"Overclocking failed" error message on boot

My computer had been working perfectly until just about an hour ago, when I powered on and witnessed the Asus motherboard splash screen sit there for a good five to ten minutes. Patient man I am, I waited it out, and it eventually gave me an error message saying "Overclocking failed!" and ...

Ubuntu "Overclocking failed!" - BIOS or motherboard?

Every other boot-up one thing or another happens (and these two things alternately precisely every other time):I get no display at all; the monitor is on with a completely black screen; or...I get that warning about overclocking before the kernel loads, specifically:Overclocking failed! Please enter ...

CPU Fan Error! Overclocking Failed! Over Voltage Failed!

The problem I will explain here is really causing me a headache.I faced it more than 6 times till now. (on different machines)Anyway, let's speak about a specific situation that happened today.PC Specs: CPU: Intel Pentium 4 (2.8 GHz) (1 MB L2) Mainboard: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. P5P800 Rev 1.xxHard Dis ...

cmos settings wrong / cmos/gpnv checksum bad...HELP!!

my computer keeps shutting down without notice. i'll be chatting online or typing up my homework and it will just shut off. when i boot up it either acts normal as in booting up regularly OR i get a message saying my cmos settings are wrong and on some cases it will say CMOS/GPNV CHECKSUM BAD. i can ...

"wrong CMOS settings" ??

When I got home from work, my computer had shut down. We'd had some thunderstorm that day.When trying to reboot it takes a while and then a screen comes up where I can choose to enter BIOS setup, flash bios etc. It also says "wrong CMOS settings". I've tried to clear the settings by using ...

Ubuntu display fails because "Overclocking failed"???

I stupidly (apparently) decided that I would like to build myself a new pc for the first time. Today I finally got all of the parts together and set everything up. At first, everything seemed to be ok, I was able to install Ubuntu onto my hard drive. I rebooted loading from the hard drive and everyt ...

Ubuntu My BIOS settings-- need to change anything?

Here you go Futz:What I did:Popped out CMOS battery, moved the jumper cap over to pins 2 and 3 for 10 seconds then moved them back to 1 and 2 (all this with the power cable unplugged) I then moved some fan power hookups around so that I could use the fan controller in the case to control one of the ...

Ubuntu Cmos settings wrong...and create boot disk fail..

Windows xp,Intel core 2 duo,I sorry......vs windows xp forums> No replyBefore, Wrong bios update have.....And Wrong this>> update msi files, 4gb ram request, I have 2 gb ramCreate boot disk fail>>< Can't run boot disk.Emergency bios update need, And can't run boot disk.I know bios ...

cmos battery

ever since my cmos battery died and I replaced it my pc will not boot up right. I get 2 different errors one is "overclocking field enter setup to re-configure system" and the other is no drive attached to fast track controller the BIOS not installed and also that the CMOS settings are wro ...

cmos resetting

depends on who makes your motherboard though. Dell especially are quite secretive about motherboard components.when you open up your machine have a look and see if you can determine whos the manufacturer of your motherboard and chipset and what not. take out the CMOS battery and let it be for a shor ...

Clearing CMOS on a Jumperless board

I removed the CMOS battery trying to clear charge but now I getthis message when I try to boot:CMOS Settings WrongCMOS Checksum BadCMOS Display Type WrongUnlock KeyboardPress F1 to run SetupPress F2 to load default values and continue=================This system was my computer up until this past No ...

Ubuntu RAM upgrade and CMOS error

An elderly friend has been given an old Windows XP desktop - her first ever computer. All she wants to do with it is e-mail relatives abroad and write the odd letter. To save her from the hassle and expense of anti-virus software, and all the other problems of Windows, we thought it would be useful ...

Ubuntu 8.04 Esound..problems..gnome-settings-daemon

I have a curious setup and the problems are the same:)I'm running on an Ubuntu 8.04 NxServer...and Nx only knows regarding multimedia to use it's own copy / emulation of esd, called NxESD.It sets an env. variable $ESPEAKER and so far so good...Now comes the problem.I've uninstalled pulseaudio and in ...

Ubuntu CMOS only for Windows?

This maybe a dumb question, but. Is the CMOS Batery only for Windows? Do I need it in order to use Linux Ubuntu? http://www.ehow.com/how_113689_replace-pcs-battery.html"All Windows PCs contain a small battery that powers a chip, which in turn stores important system data called the CMOS setting ...

Ubuntu CMOS keeps clearing itself.

Okay, this problem has started appearing on my ASUS P4P800SE motherboard recently, everytime the computer is powered off(every night pretty much) The CMOS settings magically disappear leading to the date being reset in 00:00:00 1/1/02 and various other settings being completely wiped.this is particu ...

Ubuntu ata5: softreset failed

My computer's been slowly dying for a while now - I have issues with my graphics cards I think, but now an issue with my hard drives has popped up.The graphics cards sometimes do not work on boot, so it hangs on the motherboard bios screen, then beeps and says OVERCLOCKING FAILED!The only solution t ...

Ubuntu my computer keeps freeezing at the BIOS screen

I have an Asus P5B Deluxe/Wi-fi AP Motherboard (Intel socket 775) an Intel Core 2 Duo E6600, 2 GB of Corsair XMS2 DDR2 800MHz RAM, an nVidia 7800GT 256MB PCI Express x16, Creative Soundblaster Audigy 4, a Zalman heatsink fan, an Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 250GB SATA HDD, a Lite-On SATA DVD Multi-reco ...

20 vs 24 pin connector

I just upgraded my whole system. New motherboard, hard drive, cpu, heatsink, ram, and video card. i was able to get through the vista install quite roughly, but whenever I boot up my computer it restarts after about 2 minutes. I was wondering if it was a power supply failure because I'm connecting a ...

Overclocked! or Overvoltage Failure!

Overclocked or Over Voltage Failure! Hi!The problem I will explain here is really causing me a headache, Big Time.i bought my computer about 18 months ago from mesh computers uk, been working great but started getting very slow n lagging, mainly because its used 24/7 by myself, wife and 3 kids, so w ...

Ubuntu GRUB - Error 22: No such partition!

people of the forum.I am having a scary problem, and I fear I've lost all my partitions. Here's some background:I have a dual boot setup - XP and Ubuntu 8.10I'm running with an ASUS P4P800 boardSeagate 250GB SATA hddThe tower had been on the floor for a while - quite dustyI moved the computer back u ...

Ubuntu Computer Gremlin

I have a mysterious hardware problem on my home-built machine. Every now and then, it will completely lock-up, for no apparent reason. Sometimes, it only requires a hard reboot to fix, while others, I have to let it sit for 20-30 minutes, before I can successfully boot.Occasionally, upon booting, I ...

Ubuntu Problems going back to XP.

So in light of the problems I'm having with Ubuntu I decided to unistale it and go back to XP on my Gateway Tablet. Thinking of puting Ubuntu back on as a dual boot to use when I need a reason to get stressed.S I go to install XP using my recovery discs.... no dice. Says Recovery failed and won't gi ...

Ubuntu DVD-RW and DVD-ROM

I have a DVD-RW and DVD-ROM but when I insert a CD to read it eg music.All it does is crash the program trying to read the CD. It also seems to turn off my drive so I cant retrive the disc (until restart), and also it pretty much makes Ubuntu crash if I do anything else like try to log out or switch ...

Windows 2000OS Computer Constantly Restarting

I am having a problem with a computer that has Windows 2000 as its installed operating system. I messed around last night with the monitor settings (belive I chose some available option that was "boot") and now everytime you restart it will load to the Windows 2000 startup screen then just ...

Is my POWER SUPPLY burntout?? read/help!

Ok, i build my own computer:ASUS p4800SE mobo HTp4 3.0GHz 800FSB HT w/heatsink1 GB PC3200 RAM80GB Seagate 7200RPMOnboard LAN2x80mm fansand my POWER SUPPLY is 550w power magic psu!My computer has been running for about almost a week and everything was running fine until tonight. I wanted to install a ...

Win xp Boot Problems!!!

I'm working on someones 6000 series compaq computer. The original harddrive was replaced and windows was reinstalled on the new harddrive. The problem is when i got to boot it up it goes through POST, i see the compaq screen then i see the windows loading screen and from there it jumps back to the c ...

CPU temperature control/overheating

I recently built my own computer (for the first time), and have been keeping an eye on the temperature of the CPU since the computer was first turned on. The temperature of the CPU tends to range from around 50C by the time windows has loaded (this is from a cold startup) to around 60 C when the com ...

fatal error LNK1104: cannot open file 'GIU32.lib'

I was looking for a helping hand to help solve this library problem I've encountered. I'm trying to learn OpenGL and I have all the libraries installed in their proper folders (or so I think) except GIU32.lib. I've done a C:/windows search for it and I can't find it anywhere. I can't seem to find an ...

MSI 865PE Neo2 Mainboard doesn't like my CD/DVD drives.

I just bought the MSI 865PE Neo2 yesterday. I got a nice little 2.4c P4, 1GB of PC2700 Ram, and some other junk. I pulled my 52x CD-RW and my 4x DVD-RW drives out of my old computer (they worked fine, didn't mess with the jumpers or anything), and put them into my new computer.I recently bought a Ma ...

No HD recognized

I am currently trying to repair a PC for a school computer lab. This Dell Optiplex will not recognize any hard drives or boot from any CD's. The only device on the boot sequence list is the floppy drive, it is acting as though it does not recognize anything else. Another weird thing that is going on ...

unmountable boot volume

Went to start up my gateway laptop a few days ago and it would boot up as far as the windows screen with the timer on the bottom and then a blue screen would pop up saying unmountable_boot_volume and then it would try and reboot itself.I found a thread taking you through the repair using a windows X ...

I installed a new motherboard and now windows is mad!

I had an old pc that i had got in 01, it had an 900mhz cpu and a 20GB harddrive. in 03 i upgraded to windows xp and now it is getting increasingly slower. So i bought a new motherboard/cpu bundle off of the net, it had a 2.5GHz cpu and 512 MB DDR ram. the old one had PC 133 of 256 sd ram. I got ever ...

Computer Randomly Shuts Down With No Warning

everyone. I was hoping someone out there could give me some input on what's going on with my machine. Randomly, without any warning, or pattern, my machine shuts down. It does not freeze before this happens, or give any warning whatsoever. It simply freezes. I can be (and have been) in the middle of ...

Mobo/RAM? starting error

Ive been having this problem for a few months now.When I reboot, or power up the PC, I get error beeps and then nothing.The beeps happen before anything is displayed on the screen. The beeps are 2 extremely short beeps, back to back, then 6 independant short beeps. Sad to do this but kinda like: ...

OEM PC -Windows XP Home (oem) does not complete installation-set up loops

Thanks to all who have taken time from their precious lives to read this.1st the problem (briefly) will be listed, then how I may have gotten it and finally all the steps I’ve taken thus far. [Since this here below is long I have omitted all the googling I have done in trying to solve this problem ...

DHCP Daemon Error

So I am new at using Linux, and am having problems configuring my DHCP settings. The connection failed during the install, and when I tried to set it up manually, I get a message saying that the an "error occurred while the dhcp daemon was restarting". I have as my domain twcny.rr.com, whi ...

Unusual problem...

I'm pretty much at an intermediate level when it comes to working on PC's. I've had a couple of problems with my machine before, but this one has me kind of stumped.You see, I woke up one morning having left it on during the night to finish downloading a torrent, only to find that it had completely ...

Need cpu frequency advice

Hi, Just put an amd 3000 754 pin newcastle into an asrock board.set ram to 400 mhz, cpu frequency auto set at 200 mhz.I think it should be set at 400, which I can manually do. I can set it anywhere from 200 to 400 mhz. I would like some advice before I do this.I would like proper settings without ov ...

hard drive and usb cdrw not recognized in DOS

I OWN A CTX EZBOOK 800 SERIES LAPTOP WITH AN AMD-K6 333MHZ PROCESSER, 160MB RAM, 4 GB FUJITSU MHC2040AT HARD DRIVE, EXTERNAL PCMCIA 8GB IBM TRAVELSTAR E HARD DRIVE, 1.44 FLOPPY DISK DRIVE, 56K MODEM, AND A Q-LITY 4X4X6 CDRW (MODEL: ECW-043).PROBLEM:A FEW DAYS AGO, I DELETED MY WINDOWS 98 OS BY REFOR ...

admitted newbie can't get install started

First let me say that I may be a newbie but I'm no idiot... That said... I can't even get the install started. The way I understand it I should be able to boot off the CD but it isn't working.I downloaded and burned the following...FC3-i386-disc1.isoFC3-i386-disc2.isoFC3-i386-disc3.isoFC3-i386-disc4 ...

PC Freezes Intermittently

I just built a core i7 rig about a month ago, and it has a very annoying problem, the PC will freeze for about 1-3 seconds randomly, and I have no idea when it is going to happen. It usually occurs while gaming, but it also has happened when I am just navigating through windows explorer or am workin ...

Windows7 Virtual PC error

I can not use Virtual PC because my hardware cmos settings can not turn it on and it is not compatible. Is there a Virtual Drive Box SUN or anything that can use a emulation so I don't have to buy a new mobo?Any help? ...

Computer Restarts after POST

Don't know exactly what happned but I'm starting to think my wife killed my pc...long story short... my wife plugged in a the audio cord from my gtx 285 to my clr_cmos pins. Upon booting up she said a screen came up asking which CMOS settings to use and she picked last known working settings. After ...

Unable to detect HDD

I have stuck with a problem regarding connecting HDD parallely. I have 40GB (Samsung IDE-HDD) on which i boot Redhat Linux and Win2k3. Want to detect my 80GB (Seagate IDE-HDD) and access all partitions of it under Linux as well as on Win2k3. But no luck, i tried all combinations/permutations of jump ...

cant install Photoshop cs5 extended

i cant install adobe photoshop CS5 Extended .. it gives error like thisExit Code: 6-------------------------------------- Summary --------------------------------------- 0 fatal error(s), 43 error(s), 41 warning(s)WARNING: The payload: Adobe Photoshop CS5 Core {7DFEBBA4-81E1-425B-BBAA-06E9E5BBD97E} ...

Fedora 5 suddenly won't boot

I have a fedora 5 system installed on the primary drive. Windows xp installed on the secondary drive.Suddenly, fedora refuses to boot. Everything worked well until yesterday.I set the boot order in the cmos settings to boot fedora first. When trying to boot, I get a black screen for 5 seconds, and t ...

"System Diskette"

The BIOS date is from '97, so I'm not going to hold my breath for a solution to this, but it can't hurt to ask.When I boot up the computer with the disk in the drive, (I tested disk on another computer, it works fine, and disk drive is fine too.) The blue "IBM" pops up, then the screen tur ...

NF7-S ram compatibility

all! I have a question about ram compatibility for a computer I had a friend build me about 4 years ago. The motherboard is a NF7-S and has 3 slots for ram. I currently am using 2 sticks of 512, but was wondering if I can put 3 1gb sticks in it. If so, what specific ram should I look for? Will all I ...

MSI 875p Neo - intersting BIOS problem

there. New user so u'll have to put up with me.I bought the 875p Neo in September of last year. Now, I've always heard the phrase if somethings fine, don't fix it! When I started up the pc, I got a message saying "No Device Found, BIOS not installed!". But my PC would start up fine :S. Any ...

Pc Not Posting But Has Power

I have friends pc that i have installed a new hard drive and new memory. Since installing the components the pc will not boot or even beep at start up.Basically nothing happens other than power to the fan and drives etc. I have tried booting with none of the drives connected and with the old memory ...