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Old 08-15-2004, 07:47 PM   #1
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must reset cmos to start computer, kde locks up

Every time I start my computer i have to reset the CMOS for it to work. If i don't, the fans spin but the speaker doesnt beep and the monitor doesnt get a signal. Also, I can only be in KDE like 5 minutes before the system completely locks up. The fan also doesn't spin on my graphics card no matter what.


Soyo ky-333 Dragon Ultra Platinum
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Nvidia GeForce 4

Any ideas as to how to fix this?
Old 08-15-2004, 09:42 PM   #2
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Not sure ... perhaps ... because the fan does not spin, the processor is overheating and acting up.

About the CMOS problem ... did you check the battery?
Old 08-15-2004, 10:56 PM   #3
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My Computer could be booted into KDE !

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Please check the ./error_session
Old 08-16-2004, 08:16 AM   #4
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When did this start happening. Maybe your video card is defective. Have you check for new upgrades to your firmware. Have you tried another desktop manager?
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the interesting thing is, if i do manage to get it running, sometimes it runs fine and i can keep it going indefinitely. It's when i turn it off when it's a problem. I noticed a big wad of dust had lodged itself in the graphics card's fan so i got it out and the fan still didnt work-perhaps the fan burned itself out? I'll try replacing the fan.
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If your fan is not working most possibly the card is overheating and causing problems.
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RE:must reset cmos to start computer, kde locks up

Go to

There you will find updates for your bios and the owners manual for your hardware.

Your first best bet is to reset your CMOS settings back to factory default (you did write down your HDD settings... right?).
Re-establish you harddrive settings ( your starting from scratch here ) and reboot.

This is a basic problem that should be easily corrected.

If, after reading the manual AND, making sure ALL updates have been applied you still can't get things to work, try reinstalling. If that fails, you may have a warranty issue.


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