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#1 silg24


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Posted 07 May 2007 - 08:27 AM

I am having major problems with my PC.

When I turn on the PC there are about 10 loud BEEPS, which I do not normally get.

When the PC finally loads up and my desktop icons appear I am unable to open the START menu. When I put the cursor over the START icon it changes to the hourglass and I therefore can't open up any other applications.

It does let me double click on my shortcut icons but never completely load up and when I try to shut them down they seem to hang too and don't go away.

I basically can't do anything on my PC and would appreciate any help to try and sort this.


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Edited by acklan, 07 May 2007 - 02:52 PM.

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#2 acklan


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Posted 07 May 2007 - 11:18 AM

From what I gather you have a bad CMOS (BIOS).

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Your problem lies deep inside the CMOS. All chips associated with the CMOS will likely have to be replaced. Your best bet is to get a new motherboard.

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Posted 07 May 2007 - 12:37 PM

Depending on your mobo, you can possibly replace the BIOS chip
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