Computer Won't Even Boot Up In Any Mode

Hewlett-packard / M7357c
January 13, 2010 at 07:46:16
Specs: Windows XP
Hi My computer won't bootup in any mode. All I get when I turn on the computer is the HP company screen.
The computer won't budge from that screen.
I did the F8, F10, Esc. button thing still no good.
Hard drive is good, Battery in the CMOS is good.

I'm running Win XP, Computer is a HP m7357c Could it be the memory, Or Motherboard?
This problem was starting slow. It was getting longer & longer to startup.

Can someone help?


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January 13, 2010 at 07:49:03
Most likely it freezes while it checks the memory....try reseating the memory modules....

Google is your friend


Keyboard not present,press F1 to continue...

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January 13, 2010 at 07:55:58
Hi I'll try that now..

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January 13, 2010 at 16:31:24
Hi I found the problem.. The Buttom battery in the cmos was not set right. The first thing I checked was the battery. The battery slipped out way too easy. I went to radio shack and got another one. ( I figure after four years their no harm in replacing it. ) I installed it the same way HP did when they built the unit.

Thats where the problem was. That battery holder has clip to hold the battery in tight. You would need two hands and a needle nose pliers to take it out. In my computer I took it out with one hand.

Well this morning I double check the insides and press on everything hard to make sure all connectors where tight. When I came to the battery it "Click" then I knew that had to be it.

Now everything is working fine. I hope this will help someone else out their with the same problems that I had.

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