Originally Posted by Allen86
Try jumping the CMOS switch and taking the battery out of the motherboard for about 5-10 minutes.
i bought a new battery for this. will try again. tanx
Originally Posted by iinversion
I just fixed two P4 machines that had this.. turned out being the motherboard on both of them.
Just make sure you do all the common things ~
- First always just clear CMOS so you have a starting point.
- Use bare minimum. (1 stick of RAM, CPU, Mobo, PSU, GPU) Lay it all out on cardboard or something so you know it isn't accidently getting grounded or whatever.
- ^ If no go, swap RAM, swap GPU, swap PSU <-- In order, not all at once. Swap one at a time, preferably known working parts. Also be sure to check IGP and GPU if applicable.
- ^ if still no go - then it's either the CPU or motherboard.
ive cleared cmos everytime. i will try later to replace the psu. if its the grounding issue, should it not work everytime?
initially when i was installing the whole rig, i have this issue. turns to be the ram. replaced the ram to thew exisitng one. then everything was working fine for a week or so.
yesterday i restarted the pc with the main socket already on. usually the main socket is off, before i turn it on and the pc on.
when i was diagnosing, i managed to go to bios. when i re-set everything. saved to cmos and restarted. restarting goes back to the main problemEdited by enrell - 5/2/12 at 3:41am