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Windows 7: pc froze and now running good after chkdsk

26 Feb 2012   #81
bigdog2626

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as of right now my pc seems to be normal & has been since reformatting,reinstalling windows 7 & not using too much disk space
im searching Google for info on cmos,vbat and my mobo
how would i find out if there is an issue with the battery

by the way i been running check disk every day some times 2x a day and it keeps reporting no errors


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26 Feb 2012   #82
writhziden

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Honestly, the best way to find out if your CMOS battery is good is to check its voltage through the BIOS if you can. The HWINFO program is known to have some sensor glitches on some systems, so I would not rely solely on its readout.

Glad the disk seems to be stable for the time being.
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26 Feb 2012   #83
bigdog2626

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Glad the disk seems to be stable for the time being.
me 2 lol
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the best way to find out if your CMOS battery is good is to check its voltage through the BIOS if you can.
i can access the bios that's np i was just in there and everything looked fine im thinking where & how would i make sure the voltage is good
also smart was disabled in the bios for the hdd i enabled it
also i had a floppy drive which i don't so i disabled it

there's a hw monitor inside my bios & im thinking vcore would be it heres the reading
vcore 1.216v
+3.30 :3.3xx
+5.00 :5.0xx
+12.00 :12.0xx
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26 Feb 2012   #84
writhziden

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You may not be able to check the voltage through the BIOS. It depends on the settings and sensors created by the manufacturer. How to Check the CMOS Battery | eHow.com may be worth reading.
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26 Feb 2012   #85
bigdog2626

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i have read that & i dont have a voltmeter or a multimeter
and i really don't have none of the systems of a bad cmos battery
i think i am able to view the voltage im thinking and it looks normal
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there's a hw monitor inside my bios & im thinking vcore would be it heres the reading
vcore 1.216v
+3.30 :3.3xx
+5.00 :5.0xx
+12.00 :12.0xx
from my mobo manual
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3.4 Hardware Health Event Monitoring Screen
In this section, it allows you to monitor the status of the hardware on your system,
including the parameters of the CPU temperature, motherboard temperature, CPU fan
speed, chassis fan speed, and the critical voltage
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27 Feb 2012   #86
Dave76

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Vcore is your CPU voltage.
The other three are the voltage outputs from your PSU (Power Supply Unit).
These have nothing to do with the CMOS battery.

It was just an observation, if you don't think the reading is correct or you don't have any issues then leave it.
The CMOS battery keeps your BIOS settings while your computer is turned off, a low powered CMOS battery can cause all sorts of bad things to start happening.
If you notice any of your BIOS settings changing by themselves, change the CMOS battery.

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A depleted CMOS battery can show many symptoms such as warnings, lost time settings or even unexpected system shut downs.

Most standard or home computer systems do not have a CMOS low batery warning feature.

One function of the CMOS is to maintain system time. If the CMOS battery is failing, a noticeable symptom is an invalid time showing within the operating system. This symptom is confirmed if time resets after the computer system is restarted.
You may not be seeing that the time is wrong if the OS re-sets it.

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Watch for unexpected computer shut down or invalid hardware errors. Another function of the CMOS is to retain settings for your system's hardware, such as hard drives and RAM.
You may be having this issue, it could be affecting your hard drive.
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27 Feb 2012   #87
writhziden

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by writhziden View Post
You definitely have a hard disk problem. It just may also be the case that the CMOS battery is an issue.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
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Watch for unexpected computer shut down or invalid hardware errors. Another function of the CMOS is to retain settings for your system's hardware, such as hard drives and RAM.
You may be having this issue, it could be affecting your hard drive.
I stand corrected. Thanks, Dave. I learned something new already today, and the day is young.

Sorry bigdog2626 for the misinformation.
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28 Feb 2012   #88
bigdog2626

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

np
my hdd might have completely died wont be sure intill i get a new hdd & see if windows recognizes it but my bios dont before the bios stopped reading it i was downloading some thing and got around 264gbs then the pc locked up and got to the point where i rebooted instead of waiting for it to unlock
but before hand i ran check disk while having around 264gb left & only got a small amount of disk errors when i rebooted windows repaired the hdd and said if the hdd has been repaired it will start the os well all it did was load to the starting windows logo screen and stayed there so i rebooted the pc again same thing repaired the hdd & tried to load windows then it froze to just a black screen that said windows thats it
now i read that the cmos battery could be fixed by just leaving the pc on for 24hours
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Vcore is your CPU voltage.
The other three are the voltage outputs from your PSU (Power Supply Unit).
These have nothing to do with the CMOS battery.
thanks for that bit of info searched google for awhile for that info
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I was just an observation, if you don't think the reading is correct or you don't have any issues then leave it.
The CMOS battery keeps your BIOS settings while your computer is turned off, a low powered CMOS battery can cause all sorts of bad things to start happening.
If you notice any of your BIOS settings changing by themselves, change the CMOS battery.
defiantly will do if i notice anything besides this hdd not being recognized i hope the cmos battery is one that could be popped it to its place & not soldiered to the mobo from the looks of my mobo it is so that would be an easy fix & cheap lol

? could a bad/failing cmos battery cause bad sectors & ect in check disk also make the hdd sound like mmmmmmm R like its trying to start
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04 Mar 2012   #89
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

The CMOS battery is coin shaped and just slides in place, no soldering involved.

As mentioned earlier, a low CMOS battery can cause many strange things to happen to your OS, even apparent hardware faults.
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04 Mar 2012   #90
bigdog2626

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

ok right now my pc seems fine

but i will replace the cmos sometime real soon as that's cheap & easy NP

as of right now im booting from an ide hdd thats also connected to my dvd
which i heard the dvd drive would slow down the hdd dont know if thats tru R not
the strange thing is my hdd has to be connected to the ide middle cable and not the master cable for it to boot
got it set as the boot drive in the bios & got that 320gb hdd installed as a 2nd hdd on my pc so now i got 400gbs on my pc
i keep running check disk on it still am not getting as much errors as i did at 1 time only thing that it gave as a error was bad clusters and said it created a folder called found which would hold files of mine that could have been located inside the bad clusters which this folder is not located on the drive but as of right this sec. and the last 2 days all seems well
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