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PC wont boot into bios - ADVANCED USERS ONLY PLEASE

Q: PC wont boot into bios - ADVANCED USERS ONLY PLEASE

Okay so I had this PC (acer aspire x1300) since 2010. It worked fine until one day my pc wouldnt boot into windows. I played around with it and did some troubleshooting, and found out that my SATA connectors on my motherboard werent working. Only way i got my computer up and running again is to use a USB to SATA adapter for my hard drive, and did a fresh install of windows 7. it was fine at first but my computer ran WAY slower than it usually does, so after a month i got really tired and wanted to find out how to fix the SATA ports on my motherboard. I thought updating my bios would do the trick, but it didnt and i had THOUGHT I did a bad flash. I tried literally EVERYTHING to get it to run, and the most i got from it was it powering on for a few seconds, no beeps, no video, no bios, and it would shut off. i gave up. I left the computer sitting in my storage room since 2011 (the cpu, ram, cpu fan, power box were all disconnected for these four years) and yesterday i decided to try to fix it again. So i plugged in everything, installed the cpu, cpu fan, one stick of ram, a brand new power box, plugged in my monitor and my keyboard and mouse, and i booted it up. I was surprised when i heard one beep, followed by two beeps, and it booted into my BIOS. As soon as i seen it boot up, i ran upstairs to grab my laptop to find out how to fix it/how to diagnose whats wrong with it, and by the time i came back down, it shut off. Ive tried resetting my bios via jumpers and removing and replacing the CMOS battery, ive tried 8 different sticks of ram in every possible combination, ive used three different power boxes, and I cant get it to boot into BIOS anymore.

One thing ive noticed (i dont know if this is relevant or not) is that when i plug in the power box , there are two spots to plug it in. The bigger (20 pin i think) connects to the motherboard , and then there is another plug in with just four wires/prongs/plug, that plugs in right next to the keyboard/mouse inputs. When i remove the four wire plugin, my PC power button stays lit, my fan runs at the highest speed, it doesnt turn off, but i still dont get any beeps. when i have the four wire plugin attached, my fan stays at a low RPM and shuts off after 5-15 seconds, still with no beeps. I know its not the bios, because I booted into bios when i booted it for the first time after 4 years, So im thinking maybe its the CPU? I need your help please!

also I consulted my cousin who told me that my CPU shouldnt get hot after first turning it on, but i did touch it after i turned it on, and it almost melted the skin off my finger. But it makes no sense that it would be fried, because the same problem i had when it first broke down, (no bios, no beeps, turns off almost immediately), and after four years it turns on and boots into bios for about a minute and turns back off.

Please reply anything would help!! thank you! )))))

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A: PC wont boot into bios - ADVANCED USERS ONLY PLEASE

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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:


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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After a power socket blew my computer worked but the next time it wouldn't boot windows. I can't even get to the advanced boot options. I've been searching forums, there are a lot of similar issues but their solutions haven't worked for me....getting a lil worried and desperate! I've a desktop Intel quad core running vista, 500 G memory. Here's the error message:
Booting 'Windows Vista'
Vista Loader 2.1.2
fallback 1
find --set-root /bootmgr
Error 17: File not found
Booting 'Windows NT/2000/XP'
fallback 2
find --set-root /ntldr
Error 17: File not found
Booting 'Enter Command Line'
Boot failed! Press any key to enter command line

Help would not just be greatly appreciated.... It'll save my life!

A:vista wont boot. no advanced boot options

To save time on your part and mine
there are a lot of similar issues but their solutions haven't worked for meClick to expand...

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I went to msconfig > boot > advanced options
I changed number of processors to 2.
I change memory to 8192.
I have an i3 dual core processor, and 8gb of ram.
The cpu count saves. But when I reboot and go back into msconfig the memory is back at 0 instead of 8gb.
Any help?
I tried using a smaller number. I used 4000 instead of 8192.
I applied and reboot. Then I looked at msconfig again.
It didnt save the 4000, but instead replaced it with 904.

A:[SOLVED] Windows 8 wont let me save advanced options for boot?

Boot into Setup (Bios) to make changes. If your video card uses shared memory, you will not be able to assign the full 8GB. If you're going to use a smaller number, make it less the 4GB (eg) 3.99 GB

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Right, so my laptop turns on and the Acer splash screen appears - all good. Thdn there is a black screen with a flashing cursor... then the screen dies, and I'm back to sqaure one.

I'm fairly new with computers, but I've looked on about 7 websites on how to troubleshoot this infinite reboot problem. Each website directed me toward Advanced Boot Options, okay fine... only problem is that when I press F8 for advanced boot options, my laptop just goes back on it's infinite reboot track.

So far I've tried reseting the CMOS... which is the only thing I can do, courtesy of Acer and their ****** computers. Please help :(.

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XP is trying to boot up as normal, but gets to the "Verifying DMI Pool Data" bit and then requests that you "Boot from CD"
Have tried going into the Advanced BIOS menu and changing boot priorities 1, 2 and 3 to "Hard Drive" - no help
(NB. 1st option, "Hard disk Boot priority" (where it says press enter) cannot be changed from "Bootable Add in cards". Not sure if this is significant)

Have tried with an XP disc to use Recovery Console with chkdsk /p . It scans the partition and can tell me there is a problem but doesn't attempt to do anything with it.

Please help! I'm utterly stumped!!

Julie x

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hellothis is my recent hijack this log and i was wondering if there was anything wrong with it please help me as my pc is running slow Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 3:29:15 PM, on 01/03/2005Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exeC:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\VPTray.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXEC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exeC:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\DOCUME~1\Owner\LOCALS~1\Temp\Temporary Directory 4 for hijackthis_199[1].zip\HijackThis.exeR1 - HKLM\Software&... Read more

A:need help from advanced users

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Have you tried mounting a wim from bog standard winre?

Give it a go and see if you can get it work.

I have thrown together ( very quickly) a little first attempt at pe.

Quite a bit of effort to overcome the extra restrictions.

Curious issue with the sound.

It pretends to be working, but I don't hear anything.

A:Any advanced users out there?

It is getting very annoying now.

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Hi all!,
I have 2 hard drives.
The first one has Windows XP installed and the second one is used to store all my personnal stuff.
If for whatever reasons I have to reformat, I will not loose all my stuff.

My problem:
I went into "My Documents" folder's properties and changes the "Target folder location" so it points to my second hard drive. Like I said, all my personnal stuff is in there.
Finally it happened... I had a major problem with "MediaAccess" spyware that made me do a lot of regedit.
After battleling for a whole night, I had to reformat my c: drive.
I created a new account, but now, if I go to my second hard drive, I still have the "Documents and Settings" folder with my personnal folder in it. Double click on it but I dont have the permissions to open it. I rebooted in Administrator mode, but still cant open it.

Anyone can help me?

A:Ned help with permissions (advanced users please!)



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Hi all!,
I have 2 hard drives.
The first one has Windows XP installed and the second one is used to store all my personnal stuff.
If for whatever reasons I have to reformat, I will not loose all my stuff.

My problem:
I went into "My Documents" folder's properties and changes the "Target folder location" so it points to my second hard drive. Like I said, all my personnal stuff is in there.
Finally it happened... I had a major problem with "MediaAccess" spyware that made me do a lot of regedit.
After battleling for a whole night, I had to reformat my c: drive.
I created a new account, but now, if I go to my second hard drive, I still have the "Documents and Settings" folder with my personnal folder in it. Double click on it but I dont have the permissions to open it. I rebooted in Administrator mode, but still cant open it.

Anyone can help me?

A:Ned help with permissions (advanced users please!)

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Well at first hello to everybody.M english are a bit rusty anyway.
So i bought some new stuff
motherboard Asus P5Q3
RAM OCZ ddr3 2x1G (7-7-7-24) 1600mhz

i also got a core duo 1.86Ghz and a 600watt power supply

As i installed the new stuff everything worked fine but after some day i pressed the power button and the bios wont start the screen shows like when the PC is off so no signal on screen,the hard disk led is constantly on and the dvd drives (the drives after a while stop turn).the fans all work(cpu,chassis,graphic card,power sypplier).After some tries the bios booted and the PC worked properly.But today i just cant get it to start.I disconnected the dvd drives then the hard disks then the internal USBs but nothing.So anything you suggest please start from the (not buying new stuff).
Also if it matter at all i got a new multy socket power syplier that has overvoltage protection on it and its 1400joules.

Update played a bit with the 2 memory sticks.
One ram stick is not working i found which one i got only the one now i ll see if i get return it to the store

A:Bios wont boot

Thanks for the update :grinthumb

I was going to say have a look here: Tutorial: No POST (Power On Self Test)
But you may be ok now

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A:no p.o.s.t. and wont boot to bios

i have the power button issue solved but now i have bigger problems.... using docking station with 50" tv connected to the vga of dock i get no signal to the tv, no p.o.s.t. beep and no bios. when it powers up i do get the hdd spinning. last time i used that t410 it worked fine with no issues other than it has no screen but i used an exsternal one.

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Hey there.

I'm trying to reformat my friends computer and i'm running into some serious problems.

Basically :

My friend has TONS of viruses and spyware (even got a call from provider threating to cut off the internet) and basically wants a reformat.

Now I have the XP CD in and go into the BIOS and change the boot setup to CDROM --> HDD (It won't lemme actually put my boot menu in my own order, just from "Basic" Which is HDD --> CDROM and "advance" which is CDROM --> HDD)

Now I did not get ANY message saying "hit any key to boot from CD"

As well, I hit F10 for Boot Menu and choose the CD ROM and still nothing happens and it continues to load from the HDD.

Now when i'm actually in XP, it's funny, I look at the CD ROM drive in My Computer, and even though the XP disk is there, it shows NOTHING on the disk, it doesn't read it (and it worked before), I try to populate the drive, and I get nothing.

I have reformatted this computer before and it was easy, now, the 2nd time, it seems impossible.

Any Tips?

A:BIOS Wont Boot From CD

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Ok so, I got my hands on a free old PC. Its an Intel Celeron 328. It was running windows 98, but I took that off and began installing XP. While it was installing I hunted down some left over RAM chips that I had sitting around. It currently had one 64 mb chip and two open slots. I went out on a limb and filled both with 128mg chips... Except one was PC100 (same as the current one) and the other a PC133. (im guessing those are speeds)

Another piece to the problem might be that I turned the computer off to install the RAM while it was rebooting to finalize XP installation.

So, now the computer will turn on, and everything runs, but it wont even boot to the BIOS screen...its just black.

Did the faster RAM mess something up? Did not letting XP reboot mess something up? Or was it neither and the computer just died???

A:Wont even boot to bios

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I have a Toshiba Satellite a85-s107 running Windows XP Pro, I have no floppy either

I cannot get the cd/dvd to be recognized even after reinstalling all of the drivers from the rescue cd using an external cd/dvd drive

If I could just get this dinosaur to boot to the external CD/DVD I'd be golden

My only choices in the bios are;

Any ideas??

A:CD/DVD not recognized BIOS wont boot from USB

I don't seem to understand your problem.

You say your Windows doesn't recognize the DVD drive, right? Why do you need to boot off the DVD drive, then?

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I have a custom built desktop and an asrock 970M Pro3 mobo. I have windows 10 and I noticed that today my computer was being really slow. I would open google chrome and when I would look something up it took at least 1 minute to load anything. I have an program called rainmeter and a few other addons for it that told me my cpu was at 100%. Long story short my cpu was running at 100% constantly even when (besides for windows programs) I only had skype open. I looked online and saw people were having the same problem. They said to update the bios and the original creator of the thread would always say something along the lines of "Thanks it worked my pc is back to normal!" So I downloaded an update for my motherboard bios and then after I started it my screen went black. Ive tried restarting the pc and dont know what to do. Please help!

A:PC Wont Boot After BIOS Update

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heres the problem history:

-I wanted to install a PCI video card on this Socket 478 mobo and for some reason when booting with the new card ON the pc would freeze.

-So I checked the Bios Version and was an old one so I did an upgrade with the new version of the Bios. After flashing correctly as indicated in the mobo's manual I went in the CMOS settings and set it up to Optimal Settings and rebooted.

-the result: The system keeps asking me for the floopy disk with system to boot up and I noticed this message:

"CMOS/GPNV checksum Bad"

and I know most of the people would say try replacing the battery and I did and still getting the same problem so its not the battery.

when in a:/ I try to go to c: or e: and wouldnt recognize it. I also tried rebooting and going to the BIos again and tried to set the HD manually and its not there!

Any help would be appreciated

I am running Windows XP pro
P4 1.7 GHZ
256 RAM
40 GB HD
the pc is 1 year old

A:After Flashing Bios PC wont boot up

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I just bought a new nvidia 9500 gt pci
Put it in, tried to boot it up went past the bios and then nothing happend.
Black screen but the monitor was still on and still had a green light
I looked everywhere and the only thing that I have is it might be the power supply but other than that I have heard nothing

A:New gpu wont boot freezes just after bios

What is the brand, and wattage of your PSU. Also include the make and model of your machine. If custom build what is the make and model of your mother board. Check the voltage also in BIOS.

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i have a xt3 and been having issues of no power/not booting. wont even let me into bios. i was having problems with the time and date so i thought the cmo was going bad so i replace it with a new one. the issue got worst. tried the ram bar trick and nothing. some times i can unplug the cmo and put it back in and will boot kinda. but when powered to a clod boot it dies again.

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So I updated my BIOS. I have an HP 150t and the motherboard died so I bought another one online and it was working fine but I decided to update the BIOS going into HPs website which mightve been a mistake. Now onto the problem: When I update everything was fine except it took about 20 seconds for the monitor to light up and after it did it took a really long time from the POST screen to boot into Windows. But after it did it worked like a charm. Now it still does the same except that it wont boot into Windows anymore and Startup repair has not been able to fix it. Thanks a lot for the help

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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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Hi everyone, firstly I have an old (but still very spry) AMD 850 Duron 20gHd, award Bios with XP Pro Sp1 updated to Sp2 via updates.
Well silly me was reading about overclocking (which I know nothing about), and decided to change a setting in the bios to Enable, ummm the " CPU temperature shut down" ?? not sure exactly what it was called but something very close to that. When I hit "Y Enter" the screen went black and thats how its been ever since. Ive tried tapping delete on startup and the XP CD but nothing .. just the black screen! Any sugestions on what I can try? Thanx

Ps I've since read a number of reports refering to AMD chip tempretures being misread by bios's, sounds related maybe??

A:XP Pro wont boot after bios change?

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Replaced my motherboard on a PB 150 with a new board and 233hzCPU. I have 64mg ram running win98 with a C:&D drive and a cdrom (G). The c& d HD have an exact copy of each other. It seems the system wont boot the operating system after the bios loads.Can I change the boot drive in the bios and see if the system loads from The D: drive? What else could be wrong??
Thanks in advance.

A:wont boot past bios.

You will have to determine yourself by going into the bios and checking itf it allows bootup from specific drives or not. You say you replaced the MB an CPU, did you reformant and reload the OS and Programs over again or simply place the old HDs into the new system? If you did not do a clean install, the old paramaters for the board and system are still listed in Windows and there is a conflict between what was and what is now seen on bootup. You state that C:\ and D:\ drives are exact copies of each other. If your saved information is indeed identical between the 2drives, I would use a Win98 boot disk, Fdisk, Format and reinstall your OS on the C:\ drive. When setup the way you want, simply copy over the data from the D:\ drive. You will still need to reinstall the Programs as they dont just copy from one drive to another. If the old system was still available, while in Safe Mode, you could have gone onto System>Device Manage Tab and near the bottom, remove everything under System then transfer the HD from the old to new. Windows would have then looked for the misssing system components and installed the new stuff. Just curious also about the comment that you have a C:\+D:\ HDs and G:\ Cd-rom. What happened the the E:\ and F:\ drives?

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Hi, was wondering if anyone can help, I haven't tried anything yet so im open to suggestions.

The other day I left my laptop unplugged whilst running a game and it ran out of batteries. Usually if this happens it will give me the windows didn't shut down properly message and the normal boot options when I restart the computer.

This time however all I can get to is the press f2 to go to setup screen, I can get to the bios but when I exit or if I don't go to the bios, all I get is a blank screen with a flashing underscore in the top left corner.
No boot options, nothing.

The really important stuff personal pics movies ect. I have backed up but there are some usefull programs Ive found over the years which I don't want to lose.

I didn't recieve any disks with the computer, but my girlfriends machine is up and running and I can download anything nessasary.

Any help greatly appreciated.

A:Vista wont boot, just bios

tap f8 when booting and from the options try

last known good configuration

safe mode

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My Lenovo B50-30 Laptop had windows 10 installed with bitlocker encryption on half the drive. The other half was encrypted with a linux luks partition. I would boot linux off the USB drive and unlock the luks partition. Now I decided I wanted to install linux permanently. So in windows I deleted the luks partition, then I turned off bitlocker and rebooted. At this point I was no longer able to modify the bios settings. They load and I can change the values but when I hit save the settings dont seem to persist or take effect. Its as if the bios is locked! The only drive that will load is my SSD with my windows 10 install. I tried swapping in an older drive and like all other options none of them will boot. No HDD, no USB, no CD-ROM - Nothing! I also tried replacing the CMOS battery - NopeThen I tried flashing the bios - Nope - It loads they utility, and it detects the bios version. So I try to update then restarts the laptop. But bios is still the same version Is this possible to fix? Should I go to a repair shop? Do  Lenovo do repairs?Or is there any solution I can try? 

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ntldr was the error i saw first. I am trying to use a boot disk and instructions say to hit f2,f8,f12 depending on your system. does anyone know specifically what key I need 

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I have a pretty big problem. My friend bumped my computer desk kinda hard (tripped on it) and it somehow reset the power to my computer. At the time, I was playing a pretty intensive game. The computer rebooted, and now the hard drive light is on constantly and the computer hangs at the menu screen before the BIOS. There's no power to my keyboard, so I cant press any function buttons to even try to access the boot menu. I've checked all the connections on everything - nothing fell out or got loose. I gave the computer about 10 minutes to cool down, but everything was running very cool to begin with.

If it's a hardware problem, I have recently (in the past week) installed a new slave hard drive and changed the thermal paste on my processor. And the RAM in my computer is kind of old, but the BIOS usually indicates bad RAM with a couple beeps. I'm perplexed. Any ideas? I can't afford a new computer.

A:Power out, BIOS wont boot

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I'll try to be as brief but precise as possible.

My machine was showing a voltage problem and was having trouble booting all the way into Win98. After three of four tries it would go.

I changed the power supply and the machine worked fine. Then it didn't. I reformatted the drive and loaded Win98 again. Still had boot problems and hardware manager showed a problem with my primary IDE controller even after driver updates.

Thinking that I may have cooked a bit of the motherboard with the voltage problem, I got a shiny new one.

Now I have a machine with all new parts except for video card and hard drive. When I install the nVidia drivers, the boot problem happens again. Uh Oh. Didn't need a new board?

There are a few issues here and I have started on some of the solutions.

1. The PNY site says to update my windows with patches. There was an FAQ about Windows loading issues after driver instalation.
I have the newest nVidia drivers but haven't installed them yet. I'm using the on-board Super VGA drivers to keep running.

2. Could my Windows 98 CD have gone corrupt after all these years? The machine is forever asking me to locate various cat and inf files while loading drivers. I am thinking that with a new board, chipset, and XP CPU that Windows XP could sort itself through a lot of these problems. I'm currently looking for a copy.

3. What if the hard drive is only sick but not dead? Would it hang up and cause me problems such as these? (There ... Read more

A:Advanced users corner- windows won't load.

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Hi everyone, I tried getting to the advanced Bios setup under Bios menu but couldnt find it. The Bios version of my Pc is insyde F.1B. please what can i do ?

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Hi Guys,
Hoping someone here can help me with some ideas for fixing my problem.

I have a Toshiba A70 notebook and the thing wont boot up and it has had various other issues like the power jack was broken. I ordered another motherboard and replaced the motherboard. I also have tested the locked screen and connections on another identical computer. I also tested the keypad and touchpad on another notebook and they all work fine.

I have also tested the hdd and optical drive and they work no problems on the other notebook.

In desperation I swapped out the processor for another one I had and same problems. The processor in there was a 3.0ghz processor and the one I swapped it for is a 1.8ghz.

So I turn the unit on and the light around the power button goes on and the fans and drive sound as though they are spinning up and three seconds later it goes quiet as normal. On a working computer this is when the Toshiba splash screen will come up but nothing is displayed. I tried using a torch to see if it was the backlight and I have confirmed that the lcd unit as a whole works. I also tried the vga adapter and an external monitor and same.

So if anyone is familiar with this issue or has any suggestions then they would be greatly appreciated.

Some Information.

Ram is on board
No ram in slot.
Lcd screen works on another computer
Hdd works on another computer
Motherboard battery is soldered to board, not tested.
keypad and touchpad work on other screen.
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A:Toshiba Notebook Wont Boot To Bios

Did it work before you put in the new processor?

Does it work if you put back the old processor?

The problems you are facing are probaly a result of whatever you changed. You could need to flash the bios to handle the new processor.

But it does sound like a LCD Backlight problem but you confirmed it's not.

Try checking the processor compatability.

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One of my clients desktops supposedly was working fine and then wouldn't start up past what they described as the bios boot screen. ive try geting them in to the bios but it doesent seem to be responding. Ive told them to unplug it till I can get a chance to look at it.

its a Dell insparon wth windows XP SP2 that I sold last month, and it was working flawlessly when it left!
2 hard drives
P4 2.0GHz
512MB Old Ram
no clue about the power supply but I think its around 250W

Any Ideas would be helpful Id rather not have to spend any money on a computer I sold for $50 yes It was way to cheep but being a dell I just wanted to get it out of my workshop it was a trade in and I just wanted to break even, not with my luck

A:PC wont boot past bios screen

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I am building a computer, placed the mother board in, booted it up without anything attached and it went to bios fine. Then I put everything in and it will boot up sometimes and then freeze. Other times it won't even go to bios. I have unplugged everything to see if it would go to bios. Nothing. HELP PLEASE! Thanks

A:Building computer and wont boot to anything, even bios...

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Hello all, first time poster although i often come to the boards to find solutions. You'll have to bare with me as I'm not that computer savvy (even though i think i am). Basically I have a Fujistu Esprimo Mobile v5505. I got fed up of Vista and thought i would install my old XP pro. I partitioned my drive and installed XP, i then formatted the drive that Vista was on. I came back and when i turned on my computer i got the NTLDR is missing error, now i would be able to deal with this but I cant even enter the bios to change boot options (which were set to flash, cd, HD). Before I fiddled with my laptop I had the options on the Fujitsu load up screen to enter BIOS/change boot options etc not anymore. I hope someone can shed some light on this matter.



A:Laptop wont boot + Cant access bios after changes

remove the bios battery if you can get to it.
on my laptop it is located when i take off the hard drive cover on the bottom.
If yours is not check the other covers by unscrewing them.
The battery is a small circular battery like a watch battery.
Leave the bios battery, and notebook battery out, for about 5 minutes, and dont forget to remove the charger plug too.

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Ive went & updated to the latest bios on the DFI site & now windows wont start? I used the floppy,made 2 copys but like a fool didnt back-up existing bios.
The bios flash was a success took out the floppy ,pressed F1,went into bios & set optimized defaults. I got a message saying new data was ..OK !
When i startup after the bios screen i get-
Verifying DMI data pool
AMD data change. update new data to DMI !
Back up CMOS ..OK!
Now i have tried reflashing the bios (4x) It will boot from cd & ive installed Vista x64 again but as soon as install was over & back to boot windows i get this message again.
Ive only had my mobo 2weeks
build- LP DK 790fx-M2RS, x2 6400+, 4x1gb OCZ plat, xfx 8600GT, WD 320 AAK,WD 500AAK, pioneer 215,dvd-rom, Antec500W Earthwatts PSU, Kandalf.
Please has anyone any ideas why it stops & wont boot vista from HDD

A:vista wont boot after bios flash

Ok...perhaps this is a dumb question.. but is your HD showing in the Bios? as a bootable drive? Just a thought.. as mine didn't appear and I had to get it showing as a bootable drive...

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I have a computer that I am putting together and when I put in one power supply the cpu fan turns on by itself but no bios beep and no display on the monitor, when i put another power supply in and push the power button nothing happens, the power switch cable is in the right spot. I have the motherboard out of the case with just the cpu/ram/power supply hooked up to it, the mobo is lying on the static sheet so there is no possibility of it grounding out. I dont know what the hell is wrong. The mobo is a chaintech 7KJD, does anyone know if there is a special jumper that is protecting the CMOS that I am not seeing?

A:NO BIOS beep, computer wont boot

Firsly, "static sheets" can be very conductive. Thats how they equalise/dissipate static.

They are NOT an insulator in many cases!

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hello everyone,

Im currently a new pc builder and just finished putting together my pc. Currently I'm using a MSI H110 Gaming mobo and I'm able to enter bios. I made a bootable usb drive with windows 8.1 on my mac with OS X el-capitan. Ive changed the boot order to my USB. The issue is that the Bios recognizes my USB but it won't boot windows 8.1 os. Im not entirely sure if its because i made the drive on a mac or if the settings on the bios that are needed to support windows 8.1 install.

A:Bios Wont Boot my Bootable USB with Windows 8.1

Why not use the windows dvd/usb tool?
You can use this OR the media creation tool which I believe works for 8 as well as 10.

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i recently used the HP support tool to update my Bios on my 800 G2 DM , which now has stopped my PC from starting. I now get an LED /BEEP ERROR Which ive looked up and is : 5.2The embedded controller cannot find valid firmware. Anyone have any idea of how to fix this?

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I wasn't sure if this should be in the XP forum or hardware bios forum, so forgive me for making a double post.

I flashed new bios and now my computer wont boot. It gets to the loading windows screen, then flashes a blue screen so quick I cant read it and reboots.

Is there anything I can do to get it up and running again?

I'm running windows XP with a Pentium D, and AOpen i945Pa-PLF motherboard.



A:Flashed New Bios, Now Computer Wont Boot. Please Help!!!

Welcome to TSF....

How to perform a Repair Installation of Windows? XP.

Two things are needed here, just a bit of old technology, an ink pen and a piece of paper to write down any special settings that might have to be changed back after the repair-installation is completed.

Please Note: Performing a "Repair Installation" in this manner should not delete any Personal Files, it should 'repair' the core of the installation but to be safe with your data you should follow the next two paragraphs.

You might have to remove the hard drive from this computer and install it in another computer as a slave drive and after it is able to be accessed by Windows on that computer you will have to manually backup all of your important data that you have to another media like CD-R's, DVD or external hard drive. Then when this is done return it to the original computer as a master drive on the primary IDE cable. and do the following:


The details that follow require an above-average understanding of the technical topics involved. If you do not understand the Registry material presented here, either find a technically knowledgeable friend or do not attempt to repair your system Registry yourself. Improper changes in the System Registry can render all data on your hard disk inaccessible. :

Here is a link to a registry backup program that is absolutely fantastic it is called ERUNT and you would use this to backup the registry after running the r... Read more

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Motherboard: Asus p8z68 v-le
Ram:1600ddr3 2x4gb kingston
video card: gtx460
CPU: intel5 2500k with hyper 212
PSU: basiq 550w+
OS:windows 7 professional 32 bit(going to upgrade to 64 bit soon)

i just finished building my rig and i dont get any beeps except for one which indicates the successful post. my problem is my motherboard go's straight to bios and when i exit bios it restarts and go's right back. ive checked all the cables, had the ram replaced, cpu fan was installed correctly, everything is normal. i don't know why it wont continue forward. although i dont have a cd-drive because my old one is a IDE cable version and the new motherboard i got doesn't support it, could this be a problem? i always booted from the harddrive also.

A:motherboard wont boot past bios

If you don't have an optical drive, how did you install the OS on your hard drive for the new computer? If you are trying to boot to a hard drive that has Win 7 installed on it while it wa in a different computer, it isn't going to work anyway, New motherboard requires clean istallation of Windows 7.

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First congrats on an excellent forum and helpful members. I have used the info this site loads of times before reading past threads and until now have never needed to post...

So here goes.
I have just installed a fresh (not new) hard drive in my system which is;
Fujitsu Siemens Esprimo P5600
AMD Athlon 64 3500+
2GB Ram
160GB SATA Hard drive
XP Pro SP3

The drive had XP already installed but was configured for an Athlon Dual Core system so i did a clean install. Deleted all partitions then created a new partition with NTFS file system (the slow method to check for disk errors)

Then i installed XP pro Sp2 all done from Fujitsu operating system recovery CD.
All went flawlessly and was working great.
Next day i went to boot and the splash screen came up with Fujitsu Siemens on it and the F2 or F12 options and the blue progress meter. The progress meter got to half way and then hung for about 2 mins and a black screen came up with a load of writing on and the message;

pxe-e61: media test failure, check cable
operating system not found

I did read a thread on techguy about this but it didnt solve my problem and my symptoms are quite different.

If when i see the splash screen i immediately press F2 to go to bios setup i can enter setup and view all settings. The HD is present and boot priority set to Hard drive. I then exit without saving or changing anything and it boots into windows and works fine.

If i do a restart from windows it boots fine. Its only when i shut down and re... Read more

A:Computer wont boot past BIOS

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My computers been untouched for a couple days now and when I went to turn it on today the BIOS screen loads up and post screen comes up but after that nothing happens!
All I get is a blank screen with a blinking cursor in the top left corner! I took out the small battery to reset bios but that didnt fix it. Any suggestions would help!

A:HELP!!!!!!!! Computer wont boot or anything after BIOS and Post!

Safe Mode not working either? Jazz

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P8P67 EVO mobo will not allow me to boot into bios with my external hd connected. The computer will keep reseting itself, trying to boot the external hdd. I can only set the internal hd as 1st priority boot when the external is not in. Therefor I cant change the priority of the external. Stuck ><

A:Wont boot into bios with external HDD connected

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for the past few months, my computer doesn't want to boot. I tested my RAM, graphcs cards, blu-ray burner, and HD, the only thing I couldn't test were my psu, motherboard, and cpu. hopefully the problems lies somewhere in there. I did get a BSOD and looked at the dump and it pointed to my RAM, so I ran memtest overnight and it didnt find any problems so I'm wonder if my motherboard RAM slots are faulty? I also used a cooler masters psu calculator to see if my system was underpowered. I have 750w and it said I needed at min. of 786w, but it suggested the same psu that i was using. anyways, every once in awhile I can get my computer to boot if I remove and reinsert my hardware. Once my computer boots, I have no problems. The problem happens when I have to shutdown the computer. Once I shut it down, it wont boot. and suggestions?

A:computer wont even boot to BIOS menu

If you are pushing the limits of your PS it could be causing your problems. Try running with one graphics card for a while and see if the problem goes away.

Let's start with that and see what happens.

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I've changed same settings (UEFI to CSM and boot priority: USB FIRST) in Bios and Saved them, now laptop won't boot up, I can't enter BIOS anymore.. Just seeing a black screen.. I tried to remove batter and power, clicked on the power button 1m but nothing changed..

I can I fix this please

Laptop model: Toshiba L-70-B

A:Toshiba Satellite L70-B wont boot to BIOS or OS

Any help please?

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I have 8gb corsair vegeance RAM, I bought a new pair of the same type and when I tried to install it to my PC and when I powered it on, the monitor menu said nothing is connected, the PC kept turning on and off and I couldn't even turn it off manually, I had to turn off the power supply.

I took out the new pair of RAM, and my PC bios gave me an error screen (detecting hardware) and said "overclock failed" and to reset the bios settings.

I didn't overclock the RAM or the processor so I don't understand why it said that.

I have an asus z97m-plus motherboard and 2x4gb corsair vengeance RAM, the new pair of RAM is also 2x4gb corsair vengeance, all of them are clocked at 1600mhz.
What I noticed though is that my RAM is clocked at 1333 mhz by default (I didnt change anything) which is weird because and it should be 1600mhz (?).

So how can I make the new pair of RAM work? I couldn't do anything with the new RAM because the screen was black - didn't even get to post probably - so yeah.

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HP Envy 6-1010us will turn on, When I hit the ESC key it will not load BIOS or go into setup menu. Went to HP Site http://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/swdetails/hp-envy-sleekbook-6-1000/5269347/model/527...and downloaded driver to hard drive.Opened file, went through installation steps and accepted EULAreceived 2 Error Messages 1st One "IHISI: Get Support Mode Fail In SMI" and2nd Error Message "BIOS did no setup INSYDE FLASH" Please Help

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