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Can't get past ''entering setup'' 915g

Changed the hard drive because of input-output errors, (formatted it on another pc), now I cannot get past the ''entering setup'' pre-bios splash page. I changed the motherboard battery, not sure if it is fully-charged, but I can chk it with a multimeter later; I cannot see where or how I might try clearing the cmos. (There be no dip switch or obvious jumper bracket) I do see some print on the m-board saying ''clear cmos'' but it's just 3 solder points.
I am wondering if the PS 350 watt is failing. The vid card is an x850xt, i read it may need a ps with a 18amp feed wire? A PS with more watts, eh watt?
Should i chk the ps with my multimeter? Please provide step-by-step idiot-proof instructions.
Hope this ****** gets working before xmas, my kids will be appreciative, and so will I!
Regards and thanks in advance.
Wendy Bradley
williamfelixbradley@gmail.com

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  • williamf Dec 22, 2008

    Tried removing the battery again, overnite. No change. Still awaiting your kind advice.
    Wendy



  • George Bill
    George Bill May 11, 2010

    power supply may be too small they ask for 450 minimum for vista, with a video card, see what you have lying around or disconnevt all but the HD

  • George Bill
    George Bill May 11, 2010

    did you format NTFS, you sound like you know what you are doing,also did you try running the hard drive alone, without the dvd attched, it may be a slave master setting on the drive.the 3 solder points don't have pins on the other side?, I hate to think they want anyone to short the out by jumping the pins, but that is what it sounds like, try holding the meter accross two of the 3 pins with the batt in and out lets see it the voltmeter drops, let me know, i'll be in and out

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To clear the CMOS remove battery. MAybe short the three solder terminals you were refering too,or just short out the two battery terminals, that will work. Reinstall the battery.

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