Have had to reset 3 cmos in 2 weeks

By jmwcctx ·
I'm having problems with my home computers. I have 3-one newly built a week ago. All three run XP. In the last two weeks, all three have quit working. When I reset the PS switch, I got a short burst of fan, but then nothing. Resetting the cmos worked. But I don't want to have this issue continually. I live in an older part of town, and was wondering if the power grid could be causing the problem? I leave them running 24/7 and have never had this kind of issue before.

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A couple things to check

by mjd420nova In reply to Have had to reset 3 cmos ...

The battery for the CMOS could be failing, that would give you some very strange problems that would leave the system in default BIOS. The restart failing to allow start could be a result of the BIOS settings not acceptable to whatever you reset on the BIOS. Onboard video could be one cause or even memory not being fully seated.

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