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Problems starting computer, can someone help?

Discussion in 'Techie Discussion' started by Trancor, Jan 8, 2004.

  1. Trancor

    Trancor Fledgling Freddie

    I am having some strange problems with my computer. When I attempt to restart it locks before the system even starts the bios. But it seems to restart okay if I clear the CMOS ram using the onboard jumpers. But then it reverts back to not starting at all. I don't fancy having to open my case every time I want to start my computer. Can anyone help?
    My system as follows:

    Windows XP Home Edition
    Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.20GHz
    1024MB RAM
    NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200
    SB Live!
    PIONEER DVD RW DVR-106D(Recently Installed)
    MSI MS-6533 Motherboard

    Thanks.
     
  2. Covenant

    Covenant Can't get enough of FH

    Couple of questions:

    Do you get any POST tones ("beep codes")? Or doesn't it even get as far as giving you those?

    What type of BIOS do you have?
     
  3. RandomBastard

    RandomBastard Can't get enough of FH

    As Breni said, do u get any beep error codes (need a pcspeaker attached to the mobo for em) or if ur mobo has diagnostic leds do u get an error on them
     
  4. Trancor

    Trancor Fledgling Freddie

    There are no beeps, and the speaker is connected. It's just the base unit power led that is on. My monitor seems to remain in standby. the bios is 'Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG'. Seems weird. I have just upgraded from a cd/rw drive and dvd player combo, to a one unit Multi function DVD/CD burner.
     
  5. Deadnala

    Deadnala Fledgling Freddie

    did you check the manufacter's support site for firmware?
    soz if spelling is wrong
     
  6. RandomBastard

    RandomBastard Can't get enough of FH

    Two things, have you tried booting it with the combo drive unplugged? Is there any difference? And also is it possible some software is overclocking a peice of hardware when you boot up. ( I know certain graphics cards offer this ).
     
  7. Trancor

    Trancor Fledgling Freddie

    I've managed to find the problem. Was that the bios didn't like dvd/cdr thing as a bootable option. So just put in the CD-rw drive and they are both working. Thanks for the help. :cheers:
     

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