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das boot

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Desktop hiccup...
« on: September 11, 2009, 09:39:32 AM »

Gentlemen...

Since I bought my new laptop, I've been using my old destop pc for just playing music through, as it has a 5.1 digital surround sound card installed, and it's always worked perfectly...whilst the good lady was here it sat in the bedroom, unplugged and doing nothing, now she's gone back home for a while I fancied treating the neighbours once more with a couple of hundred watts of The Floyd, so out came the desktop into the front room, I plugged it all in and switched it on....it gets as far as screen saying “PCI device listing” at the top and “Verifying DMI pool data” at the bottom of the screen and won't go any further. I've done the 'control-alt-delete' bit, but it just comes back to the same screen....

Any ideas as to what the problem is and how to rectify it? No techie talk please....plain sweeper drivers language only!!!



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Re: Desktop hiccup...
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2009, 10:15:22 AM »

When resurrecting a PC thats had a long sleep, usually the CMOS backup battery on the mainboard needs changing.  If you press "Del" or "F2" (depending on type) during boot-up you should get the BIOS screen - if this doesn't show todays date, you need a new battery.  After putting the new one in it will probably need a visit to the BIOS to reset the date.  Then the cards might benefit from being taken out and re-seated in their slots.
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Re: Desktop hiccup...
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2009, 10:18:03 AM »

Aah...just tried that. It shows a completely wrong date...looks like you found the problem  :-))

Thank you sir...much appreciated.


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