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is this a bios battery problem?

By pdelaguardia87 ·
Hi
My friend just brought me his PC because it wasnt starting up, the hard drive appears to boot (still it makes a funny noise) but afterwards the screen just turns black, i tried everything and i thought that in the end the problem was with the hdd so to be sure i replaced it with one that i had with windows xp installed and it didnt startup either, but the problem with this one was that when ever the windows logo showed up, a blue screen will appear and the computer rebooted.
So is this a problem with the bios battery? or is it something else.

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A few things...

by cmiller5400 In reply to is this a bios battery pr ...

Do you see the BIOS POST screen? Have you tried resetting the BIOS to defaults? What model/make is the laptop?

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A few things

by pdelaguardia87 In reply to is this a bios battery pr ...

yes i saw the bios post screen, but i didnt reset the bios to default. my bad.
Also its a desktop and the model of the board is a HP IPIBL-LB its a MICRO-ATX.
Thanks very much for the help

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already reseted bios...nothing happened

by pdelaguardia87 In reply to is this a bios battery pr ...

same error after bios revision black screen

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any ideas?

by pdelaguardia87 In reply to is this a bios battery pr ...
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Well for starters the replacement drive

by OH Smeg In reply to is this a bios battery pr ...

Isn't going to boot unless it came from an Identical Computer. The HAL Hardware Abstraction Layer is different hence the BSOD.

As for the original question have you tried testing the original HDD with it's Makers Testing Utility?

The way to use these Testing Utilities is to test the HDD in the problem machine and then if it fails the test remove it fit to a different computer and retest. If it still fails the test the HDD has gone to Silicon Heaven but if it passes the second test the M'Board, Data Lead or Power Supply in the problem computer is faulty and needs replacing.

You can get the Makers Testing Utility from the HDD Makers Web Site or you can use the Ultimate Boot CD which has most of them on it.

http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/download.html

Just make sure to download the ISO and not click on the add on that web page.

Col

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thanks a lot

by pdelaguardia87 In reply to is this a bios battery pr ...

ok will do that, didnt knew the hdd had to come from an identical machine, guess you learn something new everyday. Gonna try what you told me tomorrow and i will let you know if it worked (not that you care but anyway).
thanks again for all the info.

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by seanferd In reply to thanks a lot

It does have to come from an identical machine if you plan to boot from the previously installed OS, otherwise, not.

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"Not that you care but anyway"?. So much for helping people.

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Bad video

by paradoxstorm In reply to is this a bios battery pr ...

It could be a problem with the video. If you are seeing the post screen but it goes dark shortly after, it could be a sign that the video is crashing when Windows tries to load a video driver. Is this onboard video or a card?

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bad video

by pdelaguardia87 In reply to is this a bios battery pr ...

yes it goes dark shortly after the post bios screen but i tried with another hdd and i saw the windows logo and then it gives a bsod and reboots, so i dont think its the video anyway thanks for everything and yes its on a video card, because some idiot sealed the onboard port with some screws that i couldnt find a screwdriver for, i couldnt test it onboard.

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