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Just installed a new motherboard (intel celeron 300mhz).  When I goto boot the computer nothing happens...I get a very dark monitor screen.  This system was working however I did change a setting in the CMOS: "enabled - cache".  At the time I did not realize this chip had no level 2 cahce onboard!  Could this keep the system from starting up?  If so how can I get the system to start.  Win95 is on the HD and was previously working before this alteration to the CMOS.
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by:juggernaut
ID: 1012260
make sure the ram is in properly and change your video card to another slot, if it still happens tell me
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by:leadboot
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The video card is on the motherboard!  It one of those 3in1 jobs.
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by:leadboot
ID: 1012262
The video card is on the motherboard!  It one of those 3in1 jobs.
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by:leadboot
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The video card is on the motherboard!  It one of those 3in1 jobs.
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by:juggernaut
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ok, is there anyway you can disable so you can put a different one on, just to test if its the motherboard or not
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by:vikiing
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If video card is OK, it's possible motherboard has a problem. Does the computer speaker do any sound ?.
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by:leadboot
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I beleive so but I'm not sure how!  And to answer vikings question there are no sounds coming off anything!
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by:undrcuvr
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what kind of hard drive do you have installed?  IDE or SCSI?
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by:juggernaut
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if its the vid card it could be the motherboard but it could be other things like the ram, do u hear the ram count??
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by:leadboot
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Sorry guys, the CMOS had to be wiped clean.  Luckily the store I got the card from did this for free!
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wlennon earned 300 total points
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Remove the jumper (usually blue) with three pins, move the to the other end, re-boot, the maching will tell you to shut down and re-boot.  Than will clear all CMOS entries.  

BTW-Second time I had to post this.
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