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is this a bios battery problem?

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is this a bios battery problem?

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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    cmiller5400

    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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    pdelaguardia87

    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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    pdelaguardia87

    same error after bios revision black screen

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    pdelaguardia87

    ????

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    OH Smeg

    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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    pdelaguardia87

    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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    seanferd

    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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    paradoxstorm

    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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    pdelaguardia87

    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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    OH Smeg

    Try a Boot Disc and see if it still happens.

    If the Video still goes out it's related the the Hardware and if it stays on it's related the the loaded OS.

    Col

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    pdelaguardia87

    thanks didnt thought of that
    very useful stuff

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    ken.wickenden

    "some idiot sealed the onboard port" hmmm... why would that be? I'm thinking video card or clash of video bios. New drive etc is forcing windows to a default driver. Check you bios settings to ensure the onboard video is off. Once this is done, starting windows in safe mode will use the most generic drivers and reduce the impact of the HAL being machine specific. A boot disk will also help diagnose, especially if it is something simple like a diagnostic disk or a linux boot. Are you getting any interesting beeps as the machine starts?

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    pdelaguardia87

    no interesting beeps

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    hawgfan

    Have you tried safe mode? If you see the Windows screen then it goes black, your windows is probably trashed. You can try safe mode, device mgr, & get rid of unnecessary old drivers.

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    cmiller5400

    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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    pdelaguardia87

    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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    pdelaguardia87

    same error after bios revision black screen

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    pdelaguardia87

    ????

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    OH Smeg

    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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    pdelaguardia87

    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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    seanferd

    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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    paradoxstorm

    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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    pdelaguardia87

    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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    OH Smeg

    Try a Boot Disc and see if it still happens.

    If the Video still goes out it's related the the Hardware and if it stays on it's related the the loaded OS.

    Col

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    pdelaguardia87

    thanks didnt thought of that
    very useful stuff

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    ken.wickenden

    "some idiot sealed the onboard port" hmmm... why would that be? I'm thinking video card or clash of video bios. New drive etc is forcing windows to a default driver. Check you bios settings to ensure the onboard video is off. Once this is done, starting windows in safe mode will use the most generic drivers and reduce the impact of the HAL being machine specific. A boot disk will also help diagnose, especially if it is something simple like a diagnostic disk or a linux boot. Are you getting any interesting beeps as the machine starts?

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    pdelaguardia87

    no interesting beeps

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    hawgfan

    Have you tried safe mode? If you see the Windows screen then it goes black, your windows is probably trashed. You can try safe mode, device mgr, & get rid of unnecessary old drivers.