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Computer help needed

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by ChldsPlay, Jun 20, 2014.

  1. ChldsPlay

    ChldsPlay Well-Known Member

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    my computer was acting a little funny. Specifically, the clock kept resetting when it would restart and I would have to reset the BIOS settings every time so that it booted from the correct drive. The computer is about 5 years old, so I figured that maybe the battery needed replaced. I swapped it out for a new one, and after that windows will not start.it gives me an error message ask if I want to open it a different way. None of the options work. I have even tried to use the recovery disk to try and repair windows, but when I do that I get a blue screen. Any suggestions?
  2. MonsterD

    MonsterD Quota outta absentia

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    Do you have a second computer? Can you slave your OS drive on it and do some type of check on it? Just thinking it is from the MOBO that you are probably having the issue.
  3. ChldsPlay

    ChldsPlay Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I just took my HD and blu-ray burner to work because I had to burn something.
  4. Jenky

    Jenky Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    When you took out the battery, you reset the bios settings.

    In bios does it see your hard disk drive and is it set to boot?
    In bios is the SATA operation correct? AHCI, RAID, ATA? I don't know which one you were using.

    To me, its most likely your BIOS and not the OS/hard disk drive.

    Example here: your bios will be different.

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  5. ChldsPlay

    ChldsPlay Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, it sees the HD. Before the battery swap it would keep reverting back to my other hard drive and I'd have to go into BIOS every time to get it to boot right. Now it keeps the settings, but won't startup windows. I have read about the RAID setting, but have been unable to find that in my BIOS.

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