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Computer Wont Boot Urgent Help Needed!

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#1 ringo


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Posted 17 January 2007 - 04:32 AM

i have come to a net cafe to ask this.

i have been having trouble with my RAM. i was told to change the settings down..i changed all the ram setting down by 1 (in bios) and everything was OK . I was still having problems so i changed it down by one again. When i tried to reboot it would not let me. The actual computer turns on but nothing comes up on the monitor..HOW do i get back into bios to change it back???

please any answers will help, i will check back in a few hours as its 10/hour rate here

HOW do i get back into bios to change it back???

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Posted 17 January 2007 - 04:44 AM

I don't know if this will help, but, if it's a desktop remove the battery for about 1/2 hour and the BIOS should default back. Or if you have a motherboard manual look in there to see if there is a jumper setting. A lot of boards have a jumper that you move to clear the BIOS and send it back to the way it came from the manufacturer.

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Posted 17 January 2007 - 04:47 AM

Normally you can reset the BIOS back to the default settings by disconnecting the power to the computer, opening the case and removing the battery from the motherboard for a few minutes. Then replace the battery and reboot. Watch out for static when messing about inside the case - that is, ground yourself by touching a metal object (the computer case is good for this).
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Posted 20 January 2007 - 10:55 AM

First try removing the battery for hour. Then, try booting with a boot disk to see if you can get onto the system at all. If you can, then you can run different diagnostics to determine what's wrong.

Try the free diagnostic from your hard drive manufacturer, and this free memory testing utility: http://www.memtest86.com/
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