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General Category => The Knowledge => Ctrl-Alt-Del => Topic started by: Pedal Castro on 09 August, 2021, 07:37:05 pm

Title: New motherboard?
Post by: Pedal Castro on 09 August, 2021, 07:37:05 pm
So, after replacing my SSD to reinstall Win10 I managed to get my PC working again. This time I took an HD image after reinstalled my key apps just in case. One month later, after the occasional crash and restart it's again failing to boot.

After restoring the backup image it still doesn't boot so am I right in thinking it could be a MB issue?
Title: Re: New motherboard?
Post by: TimC on 09 August, 2021, 10:48:01 pm
Could be a BIOS issue. May be worth powering it down, clearing the BIOS and reinstalling the latest version. What's the motherboard?
Title: Re: New motherboard?
Post by: perpetual dan on 09 August, 2021, 11:53:54 pm
Not only, but also:
Are there error codes / LEDs to say what’s going wrong. They might indicate wobbly connection to disk / cpu / ram etc.
Is the motherboard battery on its way out?
Do you have a different disk you can try?
Is it the motherboard covered in dirt? (When I fixed hardware for a living in the 90s dusting solved more than half the problems.)
Title: Re: New motherboard?
Post by: philip on 10 August, 2021, 09:35:35 am
If the motherboard is completely unresponsive then it could be the power supply that has failed, I've had that happen.
Title: Re: New motherboard?
Post by: Canardly on 10 August, 2021, 09:53:21 am
Motherboard CMOS battery ok?
Title: Re: New motherboard?
Post by: Pedal Castro on 11 August, 2021, 04:14:49 pm
Thanks for these ideas, time to get the hoover out I think.  ;D Dusting the mobo was something I used to do quite often but I've fallen out of the habit.
Title: Re: New motherboard?
Post by: Pedal Castro on 12 August, 2021, 11:44:50 am
It was reasonably clean inside but I gave it a dusting anyway, jiggled a few cables and all is well in the world.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: New motherboard?
Post by: ScumOfTheRoad on 12 August, 2021, 11:49:33 am
I second the beep codes / LED codes comment. Get the manual for your motherboard or PC and see if there are beep/light codes.
Turn the thing on and look for these!

Do you get ANY output on your monitor?