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Re: home built 4 yr old pc wont boot
You have voice message telling you CPU test failed , but does it BEEP at all ? if you have a Beep code then replace the CPU fan ( when CPU gets too hot it will either shut down or the PC will not boot up at all )
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During the boot process you
will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup Press and hold that key
during the boot up process to enter BIOS the scroll down to advanced bios
features press enter change your first boot device to cd,press escape then
press f10 to save to cmos to restart (note after you have loaded
the operating system you must go back and change the first boot device to your
hard drive) The BIOS is AMI. Under ADVANCED SETUP:
The options listed for 1st,2nd ,3rd Boot device include:
IDE-0 means Pri master ?
IDE-1 means Pri slave ?
IDE-2 means Sec master ?
IDE-3 means Sec slave ?
I would recommend booting your pc to Safe Mode and restoring your system back to a date BEFORE the crash happened. When you power on your pc, press F10 or F8 until you hear a beep. This will bring up a command function for you to select what you would like to boot to . Choose Safe Mode.
Have you tried removing the Cmos Battery? if not remove it and leave it outside for few minutes (5 mins) and reinstall it (do this while the Machine is off). Boot the system again. It's also important to re-seat all the components like, front panel connectors, usb connectors, audio connectors, hard disk, cd/dvd rom, processor, Ram, fan, power connector, etc... and clean whatever you can and then reconnect or reinstall them. If there's no actual cpu failure or motherboard faulty, your problem will be fixed.
When you power up the computere press F2 or "del" or F5 key towenter in bios then load optimal defaults settings.then save then check. If still problem arise then pull out cmos cell for 15 minutes from motherbord then it auto reset to factory defaults.
Sounds like the CMOS battery on the motherboard needs replacing...i would try clearing CMOS first, replace battery and test voltage at the CPU (through the BIOS) If that dosen't help you likely have faulty capacitors. If you get it to boot, im sure drivers and BIOS will need updates if it's been stored 2 yrs.
you need to check in your bios settings for the amt of physical memory setting. alsoexamin the board for defect. if all that is good then follow the following instructions
3.)switch jp1 to clear ( the jumpewr that clears the bios is called jp1 its located close to the battery and it has 3 pins and 1 jmper) the pin set will be on 1 and 2 , simply set it to 2 and 3)
4.) Hit the power button 5 times to clear all remains of eletricity
5.) REPLACE JUMPER TO 1 AND 2
6.) replace memory
7.) boot up system
8.) on the main boot screel it should say no bios settings enter setup
9.) enter setup and load optimal defaults
10.) save and exit
The beeps you hear are probably BIOS error beep codes. Through a series of long and short beeps the BIOS communicates what type of error is occurring during the initial stages of the start up process. If you can tell me the manufacturer and model number of the board AND the sequence and length of the beeps I can point you in the direction to go.