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06-04-2012 12:18 PM
Hi, I have a Compaq PC and the other day it started playing up alot (on a real go slow) I decided to format it and put fresh windows on to start all over again but this hasn't fixed the problem. When I turn the PC on it sits on the big red Compaq logo for 2 mins 30 secs and then it takes 7 mins 21 secs to eventually get to the log in page. I have tried using Windows 7 64bit and Windows Vista 32bit but seem to have the same issue either way. I have a PCI card in the computer and took that out to test but still the same issue. I also have changed the ram around and put the original ram back in but still the issue continues. I read on the HP website to try other Hard Drives and this also hasn't helped and also moved the cable to other slots but still this continues. I popped the CMOS battery out and put it back it but still no help. The issue does seem to be down to the Motherboard or something like that? I am not and expert by any means with computers and have only tried what I have read to try so any help from you guys would be great but could you please explain in simple terms?
I really do beg of your help....
Thanks in advance