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Desktop, DuelCORE p4.. Takes forever to boot through Bios

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Risik, Dec 20, 2009.

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  1. Risik

    Risik Thread Starter

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    I just wanted to know the likely causes that would cause a computer to try and turn on for upwards of 30-40minutes.

    While windows is running it is completely fine. It was suggested to me that a battery on the motherboard is broken, But i would like a second opinion.

    And more importantly was of fixing it!,

    Thank you,
    Risik
     
  2. crjdriver

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    You can always try a new battery. They are cheap and should be available at walmart. Most are a 2032 however do check.

    Have you tried pulling the pw connectors from ALL drives and seeing how fast it completes post?
     
  3. Risik

    Risik Thread Starter

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    I have disconnected everything but one harddrive .. Everything else is necessary. I have never changed a battery on a motherboard..which is why i rather not try something unless it's certain i have to, but If you really think that would be a likely cause, I will try it out.
     
  4. crjdriver

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    Actually no I do not. You can pull the cmos battery out of the system and it will still post. It will have errors however it will post.

    The only things necessary for a system to complete post are the mb, pw supply, cpu, ram, and [if you want to see the display] video.

    I would pull the pw from ALL drives. Pull out any add-in cards except the video card; leave it installed. Disconnect any usb type device ie printer, scanner, hub, etc.

    Now see if it posts in a normal amount of time. If it does, then shutdown and connect your system drive. Boot the system with the drive maker's diagnostic and do a complete check on the drive. Note you download this from whomever made the drive ie WD, Seagate, etc.
     
  5. Risik

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    Thank you for your help!, I will reply tomorrow with my findings once I have unpluged everything!
     
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