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Motherboard, processor or other??

Ok So here is the problem. Sometimes the computer will boot and sometimes it gets to the bios screen and restarts several times and then boots into windows xp and sometimes I turn it on and I hear it going but i get no bios screen at all. It used to stay on for several minutes now it gets into windows and immediately freezes. Now when it did boot into windows, I ran the toshiba hardware test and the processor and everything came back ok. I also upgraded the bios to the latest one on toshiba's site. So then i thought it might be overheating, so I took it apart and blew out the processor fan... And I also started it up while it was taken apart looking for fan activity and if anything was missing on the motherboard. The only thing missing on the motherboard is the bios battery which of course produces an error when I boot up. the processor fan seems to be functioning correctly. The computer does the same thing whether I am on battery or plugged in. Also when it turns on the power button is green and then it turns yellow if I press it, but if I hold it down for 5 or 10 or even 20 seconds, the computer never shuts off... Does anyone have any ideas on this? I would really appreciate some help. I can't figure out what is having the issue and I don't want to have to buy all the parts to figure it out... Thanks!!

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Re: Motherboard, processor or other??

The two issues you mention, the first, no cmos battery fitted, why not?, there should always be a cr2032 cmos battery fited as this is how all the settings for your initial P.O.S.T and all saved bios settings are saved so as to boot into windows, so you must have the battery in, thats why there is a problem with thepower settings, again because the motherboard needs the settings to know what to start looking for. Secondly i would say that there is a driver issue, either with any peripheral that may be connected via usb or because of a motherboard driver problem with the network connector on the motherboard, so check all your drivers.

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