Crazy Hang Up

By altiman
Jan 11, 2005
  1. Hi,
    My Computer had worked fine for almost one year. Few weeks ago it began to take a lot of time to boot and to change drives from applications (i.e. access d: from c:). I decided to format and re-install XP. Wrong decision. The computer hangs during installation and after a second formating, the XP could install.
    Now it usually hangs during first boot (no mouse, keyboard action). I have to power off and start again. Then CMOS appears with a message "Wrong CPU speed". I accept the new parameters (the same as always) and then computer starts normally.
    Anyone has an idea what is going on?

    Configuration: ASUS A7V333, 512 MB RAM, Athlon XP 1800+, HD 80GB Maxtor
  2. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,569

    refer to your mobo manual/mfgr for info on said error msg. try setting your FSB speeds to a lower setting, ensure that your cooling and everything is doing it's job.
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