the cmos battery out for a couple minutes. What can be the root of the problem?



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Posted 24 March 2013 - 01:30 AM

Hi Nandez :welcome: to bleepingcomputer

Please try replacing the CMOS battery instead and check on the difference.


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#3 Nandez650

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 10:55 AM

Thank you! I believe the battery is fine. I checked the voltage using my multimeter and it read 3V. 



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Posted 25 March 2013 - 01:33 AM

Is it a desktop or a laptop? What model brand computer is being mentioned?


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Posted 25 March 2013 - 04:03 PM

Its a hp desktop. It may have been the battery. All the settings look good. 



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Posted 25 March 2013 - 09:58 PM

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 02:17 AM

Thanks for the assistance really appreciate it! 



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Posted 06 April 2013 - 01:09 AM

Here's an update. Had the computer diagnosed and it turned out to be the sata ports were failing. I now need to replace the motherboard. Looked into the replacement motherboard and its around 200 bucks. Any idea if I can get a cheaper substitute or do I need to use the one it came with?



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Posted 06 April 2013 - 02:37 PM

USB controller card...if the USB is the only function on the motherboard which is failing.

 

Available much cheaper than $200 from many vendors, including Amazon, Newegg, Tiger Direct.

 

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