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My PC wont Boot unless i reset my BIOS by taking out the cmos battery for 10 seconds

Its been a month since i bought a new motherboard and GPU because my PC wont boot, i turned off my PC last night as usual woke up and my pc would say no signal but fans were spinning PSU working and Hard Drive light on i reset it nothing happened, i took out my ram stick and nothing happened so i took out the cmos battery for 10 seconds and back in now it works. Now i get a blue screen faulty hardware ( apparently this is a windows 10 problem always happening) now its happening again i reset the bios and it boot up. Can anyone tell me what is the problem?

P.S I got the faulty hardware blue screen loading a CSGO game

I set my Hard Drive to boot first didnt help (UEFI Windows is first)

My Specs:
MSI H61M W8 Motherboard
DDR3 4gb RAM
Intel i3 3250 3.5ghz
1TB Toshiba HDD
R7 360 MSI OC Edition DDR5 2GB
550watt CM PSU
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  1. Well have you tried to update the BIOS on MB just to make sure that that fix it.
  2. ikaz said:
    Well have you tried to update the BIOS on MB just to make sure that that fix it.

    Built my PC without a CD Drive :/ might have to put it in a other computer and install it on flashdrive
  3. Hey there, @Shad2466!

    I'd recommend you attempt to reset BIOS using another method - resetting the jumper . If the issue is still present, you should probably replace the CMOS battery itself, instead of re-seating it. This could be just a case of a bad CMOS battery. If that doesn't work either, you might want to consider re-flashing BIOS as well.
    You should probably also try using a different PSU.
    In case none of these work, you might be dealing with a failed mobo. :(

    Keep us posted with the troubleshooting, though.
    Good luck!
    SuperSoph_WD
  4. SuperSoph_WD said:
    Hey there, @Shad2466!

    I'd recommend you attempt to reset BIOS using another method - resetting the jumper . If the issue is still present, you should probably replace the CMOS battery itself, instead of re-seating it. This could be just a case of a bad CMOS battery. If that doesn't work either, you might want to consider re-flashing BIOS as well.
    You should probably also try using a different PSU.
    In case none of these work, you might be dealing with a failed mobo. :(

    Keep us posted with the troubleshooting, though.
    Good luck!
    SuperSoph_WD


    I find that the CMOS battery is loose a bit I think, if I push of down on the left while its in it rises on the right a bit could that be it?
  5. I would definitely consider replacing it then, @Shad2466!
    It's totally possible that it's indeed the source of your issues all along.
    For further details on the replacement, I'd advise you to turn to the motherboard manual or the manufacturer's official customer support for assistance.
    If it's still within the warranty period, they might even be able to provide you with the replacement itself.

    Best of luck!
    SuperSoph_WD
  6. I'm actually thinking its the power supply causing this because its a new motherboard
  7. Best answer
    Hello there again, @Shad2466!

    You mentioned that the CMOS battery is somehow loose, nothing on the hardware should be loose. Since it's a new mobo, I'd definitely not tamper with it physically because you might void the warranty. However, you could definitely run some tests on the PSU to see if there's anything abnormal. Either way, contact the mobo manufacturer's customer support and ask them for assistance with the BIOS reset troubleshooting. You might also want to try re-seating all the connections inside your PC and make sure that everything is properly connected. Loose cables could result in such booting issues.

    Hope this helps.
    SuperSoph_WD
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