Well My Dell Dimension c521 started having that Solid amber light issue and so I started testing and everything works as it should however I stil get the solid amber. So I set the PSU switch to off and put the Cmos jumper on reset and push the PSU switch to on and Success! the pc started and ran normally for hours. However every time I turn the PC off In order to restart it I have to reset the CMOS which annoys me because I lose all my settings and My Graphics drivers get resetted back to that Standard VGA Graphics driver from Microsoft. Any Ideas? It all started when I removed and re installed my Proccesor.
Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
4GB DDR2 SDRAM
AMD Ahtlon 64 x2 5000+ 2.6 Ghz
I did and it stayed the same, it annoys me because this issue wont let me update my Graphic drivers and can't play any games because of it. I also even replaced my PSU without any luck. I'm using the Dimension C521 right now
Ok so I rereplaced my supossed new cmos battery with a new for sure cmos battery and now my time and drivers stay Normal and now I was able to update my drivers but I still have the issue of having to use jumper in order to start
That exe started in my Win7 32bit system and it popped up a message about attached devices before updating BIOS (I'm not going to run it further in my Thinkpad just in case it does update my BIOS).
It looks to me as though that exe is a Windows 32bit executable. If you really need me to check, I could try the same exe under Win98 and XP to see if it does the same.
Afraid I can't. Why would the psu be an issue now if the pc boots when moving the jumper on the cmos and works, I can even over clock my gpu and cpu and play high demanding pc games or even leave the pc running for long and stays running
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