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BIOS My computer was working fine today until it just restarted on its own and wouldnt go back into windows i had the speakers on and they said "CPU,system test failed" and in text on the screen it said bios not installed how can i fix this?

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Did you resently update your bios??

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A number of things - all bad.
If I were betting on problems I've experienced, I'd be betting on reasons #5, #6 (memory), or
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(1) you laptop (if you have a laptop) battery is dying, and the system is hibernating in response to the low power indication.
(2) your computer's "Standby" button is being accidentally pressed (or the button has failed), and the computer is going into "Standby mode" since it thinks that the "Standby" button has just been pressed.
(3) a virus/worm/Trojan horse/spyware or other malware infecting your system can cause a system restart. While your computer is actually up, run an anti-virus scan and let it run until the system
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(7) Other software problem(s)
In this case, boot your system (and use it for awhile) in SAFE MODE. Safe mode is selected by holding down F8 (or other system specific function key). If you system does not randomly restart while in safe mode, then you have a software problem causing the restarts when in "nonSafe mode"

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Windows XP is designed to automatically reboot each time an error occurs such as a BSoD (Blue Screen of Death). Although this may be nice for errors that do not occur often, users who have a re-occurring error may wish to identify the error to troubleshoot it. Below are the steps on how this feature can be disabled and enabled in Windows XP.

1. From the desktop right-click on My Computer.
2. Click the Properties option.
3. In the System Properties window click the Advanced tab.
4. In Advanced click the Settings button under Startup and Recovery.
5. In the Startup and Recovery window uncheck the Automatically restart check box.
6. Click Ok.

Now if the computer generates an error it should not automatically restart and enable you to display any errors your computer may be experiencing.

(8) Possible Heat related issue

Many computers today are designed to turn off or automatically reboot if the computer, processor, or other device in your computer gets too hot. If you have heard any abnormal noises coming from your computer recently such as a high squealing this could indicate a fan may be failing in your computer. If the CPU fan is starting to fail, the motherboard will shutdown the PC when the CPU
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First, verify the fan on the power supply is working by examining the back of the computer and see if the fan is moving and moving smoothly. For all other fans in the computer (e.g. CPU fan and/or
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If your BIOS monitors the RPM of the fans enter CMOS Setup and verify it does not report any errors.

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If after following each of the above recommendations your computer still continues to reboot it is likely that you are experiencing a Microsoft Windows operating system related issue (an operating system bug). To help make sure this is the case try the below steps.

1. Reboot the computer and enter CMOS setup as the computer is booting.
2. After you have loaded the computer in CMOS setup let the computer sit for a long time.

If the computer does not reboot while letting the computer sit in CMOS it is likely that you are in fact experiencing an issue with Microsoft Windows and it is recommend that if you have followed all of the above recommendations that you reinstall Microsoft Windows - or, since you're running
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if your computer came with a motherboard disc the sound drivers could be on it
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(((appropriate speakers))) also audio you will find 3 drop down lists make sure you have the correct settings there
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click start control panel sounds and audio devices you can adjust the volume there also select speaker volume you can change your settings there you can also tick in the box place icon in taskbar
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have you tried this control panel sounds and audio,volume,advanced,speakers select the appropriate speakers from the drop down list or navigate to the device manager scroll to system devices + to expand,system speaker right click properties then select use this device (enable) also you might check
the speakers plug/outlet is usually at the back of the computer you will have to open up the computer to check the lead attached to the rear of the input plug make sure the connection is good
try cleaning your computer of dust using a fine air blower from a compressor making VERY sure that there is no MOISTURE in the air line specifically around the sound card and the CPU central processing unit dust causes static to build up in a computer
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Second check if the CPU is working (not stuck / hung) if you hear the windows logging on sound, then your CPU is fine. If you do not have sound enabled during startup or no speakers then once the system is on give it some time to load windows and then keep tapping the Caps lock or the num lock key, if the lights respond / glow on and off when you press the keys then the CPU is working.

Third check if the CPU has two display ports (in case if you have a onboard VGA and a seperate video card) disconnect it from one port and insert it in another port and restart the computer and see it it works. If you do not have two video ports then skip this step.

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