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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...
 
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wizzard,

You could clear CMOS.

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

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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?
 
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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.
 

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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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