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Boot problem machine will not boot from power button but able ti turn off. only way of booting is to pull the plug out the socet and put it back in and it boots itself without having to do anything else. when it boots it always comes up with the same message error code 0251:system cmos checksum bad comes up and i press f1 ti resume. also every time its booted i have to set the time again. any ideas? could it be my psu?

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  • balarisi Feb 05, 2008

    battery has been replaced but boot problem exist.

  • Anonymous Feb 09, 2008

    i don't have the manual for motherboard becuse i bought this pc second hand it had this problem from day 1. i'm now doubting weather if it was the right kind of battery in tha first place but i have no idea how to find out that information.

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Thanks for your reply i have replaced the battery with a new one and the same problem still exists... why does it not boot from power button?

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It seems, from the error that you are getting, that the CMOS Battery need to replace. The battery is week or down. Due to this the time is not getting saved in the CMOS. Pls change the battery. Need any more help. If solved pls let me know.- Cheers Parveen

Posted on Feb 03, 2008

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    Parveen Sharma Feb 07, 2008

    Pls check the power button cable from inside the cabinet. Is in inserted in the right socket.
    Get the help from the motherboard booklet if any because it seems that the cable is not inserted in right connection of motherboard.

    Cheers - Parveen

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