non booting comp

Dell / OPTIPLEX GX280
January 10, 2010 at 06:15:34
Specs: windows xp, 1.81ghz/ 500gig
comp turns on one beep then sits @ press tab for post or or del key for setup
if i remove cmos battery & replace it then boots into windows
otherwise stalls a/a

felix


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#1
January 10, 2010 at 06:51:06
http://www.sysopt.com/tutorials/art...
BIOS Error Beeps, Messages, and Codes

May need this too ----
http://www.memtest86.com/
Memory(RAM), test program for downloading


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#2
January 10, 2010 at 06:56:56
the beep @ the beginning sounds like the normal start up process
if the ram is faulty why does the comp start with removal of cmos battery

felix


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