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System locks up on starting windows screen!!!!!!

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August 19, 2009 9:02:41 PM

MY DELL OPTIPLEX 960 STARTS OKAY SOMETIMES,BUT EVERY OTHER BOOT OR SO,IT FREEZES ON THE STARTING WINDOWS SCREEN.I TURN IT OFF AND THEN IT STARTS OK BUT IT LOSES THE DATE AND TIME SETTINGS.ANY IDEAS WHAT IS CAUSING THIS.I CHANGED THE CMOS BATTERY ,BUT THAT DIDN'T HELP!PLEASE HELP!
August 19, 2009 11:10:20 PM

SORRY ABOUT THE CAPS I'M BLIND IN MY LEFT EYE

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August 20, 2009 2:48:33 PM
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Was there any buildup on the connectors that touch the battery?

You could try a different PSU. A failing PSU can cause all sorts of odd issues.
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August 20, 2009 7:56:43 PM

Glad to help. Thanks for the vote.
August 20, 2009 7:58:31 PM

No problem upgraded to a better one and bam no issues......thanks very much!
August 20, 2009 8:04:16 PM

Out of curiosity, what PSU did you go with?
August 20, 2009 9:07:02 PM



OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ600MXSP 600W Power Supply compatible with core i7 - Retail

* ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V
* 100 - 240 V
* 80 PLUS Certified

August 20, 2009 9:08:59 PM

my brother said this one was good one he got it at a local computer store for 69.99.did he rip me off?
August 21, 2009 2:11:52 AM

Oh good, i thought my brother pulled a fast one on me!
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