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My computer won't boot! It keeps restarting before Windows screen.

Hi there. My computer was giving me this error on boot:

"CPU is unworkable or has been changed."

I changed the jumpers on my CMOS to clear them, and tried booting again. Now I get no error, can't get into the CMOS screen... the computer gets trapped in an endless loop of booting and powering off. I can't even make it to the Windows screen.

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  • steev227 Jul 25, 2008

    Wow, that was pretty fast!I'll give that a shot and let you know how it works.


  • steev227 Jul 25, 2008

    Ok, unfortunately that didn't fix it, though thanks for the suggestion. I started getting a Checksum error, so I Googled a bit and found this suggestion:

    What you need is to perform an extended CMOS clearing procedure that is :
    Unplug the power cord from the PSU
    Pop out the battery
    Switch jumper from pins 1-2 to pins 2-3
    Press in and hold on the case power button for 30 seconds
    Wait 15 minutes

    Reinsert battery
    Switch jumper to pins 1-2
    Plug in the power cord
    You will probably get the same message
    Go into the Set up, do what you want to do (date, time…)
    Save and exit
    Boot should be fixed

    So I did all of that, and was finally able to get into the BIOS settings, and while I was modifying everything the computer just restarted again. And now it gets stuck in a faster loop of rebooting, and I can't even make it back to the BIOS settings.


    Would a new CMOS battery do the trick, do you think? Or is this beyond that at this point?


  • sublimex Jan 26, 2009

    I have the same board.  My problem is that I can't get either of my P4s to work in the board.  Right now it WILL boot fine with a crappy celeron processor.  I get no video or post "beep" with either of my P4s in.  I've tried cycling power and all of that and still nothing.

    Weird thing is that I was able to get it working when I FIRST got the board, but then I would have his problem with constant rebooting.


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Make sure the cmos jumper is plugged in. Turn off your pc, unplug the power source. Remove the cmos battery for 30 seconds then put it back. Reboot your pc. Give us feedback! Hope that helps :-)

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