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Old 06-01-2010, 07:17 AM   #1
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Question System boot up problem

I am using centos 5.
System does not boot up. It gives a code 0078.
Old 06-01-2010, 07:24 AM   #2
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please provide us more detail, either you switch on the machine and gives you error or after grub or something else.
if you have more detail regarding error, please provide, may be some other person can help you.
Old 06-01-2010, 07:27 AM   #3
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Take a look at this:

This doesn't seem to be a Linux issue but a hardware issue - try doing a BIOS reset (remove the battery).
Old 06-01-2010, 07:41 AM   #4
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A seven-minute Google search by me turned up the following:

jmondanaro 03-29-2007 at 01:49:46 PM
My system the other day refused to boot and stopped mid post with a 0078 code. Searching the web I found conflicting explanations but the general consensus was to clear CMOS and reboot. That worked, once

rdlayma 03-19-2010 at 03:47:34 PM
Figured it out was a HDD problem, fixed and working fine

ChillyWilly 14-09-2007, 09:16 AM
It works !!!
First of all let me thank everyone for all their input.
Anyway here is what I did, I had left the battery out all day, I got home and took all cards out and CPU and I blew it all with a compressor. Then I reinstalled the cpu and wiped all the old thermal paste out and put new fresh paste and reinstalled the heat sink and fan. I put in the video card and tried it. The pc posted and I was able to go into setup. I reentered all the info and set my settings and saved. I then shut it down a proceeded to reconnect and reinsert all the cards (Modem, audio) and reconnected all the conectors (SATA2, and 4 IDE devices). Booted up and reentered the setup and set all my settings.
Anyway it all works now, nowI don't know if it was that I left the battery out all day, or that I reseated everything. So if this happens to you , try it all.
Anyway great forum and thanks again to all contribuitors and everyone that was willing to help.

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