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#1 Cosmin

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 10:25

It's a system from work that acts a little bit wierd since 3-4days. Simply won't login into windows (xp sp3) and often gives an alarm-signal(probably from motherboard) which force user to restart/shutdown. On bios-post simmilar with the img. attached the middle of the screen is full of "s" from "Processsss...sor".. temperatures are ok, no virus inside..cooler works as normal.. what can be done?

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#2 +Mindovermaster

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 15:09

Did you try to reset the BIOS?

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 15:11

Could be a corrupted BIOS or faulty RAM

Try flashing the latest BIOS, if already on it, see if it will let you flash it again

Run memtest86+ on the RAM too

#4 Jason S.

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 15:18

ive certainly never seen that before!

#5 helpifIcan

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 15:28

Don't forget to change the CMOS battery it can cause many strange conditions.

#6 f0rk_b0mb

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 15:32

Wow that's weird. The above posters have it right: replace battery, reset cmos, and if that doesn't work reflash the bios and do a memtest.

#7 Nylonee

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 15:34

Now this is definitely scarier than a BSOD

#8 OP Cosmin

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 18:38

Try flashing the latest BIOS, if already on it, see if it will let you flash it again
Run memtest86+ on the RAM too

The latest version is pretty old : A7N266-VM BIOS 1007 2003.08.20 update :| .. tried with every single RAM but no changes.

Changing CMOS battery for ? I know that's responsable for date/time..there are more?
The problem is that I cannot start the O.S due this behaviour..

#9 Geoffrey B.

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 18:44

i would pop the cmos battery and then see if it still happens if it does you can try flashing the BIOS and see if that resolves the issue.

#10 JJ_

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 19:07

Agree with those who have recommended a BIOS reflash even if there is no newer version, it can do wonders.

#11 OP Cosmin

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 19:42

it will be necessary to reinstall O.S too?

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 22:18

No, your OS is fine. All BIOS does is fax the information to your OS, not attached to it.

#13 vcfan

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 23:59

that's actually lolololololol. motherboard is laughing at you. :)

but on the real,sounds like faulty ram. try taking out the ram chips,cleaning then reseating. if you have more than one DIMM,try each separate.

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 00:20

Aussie, Aussie, Aussie.



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