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Frozen BIOS Boot screen

Q: Frozen BIOS Boot screen

eMachine 6216 being reimaged, rebooted to frozen eMachine splash screen, won't POST,
No F keys respond. CMOS battery pulled, replaced: same thing.

Update: Pulled HD power, can enter BIOS setup, even boot a disk. This supposedly means HD is bad, however HD will start up when slaved to another PC.

Swapped cables with known-good OD which had just booted disk, HD still blocks POST, freezing at Emachine screen.

Solution: Next I swapped in a known-good HD and it started up so I knew prob had to be limited to the HD. But since it started up in the other machine it didn't seem to be a bad HD. Could it be that HD (boot) code might be blocking this BIOS from even POSTing? I wanted to test this so slave the HD again to the other machine and Cleaned it with Diskpart.

Sure enough when returned to the eMachine it allowed BIOS to post, so I booted installer and reinstalled 7. Since it was during reimaging that this boot code apparently futzed the BIOS the image is getting deleted. And I thought I'd gotten a copied image to reimage over the network - wrong!

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Preferred Solution: Frozen BIOS Boot screen

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Frozen BIOS Boot screen

Fascinating stuff Greg.

So the question that pops into my head is: what is the bios reading from the hard drive that could be affected by a disk image?
I was unaware that the BIOS could/would read any data from the drive. I was under the impression it only read the info from the firmware.

To the laboratory Igor!

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My screen is frozen on 'Information' when in BIOS. The arrow keys are not responding when in BIOS due to this freeze. Function key and F1 F2 etc not responding. I need to access something in BIOSwas attempting to look at something with BIOS. I switched it off and on, same issue persisting. It was my first attempt at accessing the BIOS. Windows 8.1 is working normally though, just the BIOS frozen. I had to switch off the laptop and power up again to access windows.  Thank you in advance. B50 lenovoBIOS version 9dcn79ww(v2.00)

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My screen is frozen on 'Information' when in BIOS. The arrow keys are not responding when in BIOS due to this freeze. Function key and F1 F2 etc not responding. I need to access something in BIOSwas attempting to look at something with BIOS. I switched it off and on, same issue persisting. It was my first attempt at accessing the BIOS.
 
Windows 8.1 is working normally though, just the BIOS frozen. I had to switch off the laptop and power up again to access windows.  Thank you in advance.
 
B50 lenovo
BIOS version 9dcn79ww(v2.00)
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.
 

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I am running Windows 8.1 Pro. I have an ASRock 77 Extreme4 motherboard. I am stuck in my BIOS screen after hitting F2.
 
Background:
 
I ran into latency issues a couple of weeks back, popping and cracking audio and slow mouse movement. LatencyMon suggested I look to see if my BIOS has any updates. ASRock has a P2.90M beta BIOS so I went to update. I formatted a MicroCenter 64GB 2.0 USB stick to FAT32. Then I downloaded the BIOS directly to the USB stick, restarted and entered into BIOS via F2. I went to advanced tab, selected the BIOS , hit configure and screen started to jumble. I hit, exit tab, discard changes and exit. Screen continued to jumble and the froze. No mouse control. No KB response. Frozen for 30-45 minutes at time of writing and no change.
 
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Alright this one is a bit of a brain teaser. I have a HP Pavillion a1319h PC (Specs: Pentium4 @ 2.93 GHz - 1GB Ram - ATI Radeon Xpress 200 chipset)

This computer was brought to me and as i took a book inside, i couldnt see anything but dust. So i removed removed and game the case a nice cleaning. once i connect everything back, i'm stuck on the "HP Invent" Spalsh blue startup screen and nothing would move, so i changed the jumper to reset my cmos and took out the battery for a few minutes and when i put everything back i got another scren on startup that wasn't they blue "HP Invent" Spalsh screen, instead i got the screen below





Ive been on it for several minutes and it doesnt move or anything. I made sure everything is connected. i even replace the SATA hdd just to make sure it wasn't that. what can it be?


Also, when i first start of the computer, i hear the hard drive spin like normal, i hear one click and then it continues to spin. it's not a constant clicking noise, because im sure that could signal your hard drive is dead, but its just one little small click and the hard drive continues to spin regulary. the hard drive was perfect before and had windows xp media center edition installed on it i believe. i just cant lose any of the data on there!


Thanks in advance
Mike

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Just bought a Aspire Z3 710 and upgraded operating system to Win 10.Found that the BIOS screen is frozen at the date tab and cannot be navigated.Please advise how the BIOS system cn be unfrozen.

A:Frozen BIOS screen

can you please report your BIOS version?you can do it from windows windows logo key + rtypemsinfo32 report BIOS version/DATE string

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Hi all, thanks for having me on the Forums.

I built a new PC which has been running a dream for about 3 days right up until today when I updated the BIOS to the latest version (1304). On reboot every time the machine started to blue screen (very quick, not enough time to see the message) and when I managed to get into the BIOS it would just freeze up.

I did a bit of research on the web and decided to reset the jumper and remove the CMOS battery for a reset. On booting up this time the machine constantly freezes on the BIOS screen which is telling me to press F1 to run BIOS setup. I press F1 and nothing happens. I also cannot enter BIOS by pressing delete as the keyboard wont function (even though it shows as connected).

I've tried all sorts including:
- Longer time without the CMOS battery and jumper reset
- Removing RAM, changing slots etc
- Removing all devices including drives, USB etc.
- Checked cables and connections are ok
- Removing GFX card and trying a different one

Nothing so far has helped or made any difference in the symptoms. I would REALLY appreciate a steer please.

Intel 4790K @ 4Ghz
16Gb Hyper-X Beast DDR3 2400Mhz
Asus Z97-PRO Mobo
AMD 280X
2 TB SATA
Windows 7 Ultimate x64

A:The Dreaded Frozen BIOS Screen

This is one of the problems of updating the BIOS & things go wrong. Often it means the motherboard may be ruined.

Did you download the BIOS update & copy it onto a CD or a flash drive & then attempt the update using that. If you did then you could retry updating it.

If not, can you use another computer or a friends computer to download the correct BIOS for your motherboard, copy that to a CD or flash drive & see if you can fix the BIOS.

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I was doing a fresh reinstall of windows XP on my new 160GB hdd. I needed a file called "smartdrv.exe" that was on my old 20gig HDD. I exited FDISK, took out the floppy disc and CD I was using and turned off the computer. I tried to set up my 20GB as the master, along with the 160GB. I turned on the computer, and it will not go bast the BIOS splash screen. It literally freezes after the POST beep. I cannot enter the BIOS, ctrl alt delete wont work, nothing. I tried going back to just the 160GB, no luck. I tried starting it up with no hard drives, no luck. IT IS MORE FROZEN THAN THE POLAR ICE CAPS! Anyone got any ideas?
Thanks,
-X
 

A:frozen BIOS splash screen???

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Hello,
I am having problems with direct booting into Windows 8 installed into a VHDX file.
This is a four-partition UEFI boot on a GPT drive. EFI files are residing on a second partition of disk 0 (the ESP partition) in the EFI folder. The boot virtual disk is residing on the fourth partition of that disk 0.
When I turn on the PC, it shows black screen after the BIOS POST screen. No Windows 8 boot menu, no other information is displayed. However, if I press Shift+F12 (or F12) to start Dell BIOS Boot Menu and choose Windows Boot Manager from the UEFI part of
the boot menu, Windows 8 starts to boot without difficulties.
How do I make Windows to boot automatically without having to select Windows Boot Manager in DELL BIOS boot menu?
I believe I messed up with boot sector somehow... What needs to be fixed provided that Windows 8 will boot into VHDX file?
Thank you.

Well this is the world we live in And these are the hands we're given...

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My computer was working fine, but whenever i tried updating my Bios it said something about the CMOS being bad...so i tried plugging my SATA hardrive into a different spot on my motherboard(was in slot 3 i put it into slot one), upon doing that my computer fromze on the MSI boot screen....so i tried clearing the CMOS, even tried removing the battery, but nothing worked...I have absolutley no idea what would have caused this to happen and would greatly appreciate and help or suggestions...thanks in advance!
 

A:Solved: Frozen on the bios splash screen

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Alright this one is a bit of a brain teaser. I have a HP Pavillion a1319h PC (Specs: Pentium4 @ 2.93 GHz - 1GB Ram - ATI Radeon Xpress 200 chipset)

This computer was brought to me and as i took a book inside, i couldnt see anything but dust. So i removed removed and game the case a nice cleaning. once i connect everything back, i'm stuck on the "HP Invent" Spalsh blue startup screen and nothing would move, so i changed the jumper to reset my cmos and took out the battery for a few minutes and when i put everything back i got another scren on startup that wasn't they blue "HP Invent" Spalsh screen, instead i got the screen below

Ive been on it for several minutes and it doesnt move or anything. I made sure everything is connected. i even replace the SATA hdd just to make sure it wasn't that. what can it be?
Also, when i first start of the computer, i hear the hard drive spin like normal, i hear one click and then it continues to spin. it's not a constant clicking noise, because im sure that could signal your hard drive is dead, but its just one little small click and the hard drive continues to spin regulary. the hard drive was perfect before and had windows xp media center edition installed on it i believe. i just cant lose any of the data on there!
Thanks in advance
Mike
 

A:Solved: Bios screen Frozen - windows xp

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Alright this one is a bit of a brain teaser. I have a HP Pavillion a1319h PC (Specs: Pentium4 @ 2.93 GHz - 1GB Ram - ATI Radeon Xpress 200 chipset)This computer was brought to me and as i took a book inside, i couldnt see anything but dust. So i removed removed and game the case a nice cleaning. once i connect everything back, i'm stuck on the "HP Invent" Spalsh blue startup screen and nothing would move, so i changed the jumper to reset my cmos and took out the battery for a few minutes and when i put everything back i got another scren on startup that wasn't they blue "HP Invent" Spalsh screen, instead i got the screen belowIve been on it for several minutes and it doesnt move or anything. I made sure everything is connected. i even replace the SATA hdd just to make sure it wasn't that. what can it be?Also, when i first start of the computer, i hear the hard drive spin like normal, i hear one click and then it continues to spin. it's not a constant clicking noise, because im sure that could signal your hard drive is dead, but its just one little small click and the hard drive continues to spin regulary. the hard drive was perfect before and had windows xp media center edition installed on it i believe. i just cant lose any of the data on there!Thanks in advanceMike

A:Bios screen frozen after case clean up

Could be a bad drive...could be USB devices connected when system boots...could be CMOS battery in need of replacement...and so on.

I try the easy stuff first...USB devices, then CMOS battery...after checking all connections for secureness.

Louis

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Updated AMD software on Saturday, tried to restart bot only go the HP logo and then the white dots froze. carried out all the HP diagnostics - 5 hours - still no reboot. Downloaded BIOS onto a USB stick and tried to reistall all appeared ok then the laptop tried to restart and again got the HP logo and frozen dots

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Hey, My names Mr_LeE,

ive just purchased a new pc, and it seems to be having a weird booting screen problem..

it gets to the screen b4 the hdd scanning, although i dont think its the hdd's that are the problems.

first it saids

bla bla 256mb gfx card g force,

then continues to the intel main processor intel core CPU stats 2.40GHz(266x9)

it then testes the ram saids ok,

then the options at the bottom of the screen appear..

<DEL> BIOS setup / Q Flash <F9> Express Recovery <F12> Boot Menu

then it just freezes there :S..

i cant press anything on the keyboard or anything.. i just thought mabe i could just go in the bios and it would be fixed but it seems to be frozen or something.. zzzz

if anyone could help, id be greatly appreiated !

thanks for reading

Mr_LeE
 

A:Frozen On Boot Screen? help

[-Steve-] said:



Have you tried to rest the BIOS (CMOS), this is a good place to start. To do this first remove the main power cable from the power supply. There is a jumper on the motherboard that will clear the CMOS, the manual will explain how to use this jumper. Alternatively if you cannot work this out leave the main power cable unplugged and remove the battery from the motherboard. The battery should be removed for at least 10 seconds.Click to expand...

im trying it now mate
 

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hey today i decided to go onto my computer and for some reason i cant get past the boot up screen. i Use an asus A8N-SLI ive tried pressing delete to enter setup and it still hasent done anything and i cant reformat it because i need to get past the boot up to do it. Please help
 

A:Frozen on Asus boot up screen

Try clearing the system's CMOS. To do this, you can either use the jumper, or remove the CMOS battery. When doing this, make sure there is no power going to the system.

If this doesn't work, the next step would be to start testing your hardware. The easiest place to start here would be testing your RAM sticks. If you have multiple sticks of RAM, take all but one module out of the machine. Test each of them one at a time.
 

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I started my computer the other day and it was frozen on the XP home screen loading page. I tried numerous times over and over it gives the option of Last Known Good Configuration, Safe Mode, Normal Mode, etc. Ive tried them all and they all freeze before reaching the login. I tired system recovery option still it freezes. I even did one of the last stages of trying (next to buying a new computer) I bought a new HD and XP home i installed it and the last page were it says "Now Starting Windows XP" it freezes on that screen.
Ive read through other similar forums just barely and think i might try removing the battery or the jumpers but im just hoping there isnt a shorted circuit on the motherboard preventing the final stages of booting

Please help thanks!

Kelton

A:Boot Fail - Frozen Xp Screen

I don't see where removal of the battery or the changing of jumpers will help here.By replacing the HD you have eliminated that piece of hardware, but have you tested the RAM yet?If there are two pieces of RAM you could always remove one and see if this issue persists. If it does, swap the pieces and try again. This would identify which piece of RAM is defective, if any.If you care to test the memory:Microsoft Memory DiagnosticMemtest86EDIT: If the RAM tests ok, then you need to disconnect all drives from the motherboard. Try to boot. You should get a messages similar to: Can't find the HDD. Then connect the HD and try again. If it boots, reconnect another piece of hardware etc until you can isolate the offending piece.

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Hi guys. My
Computer has recently started to give me some seriouse problems. It started when I went to open up safari browser and and then my computer went to a blue screen with no text or anything. I then tryed to reboot the computer in safe mode and it then froze up on a black screen after entering my password. I then tryed to restart my Computer regularly and run sfc /scannow and it told me It found corrupt files, but was unable to fix the problem, then froze to the same Blue screen as before. Now it's just a repeating process and my computer keeps freezing on a random colored screen after I try to boot in safe mode or anything else. What could be the problem here?

I'm on a Sony vaio laptop and can't give any other details because I can't keep the computer running long enough to check, but I'm running windows vista home premium 32bit.

A:Computer frozen screen after boot

Reasons for frozen screen
Here are my solutions to freezing, and an excellent article, which I hope is of some help
Go to search type device manager and look for any yellow warning markers
Download and run malwarebytes, a full scan after you update
Run antivirus scan
Check memory with memtest86
Make sure that you are not over heating.
Try in safe mode; report back if it works properly.
Try a clean boot
Make sure PSU is working properly
If overclocking, restore to original
Test hard drive at company website.
Test in safe mode, does it still happen?
Try with clean boot..
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135
http://malwarebytes.org/
http://www.almico.com/speedfan.php
http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic...ing-memtest86/
http://ezinearticles.com/?Troublesho...blems&id=3998

See if you have the dump reports
Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

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My parents have an old Compaq running Windows XP that has a power issue, but I just wanted to make sure the internal Samsung HD was okay, so I pulled it from the Compaq and installed it into an empty bay in my Dell running Windows 7. Everything seemed fine, as I was able to boot the Dell as usual running Windows 7 and the Samsung disk showed up as Drive F.

No calamities, all of their files are there, but I'd rather them boot the Dell computer using their original drive so that they don't have to sift through my drive to get to their applications.

But when I tried to boot the machine using the Samsung drive, I was sent to a Windows Activation screen:


Quote:




Windows Product Activation

This copy of Windows must be activated with Microsoft before you can log on. Do you want to activate Windows now?

Yes No




Thing is, the keyboard and mouse are frozen on that screen and I can't even click "Yes."

Also, this drive was running earlier in the week and they've been running this version of Windows on this drive for years, it's not a new product activation, so I'm not sure why I would even need to activate.

I am not sure, but it is likely an OEM version of XP on this drive, the Compaq had the OEM sticker labeled Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005.

Not sure if it's bootable from another system, but Id like to try so that my parents don't have to go through Windows 7 to access their older programs th... Read more

A:Moved HD & Frozen Activation Screen on Boot

When you install a Hard Drive to a computer and install an OS it takes a snapshot of the hardware and installs drivers for that motherboard and chipset. If you remove that hard drive from the motherboard and put it on another board, when the computer boots the hard drive looks for that hardware to boot if it doesn't find it, it will BSOD, or do what your going through. You can do a Repair Install on this drive to let it install the chipset drivers for this particular motherboard and you shouldn't loose any data. But you may need to reactivate it since this isn't a Compaq motherboard.

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i have latitude e5520 i5 ,and it got a problem , when i turn on the pc the circular dell logo picture get frozen and i cannot enter the bios settings , i tried to remove the battery -check out the ram -removing the hard drive but with no result
please help if someone run into a similar issue

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I have a western digital 160 gb sata hard disk. Few days ago one of my drives gone bad and there was a error showing a msg about I can't access the drive. I had to format it. I recovered my drive but lost the data. After a few days another drive gone bad same way. Suddenly one I started my pc and the bios screen showed up but it stuck on the boot screen. Since then it's not starting. Another thing I noticed is the hard disk is getting very hot very quickly. I don't know what happened to the Harddisk. A friend of mine tried low level format but was unsuccessful. I can't past the boot screen in any way. It stuck with the black dos screen. No msg nothing. I have checked everything is ok in my pc. This is the second time I lost my hard disk. Can anybdy tell me what has happnd or what is cause? Is there anything I'm doing wrong or wrong with my room. Pls if there is any tips on how I can protect my hard disk so that I will not lost one in future tell me? I'm really fustrated with it. (Also can anyone tell me how to perform a low level format? )
 

A:Frozen on boot screen!! hard disk problem

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Hey guys, after having a perfectly working laptop with Windows 10, I just tried to boot up my 9350, and I got this screen after 2 seconds: http://i.imgur.com/Cn2PPPG.png
Restarted a few times, which didn't help. I've tried to get to the bios during bootup, and I managed to get to:http://i.imgur.com/TCAWJWx.jpg
Where I can navigate, but only in that tiny bar on the screen. Which makes it impossible basically.
Has anybody had this issue before?
Any idea how to fix this?
I've got the latest Dell bios installed (updated 3 days ago)

A:XPS 13 9350 Boot Crash, Screen Frozen With Millions Of Colors

How to Run the Laptop LCD Built-in Self Test:
www.dell.com/.../EN

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My computer doesnt load up, doesnt progress any further than the Gigabyte utilities splash screen. I cannot open the CD drive, and pressing the keys on my keyboard does nothing. However, if I press the caps lock before turning my computer on, THEN the green light on the caps lock appears. Pressing the hotkeys, such as TAB for access to the BIOS, or F12 for utility program does nothing.

To give some background, I had been playing a game and had a tv show from the internet running in the background.

My system was running slow, and then seemed to have totally frozen. I waited 5 mins for it to resolve itself. It didn't. I tried task manager, and Ctl+Alt+Del to no avail.

I then, in desperation turned the power off at the mains.


PPS: I have left the computer for approx 4 hours to see if it was just running slowly. Sadly, no such luck.

Since then, I cannot even access Windows or anything.

Please help!

PS: This is a desktop computer I am referring to.

A:Computer is frozen when loading Windows, frozen at the Gigabyte Utilities screen

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doesnt progress any further than the Gigabyte utilities splash screen. I cannot open the CD drive




This signifies a hardware problem. When you power up the computer can you press the eject button for the CD drive? Does the tray open? Does the light on the CD drive light or blink? on the Gigabyte screen can you enter Setup (Bios) usually by pressing the Del key?
If not, then shut down the computer and unplug all drives (CD/DVD, HDD's, Floppy etc) and start the computer. Can you get into the Bios? If not, then you may have a failing Power Supply Unit. Try testing with another.

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Hope somebody out there can help me as I've run out of ideas.....possibly might have picked up a Virus from facebook but I'm not certain.My system started to run slowly a few days ago and a Security centre 2011 box suddenly appeared..wouldn't allow me to open Malwarebytes or access system restore.
I powered down the PC and restarted but a black screen with a flashing cursor appeared before disappearing with the numbers lock light illuminating.
Restarted the PC and F8 into safe mode but system stalls at: multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS\System32\Drivers\Mup.sys
Restarted PC again and loaded recovery disc which starts to run but subsequently stops with technical codes showing: 0x0000007B (0xF898A640/OxC0000034/0x00000000/0x00000000).
Don't know if I'm every going to get my system back.....much appreciate anyone's help on this!!
(My PC is Sony Vaio VGC-M1 with Windows XP Home edition)
Thanks.

A:Frozen Black Screen/Unable to boot into Safe Mode....can't recover system..Help!!!

Hello and to the BC forums.

Please sit tight and be patient.

I have requested that an experienced helper who specialises in malware-related un-bootable computers respond to your topic.

Thank you.

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I have the same problem as the other thread. Unable to restore, go into safe mode, or task manager. I just got black screen with moveable cursor. When load restore cd, it just loading windows files and back into black screen with cursor. I have followed the instruction from previous threat but i'm stuck after loading the burn image cd. This is the thread that i tried to followed: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic405525.html

Download GETxPUD.exe to the desktop of your clean computer

•Run GETxPUD.exe

•A new folder will appear on the desktop.

•Open the GETxPUD folder and click on the get&burn.bat

•The program will download xpud_0.9.2.iso, and upon finished will open BurnCDCC ready to burn the image.

•Click on Start and follow the prompts to burn the image to a CD.

•Next download driver.sh to your USB drive

•Also Download Query.exe to the USB drive. In your working computer, navigate to the USB drive and click on the Query.exe. A folder and a file, query.sh, will be extracted.

•Remove the USB & CD and insert them in the sick computer

•Boot the Sick computer with the CD you just burned

•The computer must be set to boot from the CD

•In some computers you need to tap F12 and choose to boot from the CD, in others is the Esc key. Please consult your computer's documentation.

•Follow the prompts

•A Welcome to xPUD screen will appear

•Press File

•Expand mnt

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A:Frozen Black Screen/Unable to boot into Safe Mode....can't recover system..Help!!! i got the same problem from...

FWIW: Using a malware topic of someone else...as a guide to solving issues...is probably not the way to go.

If you have malware issues, I suggest that you initiate a proper topic at the appropriate malware forum.

Preparation Guide, Before Using Malware Removal Tools and Requesting Help - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic34773.html

Louis

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my pc is acting up, it has been working fine for over a year now. i have an asus a8n5x mb amd x2 4200+ an ATI x1900xtx 3 GB RAM and a Raptor hard drive. when i went to turn on my computer a couple days ago i turned it on and it is like frozen at the screen "press delete to enter bios" and my keyboard wont work . its like the keys i hit dont have any effect.

please help asap
pwnage_07 thanks
 

A:Computer frozen at the screen "press delete to enter bios" and my keyboard wont work

do you have a USB keyboard or a PS/2 one?
 

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Computer won't boot after bios upgrade.Quick history- computer was working but was dropped, damaging hdd- verified hdd damage by removing it and connecting it to another computer- verified computer hardware still good by booting and using it from ubuntu live cd- purchased SSD- changed Bios HDD support to Legacy mode so I could install w7- installed w7 64 bit professional- install went great, computer booted in windows, no lan or wifi yet : missing drivers- downloaded drivers and bios update from HP site for my exact machine to USB stick using different machine- installed audio driver- installed bios update, did not tamper with machine at all during BIOS update followed instructions exactly- after bios update  s/w said bios flash was 100% complete computer just hung for 15 min's- repowered machine: only get black screen- holding down F10 while powering up gets white "F10...BIOS Setup Options" text in lower left corner of screen, nothing else happens,I tried holding the windows and B key before powering then for a minute after powering several times, nothing happened. http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c02693833I repeated that procedure half a dozen times with and without a USB with the BIOS update software on it in a USB slot, no difference.  Does my model support this key combination to load deffault BIOS settings? Do I have any other options to unbrick my machine? Any advice is appreciated.Mike

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I'm running W2K on an

AMD Athlon XP 1800+
512MB memory
gForce3 gfx card
200GB Seagate Ultra
Soundblaster Audigy

I just ran into a problem that I've not encountered before with any of my systems.

After a couple of hours of inactivity on my system, the system froze completely. I had to reset it because I couldn't reboot via the normal graceful ways. Anyway, when I did this, I heard a series of 2 short beeps followed by another series of maybe 8 regular beeps and I had no display. The funny thing is when I went to start it up again the next day, it came up, but the clock was wrong and after being able to type only a few characters, it froze up again. I might mention that although the frozen cursor problem happened intermittently initially, the problem got worse when I downloaded the recommended nVidia driver patch (Version: 61.77)...now I can't keep the system up long enough to test anything.

That's pretty much it...Oh, I looked in the documentation re: the beeps (to attempt to decipher them) and there's nothing...not in the book, nor on the mainboard CD.

Any ideas?

Thanks!
 

A:Frozen Cursor...Frozen Screen

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Hi,
This morning I went to use my laptop and it is no longer booting.  The power will come on and the power button lights up, the keyboard lights up.  If I let it sit it will stop running after around 30 seconds to 1 minute.
If I click the power button after it started, I can hear the fans spin up then the system shut down.  I have ran the LCD test and it works.  Their is no boot screen at all or dell screen.
I updated the bios last week and I had run it since.  I also took the whole thing apart today to remove the bios battery for 1 minute and put it back together but it still does not run.
Is their a way to diagnose motherboard issues?  why would it not boot or is their more steps to look at?Thank you

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So i was playing Doom 3 and the game crashed so badly that i had to restart my computer (im running Vista 64bit by the way) and upon restarting it, it gets to the BIOS screen but after that it just goes black and nothing happens, i have tried the F8 thing but all that brings me to is this boot menu, but not advanced boot options, i have also tried pressing F8 or F5 after i selected hard disk from that boot menu, still nothing happens. So i cant access "restore to last good system configuration" because F8 doesnt take me to the right menu to do so. Also i dont have a vista install disk so am i SOL and have to just get another disk or upgrade to windows 7? or is there some other way to do this? Any help is appreciated!

A:Cant boot past BIOS screen, no Advanced boot options menu

Let's first see if this is a hardware problem. Try these free, bootable diagnostics:

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H/W Diagnostics:
Please start by running these bootable hardware diagnostics:
http://www.carrona.org/memdiag.html (read the details at the link)
http://www.carrona.org/hddiag.html (read the details at the link)

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Hi,
Sorry first time poster. I wasn't too sure whether to post to the Windows forums or hardware forums. From what I can see, this seems like a hardware issue of some sort.

The problem I have is that during bootup my PC goes through all the normal things. It detects my CPU, detects RAM etc. gives me nice BIOS Post messages that appear normal and then goes to a black screen. It will then sit there for 50 seconds (i've timed this twice) and then proceed to go to the windows XP startup screen (which takes about another 10-20 seconds to load up windows).

I've attempted to log the bootups by using the Windows Boot logger (by pressing F8 before windows boots). The ntbtlog.txt file isn't very descriptive, and only lists that a whole lot of drivers have been loaded, and some that haven't (it doesn't list any errors).

I've also tried using BootVis to analyse the bootup. I found this a little hard to decode the information it gave me, but there doesn't seem to be anything untoward happening.
The last boot logger I tried was bootLog XP (by greatis software). According to bootlog XP, windows is only taking 19 seconds to load up.

Can anyone suggest any other ways to analyse the boot sequence and discover where my computer is stalling?

(specs are below.)

Thanks in advance,

Matt


CPU: AMD Sempron 3000+ Socket 754 (unsure whether it is Paris or Palermo core)
MBoard: Foxconn NF4K8AB-RS
HD: WD 80Gb
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A:PC Stalls on Boot: After BIOS post message, BEFORE windows boot screen

check the boot order in bios

make sure fast boot is on and make sure that your first or second boot option is your hard drive
 

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I restarted my computer like normal and for whatever reason the computer is now stuck at the Acer boot screen. I try to press DEL to enter Setup and I even tried pressing F12 to go into the Boot Setup, but for whatever reason the computer does not respond to anything.

To shut it off I have to hold down the power button and eventually it shuts off.

Stuff to know:
- I have a wireless mouse and keyboard being used on that desktop.. Should I perhaps try to plug in a corded mouse and keyboard?
- I'm running on Windows 7 Ultimate.
Thanks
 

A:Acer Aspire E4600 Desktop Frozen At Acer Boot Screen

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Hey guys,

I've been searching the web for solutions for hours now and won't find anything that works for me. You are kinda like my last hope.

Situation
I have a Asus A54C Laptop here (it's my brother's), that won't boot. If I turn it on, it quickly shows the Logo screen and nothing else happens.
If I have a WIN7-DVD in the DVD-drive (created with downloaded ISO, it seems to be working on another laptop), the drive makes some noises but nothing else happens.
If I have a Ubuntu-Live-USB plugged in (worked on this Laptop before), nothing happens.
If I press F2 repeatedly after turning the Laotop on (it's the BIOS-key), nothing happens.

What I've tried
I tried several potential BIOS-keys, although I am 99% sure that F2 is the one.
I tried the turn off, deplug battery and cable, hit power-switch 20 times and for a minute thing.
I tried unplugging the Laptop while it was in the logo screen, hoping this would bring me to BIOS after starting it again.

How I got there
An Ubuntu system has been installed on the Laptop for a while. Now, my brother needed a windows and I wanted to create a dual boot system (what I had succesfully done before).
Some stupid mistakes later, I had a corrupted Win7 and wanted to overwrite it with a fresh install.
I tried to delete the 100MB system reserved partition (in the WIN7-installation menu) because I thought, a fresh install would create a new one. This took about 1 hour (for the 100 MBs) without any visible progress, I finally ... Read more

A:Laptop won't boot (Logo screen),can't boot from USB/DVD or access BIOS

Hello and welcome Joe mate the BIOS key is F2 and this is the manual for that model sorry but I can only access the English version - if you type in what you want to search for it automatically will go to that setting or instruction. https://www.manualowl.com/m/Asus/A54...261331?page=84

Now if you select the optical as the first boot device and it will not go then maybe it needs a new optical drive - very cheap these days and you may be lucky that it is held in with one screw on the underside of the laptop without any pics it is hard to tell - it possibly could be in that manual.

Now for the BSOD's please use these if you want to get them analysed

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/174459-dump-files-configure-windows-create-bsod.html

&

http://www.sevenforums.com/bsod-help-support/96879-blue-screen-death-bsod-posting-instructions.html

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I set a BIOS password. This worked, whenever I enter my BIOS it asks for a password, but now I can only access the settings to change said password, change the time and date, shutdown, or exit the BIOS. Everything else is greyed out and can't be selected. I read that some laptops keep you from making changes in the BIOS, but I was able to do it before I set the password. This probably won't be too big a deal, but I may need to change the boot priority or something at some point, so I'd like to fix it.

If it helps, my BIOS is by American Megatrends Inc.

Thanks in advance.

A:Bios frozen

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

Do you have the power to remove the BIOS password? If you remove it does it go back to normal?

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Hi! i started up my computer but the mouse is frozen in the center at the welcome screen so cant enter my desktop.
so i pressed reset and then Del to enter BIOS.It goes into BIOS but the keyboard is frozen so I cant enter the options there.
Can anyone please tell me what could be the problem and its solution?
My motherboard is a Gigabyte GA-945GM-S2 and its two years old. Operating system is Win XP Pro.
Thanks !

A:BIOS frozen

Check the connections for mouse and keyboard...does the keyboard work normally in the BIOS?

Louis

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I have a Dell inspiron 8100 when I F2 at start up the 1st bios screen loads. But from thereI can not change values with the arrows, nor can I chage page with alt P. Or exit with escape. All I can do is un plug the lap top to boot up. It will boot up the XP Pro and I can use all the applications. HELP!

Matt:

A:Frozen Bios

Sounds like something you'd want to throw at Dell. I've never heard of a BIOS freezing like you've described. Otherwise, if the computer works fine besides I'd just let it go.

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After re-installtion issues with an old standby (Clipmate) to correct an issue with Clipmate...I decided just to revert back to a previous Acronis complete system image tib from a few days previous to the Clipmate change.

However...I can not get passed the blinking cursor at system start up...no access to bios screen ! Tried additional recent previous tibs but same issue...no bios..only blinking cursor ?

Have been using Acronis for years and never had any issues like this

Any Acronis users out there or others that can help me get by the blinking cursor and into bios startup screen...or suggestions on what's causing the freeze at the startup blinking cursor with no access to bios to launch the C drive ?

Thanks...TiminAz

A:No bios screen at boot

You can't even use the hotkey (ESC, Delete, F-whatever) immediately after power on to enter the bios? Try unplugging all USB peripherals other than keyboard and mouse. You can probably fix the blinking cursor boot problem, but need to get into something like Kyhi's recovery tools from a USB flash drive or DVD to do it.

Also, is the computer legacy BIOS or is it UEFI?

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After re-installtion issues with an old standby (Clipmate) to correct an issue with Clipmate...I decided just to revert back to a previous Acronis complete system image tib from a few days previous to the Clipmate change.

However...I can not get passed the blinking cursor at system start up...no access to bios screen ! Tried additional recent previous tibs but same issue...no bios..only blinking cursor ?

Have been using Acronis for years and never had any issues like this

Any Acronis users out there or others that can help me get by the blinking cursor and into bios startup screen...or suggestions on what's causing the freeze at the startup blinking cursor with no access to bios to launch the C drive ?

Thanks...TiminAz

A:No bios screen at boot

You can't even use the hotkey (ESC, Delete, F-whatever) immediately after power on to enter the bios? Try unplugging all USB peripherals other than keyboard and mouse. You can probably fix the blinking cursor boot problem, but need to get into something like Kyhi's recovery tools from a USB flash drive or DVD to do it.

Also, is the computer legacy BIOS or is it UEFI?

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I have an Award BIOS and ASUS MB P-III 650, it froze up yesterday saying keyboard error and also battery needed to be replaced (3V). I replaced the battery and now the CMOS is frozen. I have no keyboard control whatsoever. The CMOS is frozen on CPU/BUS/PCI Freq (Mhz) - 66.8/33.4;

I am not able to manuever anywhere with the keyboard. What gives?
 

A:Frozen Keyboard & BIOS

The keyboard could have a stuck key or be fryed. Have you tryed a new one?

There should be a way of resetting the CMOS with a jumper. Check your manual or go to the ASUS site with the correct model number to find the jumper. BOL
 

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My computer has been stuck at this screen for over an hour.  I was prompted for a bios update from lenovo. I accepted not thinking much about it but its been this way for an hour. Not sure what I should do. Please help. 

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hi to all.. i am a new member to tech support and i need your help.i recently put together a computer from scrarch everything went well untill i tried to boot it up,everything seemed to start normally ps i guess i should tell you about my system first. os windows xp pro sp3 ,ecs 945gzt-m motherboard wth intelle4300 dual core processor 2gb ddr2 ram ,400watt thermalake ps and a western digital 160 gb sata hd Back to my problem,as mentioned i can get as far as the bios boot screen and no further.the screen also tells me cmos to reset the time and date,cmos settings wrong ,keyboard not found and press f1 to run set up. My hard drive is shown with my dvd drive but i can't go any further because of the keyboard issue,i also get a series of thre short beeps and then that it .I have tried everything including resetting the cmos checking all connections checked the ram and beep codes for ecs what do you thnk my problem lies,the hardrive the motherboard or the processor i'just don;t know plese help thanks ...hommer

A:my pc won't boot past bios screen

If using a USB keyboard, try using a PS2 keyboard if you have those ports. Press F1 to go to Bios Setup. Hit the key to make the settings Default (F5) Set the correct date and time. Make the boot order CD rom drive first. If you have not slipstreamed you SATA drivers into your XP disc, see if there is a setting for the SATA drive to change it from AHCI to IDE or Compatibility mode.

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I have a dell XPS (one of the first versions from the early 2000's) running XP Pro . It has crashed alot recently and I was advised that it was probably a RAM issue. I ran 2 different RAM diagnostics (one Downloaded from microsoft one on the Dell Diag disk). Neither found a problem. I have had corrupted files and the windows repair wouldnt fix so I have had to do clean installs of windows.

Now the computer eont even load the Dell boot screen. All I get is the lights (three lights in middle above keyboard) come on the one with a letter A (I believe its a capslock light) flashes 5 times and then it shuts off. Never boots to even the Dell Bios screen.

Anyone know whats wrong?
 

A:XPS Wont even boot to bios screen

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Greetings,

I have big problem with my ~3 year old PC which started a few days ago.

The problem:

When I turn on my computer I see the BIOS splash screen, and if I don't touch it, it will remain on this screen indefinitelly. I can get past this screen by pressing the tab key (to see the BIOS POST Message), or by hitting DEL to run Setup; however, I never get into the setup screen, it simply moves on to the BIOS POST Screen.

On the BIOS POST Message I can seethe usual messages such as
"Initializing USB Controllers .. Done."
"12280MB OK"

but no error messages signifying that anything is wrong.

I can hit <F8> which then says "Boot Selection Popup menu has been selected". Or <ALT> + <F2> which then triggers the message "ASUS EZ Flash 2 will be executed".

However, again, it never goes past the actual BIOS POST Message.

The keyboard keeps being responsive, I can enable / disable shift lock, etc.
What I've tried so far:

At first I thought the battery may cause this, I tried
- booting with a fresh battery (CR2032)
- booting without a battery, including leaving it without power overnight first
- clearing the BIOS with the reset pins on mobo, and then booting

I then tried to make sure any excess hardware wasn't the problem
- I only left keyboard and screen connected for all further tests
- booting without any harddrives / optical drives connected
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A:PC won't boot past first BIOS screen

Hello Senobris. Welcome to the forum.

You have done everything I would do at first to test the system. So much for any easy fixes.

To be clear, you cannot get into the BIOS settings? The system will show the product splash screen, or be forced to start the startup routine, but stops at that point - correct?

What exactly is the last thing on the screen when it stops? Is it always the same thing?

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Hi. I am new to this forum and hope that someone can answer my problem. Out of the blue my computer stopped booting up. It acts like it is going to boot up like normal and then freezes at the bios screen. There is an F2 and f12 option on the screen but nothing happens when they are pressed. Any ideas as to what I should do? I am not a computer nerd at all, so I need help! I have a Dell dimensions 4600C and use Windows XP. Thanks in advance for your help.

YZ
 

A:Stuck on Bios screen during boot. Help!

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I'll try to give as much information as I can.
 
This morning I ran an Avast virus scan and it detected two files which it put in the "chest."  It suggested a reboot, and something about an additional scan.  I do not remember the files tagged nor the scan it suggested.  I rebooted since it all seemed reasonable.  Upon reboot, it never got to desktop.  It didn't get anywhere, splash screen, Windows logo, nothing.  After many minutes, I held the power button to manually shut down.  This has happened a few times in the last six months.  But it always worked again after turning back on (post manual power down).  But now it didn't.  I tried several times, same thing.  I even left it on for over an hour thinking maybe something is happening in the background, but nothing.  No clues or indications as to what is wrong.  Always a black screen.  No mouse cursor or anything.  Monitor says it isn't getting a signal.
 
I did research all day on the topic.  I tried getting to a "safe mode" or to BIOS by tapping function keys.  No avail.  I tried booting with the Windows 7 recovery DVD I got with the computer.  Nothing.  I tried unplugging the battery for 15 minutes to clear memory.  Nothing changed.  Tried replacing the battery.  No luck.  After unplugging and plugging back in the battery to clear memory, the problem seems worse, actually.  Now, shutting do... Read more

A:Won't Boot, Black Screen, Can't get to BIOS

It could be a bad video card that failed by coincidence. When you tap F12 at boot do you get a Diagnostic menu? You can try powercycling the computer. Unplug the power cord, take out the battery, and then hold the power button down for 30 seconds. But the battery back in, attach the power cord and boot the computer. You may have to reset BIOS to default if it works.
 
When you tried the Windows 7 install disk did the CD light show any activity of the drive reading the disk?

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Hi,

I recently ordered a number of parts for a new computer. After having assembled the computer and connected everything, the computer worked. It gave out a display, the bios worked and I was able to go into the bios setup. I then inserted my windows xp install disc and began formatting a new partition on the hard drive. I left the computer formatting and the last I saw it was at around 30%. After I came back in about half an hour I found that there was no display and the computer was off. I tried a reboot but there was no display at all. All fans were on full settings including the cpu fan. I have tried reconnecting all components and connections. With no HDD connected the computer turns on for about 3 seconds then cuts the power. I have tried a different hard drive and it behaved in exactly the same way as with my new drive. I have no idea... any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks, Joseph

Spec: AMD Phenom ii X2 555 BE
Kingston hyper-x 2x2gb 1600mhz
Gigabyte GA-M52LT-D3
XFX 4870 1gb
Corsair tx650
western digital caviar blue 500gb
 

A:New build, no boot or bios screen

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I searched around the forums for a bit and even tried some things that could possible alleviate my problem, but to no avail. Here's the situation:

My main pc was having problems...I would be playing a game, writing an email or something as simple as browsing the web and my pc would lag for 5-10 min or would just freeze up. I would try to reboot the pc and sometimes it would get to the windows loading screen and it would freeze or it would just get past the loading screen and just remain black (I could always get into BIOS though). One thing that would always work would be for me to shut the pc off for an hour and then reboot. Then it would run great for a while.

I decided to just reinstall Windows 7 Ultimate and start over fresh. After installing the OS, I started to reinstall old programs and low and behold my pc would freeze/lag again. Rebooting would result in the black screen/freeze also. So, what I did was take everything apart and put everything back together again. The only thing I changed out was the cpu cooler, because I figured it might be an overheating issue (the gpu was never hot). So, after installing everything back the way they were, I powered up and the real headache started.

Now nothing comes up on my screen and the power button on my monitor just blinks like it's in sleep mode (not detecting anything?), I also get no beeps but it does sound like it's trying to boot. All the power is running through the mb (led is on), all fans are going s... Read more

A:PC will not boot, black screen, no bios.

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