Quote: Originally Posted by mtf42188
My name is Freddy and I have a big computer question. I am new to working on computers so I decided to build my own computer and it has been working great except for this major issue. When I started up my computer yesterday, it began boot as usual displaying the info for my graphics card then the computer hangs up. It doesnt even make it to the screen that usually has "BIOS F08 and Safe Mode F10" in the bottom right hand corner of the screen. I tried to reboot and that didnt work. I tried to remove and replace the motherboard battery (which fixed this problem the first time for a 2 week time period) and that didnt work. my only other thought could be that something has gone wrong with my motherboard. A friend of mine that has built many computers before told me that Intel motherboards are crap and that I should go out and buy a MSI motherboard. So I dont know what to do, if its a simple fix, can I fix this hanging issue or should I just invest in a new MSI motherboard. (all my specs are listed in my profile)
Thanks for your help!
Just to be clear; did you replace the battery 2 weeks ago?
The problem you describe can be caused by a bad CMOS battery. If you replace it again, be sure to use the proper precautions; unplugged from outlet and be sure you are grounded.
In regards to your friend's statement that Intel motherboards are, I'll say not worth buying, that's a personal opinion and not factual.
You can review the information provided in the following link for some help; Repair Install