can't boot for no apparent reason
i turned on my computer and then changed the grpahic cards setting as well as some CPU overclocking settings.
when i restarted to turn the computer back on, there isn't any image on the screen anymore.
can anyone please tell me whats going on and tell me how i can fix this problem
You probably pushed the OC a bit far. Look in your manual for how to clear the CMOS (download the manual if you don't have the original - just go to the mobo manufacturer's site), or just unplug the system from the wall, take the case off and remove the little watch-style battery for a few minutes before replacing it.
i already tried clearing CMOS but the problem is still there
Try again I'm not trying to be funny, occasionally I've had to clear the CMOS a couple of times to get things working again. If you're using the jumper method, make sure you put the jumper back in its original position after clearing.
i clear the CMOS by taking out teh battery as well as taking off the jumper for a few minutes and then putting the battery and the jumper back on
is this the right way?
You have to unplug the PC too.
Unplug the power supply then push the on button to drain the power stored in the power supply then take the battery out and move the jumper. It should be cleared after that.
Yep, absolutely you must unplug the mains and drain the residual power stored in the filter caps as stated above when clearing the cmos. Been there, done that.
It shouldnt be necessary to pull the battery though, if you do the jumper method correctly
Last edited by genesound; 09-20-2004 at 02:39 PM.
i tried turning the switch off for the computer, taking hte battery out, pulling the jumper and then putting hte battery back in and hten the jumpers back in and it still won't boot!!
can someone plaz help me??!??!?!?
thanks a lot
Remove the board from the case, place it on a soft, non-conductive surface near the case and plug in the ATX power. Leave in the CPU and RAM. Place the vid card in and connect the monitor. Connect the power. Nothing else needs to be connected. Press down hard on the vid card and use your screwdriver to short the POWER BUTTON pins. See if it POSTs.
If this fails, the motherboard is likely toast.
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