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Iggy

PC Issue

Hello everyone,

I'm having a problem with my PC where if I leave it on for any time without using it it goes into a mode where when I go to start using it I'll get a message that says "Resuming Windows" and go through protracted process to fully reboot.

If I leave it on too long without using it it will have regressed to the point where it won't boot, not even showing a POST.

I brought it to a computer shop and they got the computer going telling me something about the CMOS battery causing a problem, I don't remember specifics.

Any advice will be greatly appreciated.

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The CMOS battery is just for maintaining power to the CMOS when the computer is off, because it's volatile memory. It failing to hold a charge while the computer is on shouldn't be an issue, because the motherboard should be supplying the power, and it really doesn't make sense that it would coincide with idling the computer. A bad CMOS battery only tends to cause a loss of modified BIOS settings after the computer is powered off.

 

Can you further describe this mode you're encountering? A power/sleep mode? Also, how do you get past it not being able to boot, or are you still stuck unable to boot?

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When the PC reaches the point where it won't boot at all all I'll have is a flashing horizontal cursor at the top left corner of the screen and nothing else.

Beyond that there's really nothing else to describe.

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So you're still stuck not being able to boot?

 

Try clearing the CMOS then, and if that doesn't work, reseat your component's connections to the motherboard (other than the CPU).

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Sounds like a motherboard issue. I agree with what Tucker said. If that doesn't work, then fuck it, CMOS batteries are cheap so you might as well try replacing it to appease the guy at the shop. If none of that works, I'd think about replacing the motherboard.

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23 hours ago, Vaporeon said:

So it does boot from initial power on? Try disabling hibernation and sleep.

I've done as you suggested and things look good so far.

I'll have a new motherboard on Monday and I've already got a new mid tower case so the issue shold be resolved.

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