Pc only boots after i clear cmos

brido - Nov 23, 2008 at 06:03 AM
 subbu - Sep 5, 2009 at 07:11 AM

I have a dell dimesion desktop, with pentium 3.2ghz, 2 gb ram running XP sp3.
Since yesterday, it wont boot up from the power on button, but if i clear the cmos, it will autoboot. it will restart ok once booted, but if i shutdown, i have to clear cmos again before it will start. However, after i insert the power cable, all the lights come on for just a second then it dies. I have tried playing with the RAM but to no avail. Is there anyone who knows of a similiar prob ?


5 responses

This a neither Windows problem nor a CMOS Battery Problem. It is problem with Motherboard BIOS. You get your bios upgraded or Check Motherboard for any shorted near CMOS Battery and Jumper.
Thank You.