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Windows 7: not posting after replacing heat sink

02 Apr 2012   #11
Sardonicus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Try booting with one stick of RAM.
Alternate the sticks until you get the system to post, if you can.


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02 Apr 2012   #12
nemo17

Windows 7 Ultimate(Build 7100) / Windows Vista Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sardonicus View Post
Try booting with one stick of RAM.
Alternate the sticks until you get the system to post, if you can.
i have already tried that and it does not work..

i am planning on taking a video of my system and the process of power up and see if that helps anyone to help me.

i have another source saying that it could be my lithium battery which is a CR2032 so i'm probably going to try replacing that and see what happens.
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03 Apr 2012   #13
F5ing

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Are you getting any beeping from the board when you boot?
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03 Apr 2012   #14
nemo17

Windows 7 Ultimate(Build 7100) / Windows Vista Home Premium
 
 

No i am not. The whole system powers up but it does not get to BIOS or POST.
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03 Apr 2012   #15
F5ing

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

So what do you get on the monitor? Any activity?

- never mind, just re-read one of your previous posts, I would expect to see something on the monitor....

I guess you've already ruled out a problem with the monitor, and you know the boot process isn't getting anywhere (no sounds and not even getting to the point of displaying anything).
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03 Apr 2012   #16
bassfisher6522

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

A thought, try resetting the cmos battery by taking it out and on the mobo if you have a button to clear the RTC RAM other wise you need to move the jumpers to clear that cache. What make of mobo do you have?
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03 Apr 2012   #17
nemo17

Windows 7 Ultimate(Build 7100) / Windows Vista Home Premium
 
 

Ah thank you guys for all your help and super quick responses, but i already fixed it.

It was indeed the battery that failed, so i replaced it today and now it works again. Who sells tiny CR2032 batteries for $6.00 anyway? Still the best $6.00 bucks ive spent all year so far though.

I'm not trying to advertise or anything, but NightHawk from windowsforums.org had pointed it out to me last night. Kudos to him for always having the right answer for me lol.

Anyways again, thank you guys so much for the support.
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04 Apr 2012   #18
bassfisher6522

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Glad you all fixed up!!! Good job.

Just for sh**'s and giggles, have you tested the old battery....try putting it back in and see if you boot up....I have a good hunch that it will. Which means that the CMOS battery just needed to be removed to clear CMOS cache.
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04 Apr 2012   #19
nemo17

Windows 7 Ultimate(Build 7100) / Windows Vista Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bassfisher6522 View Post
Glad you all fixed up!!! Good job.

Just for sh**'s and giggles, have you tested the old battery....try putting it back in and see if you boot up....I have a good hunch that it will. Which means that the CMOS battery just needed to be removed to clear CMOS cache.
Nawh... I was too mad at the thing that i literally threw it out the window once i saw my BIOS screen
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05 Apr 2012   #20
bassfisher6522

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nemo17 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bassfisher6522 View Post
Glad you all fixed up!!! Good job.

Just for sh**'s and giggles, have you tested the old battery....try putting it back in and see if you boot up....I have a good hunch that it will. Which means that the CMOS battery just needed to be removed to clear CMOS cache.
Nawh... I was too mad at the thing that i literally threw it out the window once i saw my BIOS screen

Oh....that's just good TV right there...too funny....
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