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post #1 of 5
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Hello,

I have an issue with my computer which I need to sort out before I can continue on to water cooling it.

Last night, I put the computer in sleep, went out of the room, came back a couple minutes later cause I left something and found the computer still ON... but then it turned off, 3 seconds later, it turned back on, then 2 seconds later, off, then on, off, on, off, repeatedly, my guess would be, infinitely.

I killed the power.

I still try turning it on today and its locked in this sporadic start/stop mode. I tried disconnecting the HDD and it had no effect.

My LED on the MOBO says CL, which in the manual, says 'Test CMOS'.

How do I test the CMOS? What sort of error am I dealing with?
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that is odd. It ould be some water shorting the board out, as I got quite interesting behavior when I had a few drops on there baaasmiley.gif

Based on your error message, I say to try clearing your cmos. If you're not sure how, there might be a button on your board possibly in the back I/O panel, but most likely a jumper for it. See your motherboard's manual or search online for "clear cmos "

If that doesn't do anything, also try popping out the battery on the board and totally unplugging it for a few minutes, while clearing the cmos as above.

It could also be purely an operating system thing. You could try booting it from a linux live cd to rule out that it's just a bad windows install.
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I know for a fact my Windows 7 I installed was dodgy - its a legit copy, but for some reason it was never recognised as Legit - I called Microsoft and I got some clueless woman on the other end who was no help - I'd actually purchased another just yesterday.

The WC setup isn't installed yet, I'm still waiting on the EK Blocks so I haven't bothered starting it, hadn't touched the PC in anyway when the problem arose =/

Its a UD7 B3 Gigabyte board, trying to find that CMOS clear now =] haha
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Does the system post at all? Or does it just power cycle?
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Originally Posted by PhRe4k;14456939 
Does the system post at all? Or does it just power cycle?

Just cycles, not even enough to wake the screen - no beeps, no bios boot, no post, nothing, just enough time for the little LED screen to spew a CMOS error and dead.

The reset of the CMOS did something though, it boots for longer, then came up with another error, which reads 'Memory Error - DDC (or DCC, can't remember)'.

Never heard of the acronym.


EDIT:

I realised my HDD was still disconnected. Reconnect and BOOM back to life =D Going to back everything up now, then wipe everything for a fresh install and do this thing the right way for once.

Repp'd for your help, very much appreciated =]

P.S. Does anyone know how to safely wipe an SSD without bricking it?
Edited by Blaze182 - 8/3/11 at 10:15pm
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