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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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Did you try to reset the BIOS?

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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

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ive certainly never seen that before!

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

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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.

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Now this is definitely scarier than a BSOD

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[quote]Try flashing the latest BIOS, if already on it, see if it will let you flash it again
Run memtest86+ on the RAM too[/quote]
The latest version is pretty old : [url="http://support.asus.com/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=A7N266-VM/AA&p=1&os=17"]A7N266-VM BIOS 1007[/url] 200[color=#ff0000]3[/color].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..

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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.

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

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it will be necessary to reinstall O.S too?

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

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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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Aussie, Aussie, Aussie.

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