My computer is booting, but it won't post on reboots...

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sarnsereg

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well, here's the deal. as a usual practice i turn my computer off every night. i turn it on the next day when ever i get a chanc to use it.

that first time i turn it on, it is fine. but if for some reason i need to restart for like a driver or anything, it won't post. i also have the problem of when i turn it on and it does post, i can't go to bios without losing my display :confused: :confused: .

it won't post on the reboot and yes it does beep. i can't figure out what the code is because it doesn't math any codes from the lists.

heres my set up

win xp pro
msi kt3-ultra2 mobo
msi gf4 mx420
amd t-bird 1.33
512 ddr

mobo and vid card are under 6 months old and the pocessor and ram are about a year- year and a half old.



thanks in advance for any help.


edit: forgot to add. if i reboot and it doesn't work, i can leave it off for about an hour or so and it will boot up again fine. also, part of the reason i am posting is that somehow got the bios to reset to defaults, so now i'm only running at a 1000 for my processor.
 

dvk01

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It sounds like a heat problem and a loose card or mem chip

when it is cold the card/mem chip or whatever is making good contact, but when the computer is warm the expansion slots are making intermittent contact

open the case after turning off the power, earth yourself and check carefully everything is pushed back home


Derek
 

sarnsereg

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ok, thanks for the reply. i'll give it a try later, but i gotta go to some classes.
 
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