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This is sounds like a motherboard clock issue. This is my proposed solution and reasons: I suspect the RTC (real-time clock) on you motherboard has semi-failed, this would explain the bios still being able to store values but time to jump or stay still. Solution: (assuming you have stable internet to sync time) Make sure all time settings in windows are ...


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In my experience, the only way to resolve this is by disabling the on-board video adaptor and to not even have a video cable connected to it. This way the bios will fail over to the PCIe adaptor for post and initialize it as display #1. This is a pretty common issue with PCs with on-board video display.


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There's a few things that could be happening. Is the harddrive from 2005 as well? If so, it is likely failing or becoming damaged, as harddrives do; and it is very likely to crash completely, corrupting all its data and stop working entirely at any minute. Impending doom! This sounds more likely to be a power supply problem. They are very cheap to replace, ...


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This is a desktop PC? You refer to "switch on the back" which sounds like a desktop, but you also refer to a power adapter, which sounds more like a laptop. At a quick guess, Broadly, old age - it's 9 years old, computers don't live forever. Especially ones built in the "Counterfeit capacitor era" (and who knows if we are beyond that even now...) Less ...


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If you are using the older PATA instead of SATA, you need to set the Hard disk jumper settings. PATA Drive Jumper Settings http://www.kitchentablecomputers.com/hdrive3.php PC. How to make hard drive slave or master? http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20111215081357AAHCnkf Thus, the old drive, you need to dismount the old drive, set the jumper ...


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There's significantly simpler solutions to using a VM just to bootstrap an installation. I'd personally install plop bootloader - it chainloads your current bootloader, and lets you boot a currently unsupported device like a cd or usb key from it. Its much safer than using a VM (especially on a system with a single drive - 2 OSes, stomping over each other... ...


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Although this appears to be a different resolution it may still resolve your issue. Recovering the BIOS using key press combination When you upgrade the BIOS on your notebook, a copy of the previous BIOS version is stored in the HP TOOLS partition of your hard drive. Many HP notebook computers have an emergency BIOS recovery feature that allows you to ...


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1st of all, try running Windows in safe mode (this article explains how to do that : http://pcsupport.about.com/od/windows-8/a/open-advanced-startup-options-windows-8.htm). After you boot in safe mode, Windows should load the default drivers for the video card. If Windows is running in safe mode, you have a driver issue. You can try this driver (not sure ...


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How to enable RAID AFTER having installed Win OS (This works in Win 7 and 8) Use run command (Winkey+r) and type "msconfig", hit enter. Under the second tab "Boot", check "Safe boot" under boot options, use "Minimal" sub-option. Click OK and reboot. At reboot enter bios and change controller to RAID, safe bios and reboot. Windows will now boot up in "Safe ...


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I was getting the same error. I noticed that the screws securing the hard drive weren't reaching the drive. Crucial included a rectangular plastic "spacer". I placed the spacer in the hard drive tray, put the drive in the tray and slipped it back in the laptop. The screws secured the drive and the computer booted perfectly.


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I have installed new drive so answering: If I add an SSD drive, will this be ecrypted? No Do I need to change some settings in the BIOS? No Can I make the system dual boot with Ubuntu on the SSD? Yes I have observed that Bitlocker Encrypted drive keeps on asking for recovery keys every time I boot from that drive (after entering bitlocker pin). This ...


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Can voltage alone harm anything? Or is it just temp? Yes. Enough voltage increase can fry a CPU. It is unlikely that you can set such an high voltage though. If I increase GHz by 10% should I increase voltage by 10% too? No. As a rule you do not want to increase the voltage unless absolutely necessary. When overclocking heat is bad. A higher ...


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is it safe UEFI with MBR partition table? You're not asking about safety, but about support. Yes, EFI firmware has no trouble with an MBR partition table, which it can cope with just as it can cope with an EFI partition table. You just need to make sure that you have an EFI System Partition. Your problem is Windows. Microsoft erroneously conflates ...


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You can indeed install Linux on a Chromebook. The article here shows how to install Ubuntu or Bodhi, but the principles would apply to Mint as well. You should also study the articles & blogs here and here, which talk a bit about the risks and potentials. It does take a bit of work and messing around with settings, but it's doable. And you don't ...


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The motherboard has a battery and a clock which will keep track of time even when the computer is off, however it is the OS which determines when to adjust the clock forward/backward depending on the settings. It doesn't get adjusted until either the OS is running at the time it is supposed to be changed, or upon the first boot afterwards.



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