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  1. wizzard

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    My computer won't start. It makes a weird siren noise when i turn it on. The problem started when i adjusted the Cmos setting. I was trying to install norton antivirus and i was trying to take advantage of the trial period, which was a bad idea. So i adjusted my CMOS date settings and changed it to 2010 and install norton and then changed the date back. Now my computer won't even give me a boot up screen. Please help...
     
  2. Firah

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    wizzard,

    You could clear CMOS.

    I think that siren sound at startup generally means the CPU is over heating, though.
     
  3. wizzard

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    how exactly would i clear the cmos..i can't even get a boot up screen. What would happen if i did clear up the cmos?
     
  4. Firah

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    Clearing the CMOS will restore the default settings. You'll have to go in back there and re-sellect some settings to get the system to run optimally.

    Take off the case cover and look for a jumper close to the battery. Move it from pins 1-2 and put it on pins 2-3. Wait ten minutes and then move it back. Removing the battery itself from the socket does the same thing.
     
  5. wizzard

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    ok..i'll try that..thanks for the help
     
  6. dustyjay

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    Also look to see if your HSF connector has come loose. That will usually also cause an over heat alarm.
     
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