Laptop with very slow boot

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Pally

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I was given a laptop that has some strange motherboard problem. It works almost fine, until it starts to boot windows, windows xp loading screen appears extremely slow, stays very dim and nothing happens afterwards.

Until than, things seem to work fine, but bios cant save time settings, it does save boot device order and other setting, but it cant save time and date. Tried replacing battery with a good one, same results.

I am able to boot up hirens boot CD, tested hard drive with MHDD it seems fine, tested memory with Memtest, all fine.
PC-Check motherboard diagnostic shows everything fine to. But its unable to boot any live CD However , i get the same thing as loading windows of the hard drive.

Plus, you also need to push power button 3 times, or hold it for 3 seconds for laptop to power up.


Any ideas what could cause this?
 

Pally

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I laso tried flashing bios with the newest version from the manufacturer, nothing changed.
 

SUEOHIO

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I would say that maybe the motherboard is going or has already gone.If you suspect motherboard problems you are probably right.If it isnt the board id have to say theres other problems as well. You have to decide if the computer is worth fixing or not.
 
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