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  System Won't Boot Up - Help!!! 
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Mike OS Jan 22, 2011, 04:07pm EST Report Abuse
Hi all,

My computer won't boot up properly. Basically whenever I start the system it starts but nothing happens, no boot screens show up, nothing at all but the system is turning over fine. I'm not getting any beep codes. I've eliminated the graphics card as the problem. Now here is the thing, if I change the memory to different slots it will work again, well mostly, but I have to keep doing this, then on occassion the system will just shut down and I'm back to square one, won't boot up no boot screens. My laist successful boot showed up a CMOS checksum error, so I put in a new CMOS battery but the system still won't boot up. I know the hard drive works as I've attached it to another system. Could the BIOS be the problem? Any ideas or suggestions?


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Joshua Marius, LeThe Jan 25, 2011, 11:01am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: System Won't Boot Up - Help!!!

Hi Mike,

Make sure your memory is compatible. Check the specifications of the memory (CAS Timings, Voltage) and make sure these are fully compatible with your motherboard. That's a good place to start - let us know how it goes.

Joshua Marius
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max Guerette Feb 16, 2011, 02:28pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: System Won't Boot Up - Help!!!
Definitley try to swap out memory with with other stuff.. Or try taking out all the memory and try booting with just one stick.. and swap every time until it boots.. that eliminates wether or not they may be incompatible with each other.

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