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Q: Getting black AMIBIOS American Megatrends Inc screen not boo

what should i do if i see this the mch operating with ddr2 800/CL6Tras18/Trp6/Trcd6 message
I powered off my computer without shutting down properly please help.

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Preferred Solution: Getting black AMIBIOS American Megatrends Inc screen not boo

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Hi Experts,

Thanks to all for your advice. I have a computer that I truly enjoy!

I want to see if I can make one more tweak!! I searched all the forums and there was not an answer.
I have a Gateway 4620D desktop. Is there any way I can bypass the American Megatrends F1 boot screen on start up? I get the Gateway welcome screen, then the Amer Meg screen comes up and I have to press F1 to boot to XP. Can I bypass it?

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E6550 @ 2.33GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 11
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2015 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 4550, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 381543 MB, Free - 286877 MB;
Motherboard: ECS, Q35T-GB(vPro)
Antivirus: Avira Desktop, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

This is what it says on the American Megatrends screen,
American Megatrends,Inc.

AMIBIOS(C)2007 American Megatrends, Inc.
Q35T-GB V2.2 11\02\2007
EM64T CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 DuoCPU E6550 @ 2.33GHz

Press F2 to run Setup (F2 on remote keyboard)
Press F10 for BBS POPUP (F10 on remote keyboard)
Press F12 if you want to boot from the Network.
The MCH is operating with DDR2 800/CL6/Tras18/Trp6/Trcd6
Dual Channel Mode
Press F1 to continue boot

Any help??
 

A:American Megatrends Start up screen

You were receiving help in your other thread so there was no need to start a new one. You should reply there:

http://forums.techguy.org/windows-xp/1043997-press-f1-continue-boot.html

Closing duplicate.
 

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Hello, experts!
For the past few weeks, I've been seeing the AMI screen everytime I turn on my computer. It wasn't like that before, so I have no clue why it's showing up now. I pressed f1 and f2 numerous times and went through every session, still I cannot find the problem of why it keeps appearing during startup.

Since I just received a new computer this April, I'm not very familiar with the new AMI then I was with Windows XP. Instead, I used screen-shot to show my AMI screen. I hope this will help!


 

A:[Startup] American Megatrends Screen

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Siemens/Fujitsu PC with Win xp SP3

The American Megatrends screen has recently appeared at boot up but boots past so quickly I cannot get to read it. I think I glimpsed something like "BIOS not configured properly" at bottom of screen but am not really sure. How do I pause the boot in order to read the AMI screen? Pause/break button does not do it.

Any help appreciated
 

A:Solved: American Megatrends screen

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Hi

After turning on my pc this morning I got the usual beep and then the packard bell screen, then, a second or two later another beep and the American megatrends screen. The screen only shows for about two seconds and then the pc boots normally into windows. Is this something to worry about? i think two beeps means a memory error. The only hardware i have install was a cordless mouse yesterday. Using windows vista SP1 on Packard bell istart 2314. Thanks please reply.

A:American megatrends screen at pc startup

hi if you go here http://www.micro2000.co.uk/products/...e-download.htm you can test your memory using the disc you make

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can't go any further no keys work what does this mean
 

A:Asus k601 stuck on American megatrends screen

As the date in wrong, the CMOS battery is likely dead.

You can press F2 to run setup, save, and exit and the PC should boot. But you will likely get this screen every time until the battery is replaced.
 

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can't go any further no keys work what does this mean
 

A:Asus k601 stuck on American megatrends screen

For now press F2 and set the date and time in the Bios setup, save and exit. It should boot to Windows after that.

Is it a laptop or desktop ?
 

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My computer will not get past this screen. I have done numorus setups, F1 to resume,but nothing happens. Can you help?
 

A:American Megatrends

Your computer seems to be failing at the POST (Power On Self Test). Your motherboard may be defective. I have requested this to go to the Hardware forum for more assistance.
 

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So I have been having this problem after a long period of not playing on my computer. What should I do?
 

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i have an american megatrends windows xp
running AMD Athlon something
I was wondering how i caould do a sytem recovery without a cd?
It starts and after a few second it would shut off i get some serror messages ill post them up in a little bit

A:American Megatrends

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Originally Posted by monkey09


i have an american megatrends windows xp
running AMD Athlon something
I was wondering how i caould do a sytem recovery without a cd?
It starts and after a few second it would shut off i get some serror messages ill post them up in a little bit




what do you mean american megatrends xp?

thanks
Wolf~

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When I start my computer up. I see the following message:

ASUS SABERTOOTH 277 ACPI BIO Revision 1504
CPU: Intel (R) Core(TM) 17-3770K CPU @ 3.50GHz
USB Device total: 0 Drive, 1 keyboard, 1 mouse, Hubs
Detected ATA/ATAPI Devices...
SATA Port: Optiarc DVD RW AD-7200S
Port 6: ST3500630AS
S.M.A.R.T Status Bad, Backup or Replace
Press F1 to Run Setup

What does this mean?
 

A:American Megatrends

This means that the hard drive is about to fail. S.M.A.R.T is a utility that monitors the health of the hard drive and reports any potential problems, like an early warning system. When it says "S.M.A.R.T Status Bad" This is not a good thing. Does it give you an option to bypass and get to Windows? If so backup your important data.
 

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im 2 sad


i have a problem with my pc its a windows xp .. its a toshiba and when i run it its shows bios screen .. its seems to me that the problem from the time .. so i faxed it by entering the right time ..then i press f10 and yes .. then its shows again two options run windows by safe mode or normaly .. either ways is reboot when i choose one .. then another problem came up ..

American Megatrends

its says like this

press f2 to run setup
press f12 for bss popup
the mch is operating with ddr2-533/cl4 in single channel mode
initializing usb controllers .. done .
1024mb

auto-detecting pri master .. ide hard disk
auto-detecting 3rd master ..aiapi CDROM
pri master:TOSHIBA MK1646GSX LB113M
ULTRA DMA Mode-5 , S.M.A.R.T. Capable and Status OK
3RD Master: PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-K17A 3.52
Ultra Dma Mode-2
Auto-detecting Usb Mass Storage Devies ..
00 Usb mass storahe devices found and configuerd .

CMOS DatelTime Not Set

press F2 to run SETUP
press F1 to load default values and continue
-----------------------------------

can anyone help?

any clue any thing .. gust Help

Soul :$

 

A:American Megatrends .. Help ..)=

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On start up my pc gets stuck on American Megatrends screen. It has been doing this for a while and to tackle it I would press f1 then f8 and then press enter on the first harddrive that appears. Now however my keyboard and mouse won't connect. Help would be much appreciated. If any other information is required I will try and help. Thanks.
 

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I have a Tiny m720 PC and I just connected it to my new Lenovo ThinkCentre TIO 23.8" Gen3 Monitor. I have started getting this error with two loud short beeps on startup:   American Megatrends - Warning: In TIO mode, please use the adapter shipped with Tiny PC or TIO that has higher power rating. How can I disable and get rid of this? Tried restoring default BIOS settings and also re-flashing BIOS by no luck. Attachment: Screenshot.  Update: Contacted Lenovo tech support. He asked me to hit 'Esc' (which is not even an option on that screen) and was in a hurry to end call.

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Specs first:

e6700 3.2 GHZ.
4GB Patriot extreme ram (4 x 1GB) @ 800MHz and 4 - 4 - 4 - 12 T2 (T1 causes BSOD ).
XFX 8800 GTS
Asus P5N32 SLI SE Deluxe w/ ver 5## BIOS (Possibly a custom one from the OEM).

My computer is working fine, excpet for one minor detail...

My Asus P5N32 SLI SE Deluxe doesn't like my new 4GB of 800MHz ram. The ram is fine. XP 32 bit runs fine with only 2-3 GB in use, but Vista Ultimate 64-Bit is terrible, running at least 5 times slower and maxing out the processor and freezing a couple of minutes just to open Fire Fox. I am considering buying a new mobo, but I heard there is another way.

Some people have gone into their BIOS and enabled an option called "Memory Remapping," which fixed the problem. The catch is: My BIOS doesn't have that option for some odd reason... Surprise, surprise after my cellphone provider had to send 2 SIM cards to me for the phone to work and my External Backup HD had failed just a couple of months after I bought it(Goodbye 100+ Gigabytes of data).

I checked the manual that went with my mobo, and the bios version in the manual and on my computer were EXACTLY the same! Though, the menu in the Manual had many more options than did the one on my computer. So, I go to Asus's website and download the latest official (not beta) driver. Then, I pop in the Asus CD that came with my mobo and tried to run "Asus Update". Every time I run this I get an error message: "Unable to create NT driver... Read more

A:How do I flash my American Megatrends BIOS? I've tried everything!

Argh, not even a boot cd did the trick! The DOS files loaded onto the cd and the cd ran just like a floppy disk, but the BIOS files were nowhere to be found! WTF, did I use nero wrong?
 

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This morning I went to turn my computer on and got the message below. It's saying something about the USB devices, but I don't have any devices plugged in to the computer. I know that one of my USB ports is damaged and has been for awhile. Could this be causing it? If so, how would I remove it? Do I have to take the computer apart? Is it something I can do on my own? I am not very computer literate.
 

A:American Megatrends message on startup

Hi, as you say it is likely to be a damaged USB port.
Some suggestions here.
http://www.whoho.com/2011/03/usb-device-over-current-status-detected.html
 

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i cant figure out this thing for the life of me but here is the specs of my computer:
Operating System System Model
Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2 (build 2600) No details available
Processor a Main Circuit Board b
233 megahertz Cyrix MII BIOS: American Megatrends 062600 07/15/95
Drives Memory Modules c,d
61.46 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
56.15 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

CDWRITER IDE5232 [CD-ROM drive]
MITSUMI CD-ROM FX400E !B
3.5" format removeable media [Floppy drive]

Maxtor 6Y060P0 [Hard drive] (61.49 GB) -- drive 0, s/n Y227613E, rev YAR41BW0, SMART Status: Healthy 96 Megabytes Installed Memory
Local Drive Volumes

c: (on drive 0) 25.68 GB 20.44 GB free
d: (on drive 0) 20.17 GB 20.10 GB free
e: (on drive 0) 15.61 GB 15.61 GB free
 

A:i need to know what memory to use for the american megatrends 062600 07/15/95

Zip over to this site:

http://www.crucial.com/
 

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Suddenly today my computer is stuck on American Megatrends start page. it says CMOS Settings Wrong. No keys seem to work
 

A:Computer stuck on American Megatrends pg

hiya,on startup tap Del or F1 to enter bios(could be a different key for your pc,check your manual)once in find the line "load defaults" save and exit,the cmos battery may want replacing also.
 

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Ok, so before you reply, please make note that I didn't build this pc myself, it was custom built in a company by order. I don't know a thing about inside of computer. Of course, I know the main parts, but repairing or tinkering, nooo.

Pc specs:
Intel i5-2400 3.1 Ghz Quad Core
8 GB of RAM
Nvidia GeForce 550ti Graphics Card.

The thing is, in my opinion, this pc is properly cooled and built, because I've been having it for almost a year and I've never had this problem before.

So okay, I got back home and turned on my pc. And I noticed a problem. My video was slow. Videos on youtube were slow and choppy, I tried like moving windows and their movement was slow. At first I thought its a video card or monitor problem and I tried rebooting my pc. When I pressed restart, before booting windows, the computer shows the window:
American Megatrends

(Computer info)

CPU over temperature error!
Press F1 to continue setup.
Is it really overheated? Because I've never had this problem before, I didn't had it the other day I was using it and I'm using it a lot. What to do? I really can't just open up the case and see the problem, I'm not that experienced.
 

A:American Megatrends - CPU Over Temperature ERROR

Why can't it be overheating? Things do break, or come loose, and they can get dirty too.

Download HW Monitor and see what the CPU/Core temps are, for that matter check all the temps. Best would be to post a screen shot of HW Monitor.

HW Monitor: http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html

If the computer is truly overheating then it will need to be opened up to see why.
 

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I don't know why but yesterday, after restarting my computer it beeped once then went to the AMI screen. Plus my computer has become very slow it might have something to do with it. I am asked to press f1 or f2 and if I press f1 I go to this configuration screen and I don't know what to do. But I do see that the word BIOS is written everywhere on the screen. It dose that every time I turn it on. I haven't had any big problems except my computer is running kinda slow. How do I get rid of the message?
 

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Hi I have windows 7 on my pc. When I start up my pc it shows this weird message. I know it's not a virus cause I have a very good antivirus on. It says the following: American Megatrends - Usb Device Over Current Status Detected !!!
Sata port 5 : ST2000DL003-9VT166
S.M.A.R.T Status Bad , Backup and Replace
System wil shut down in 15 seconds!!!

 

A:American Megatrends message unknown

OK, you are running the system overclocked. Not too much however it shows both ram and cpu running faster than normal. It is probably the board failing however the very first thing I would do would be to return ALL settings to stock. Clear RTC [cmos] to return settings to stock. Once you clean RTC, pull the pw connectors from ALL drives; both hd and optical. Now disconnect any usb device ie printer, scanner, external drive, etc.

Pw ON and see if the board will successfully complete POST.

Remember there is NO safe overclock. All overclocking entails some degree of risk.
 

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Need to know will the HP 110-220z American Megatrends BIOS support booting from an Ubuntu Live DVD ISO  on a usb thumb drive with a boot sector I need to fix a Ubuntu 16.04 load sectors corruption problem.  the cd/dvd drive has diedbeen through all the disable security and finally got the USB thumb drive listed in the memory list.  The version of the BIOS is 2.15.126 I have not been able to find any specs on what it can and cannot do. Now I have lost Ubuntu Grub loader and the machine starts loading win7 each time. It has not been used for over 2 years and Microsoft will demand two days of updates be loaded before I can access any drive from it. I need the live CD Ubuntu to load from the thumb drive so I can fix grub and use utilities to fix the inability to read certian sectors. [Have run HP diagnostics on the Hard disk, no problems found.]

A:Need to know will the HP 110-220z American Megatrends BIOS s...

The support page for that model indicates it came with Windows 8.1, which means it should also have UEFI BIOS.  Depending on the way the Ubuntu Live was added to the flash drive, it might not be done correctly.  See this page on Ubuntu and UEFI BIOS.  BTW: it needs to be a 64bit installhttps://help.ubuntu.com/community/UEFI

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American Megatrends
WDC WD5000AAKS 65YGA0
 
Hard Disk Failure is Imminent
 
Please back up hard disk and have it replaced!
 
Press F10 for Setup, Press F2 to Continue
 
My pc just recovered from Poweliks / Adclicker trojan with dc3's help.
 
Thread is here:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/553837/problem-with-7zip-leaving-zips-in-temp/
 
Speccy ran previously in that thread:
http://speccy.piriform.com/results/NdhcfMCbY03XoIJuO0zaJCS
 
Computer is:
 
HP Pavilion m9000t
Windows Vista, SP2
 
 
NOTES: Some things that happened since Friday after using the computer and making sure things were working.
 
Installed Flash player update.  Norton Full System Scan ran late Friday night.  Everything normal.
 
Yahoo Toolbar showed up in IE9 out of the blue.  I did have it in add-ons but it was disabled permanently but I could only disable it temporarily.  When I tried to disable permanently, it said contact system administrator.  So I uninstalled it from Control Panel/Programs.
 
Sunday night I got a performance alert from Norton NIS about high usage problem and 176 actions performed.  I copied to notepad and from what I can remember it had something to do with Firefox cache/doomed files and I think they were deleted when I cleared Firefox cache.
 
I ran Malwarebytes scan Sunday night.  Normal.
 
Shut down the computer normally and turned it on today and got the Megatrends... Read more

A:It's Me Again...American Megatrends Disk Failure Imminent

F10 will take you to BIOS setup. F2 will continue to boot to Windows. What is interesting is Speccy shows the SMART status as good.

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Does anyone know how to find and harness a recovery partition on an American Megatrends K7S41 desktop?

I have tried DISKMGNT.MSC but it shows only the main C:\ drive

Thanks

John M.

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A friend of mine came to me with this problem. He has an American Megatrends motherboard and can't get it to boot past the Checking NV RAM.. part

here is what is on the screen when it freezes
American Megatrends
AMIBIOS
TYAN TSUNAMI AT V2.00.01 012520001800
Intel 440BX AGPset

P II, 400Mhz
Checking NVRam..

then down at the bottom of the screen it says
62-0101-00999-0010111-071595-440BX/GX-51830001-5

What we have done:
Switched PCI video card to another PCI slot
Disconnected everything but the floppy/cd/harddrive
Reseated the RAM, switched RAM slots, and tried different RAM modules with ones that are known to work.

He says 1 time it made it past checking NVRam (where it counts the RAM) and then froze when it first said hit del to enter BIOS.

Edit: He also remembered that when he first booted he had 3 RAM modules in and all it would say is American Megatrends with the logo and that was it, so he removed 2 and left 1 and thats where we are now.

2nd Edit: When I asked him what happens when he tries it with no RAM he says "nothing, it beeps".

Anyone have any ideas on what to try next? Could it just be that the motherboard is bad where the RAM fits?
 

A:Problems getting to POST on American Megatrends MOBO

Alright - I just recieved word that it now works. Which leads me to believe that even though it appeared we had the RAM set properly it wasn't.
Now it boots into Win98 and just gives the usual errors when you don't have proper drivers installed and such, I'm going to let him work on that on his own because I think he has a pretty good handle on getting that set straight.
(he pulled this PC together from scrap parts so even getting this thing to run is a plus for him)
I'll post back with any other motherboard related problems that might crop up.
 

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exactly as the title
I really cannot find it

A:Can someone link me to American Megatrends inc 5.20 bios download?

The manufacturer of the computer is ?
The Make of the computer is ?
The Model of the computer is ?
The serial number is ?

does the computer run?

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how to overclock xps 730x i7 920 3gb of ram with American Megatrends Bios ?
please and thanks
 

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hi folks. good day to you all. my name is max. i can install windows and manage basic troubleshooting related to software without any problems. a couple of months back i installed windows xp on my friends computer and it was working fine but a month after installation, when he booted the comp up, he would get the startup options msg (safe,normal and so on) instead of windows booting up normally. when he tried to boot it up in any mode,the windows xp loading logo would just appear and windows just kept restarting. i thought it might be a software problem ,so i made a fresh install of xp and it was working fine . but now once again the same problem seems to have occured. this screen pops up when he starts the comp. i have included the image he sent me (its a bit blurry but you can make out whats on it). i searched about it and as you can see in the image, the problem seems to be about CMOS settings. now, from what i have learned so far after researching about it is that its either the CMOS battery that has lost its charge, died, or maybe its just a CMOS (or bios? not sure) settings problem. can you guys please take a look at the image and tell me what exactly is wrong and what steps i would have to take to fix his problem? thank you in advance.
http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=rr2sch&s=5
 

A:Solved: CMOS settings problem american megatrends.

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I want to format my computer and reinstall windows 7 from a flash driver. I have everything set for that already, except that I can't access my BIOS.

I need to access the BIOS to change the boot sequence and put my flash driver on 1st priority.

Here is my system information:

How can I access the BIOS? Help please.

A:How to access my BIOS? (Version/Date = American Megatrends Inc. V2.4)

Power on the computer and the system will start the POST (Power On Self Test) process. When the message "Press DEL to enter Setup Menu" appears on the screen, press <DEL> key to enter Setup.

Regards,
GEWB

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I have a desk top dell, running vista. I hardly do a thing with my computer, and i started it up n a screen came up with the American megarends screen there. something about the " samsung hd642jj ata device. when i checked it through the computer it said that is working properly. I,m not a computer person so any info would be great.
 

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Here's the problem: When I start my computer, I'll get a black screen with a bunch of text with "American Megatrends" as the header. The screen is unusual, and on the bottom it says "CPU fan error!, press F1 to continue." If I simply press f1 and ignore it, my computer eventually shuts off, and restarting my computer doesn't get my display back, I have to reset my cmos.

Things that I've tried: Now, I had this problem before, and my computer doesn't have a cmos switch, so I had to take out the battery for a couple minutes, and that worked.
Today I woke up to have the same problem. Only this time, when I took out the battery and put it back, the problem persisted.
So I tried entering my system setup and set "CPU fan speed" to ignore, that still did nothing.

So I'm aggravated, annoyed and helpless. Any help would be appreciated.
 

A:American Megatrends "CPU fan error!"

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Hi,
How do I stop my Computer showing the 'Amercan Trends' screen at
start-up ?
 

A:Solved: Amibios Screen

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Hello, I upgraded from windows 7 to windows 8 and ever since then I get a screen at reboot or start up that's a American Megatrends screen and its saying my HDD is bad and I need to backup and replace. I go into my HDD C: and do a "Check drive for for system errors" and it say its fine. Now, let me start from the beginning.....

When I first upgraded it installed fine ect and after the install of updates it rebooted and this is when i get the first glims of the American Megatrends screen. My PC was running so slow and freezing ect and finally I got the blue screen and that's all it would do every time I tried to restart it and I didn't get a chance to backup anything what so ever. I called MS and they wanted me to DL the copy again onto the PC I was using and burn the ISO image to a DVD and boot from it. I did what they said but here is the kicker...

The PC I was on was a 64-bit PC and I thought the other PC was a 32-bit and with the new Windows 8 it auto decides for you . so what i did was downloaded the copy for the 64-bit on that PC (Just for kicks) and I had a desktop PC at the house as well and I know its a 32-bit so I DL a copy using that machine for the copy I was going to use to re install or try to fix the PC with. Long story short..

It allowed me to boot from DVD and I re installed the Win8 32-bit copy and it installed but I still get the American Megatrends screen saying I got a bad HD hit F1 to go on.

Now for some reason my PC is running WAY better s... Read more

A:Win8 Upgrade now American M screen & bad HDD

Welcome to EightForums.
Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.

Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
Hard Drive Diagnostic Procedure

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American Flag Screen Saver from MS

Sorry if a repost,

Friend informed me.........
It's from Microsoft.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...bf-3dee-4a28-ade1-419f09e2c394&displaylang=en
 

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Good day all,

Does anyone know the key combination to access the bios on a system with AMIbios 586?

According to the boot information the release date was 11/10/1997.

I've tried:

del
esc
F1
F2
Ctrl-alt-s
alt-s
ctrl-s

no indication during POST as to what key combo to press to enter.

Thanks!
Dusty
That Computer Guy
http://www.thatcomputerguy.us
 

A:{RESOLVED}Amibios 586

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ASUS M2N68 mainboard, AMD 64x2 DC 5200+ 2700MHz cpu
Win7 Ultimate x64, SP1 + all updates
Generic Nvidia Geforce 9400GT video card
2x IDE HDD
1x SATA HDD
1x SATA DVD Rw
1x USB HDD

Upgraded RAM from 2x2gb to 4x2gb Kingston KVR800D2N6/2G
Upgraded PSU to 400watts

Video is now getting regular kernel fault errors (resets), computer is sluggish. It may be a video card issue but I first want to check the BIOS settings for the RAM and get some recommendations since the errors began after that upgrade.

Current Northbridge configuration is:
Bank Interleaving: auto
Channel Interleaving: disabled
Enable clock to all DIMMs: disabled
MemClk Tristate C3/ATLVID: disabled
Memory Hole Remapping: enabled
DCT Unganged mode: Auto
Power Down: Enabled

ECC mode is disabled.
I have no idea what 90% of this means, and if anyone could give me suggestions as to optimal settings it would be hugely appreciated.

A:Need help on RAM settings in AMIBIOS v.0405

The first thing I would do, it shut down and kill the power.

Reseat the GPU and RAM as well as double check all connections and make sure the are securely connected.
I know this sounds like a silly suggestion, but it is quite easy to knock something loose when upgrading parts without realizing you did.



One thing you may want to try is reset the bios to Optimized defaults.
Some may disagree, but I always do this after any Hardware upgrade. (Including RAM & GPUs)


Did you just add 2 more RAM modules? Or get a complete new set of 4 DIMMS?


Im not too familiar with AMD, but Im fairly certain 'Enable Clock to all DIMMS" makes the clocks/timings the same across all RAM modules.
This should probably be enabled.


I want to say it should be set to unganged mode, but again... Im not familiar with AMD setups enough to be comfortable suggesting settings.

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HI guys... this is my problem... I want to reformat my AMIBIOS processor because when I on my computer I cant go to windows this is the error: "Windows could not start because of an error in the software. Please report this problem as : load needed DLLs for kernel. Please contact your support person to report this problem." So ill just reformat my computer... But when I insert the CD USBOHCI.sys error comes out and it says Setup failed. So do you have any solutions...

System:

ASUS proccesor 2.26GHz
Video Card: ENO 3D
RAM: 256 DDR 400
 

A:Amibios Reformatting Error

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I Recently purchased an ECS 915G-A motherboard. It worked fine at first but I had some hang-up problems and cpu temp reading problems, so I went to the ecs website and saw that they had a bios upgrade to solve these issues. I followed all instructions to a tee, but after flashing, the board won't post. I have power to everything but no POST and no beeps. after some extensive research, I learned that to recover the bootblock of an amibios chip, one should download the latest version of the bios update (*****.ROM), change the title to AMIBOOT.ROM, copy it to a floppy and insert it into the drive, power up, wait 3 to 5 minutes, hear 4 beeps, and all is well. I have now tried this with 5 differnt bios upgrade versions for that board... the latest two run for about 30 sec. then quit, and the three before that run forever in a loop. I have cleared the cmos using the jumper and through removing the battery before each trial, with still no luck. Please help...

Thank you
 

A:BIOS AMIBIOS 8 Recovery

Obviously during the flashing of your bios, something has gone terribly wrong.

I fear that you may have to think in terms of a new mobo, unless of course your mobo manufacturer would be willing to let you have a new bios chip.

Contact you mobo manufacturer and see if there`s anything they can do for you.

I`m sorry if this isn`t of much help.

Good luck and regards Howard
 

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What is the key combination to access the bios AMIBIOS V1.6 and when to apply?

A:Key comination to access AMIBIOS v1.6

Hello Mariner,

You should see what key to press to enter setup or BIOS on the screen during boot. This is what I found below though.


AMI (American Megatrends) - AMIBIOS, AMI BIOSPress Del when after powering on the computer.
Some older motherboards that use AMIBIOS may prompt for the F1 or F2 key instead.
Hope this helps.

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 Hi all,First post!  My Dad's Lenovo laptop goes to a black screen when starting up, so is unusable.I haven't seen it in the flesh yet but have started to research things for him and have found that 'black screen' shows up quite a lot for Windows 10 and Lenovo PCs! We were so impressed with my Dad's PC I've ended up with the same model myself:Lenovo YOGA 500 Convertible Laptop, Intel Core i7, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, 15.6" Touch Screen.Also labelled as: Yoga 500-15IBD Laptop (ideapad)  I see some people mentioning hardware failures and others device driver problems with the graphic card etc. but haven't read a definite cause/fix for this so far. I've just found this recent critical BIOS update for this PC which mentions the black screen problem:Software name: BDCN63WW Version 63[Important updates] Fix Win 10 lid close black screen issue.http://support.lenovo.com/gb/en/products/Laptops-and-netbooks/Yoga-Series/yoga-500-15ibd/downloads/D...I haven't seen this mentioned in the forums? Has anyone else used this?If the PC always boots to a black screen I'll obviously have trouble installing this! I'm hoping that it will boot in Safe Mode or I'm going to have some trouble installing it?! I don't know whether to install the BIOS update on my own machine which is running fine - I think I'll wait until I see my Dad's laptop first which will be in a few weeks. Has anyone had any experience of this BIOS update or other comments on this?Thanks. &nb... Read more

A:Yoga 500 'BLACK SCREEN' - BIOS update: "[Important updates] Fix Win 10 lid close black screen issue"

I'm still wondering about this... I've just updated the Lenovo Companion after seeing it mentioned in another thread. It looks like this s/w is supposed to scan the PC and recommend Lenovo updates - critical and nice to have ones. Initially the Companion was showing a critical update for Lenovo SHAREit and a recommended one for my BIOS. It says I'm currently on BDCN28WW and offered something like v61 and not the 63 I mentioned in my first post? After letting it update SHAREit and re-scanning the BIOS update is no longer being offered and still shows me on v28 ??? I'm not sure I trust this 'Companion' app!My laptop seems to be running fine so I don't want to break it updating the BIOS if it's not required. For all I know my Dad's broken one may be broken because it upgraded?! Does anyone else use/trust the Companion app?And has anyone else seen it change it's mind on recommended BIOS updates?Thanks.

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Greetings,

For those of you who recognize my name, you'll remember that along with having trouble with getting a "new" Creative CDROM to be seen, I was doing so because I was having mobo troubles with my main box that turned out that it was fried... but not the processor so my main box now has a new American Megatrends mobo. BTB the Creative CDROM was a return (the seal was broken), Wal-Mart gave us back our $, got a real new CDROM and both boxes are running great.

Until, I decided to increase the size of the main box hard drive. It was a WD 13.6G and I wanted an 80 so I could do video editing in one pass instead of in sections. Rendering takes a lot of space. So, I slaved the new to the old and used theWD floppy to set it up. I don't want partitions (nobody's ever given me a good enough reason to) and I was wanting to use PowerQuests Drive Copy to copy the old to the new HD. Little did I know that the WD floppy was going to offer to copy, also. Iíve been told that DriveCopy puts the least amount of junk on a new HD, so I wanted to use it instead of the WD. As soon as the floppy ap would let me close, I did, but not before a Format, which is what DriveCopy does before a copy so it erased what the WD had done. I think

So, I put my old HD in it's new box w/o problems and it's still working fine. When I moved the new HD into running our main box, the BIOS required three tries of auto detect then esc before it could see it, I saved the setti... Read more

A:AMIBIOS doesn't see new WD HD on cold boot

Moved you to Hardware. Hopefully the folks here may have some suggestions to run by you.

Intermittant detection kind of sounds like a cabling problem, but let's see what the others have to say.
 

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I have no idea what this means. I've been checking google, but not coming up with anything. I have the machine stripped down to video card, 1 stick of ram, power supply. just the bare stuff. Any ideas?

Edit: The computer DOES start, I get video, can edit the bios. When I pull the video card out, I get seperate beeps - ON TOP of the constant beeping. What on earth?

I've tried: 3 sticks of ram on 2 slots, 3 video cards (2agp 1pci), 3 power supplies, 2 cpus, BLAH!!!!!
 

A:AMIBIOS: Constant (never ending) beeps.

If the CPU is not set correctly, for example the thermal paste is not used correctly and causing large amounts of heat, it will beep. Could possibly be a mobo problem.
 

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I have an HP vectra with an AMIBIOS, version 2.01A - JA.01.04US. Out of nowhere, the computer decided to start going into an endless reboot cycle. I've read that it is an issue with SP2, and that the only way to fix it is to re-install SP1, hand picking certain files. Has anyone else had this issue, or does anyone know of another fix?

Thanks.

EDIT

So, I tried to reinstall XP with a different OEM disk. It got about halfway through installation, and I got this error:

Stop: 0x00000024 (0x001902fa) 0xf80c9328 0xf80c9028 0x8080fdb2

then

the following file is missing or corrupt: windows/system/vgaoem.fon. Apparently, that file likes to stop working when you upgrade from windows 98 to XP.
 

A:AMIBIOS infinite reboot problem

TonyM. said:

I have an HP vectra with an AMIBIOS, version 2.01A - JA.01.04US. Out of nowhere, the computer decided to start going into an endless reboot cycle. I've read that it is an issue with SP2, and that the only way to fix it is to re-install SP1, hand picking certain files. Has anyone else had this issue, or does anyone know of another fix?

Thanks.Click to expand...

At what point does it start re-booting? During the POST sequence?

If so, it's more likely a hardware issue. My bet would be bad RAM.
 

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I have Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit. So, these are my problems described in the title. I cannot change desktop from black, only can set a picture as a background.

When I am in pictures folder for example, I see blank or black thumbnails.
When I right click and go to personalize, I can see black themes instead of actual pictures.

I tried almost everything.
- reinstalling video driver
- clearing thumbnail from disk cleanup
- resetting dwm.exe
- going into safemode and then restaring into normal windows
- I tried fixing shell by using "fixshell"
- clearing & repairing registry errors
- ran an error checker
- ran a file checker

I have Microsoft Office 2010 - I heard that it could be the issue, but maybe I am not right, anyway...

I attached a print screen photo.

And, I am hopeless, any help please? Thanks

A:Windows 7 black screen, black or blank thumbnails, and black desktop themes

I noticed you're not running Aero. Click on last item, left side - "Troubleshoot problems with transparency...."

Office 2010 should not be a factor here. Public pics folder is empty - it should have sample pics in it.

Validate your OS installation - Genuine Microsoft Software

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I'm getting the black screen with movable cursor or KSOD (Black Screen Of Death) on Windows Vista.

What happens:
The system powers on.
POST
BIOS
Start windows normally
Windows splash screen
-> Black screen <-

What I can do:
I CAN enter BIOS and have reset the default settings.
I CAN press F8 to give me advanced boot options, but all options have the same result, apart from "Repair your computer".
I CAN load the "Repair your computer" option.
I CAN move the mouse around the screen.
I CAN press shift 5 times to get a dialogue to appear, but no control panel.
I CAN press the power button to shut down the system.
I CAN start up in safe mode, which is exactly the same, but with lower resolution.

I CANNOT seem to do anything else.

However, there are workarounds to accessing the hard drive:

I CAN use MSDaRT or the System Recovery Tool.
I CAN use the hard drive as an external USB hard drive on another machine.

What I've tried:
Startup Repair - Could not detect a problem.
System Restore - No restore points.
Windows Complete PC Restore - A valid restore location could not be found.
Windows Memory Diagnostics - No errors.
SFC Scan - No problems.
Stand alone system sweeper - No problems.
Hotfix Uninstall - Nothing to uninstall.

I also COULD do a partial or full "Packard Bell Recovery", which is essentially like reinstalling windows. I DO NOT want to do this.

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A:Black screen with movable cursor or KSOD (Black Screen Of Death) Vista

I think I saw this post aver at Toms but I also think you gave some additional info.
I think what may be going on it during the switch from the windows low res video driver to the driver used in normal mode.

Since you can get into safe mode try to go to device manager.
Start|right click computer|properties|device manager.
Look in the display adapter.
Is there a yellow exclamation mark there?
Or is it showing the video that you know should be there?
Please post the video that the machine uses and or the PB model.

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Looking for a bios flash for AMIBIOS 586 1985-95 American Megatrends 6P96312. Strangely the video will not work when I try to install a wireless card. Tried a pci vid card and plugged other pci devices in just to see. So I figure I can try to flash the bios and may get some results
 

A:Looking for a bios flash for AMIBIOS, installing wireless card

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