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Old 01-04-2012, 09:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default How do I fix 'Enable External and CPU Cache' error on bootup?


I have an HP Compaq Presario.

Hard drive died. I had a spare IDE drive but the motherboard was SATA only so I ordered an IDE to SATA converter adapter. However the system still couldn't find the drive. I could access the BIOs but made no changes at the time.

I finally ordered a new 500gb SATA drive. However when I tried to boot up after plugging it in I got nothing. No post screen or anything. I have a PCI-e diagnostic card so I plugged it in. It gives me an Error #68 - 'Enable External and CPU Cache'.

I've reset the CMOS by pulling the battery but still get the same error on the diagnostic card and the system won't boot.

How do I fix this error??!!

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Default Re: How do I fix 'Enable External and CPU Cache' error on bootup?

Try reseating the CPU. Somethings not connecting right, it sounds like.

Is it fine without the HDD hooked up?
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