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Reinstalling system & adding RAM - "system disabled"

The system **** about my password (SETUP) and then shutdown with "system disabled". I've moved the jumpers (Password Disable) and CMOS clear... still nada

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  • TomcatPZ Feb 09, 2008

    Thanks for the info. After reducing the PC to a minimum system, it's obvious something went wrong at the moment the password issue came up. The PS goes into Overcurrent protection mode when the system is powered on. (Tested and confirmed).

    Sooo... it appears that I'm in the market for a new MB.

    I do appreciate the input. I thought I had lost my way when I remembered that I had a PS tester and to bring the system to minimum configuration. Had already pulled the CMOS battery
    when I posted.

  • TomcatPZ Feb 11, 2008

    I'm certainly interested in the MB you mentioned. Can you email me details/price info? Not to be obtuse or difficult, drop the PZ from my handle and add 202atbellsouthdotnet. Just trying to obscure my info from bots...

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Assuming we are talking about Bios only (not windows) what you describe (on a typcial motherboard) is impossible. Here is what I suggest.

1. Remove battery.
2. Set jumpers correctly meaning how they were originally.
3. If this does not work as normal then you will have to flash your bios.
4. You will need to know your motherboard model, get on the internet, go to mfg site, get the bios and flash utility (it will fit on a diskette) and go from there.

If this does not work simply comment back and I will get the message. We can go to step 2 then. Tango...

Posted on Feb 09, 2008

  • Stephen Jones Feb 10, 2008

    Have an extra motheroboard with a 2800 AMD in it....if interested and 512 mg ram. If not shop at Pricewatch.com...not a sales site. It's a site that rates and ranks by price....you will like it. Fyi....I have four systems....(necessary for the work I do)....Win98, XP, Vista and linux. The systems range from a a 400htz machine to a 4400. I actually use a stripped version of Win98 for the internet on a fast dsl liine. Guess which machine is fastest....yep, the Win98 machine. The key is keeping the registry clean (ccleaner and wiseregistrycleaner) and getting rid of all the Macroshaft junk. Since you sound like a smart guy....here's something to think about...why hasn't Microsoft ever developed a good registry cleaner.....(hint...think sales and machines getting slower and slower and slower among the general population).....this is my personal grrrrrrr. I pass it on to you for your "decision" realtive to a mobo. Tango out.

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