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XP Pro wont boot after bios change?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by BadSanta, Jul 2, 2006.

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  1. BadSanta

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    Hi everyone, firstly I have an old (but still very spry) AMD 850 Duron 20gHd, award Bios with XP Pro Sp1 updated to Sp2 via updates.
    Well silly me was reading about overclocking (which I know nothing about), and decided to change a setting in the bios to Enable, ummm the " CPU temperature shut down" ?? not sure exactly what it was called but something very close to that. When I hit "Y Enter" the screen went black and thats how its been ever since. Ive tried tapping delete on startup and the XP CD but nothing .. just the black screen! Any sugestions on what I can try? Thanx

    Ps I've since read a number of reports refering to AMD chip tempretures being misread by bios's, sounds related maybe??
     
  2. Scorpion

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    Pull the battery (little silver disc thing) out of the motherboard for 5 minutes, then replace it. That will reset the BIOS to default settings.

    Scorp.
     
  3. BadSanta

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    Hey thanyou for the quick reply! I dead set thought that was going to fix it, but I'm now at a loss what to think. I took the battery out for 10 or 15mins but still no change. When I hit start button I can hear the cpu do a very short run of a second or 2 then it stops. Should I leave out the battery longer perhaps?
     
  4. ODIN 0ERO

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    or use the jumper on your motherboard to reset the CMOS to default settings...

    just read your motherboard manual..
     
  5. BadSanta

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    I dont have a manual so will try and look it up! Thanx :)
     
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