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Hey everyone. I woke up this morning and turned on my computer and everything worked fine. I realized that my computer was displaying the wrong date and I remembered my old computer's BIOS having an option to change the system date. With that, I restarted my computer and opened up the BIOS and changed the date one day back, saved the changes, and then shut down. When I powered it back up, it shut itself off for about 4 seconds and then booted back up...only to shut itself off after 4 seconds again. When the computer start's up, there's not even enough time to get to the windows startup and anything like that. Just a black screen.

I ran a search on my problem and found that some people were able to diagnose the problem by taking everything out besides the CPU and RAM. I started with taking out my video card (which is about a week old) and then powered the computer up. This time, it didn't force itself into a never ending cycle of restarts- it stayed on! The thing is, it wasn't showing anything on the monitor. I thought that I figured out what was wrong, when I put the card back in and then took one stick of RAM out. I powered it back up, and it stayed on (still nothing on monitor). Bottom line, these restarts seem to be inevitable when all my hardware is in, but when I take anything out, it seems to stay on- but sometimes it doesn't. It's completely random. Does anyone know anything that I can do to at least diagnose the problem? I would really like to eliminate this problem, though :D. Thanks, everyone.

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You could try restoring default setting in BIOS.

Could you post your system specs? put a (new) next to any hardware you have added please.

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Nvidia 9800GT Video Card (NEW)
Two sticks of Corsair RAM (1gb each)
AMD Phenom Processor
Nvidia 8200 Motherboard
500w Power Supply.

Am I missing anything?

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You could try restoring default setting in BIOS.

And how do you do that without being able to see anything on the screen?

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Yep. The monitor is plugged in to the new video card which is hooked up and everything. I suppose I could try plugging it into the motherboard instead (it has an onboard video card).

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Yeah, just tried every combination (I have dual monitors) and nothing happened. This is frustrating D:

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Sorry, no. I installed the graphics card last week and already had the software. The thing worked like a dream up until this morning.

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That has something to do with the jumper or whatever on the motherboard, correct?

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just remove the onboard battery for a bit it will reset bios to defaults,or look for jumper ,its usually near the battery

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