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  1. smilebear

    smilebear Thread Starter

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    Hi, every morning when I turn the computer on, it boots to a screen thats blue with the following on it, "Intel Inside, Pentium 4, Intel Desktop Boards". It stops there and stays that way until I hit the reset. After I hit the reset, it boots completely. If I reboot through out the day, it starts up with no problem. It appears to be a cold boot problem. We are running OS XP Pro. It has worked just fine for almost a year then a month or so ago, it started this problem. Would appreciate any help.
     
  2. winbob

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    Just as a starting point, I'd change out the BIOS battery.

    You don't mention having to reset the Date/Time, which I would expect that you'd have to do in addition when the Blue Screen occurs.

    How do you shut off the PC for the nite?

    Is it UNPLUGGED?

    Is the Power Supply switched off?

    OR do you just power off with the button on the front panel?
     
  3. smilebear

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    I don't have to reset the clock/date. Actually, I don't have to reset anything except to boot up in the morning. It's not a blank blue screen, it has that " Intel Inside; Pentium 4; Intel Desktop Boards". We just go to Start - Turn Off Computer and it shuts down. It's not unplugged, the power supply isn't shut off. Just the normal shut down. It only happens on cold boot in the morning. If I re-boot once it's been on, no problem. Once I hit reset, it starts up again, goes though that screen and continues on.
     
  4. winbob

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    B's T. S. O. M. !!!!
     
  5. smilebear

    smilebear Thread Starter

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    B's T. S. O. M. ????
     
  6. winbob

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    Bets the "Stuffing" out of me.
     
  7. TechGuy42

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    Reset the cmos back to its default by removing tha battery. Now also your Master Boot Record (MBR) may be corrupt. So to fix the Master oot Record (MBR) go into MS Dos and in the C drive tyoe this command fdisk/mbr it will just go abck to the coammand line but it works it just does nto tell you when it copleted. This may fix your problem.
     
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