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Problem with MSI K9N Sli Platinum

by elektronische / May 9, 2013 9:46 AM PDT

My computer has worked very well for several years with this Board, but now I have the following problem:
By the time I turn on the PC, it stays frozen on the screen showing the MSI logo.
The only way to pass that screen is turning off the PC and press the button "Clear CMOS", then turn on the pc again, press F2 to load default options and it loads Windows normally but this does not works any USB port.
The next time I reboot or turn off the PC, it has the same problem and I have to repeat the above steps.
Any idea what might be happening?
Thank you very much!

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(NT) So did you try a new cmos battery?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 9, 2013 9:54 AM PDT
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by elektronische / May 9, 2013 10:12 AM PDT

Yeah, I've already try with a new cmos battery.

Here is more info:

Board: MSI K9N Sli Platinum
Bios: Version 1.11
PSU: ATX-750W 8A
VGA: ATI HD 4770
AMD Athlom X2 4200+ 64 bits
MEM: Kingston 2x1gb
HDD: Samsung 1Tb 7200rpm
OS: Windows 7 64bit Ultimate

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by Willy / May 9, 2013 11:06 PM PDT
In reply to: Yeah

Make sure that your new CMOS battery has good contact and is actually working. Boot into the bios display and set-up your bios setting as you want them. SAVE!!! upon exiting the bios and thus reboot. Once that's done, shutdown and reboot again. A complete shutdown, NOT a restart. Do that and the screen should show or similar that the bios has changed or basically re-enter the bios area, verify all is as it should be and just exit out. Once that's done, you can reboot. Upon this next reboot, it should boot as normal w/o any error or somehow interrupt the booting. if it does, then either the battery is weak or contacts of battery aren't in complete full pressure contact. Alas, new batteries may have a "clear tab" to prevent discharge, remove to allow battery to work properly(yeah).

tada -----Willy Shocked

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