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Startup problem Hi, I have an IBM NetVista 8303 42G. when I turn it on, it turns itself off automatically and then powers up again by itself and stays static-there is no further loading-the whole time it does this the screen remains blank. The monitor is working perfectly ok-I have checked it on another pc. It seems to be a problem with the processor. There is a green light on it, but the light for loading doesn?t come on. Also if this is any help: there is one beep to be heard when it powers on. What?s the problem?! Would it have got to do with the fact that my pc doesn?t have anti-virus? Or is it something else? At the moment there is just a green light on it indicating power, and the screen is blank. Nothing else has happened. This has happened once before, and it was solved by plugging it out and plugging it back in again, but right now this isn't solving it! Please help! Thanks, Emma.

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Try pressing F8 on start up and getting into the safe mode and highlight last known good configuration. If still no luck try this:- Only other solution is to remove right side panel of pc and locate the JBAT1 terminal and move jumper from pins 1-2 to pins 2-3 for a few seconds and back again. Turn on pc and then hopefully you can access the bios to set the time and date and save settings then re start.

Posted on Jan 21, 2007

  • Anonymous Jan 22, 2007

    p.s. you must have an anti virus programme installed, there are plenty of free ones, as well as anti spyware programmmes.

    Even if not on the internet viruses and worms can be passed on via DVD/CD discs.



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