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Blank HDD, Blank screen, and no access to Bios

Q: Blank HDD, Blank screen, and no access to Bios

I had to replace my HDD in my other laptop, well I put in blank HDD, well I try to start it up and I dont get bios or post. needing to install OS and software for the laptop. I tried the Ram trick, the hard system power reset and everything I could find that people suggested for the blank screen and bios problem.

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A: Blank HDD, Blank screen, and no access to Bios

I don't know that much about laptops but when you replaced the hard drive, how did you know it failed and how do you know something else hasn't failed?

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Trying to access the BIOS to upgrade the Western Digital Drive. I use settings to reboot to the BIOS and it reboots but the screen remains blank after rebooting. How can I access?

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Hi. I have a dell inspiron laptop. My problem starts when i tried to update my bios from a07 to a15. While the update is running my laptop screen suddenly turned blank but my laptop is still on. What should i do?

A:Bios update fail. Blank screen while updating bios

Please check and see if you can get into BIOS. By the way list Dell model number and version of window. Ex: Dell Inspiron 3543, windows 10
1. Power off computer
2. Power on computer, quickly start tapping F2 key continuously. Hopefully, you'll be able to see BIOS screen.

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Hi. I have a lenovo y50 running windows 10. It did some automatic update, shut down and when I powered it up again, I got the update being prepared screen then after a while it rebooted and was stuck on the lenovo logo for a long time. I force shut it down and again it froze on the lenovo screen. After powering  it up again, i got a bsod and it again rebooted. Now,  when i power it on i dont get anything on the screen, its totally blank with the leds powering up and also the keyboard backlighting. Any help guys? 

A:Lenovo y50 wont boot. Can't access bios, blank scr...

Hi nikar15 , 
Welcome to the Community Forums. 
Would you have the machine number? Check on the machine number from the sticker or check it from here ,just keep your serial number confidential.
Was it previously on Win8.1 ? Did you manage to create a recovery media ?
It would have to power drain the machine by removing the charger , battery and harddrive and to press and hold down the power for 12 seconds. 
Without the harddrive and battery , try going to the BIOS by FN + F2 or use the Novo button to start. If you manage to get the BIOS set up screen , go to the Exit Tab and load optimal defaults and save and exit. Turn off and put back the battery and harddrive and check.
Update us how things go. 

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My old computer was working fine until today. When I power on I get the one beep. bios shows on monitor - goes through drive detection then nothing... No cursor no error message it just sits there. I switched the video card from another (working) machine and it still does the same thing.
What else could be the problem?
Thanks for your help ! !

A:Blank Screen after Bios

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I hava an emachine w4620 laptop with xp that died a few months ago.
manufactured by arima about 3 or 4 years old.

I went to do a reboot,when it powered back on, had high speed fan and an error.I dont remember the error but it seems like it was asking for a file location as if going to install from a floppy or something.
the top half of the screen was blue with the text-- and the bottom of the screen remained blank.

i tried to wait out the error but nothing happened so i held down on the power button and nothing happened.I still had high speed fan and th error message and couldnt shut down machine.

After about 5 minutes I unpluged the brick and then took out the battery.

Pluged it back in,I got my status lights on for hard drive radio etc on 5 seconds as usual
when i hit the power nothing happens,absolutely nothing

I have put in differant known good ram
Took out the coin cell battery for about 20 minutes ,put back in
checked my brick it is good
checked every ribbon i can all wires etc.

i have a green led light on bottom of lcd panel that comes on whenever the power brick is pluged into the wall and the pc.
It no longer lights,but the status lights will come on with the brick or battery is plugged in.

I dont get any beeps- no fans- no screen--nothing
just the status lights for 5 seconds when first plugging in the machine.

A:Blank screen,no bios .no fan

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i changed my bios from both to crt on boot to try and fix my screen as it went blank on laptop due to windows saying you can get better resolution, was running on monitor then that stopped, so now i cant see start up ie f8 or bios menu ,as i was running in vga mode and or safe and have to install new drivers i downloaded to try to sort ,sorry this is rambling on ?:knock: so how can restore bios defaults without seeing screen or use f8 to run safe mode ect , whats best option can i get into bios through windows ps the computer is booting up as windows can be seen faintly very dark any sugg thanks

A:bios blank screen

Try plugging in and activating a external monitor...

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I have an Acer Aspire 9815WKHI Laptop running Windows Vista Ultimate.

I've been having booting up problems for about a week and when I woke up today I started the Laptop and the Acer screen came up but there is no BIOS entry, where it usaully says "F2 - Settings" is blank, after that the screen goes blank.

I have reseated the RAM. I have looked around the internet for solutions and noticed a few people saying re-install the BIOS. Im not sure to which BIOS setting i need.

Has anybody else had this problem or can anyone please help me with this issue.

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Recently my computer began to go to a blank screen right after the bios post screen. Nothing can be done, it just stays at this screen and never loads up windows. I haven't installed or changed anything in my system or bios before it happened so I'm wondering as to what would cause this problem and how to fix it.

I am however able to load up windows and use it just as normal if I were to change boot priority to cd/dvd first then hard drive. However if I were to change it back to hard drive first then simply a blank screen.

The reason that I believe it a hardware problem is that once windows is loaded using above method, I am able do anything that you could normally do.

OS: Win 7 64 bit
MB: Asrock P43DE3
HD: WD Caviar Black 750gb
GFX: ATI 5770
PSU: Corsair 650HX

A:Blank screen after BIOS

is anything in the CD drive? (the Windows 7 installation disk will boot windows if it is in the drive)

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I bought a pc off of ebay "HP Compaq Presario 6420nx 1.8GHZ 256M 80GB HD "
Processor: AMD Athlon XP 1.8GHz + Memory: 256mb(DDR SDRAM)Maximum RAM 1 GB, Installed Cache Memory 256 KB + Bus Speed 266 MHz + Hard Drive: 80Gb + Other Drives: DVD/CD-RW, Read speed 40x, Read Speed(2nd)16x, Write Speed 40x, ReWrite Speed 10x,+ 3.5 floppy.+ Software included: Windows XP Home Edition(preinstalled

When I got it the procesor fan was loose ,I suppose it came off during shipping, YEAH RIGHT and sadam is still a dictator in iraq.

well i put it back on , realizing it would be very hard for this fan to just fall off on its own..

I read several tech message boards and did all the "right stuff" reset cmos take it all the way apart put plastic washers under mother board , check all jumper wires.. I am freakin confused by this point and dont remember my middle name, I think it is duh.

I only have one hd in this (samsung 80 gb) how should it be jumpered. the one in my other pc is a 40 gb western and it has no jumper .this one had 2 on the hd

how should the jumper by the batt look 3 prong , does the jumper go on outside 2 or inside 2 the the other side has 2 prong with the jumper only on the outside prong.

When i turn on the pc the rewrite and dvd light up the keyboard lights up at first then nothing, the yellow light comes on for a bit then the green light dont come on when the yellow light goes off.

Did I mention Ive been up all night, shucks man I am going to have to ... Read more

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I just bought a toshiba satellite notebook model a135-s2776 about four months ago. I left my computer on all night and when i woke up the screen is blank and now I cannot reset my laptop unless I hold the power button down. But i still get the blank screen. It does not even load to bios. There is no beeping noise whatsoever. The fan spins for couple of seconds then it stops. the hd lights come on for a few second then its gone, but the hd is running when I put my ear next to the keyboard. the dvd drive light stays on but it will not eject. All this happen when I power the laptop on. I check to see if if will work on another monitor and I press func and F5 and still nothing. I took the laptop apart all the way to the mb and reseated almost every hardware ram, fan, heatsink and the dvd drive. put everything back the way it was and still nothing works. I am at work right now but I will get the specs of my laptop when i get home.

A:blank screen no bios

Frist - your warranty should be good, if I remember Toshiba policies. Go to Toshiba's Tech Support and they may help directly or find a local service place.

Second - You didn't say, but I'll assume your Notebook is plugged into AC. Have you checked the battery? It must be installed and have some charge on it to work even when using AC. Also, batteries have been known to go bad even if new. You may have heard of the big battery recall awhile back, although that dealt with batteries burning up (causing fires in some cases).

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Ran into some odd computer problems today, any assistance would be fantastic.

PC / OS / Browser Info:
Dell Optiplex (bought from DiscountPC.com)
P4 1.99GHz, 512mb RAM, 40GB HD
Win XP (OEM) ver 2002, SP2
Firefox v3.0.3
IE v6.0.2900.2180

Overview Problems:
1.) Windows login password shows "IIIII" instead of the encrypted dots to indicate a password
2.) Random Outlook emails appear completely blank
3.) Google homepage on IE is completely blank, other various pages do not fully load, but work in Firefox
4.) Button text on some apps (Auslogics defrag) are completely gone
5.) Various system hangs

The computer worked fine until today. It was original purchased as a frugal replacement for an existing broken office PC.

Methods tried:
1.) Defrag/registry defrag, auslogics apps missing button text
2.) Ran AVG Virus scan (buttons missing text), to no avail, wouldn't run
3.) System restored to yesterday, and then to a week ago, to no avail
4.) Visited various tech support sites that suggested to run various REGSVR32 commands in Start -> run to no affect
5.) Ran IEFix app which was suggested might bring back broken IE components
6.) Explored Device manager, nothing is apparently wrong with any devices

This is about the extent of my IT knowledge. I would much prefer a way to fix other than formatting - I'm not even certain a format would fix the problem.

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Now I'm sure you guys have seen this enough, or so I think. I have read around here and other sites relating to my problem, to an extent. Some problems others have mentioned relating to this blank screen are close to my problems, but the solutions to fix it is where I am having trouble.

My problem.
As of now I am typing this from a newly installed XP version on my hardrive (2nd partition).
I have Windows XP Profesional version 2002 sp2. When I turn on my computer everything is fine, Bios loads but after that the screen goes completely blank. I have tried running in safe mode but it freezes in the process.

I have had this problem before and managed to repair with the installation CD. All my files were ok. This time, after the repair (deleting and then copying files) it restarts to resume the rest of the installation, but the screen goes blank after bios. This time it did not work. I kept trying to repair but it says "there was already an attempt on upgrading Windows". It allows me to do the repair process again but I cannot continue with the installation because of the blank screen. I would really want to get to my files again. Any help would be very much appreciated. I hope theres a simple solution.

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Dear Expert,

I have accer aspire 5738z model laptop
Recently I have updated BIOS version, and after that once I power on my laptop a blue screen come.
After doing everything I was failed to recover IT to normal mode, then what I did is like my friend format my internal hard disk by connecting it to another pc via USB port.
All drive has been formatted.
Now when I my open my laptop I get blank screen only.

Laptop not going into BIOS setting in anyways, I have Phoenix bios and tried keys like (Ctrl+Alt+ESC, F2,ESC +Fn)

Please suggest how to recover my laptop in a working now.

- Harry

A:Blank screen..bios not working

Pull the HDD from the computer. When you power on the computer, do you get the Acer Logo screen? If so, at the Acer screen you should he message a quick message to press (key) to enter Setup, this is usually F2. If that works, shut down, remove the battery, and replace the HDD,replace the battery and restart and do the same thing.

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hi, this is my first post at Tech Suppor Guy Forum,i am not sure if i am posting in the right category,my pc is AS ROCK ALIVE NF6G-DVI,i am using OS microsoftwindows xp sp2 64 bit,my problems started some weeks back first with keyboard(usb)being intermittent until it stopped working completely,then mouse also usb became intermittent i have to unplug it then reinsert it again but most of the time it does not work,i borrowed a mouse & keyboard both ps2 and it seemed to be working i was convinced the usb ports were not working,but then i made a blunder after someone advised me to clear bios so i did just that and now i just can't go anywhere as i have only a black screen,can someone please help me solve the problem or do i have to send it to a repair store?i also can't affford to lose any of my materials,thank you. chokie

A:blank screen after clearing BIOS

It should be easy to recover your files by connecting the drive to another machine and copying them to another drive or optical media. I would do that before proceeding.
Have you tried booting to a bootable CD/DVD?
This sounds like a serious issue with the motherboard or video card.

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I started my computer (Compaq Presario desktop 2gb ram, 140gb hd, 2.2ghz cpu, win 7 ultimate) a few days ago and it would show the HP splash screen and then go black with a flashing cursor in the upper left corner. I shut it down and restarted and went to setup and reset the defaults and it started. Now every time I start the computer I have to reset the defaults for it to boot.
I couldn't find anything similar to my problem, I looked.
I hope I put this in the right spot.

A:Bios splash screen then blank

Sounds like your systems CMOS battery may need replacing, is it showing the correct time and date?

In your Bios you should be able to find a list of voltages, see what it shows for the battery (vbat).

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Hello everyone,
I've got a problem with my graphics card Nvidia 6800XT. It worked normally before but now I cannot start PC, it displays blank screen when I turn it on and I hear few beeps after that, but there's still nothing on screen. Everything works fine if I try with MX440 card or Graphics controller. I'm uncertain if it's really happening because of card and if I should test it on another PC. It may be because of power too, but I can't tell because everything was working fine before.

Here's some info about my PC:

ASRock P4i65G
Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU, 3.00 GHz x86
2.00 GB of RAM
Samsung SyncMaster 753DFX
Nvidia 6800XT (256MB) / Nvidia MX440 8x AGP (64MB) / Intel(R) 82865G Graphics Controller (96MB)
160 GB and 20 GB Hard Disks
230W Power Supply
Windows XP SP 3, 32 bit

Thanks in advance.

A:BIOS not starting, blank screen

Test the card in another PC. It will likely work fine.

Based on your specs, I'd say you need a new power supply.

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Hello, I just got everything in my case. New parts. I got the Asus M4A78LT-M motherboard and AMD Phenom II x4 3.2 955 am3 cpu. I got everything together and booted it one time, it started just fine. I went into bios to change device to usb thumb drive, bc it has my OS on it. I read that the mboard comes only working with 3 cores. I saw the setting under advanced-cpu and changed to all cores, while i was in the process of changing boot priority. Rebooted to a blank screen and unable to get in bios.
I tried clearing the CMOS data by turning off, unplugging, and moving the clrtc jumper. Also did the same and removing the battery. And then the ram. Then I tried unplugging all components(cd and br rom) & hd. To no avail. I also tried (with cdrom only as master) putting in the motherboard dvd to see if it would auto fix. Didn't work. I even d/l'ed the initial bios file from Asus and put on USB drive put in and turned on still didnt work.

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I put in my new video card ( ATI Radeon x1650 AGP) and I tried to get windows to work. It worked but kept shutting down with the BSOD. I searched around the internet and found that I should update my BIOS. I used the ASUS program to download and fix the BIOS that I had and BIOS 1.14 for my Motherboard (ASUS A7V8X-X) after installation I rebooted and my monitor wouldn't show anything a feeling went through my stomach that I had just screwed up big. I tried placing my 2 older video cards (ATI All-In-Wonder 9600, and an Nvidia card from 2000) the Nvidia card showed the screen and it said something about my disk crashing. Is there any way to recover my computers motherboard, or am i in too deep? Please reply if you have any information. Please speak in detail as I am not very educated in this area.

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Heres the Problem
When I switch on I get power to PC, CD and DVD drives which can be opened and closed, hdd light comes on for 2 seconds then stays off.

Nothing appears on screen, the BIOS doesnt appear and the monitor screen remains blank.
(NB monitor works on another PC)

Fans on processor and casing are both running when I switch on

Beeps heard vary each switch on but are either:
1)Duh Duh Duh , Du Do
2)Duh Duh Duh ,du du du du du du du (rapid constant tone)
3) No beeps

Prior to this problem
my PC case did seem hot but Musketeer device said 50 degrees C. Windows XP was experiencing more frequent problems on bootup recommending scandisk much of the time, TV card seemed troublesome.

My efforts
I have opened up and had a quick look and all seems to be secure (except 1 of 4 very thin wires to the speaker ports.)
I haven't found or smelt signs of burning.

The beast
A P4 3 ghz processor
2 512mb 400 DDR pieces
2x 200GB HD's
ATI Radeon 9800? 256MB
TV card
Muticard reader,Floppy drive
DVD Rewriter

I also have a 3 year old PC P3 800mhz, 64MB graphics, think the memory is SD Ram, if any of this can help.

Any suggestions welcome, preferably with recommended sequence of attack for willing but novice PC surgeon!! Thanks

A:Power but No BIOS & blank screen

Sounds to me like your power supply, or possibly the mains (though I doubt it) had a power surge and blew your motherboard. Happened to me a couple of weeks back, my housemate a month ago and a family friend not long ago either! There was no smoke or burning smell either.

This would also explain no BIOS, and Windows becoming unstable before the event, because irregular power levels were being fed to your system.
If the psu has started surging, it would explain why the fans, drives etc are still working - power is still reaching them.

If it had been the RAM going, you would still get a POST / BIOS.
I doubt that the TV card has anything to do with it.
The only thing that confuses me is that you get beeping at all....

Not sure what you mean by "musketeer device", but 50 degrees is fine for cpu temp, and probably for case temp too.

If it was a psu surge, you will probably need to replace the motherboard, and I would strongly recommend buying a high quality psu (remember, high wattage rating doesn't always equal quality!) from reputable brands such as Antec or Enermax. Your psu has probably started becoming unreliable, and you don't want a replacement motherboard to go the same way! Additionally, you might invest in a mains surge protector.

Someone else might know different, or have a solution that doesn't involve buying a new mobo/psu....

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I recently updated my Bios on my computer because i was getting the blue screen error (Driver_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL) and now my computer will not start up. THe fans start running and the keyboard lights for caps lock etc do not light up. I have already cleared the CMOS memory and it did not do a thing, any suggestions? (I have already read numerous other posts with problems like these and they havent helped me

A:Blank Screen after BIOS update

Oh and by the way i am running a windows 2000 machine with SP2

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hey guys

i have an inspiron 1150 laptop and overnight it will not boot up. when i power it up it brings up a blank screen and the fan comes on for about 20 seconds and it turns off again. weird!

i have read through many threads on the net but to no avail. i have removed memory, HDD and makes no difference?

Please can someone advise?


A:NO BIOS blank screen laptop help!

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I've just been setting up my new laptop today. After I installed AVG it said it had picked up a virus, which it moved to the virus vault and after that I went to the vault to delete it. I couldn't see what the virus was because oddly all the spaces where it usually had the virus file name were blank, but I pressed delete anyway and AVG popped up a big long blank window. Same sort of thing happened in the middle of trying to update AVG. I also had trouble with blank buttons and blank windows everywhere while I was trying to install other anti malware software - even the Start button in the menu bar was blank. I did a system restore, and that seemed to get rid of the problem and then I installed AVG again and it all started going wrong again. I can't do Google searches because all the results are blank. The computer can't detect Norton, which is already installed, it's trying to install the ccCommon file when it starts up. So something must be wrong.

EDIT: New development - I had left the laptop on, and when I just looked at it it had restarted by itself and had up a funny screen and said it was checking itself for drive consistency. I just turned the computer off because I have no idea what on earth it was doing and didn't want it to stuff up more.

Here's the log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 1:33:51 AM, on 25/07/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C... Read more

A:Blank buttons, blank windows, blank internet search results

I ended up turning it back on and letting it do the drive consistency check, though this didn't show up anything. I then uninstalled all Norton components including removing registry entries, and removed the other programs I had just installed (AVG, AdAware, ZoneAlarm, Yahoo Messenger - there might have been a few more too). Norton took forever to uninstall, I have a feeling it might have been up to something. I then ran a couple of registry and cache cleaners and they fixed a lot of stuff. During the whole process of constantly restarting the computer every so often, the drive consistency check came up a few more times - only once did they find something (I think they were AVG files). Anyway, this is what the log looks like now, and everything seems to be working. Does anyone know what causes these drive consistency checks? (They're not appearing at the moment, but they were being pretty sporadic before I did a lot of fixes). And is there anything more that can be fixed before I try installing all my regular programs again? (Norton was preinstalled already - I won't be reinstalling it!)

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 10:47:15 AM, on 25/07/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Inte... Read more

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When I bring up Internet explorer many websites will not display correctly. For instance here http://xbox360.ign.com/ much of the page will display properly, but the headline story will not. Also when the advertisement/redirect page comes up when you first click on the page(sometimes it doesn't) the advertisement will not come up nor will it redirect to the main page. If I click on link buttons nothing happens, a regular link works fine, just not the button style ones(I guess buttons is a good description heck I dunno)

Also when I go to web based mail pages much of the page will display, but the body of e-mails will not. When I use IM, such as Yahoo messenger, I can bring up the program and type in messages but the message window that displays replies remains blank. I can neither see my message or the persons reply.

I tried system restore both in regular windows and safe mode and it is BLANK. I was told to go to RUN and type in "regsvr32 /i mshtml" but when I do it I get "mshtml was loaded, but the DllRegisterServer entry point was not found, mshtml does not appear to be .DLL or .OCX file" So what now???

I know when this started I loaded a game and was asked to load some strange messenger program(something or other X) for chatting with other gamers during online matches. I loaded it by accident and un-installed and deleted it. Since then I cannot use messenger or internet explorer.

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A:Internet explorer Blank IM's, Blank e-mail, Blank system restore

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Hello everyone. I'm new the the forums here (as in just registered), but I need some help please. Basically after attempting to open firefox today (as I have probably over 20 times a day for the last year at least), I received a blue screen of death, and now my computer seems to be shot. I know how difficult it is to diagnose something without being able to see it, so I made a short little 4 min video of me trying to turn it on and what it does. Hopefully this has happened to at least someone before.

Blue Screen of Death - YouTube

A:[SOLVED] BSOD help. Blank screen after BIOS pop up and blue screen while trying to re


From the video you provided (which is great, by the way)... your system is failing to POST. Essentially if the system detects that a device or component is failing to provide the accurate information, which ensures that it would then be safe to run, the system will not POST.

From the looks of it, your hard drive or memory appears to be the issue which is the issue in most of the cases like this as you're BSOD'ing right after loading the Windows disc and after it loads the files necessary for the install.

My current advice:

1. Clear / reset the CMOS and try booting up and or loading the disc again.

2. If possible using another system, possibly a laptop... etc, download and run Memtest86+ -



Download Memtest86+ here:



Which should I download?

You can either download the pre-compiled ISO that you would burn to a CD and then boot from the CD, or you can download the auto-installer for the USB key. What this will do is format your USB drive, make it a bootable device, and then install the necessary files. Both do the same job, it's just up to you which you choose, or which you have available (whether it's CD or USB).

How Memtest works:

Memtest86 writes a series of test patterns to most memory addresses, reads back the data written, and compares it for errors.

The default pass does 9 different tests, varying in access patterns ... Read more

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So I've had this computer for almost a year:
HP Pavillion a1250n
250G Maxtor HDD
2x 512mb DDR 3200 ram 400Hz (1Gig)

Brought to it's knees this weekend enexpectedly, I am attempting to install Windows XP Pro. I have used the maxtor diagnostic util to wipe the HDD to all zeroes, leaving one big unpartitioned space.

When I boot from the Windows XP CD it goes though the install just fine, formats the space, and copies the files, seemingly alright. When it reboots, it goes through the whole BIOS screen fine, it again asks to press any key to boot from CD, and if nothing is pressed goes directly to a blank screen, no cursor, no loading, nothing. Leaving it for up to an hour does nothing. Monitor is on, and signal seems active, but nothing is coming though.

I can access recovery console, but I'm getting in over my head at that point. Can anything in there help me?

Any advice is good advice, I messed with this all weekend long and it is getting old.

A:Windows half installs, blank screen after BIOS screen


When the PC reboots after copying files it should then read from the boot device, it may be possible that the BIOS is set incorrectly with the boot device not being set as the bootable drive.

Go into BIOS and ensure that the first bootable device is the HD you are loading windows onto, also remove any devices attached to the bootable drive such as any slave drives and that the jumper is set to master, not slave or cable select, if the CD rom that you are loading windows from is slaved to the master drive then place it on its own IDE channel and rerun the setup from scratch.

The only other time I have seen this happen is when the drive itself is flaky, that was only once though and I had to replace the drive.


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Hi, I am experiencing some problem with my W530 and I really hope that experts here might be able to help me to find a solution before I sent my laptop to repair.This laptop is runing windows 7 pro,  NVIDIA Quadro K2000M, Intel Core i7 3740QM, 4GB RAM, 256GB SSD and DVD Optical Drive.Recently I decided to upgrade the RAM and I added 3x4 GB RAM then the laptop won't boot. After I press the power button the screen was blank and it beep 1-3-3-1. So I unplugged the 3x4GB ram and It still won't boot.Hopefully someone can help me find what the problem might be.

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I have a problem regarding my laptop. I'm done a bios update from 1.2.12 to 1.2.14 inside windows 10 using the exe file from Dell. It's been 1 hour that the laptop in the state of blank screen. The fan is running and AC is plugged.
What is the course of action for me now?

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hey all, I bought a sempron 3000+ to fit my pc. my mobo is an asus a7v8x. the cpu was running at only 1.6 ghz so i read that if i updated the bios i could change the multiplier settings to the correct ones for the cpu. i downloaded the updated bios and used ez flash to update with a floppy disk. the update completed successfully, but now nothing happens when i power up. everything appears to be ok, as in no beeping but i have a blank screen. i tried wiping the cmos back to default but no joy. can anyone help??? and does anyone know how to correct the mobo so the sempron will run at its correct speed.....
any help will be greatly appreciated.

120 maxtor
2 x 512 ddr + 1 x 256
ati radeon 9600xt
350 psu
a7v8x motherboard
Sempron 3000+

A:updated bios with blank screen after update

It is doubtful that a cmos reset would fix the problem.

The first step is to check the video card and processor seating on the mainboard. If you have added a new processor, your video card may have moved during the install. Take the video card out and reinstall it.

Secondly, if the problem is in the BIOS then you will have to take it to an experienced technician to be reflashed. One of the reasons I bought a Gigabyte m/b was the 'dual bios' to save you from this sort of problem. I don't think ASUS have that feature (at least it not listed on the A7V8X web page).

Don't forget that the Sempron 3000+ runs at 1.8ghz or 2.0ghz depending on the model. So don't expect the bios to show it running at 3.0ghz.

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Brand new T580 here, bought to run Qubes OS.Played around with Windows 10 for a while, downloaded the Qubes iso, put it on the stick, etc, the usual routine.Tried to boot from it, without success.Entered BIOS, played around with various settings, among others disabling secure boot and I *think* setting some video related parameter from 256 to 512. Also changed to boot order to have the USB HDD boot second after Windows.Anyway, saved my settings, tried to boot and got a blank screen. The only things that light up by default are the power and the Esc/FnLock leds, nothing else.The computer responds to Ctrl-Alt-Delete by rebooting, again to a blank screen.All other LEDs such as CapsLock etc light up, USB ports provide power (tried to connect an Android phone and it started charging)So I tried holding power button for X amount of seconds, I tried the emegency-reset pin - nothing, still a blank screen on boot.I removed the back plate, tried to boot without RAM, tried resetting it and setting it in another slot.I tried removing the coin-button battery and the internal battery for about a minute, I tried to boot without the coin-button battery installed.I tried to connect the computer to an external screen via HDMI - still nothing. I do not have a Thunderbolt/USB3 capable monitor to test the other video output.Not sure what else I can try. Start to think that the changed I've done have nothing to do with the problem at hand, it was just a coincidence. Some online searches, among othe... Read more

A:T580 boots to a blank screen after BIOS changes

Hi there,Does it show Lenovo boot welcome screen on poweron? If there is no even that and you tried already the BIOS clear It seems like the case for the service center. With the newset machines it is not impossible for the fiddling with the BIOS settings to cause a permanent system freeze. Recently we had a Dell workstation 5820 that behaved exactly like that, sollution was changing the Mobo under warranty. https://www.dell.com/community/Precision-Fixed-Workstations/Precision-5820-BIOS-crash/td-p/6033407

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Motherboard - Asus A7n8x-x
Processor - AMD Athlon 1.8ghz
Memory DDR - 768mb (512 - 256)
video card - Gforce 6200 pci 256mb
2 DVD drives
350watt power supply
Windows XP sp3

I have my computer hooked up to an APC that leaves it powered on for a few minutes, enough to have the computer shut down.

One morning the power went out, and I wasn't around. The computer just shut off. This computer has had hard shut downs before with no probs. Most of the computers I build usually do well.

Regardless, I turned my computer back on when I noticed it was off. It sounds like everything is booting up. I hear the HDD spinning the lights on the DVD drives light up, the fans go, and the monitor turns on.

The problem is, the monitor is blank. NOTHING comes up. I don't see the bios, nothing.. it turns on to a blank screen. When I shut down the power, the monitor displays the usual "no signal." The computer does one beep and sounds like it normally does when it starts to boot.

What I've done to try and resolve this issue:
I tried a different power supply with just the motherboard plugged in.

I tried switching and removing the memory.

I put the video card in another computer and it worked fine

Tested monitor on another comp, was fine

I reset the CMOS

I removed the battery overnight

I removed the memory and started it up to constant beeping (which I believe rules out the processor being bad)

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A:Blank Screen before bios after hard shut down

Is the CPU connected properly and CPU power applied?

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Good day. Yesterday I used the Bios-iso to updated the bios on my x200.Following the instructions given on the page [1]. After rebootingthe system, as asked by the Bios-update, the screen remainsblank. There is no beep or any sign of life on the screen. Is there a way to fix this? Do I have to replace the motherboard, oris it possible to fix it "cheaper"?   thanks, Tobias  [1] http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-70348

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A:Blank screen after Bios Ugrade to 3.15 on X200

try taking out the ram and start the laptop without the ram, does it beep?

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I have an hp prodesk 600 g2 DM with windows 10 x64 enterprise . when i disabled requested password after sleep option and tried to test it by putting the pc to sleepp and after i turn the system on from sleep the pc did not boot their was 2 long beep with red light and 2 short beep with white light. and i hav make sured that it was not the prob with the windows by trying to connecting the HD of my pc to another pc.

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I admit, I factory wiped and installed a fresh install of Win 10 Pro upon receiving my Carbon X 4th gen laptop to remove all bloatware. Ever since, a couple of times a day when my laptop is idle (we have a 30 minute lock GPO policy) and plugged into the OneLink+ docking station, the screen stays black and the computer is unresponsive. It doesn't happen every time the computer goes idle but fairly often. They laptop keyboard still will toggle the LED lights on caps lock, FnLk, and backlit keyboard, but nothing will show up on the screen. Only way to get by it is to hold down the power button and hard reset the machine. I've checked Event Viewer for any oddities and can't find anything. Any help is appreciated because hard resseting my machine 2-3x a day is not practical.

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I'm trying to fix a computer for a friend. When the computer loads, the monitor doesn't even detect the computer except when it goes into BIOS automatically. The light stays orange on the monitor, and it displays the "No Connection" message. I've plugged the computer into 3 different monitors with the same results.

I've tried putting other hard drives into the computer, as well as formatting the hard drive thats in there and loading windows on another computer, then hooking it back in, but nothing has changed with the display issues.

Does this sound like a video card problem? I thought that was the issue, but that BIOS screen thing showing has me a little confused.

The video card

The computer itself is an MSI brand as well. Anyone have any thoughts?

A:Blank screen on startup except when BIOS loads

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loads DELL screen but goes blank after ,tryed to use F8 to go to safemode stoped half way.

A:loads bios and basic screen but goes blank after

how are you using a computer?get avg rescue cd http://www.avg.com/us-en/avg-rescue-cd

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I opened the PC case, I can see that everything is ok, the fans are running, the graphic card fan is running, there is a green light on the motherboard which I assume is ok. But it shows a blank screen on the moniter, plus the keyboard doesnt power up.

The mointor isnt the problem as I've had it tested it on another PC

Im hoping anyone would know a solution to this.

Thank you

Running Windows 7
Geforce GTX 260
6.00GB RAM

A:PC wont start, blank screen (no bios, etc)

I suggest you try the diagnostic test posted here:
Blank screen on boot, fixes it once.

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My Inspiron suddenly has become unresponsive. On pressing the start button the 3 lights on the right.. just above the keyboard flash and go off. The computer is unresponsive to F12, F8, etc..
I also tried using the recovery disc that came with the laptop. It seems to read the disc but then no response.. just blank screen.
I have spend hours going through various post and tried various techniques of removing plug, removing battery, holding the power button for 5 secs, etc
The laptop is in good condition and dont want to see it brick.
Thanks for help..

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I'm horrible with computers so I don't really know anything about my computer except that it's a Dell Dimension E521 and has Vista Home Premium..

My problem is that when I start my computer, after the BIOS loads and where it would normally go to a log in screen it just stays a blank screen (no cursor or anything.) I tried loading it in safe mode and it just freezes at "crcdisk.sys" and I also tried using system restore which says "the disc OS (c:) has errors) and tries to repair it (to no avail.) I also tried the "Repair Your Computer" thing and left that running for about 12 hours and that didn't do anything and so I finally tried to reinstall Vista but I couldn't even do that (the disc loads and lets me click install but it freezes after that.)

I guess I should say when my problem started.. I clicked a youtube link and then some error came up saying (I don't remember but it did say something about C (not the disk but the code)) well after that error Firefox froze so I tried closing it (through the task manager) but it just said access denied so I tried to restart my computer but explorer was frozen so I had no choice but to use the power button after which my problem started..

Also in the system settings error log it says there's a POST error Keyboard error every time I try to restart my computer..

A:Computer won't boot (blank screen after BIOS)

try another keyboard

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I recieved the computer like this so I don't know what could have caused it. So far the most success I have had is copying the 363FF15.fd file from the sp48895 onto a usb drive and renaming it 363F.BIN. I put the stick in, plug in the ac adapter (no battery), hold Win + B and power on. The USB stick starts to flash and I let go of the keys. It will beep 4 times... long pause... 4 times.... long pause... 1 beep... long... beep.. long... and then nothing. The screen remains blank the entire time. So thats the best results so far. Ive tried other filenames like F.bin or leaving it as 363FF15.fd and all those attempts end up in it beeping once and the computer restarting. Any ideas?

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SO my sons laptop started to boot to a black screen with a mouse cursor. I can see the screen to select to boot from safe mode etc. but once the little animated windows logo stops it goes to a complete black screen with a working mouse cursor.

The laptop in question is... Acer Aspire-5560-sb256, AMD quad core A6-3400m, AMD radeon HD6520G.

I went to the Acer website and spent hours there looking on how to flash a bios but all of it required me to be in windows to do it. i get the impression the video works because i see the Windows animated logo and the mouse cursor works. Maybe i am wrong ?

I purchased a external hard drive enclosure and then scanned the laptops hdd on my computer with MSSE and Super anti spyware, were a few bad items but nothing alarming, i was able to transfer a few large game files to and from the drive with zero issues. So i am reasonably sure its not a drive problem.

I removed and re-seated the ram from the laptop, and it still seems to be fine.

I tried booting from all the safe mode selections and without safe-mode, neither of them resolve this issue.

As far as i can tell i have tried all the solutions i could think of, i know enough about computers to basically get myself into trouble Seriously all i know about them is from being an avid PC game player, but i know enough to take apart a computer and put it all back, its really the software side that stumps me the most.

Any assistance with my problem would be greatly appreciated, so thank you in... Read more

A:Flashing bios with a blank screen in windows.

Press the F8 key repeatedly at boot up or use the Startup disk.

Try this:
Safe Mode
Startup Repair
Note: You may need to do startup repair 3 to 4 times.
Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery

System Repair Disc - Create

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Got vundo and some months after that my screen was blank during bootup but came on when it got into windows.It shows at the very start of boot(where all the comp info is and some american logo) and then gradually goes black in about 2 seconds.Some more months after that, one day my screen was all blank and showed 'out of range' error.Then i booted into safe mode, ran online virus scanner and deleted about 15 entries of vundo.After that windows worked again but was still blank suring boot.
Another ting i also noticed that while an old game - IWD2 worked fine, when i enter IWD1 my screen immideatly goes blank and stays until i exit and restart monitor.when i restart monitor while ingame it similarly shows the picture for 2 seconds and then fades.However it works flawlessly while in windowed mode! I tried 640x480, 256 colors and compatibility modes - no use.
Same thing is when 3dmark03 is done with the 4 game tests and restarts itself to game test 1 my screen goes blank.
my monitor is also an old crt so i dunno what it could be.

I got the vundo probably from using internet explorer 6.0 :) anyway i fixed it and installed 8.0

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Ok I need help. I am upgrading my dell dimension 4600i and I have a problem.
Here is what I bought......




Also Thermaltake TR2-430W PSU. and I have had an ATI X1300 video card.
Also have 1 Gb of G Skill DDR-400.
After checking and rechecking everything I get nothing no posts no beeps just a blank screen. Need some help please.

Thanks in Advance!


A:Blank screen no post, no beep, just a blank.....

When you say you are upgrading your dell dimension 4600i, do you mean that you are replacing it completely or are you using any parts from it?

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I'm getting a blank screen when my computer boots up. Not even a Bios screen or anything. But, Win 7 seems to boot up fine in the background. I can hear the welcome chime in the background after a little bit.
I was in the process of putting in a new SSD when this happened. Tried to unplug it and restart, but same problem. Now I have everything else unplugged but the graphics card, and the old hdds. Still nothing but blank screen.
I'm wondering if it's the graphics card or the power supply that are spotty. Fan is spinning on the graphics card, but I'm not sure what to make of that by itself.
Not quite sure what to do now....

Mobo: Gigabyte 870A-UD3 AMD
CPU: AMD Phenom 2 X4 955 Black Edition
RAM: GSkill DDR3-1600 4GB
Graphics: MSI N460GTX Fermi
Power: OCZ Fatal1ty 550W modular
OS: Win 7 Ultimate OEM - clean install

A:Blank Screen, No Bios Screen, Win 7 boots fine, Now What?

You might have the splash turned off in the bios. Have you checked the settings in there. When the computer boots start hitting the button to get you into the bios seeing as you can't see it.

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Toshiba update software showed a new BIOS update 5.30-WIN, which I downloaded and installed. It said it would shutdown the Laptop, which it started and it was stuck on the Shutdown Screen, with a white cursor in the middle. After 30 minutes, I turned it off.

When I turn it on, it is a Blank Screen and nothing else.

What are the recovery options?

Thank you

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I'm trying to reformat my computer, but I can seem to boot to the cd or get access to the setup bios. When I try either one i get a blank black screen. I can boot into windows fine or safe mode.

Thanks for any help!

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