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eMachines t3656 will not start up

my emachines t3656 runs great but it will not

boot up unless i reset the bios i try to bios

update wont work any help

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juan walters, after the POST what error do you get that tells you to reset the BIOS?

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I am taking it that since you have not responded to oldturkey03 about post errors that you are not getting any. You also state that the system runs great, when running. I am guessing then that the system just hangs while loading the operating system. I would try reinstalling your operating system and drivers since this does not sound like a hardware failure.

Since you reinstalled Vista, I lean towards when the BIOS is reset from the jumper that it goes into a fail safe mode with no hardware detection, so you can boot and get into the BIOS. When the computer is shut down it relearns itself. My first thoughts are faulty memory or faulty memory slot. Possibly a bad HD controller or cable. I've seen several computers with bad sata cables make it part way through loading the operating system then hang.

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What I had in mind and needed to have clarified is a bad/dry CMOS battery. That is why I was hoping for a response. I have had PC's before that would require a BIOS reset before anything else due to a faulty CMOS battery...

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I thought about that. Most BIOS give a post error for that. This computer's native op sys is VISTA :(. The poster commented on Tim Gelvin's answer this morning and ran right past your question. I took that to mean no post errors.

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juan walters, which part of your bios do you reset or are you just resetting all of it to default? How much memory do you have on your PC

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Juan, please tell us more. I can't see your computer screen when it is turning on. Does it just hang with a black screen? Does Vista start loading and it hangs there? Are you using the motherboard jumper to reset the bios or going into the BIOS? After the BIOS is reset do you go in it and change anything? Do you have the BIOS memory test on boot turned on?

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I am leaning toward the same idea, I'd go memory first then HDD. I'd pull the memory and restart and see what POST error BEEP he gets to at least make sure CPU okay I'd pull the CMOS jumper to totally clear the machine and see what happens. I repaired one this week with a bad memory module took forever to isolate the problem since it was a new one....:) PITA, don't trust anything...:-)

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I don't think it is an OS error since it seems to get fixed whenever he restarts his computer, which should not happen if it would be a Vista issue. I tried to determine which would be the variable that changes with the Bios reset to default and why the BIOS is not saving it. That is why I as thinking to check for faulty memory as well as to turn of the Automatic detection of the drives....I am not sure if his BIOS has Fail Safe Options.

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I'm guessing the eMachine is using the PCChips motherboard... if so then that is your problem... it's a bad motherboard and will need to be replaced with a different make/model. Any miniATX motherboard will fit the case. Just make sure you find one that uses the same CPU and memory as the original board.

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i dont when i shut down the computer it will not start unless i reset the bios

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there are no post error mesege i replace the batery and re install vista did all the updates and still have to reset the bios for the computer to restart

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