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PC will not boot most of the time
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Posted September 14, 2012 at 3:59PM
When I press the start button, the lights (switch and logo)and fans are working continually, the DVD drive light flashes for 2 seconds, the LED for the system lights up for about 3-5 seconds and then fails to go any further (no flashing lights). The fans work continuously. It just doesnt go to the boot process.
After I have switched on and off many times then sometimes the system boots up and it would work. Once switched off, I have to go through the same process. When the system works, it works flawlessly without any problems whatsoever.
I have changed the bios battery, tried to update the bios but I had the latest version, removed the cables to DVD and the hard drives. removed the 2 memory sticks and tried them with various combinations. checked for viruses.
The motherboard is 18months old.
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
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Posted September 18, 2012 at 8:01AM
Tried that but didnt work. I think that method is to change the way you log on which happens after the system boots and goes to the welcome screen.
My problem is happening during the initial boot process, even before you get to the dos like screen with the mobo logo and where is gives the option to go the bios etc (by pressing delete).
When I press Ctrt+Alt+Delete (pressing delete more than once), you can hear the fan has changed in speed and the system does to the mobo logo screen. All very strange and beyond my understanding.
I have also scanned the drive for any drive errors.
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Posted September 18, 2012 at 8:06AM
I am thinking wether to update the bios with the same file downloaded from the mobo website. I tried but it tells me the file is older than the one I have already so I cancelled it. The updating is done by the utility but I am afraid of rendering the mobo useless.
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