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#1 bc0306

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Posted 04 April 2016 - 09:43 PM

Remember those old beige computers that you had to power off manually after shutting down windows?, well my computer is acting like that, when i power down my computer windows will shut down after that the screen goes bleak and moments later the screen reports no signal, but on the computer you can clearly see it's still powered on, no hdd activity just the power light, then I have to force shut it holding the power button for 5 seconds until it powers off, I need help this is bothering me!😤

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Posted 04 April 2016 - 10:18 PM

Quite often this can be solved by clearing the CMOS memory.

 

Unplug the tower power completely and then hold down the power button for 10 seconds to drain any stored electricity.

 

Open up the case and remove the CMOS battery with a small flathead screwdriver, looks like this

 

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Wait 10 minutes and then replace the battery.

 

Does the problem persist?



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Posted 04 April 2016 - 11:01 PM

I just recently took the battery out and left it without it since the battery doesn't work anymore because its from 2007, and I constantly leave my computer disconnected from the power outlet so we can rule out bios? I guess...

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Posted 05 April 2016 - 12:05 AM

If you left the battery out, then that is likely the issue (if not a motherboard issue). The system needs the battery to retain system date, time, and boot settings. Without it your system clock will be incorrect (unless you set it every time). This will cause problems with the operating system.
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Posted 05 April 2016 - 06:51 AM

Ok I will post back details when I buy a new battery

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