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Stuck in aptio windows8 bios, dont see any boot lines

Q: Stuck in aptio windows8 bios, dont see any boot lines

Bought a new laptop with preinstalled win8, didnt like it, went into laptop bios, think i deleted some drivers or commands to get me into windows 8 agian.
dont see any driver options\boot options pritorities and cant add new ones

think i deleted the deafult one
have notting under boot options
once i starte the the machine it goes right to the bios
the boot devise driver into windows i think is missing
help ?
unrelated images not mine, but kinda looked like this:
http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/9181/bios1.jpg
http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/7666/bios2y.jpg
thnx

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Preferred Solution: Stuck in aptio windows8 bios, dont see any boot lines

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: Stuck in aptio windows8 bios, dont see any boot lines

Look for an option to Reset Your BIOS To Factory Defaults. If that doesn't work, consult your owner's manual for other options (clear cmos, reflash bios, etc). I'm assuming you did not delete anything in Windows 8 (or from the physical hard drive directly) because you only mentioned bios access.

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Hi.

I have an Asus laptop, model X551C. My laptop was working fine until recently when i switched it on and it asked for a password in a strange screen. (See screen shot below)
When i entered my normal password it took me to this screen.
If i press any button it just repeats the message and does nothing. When i first noticed the strange password screen it took me here.

To the aptio setup utility screen. I looked online and read that my boot up order may be wrong so I tried to resolve it by going to the boot menu section of aptio this is what I see.


It doesn't appear that my hard drive is listed (I may be wrong) I have tried everthing to get it to start Windows with no luck.

I may have some of the other menus configured wrong not sure.

Does anyone know what may have caused this and how I may fix this frustrating issue ?

Thanks
 

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I have a Dell Inspiron 5000 series laptop that keeps getting stuck in the Aptio utility loop and BIOS stuff and doesn?t allow me to load Windows 10 successfully. The other day my PC randomly had a blue screen of death and crashed and now it?s preventing me from getting back to my OS ever since. Sometimes upon booting it loads a PCI white screen saying ?Hard drive not installed.?

I ran the ePSA diagnostics to check and scan the system, but it only keeps saying it finished the tests with a yellow caution sign next to my hard drive. Is there anything I can do to get a successful boot? I just don?t want to lose everything I was working on.
 

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Laptop g500 windows8 displaying lenovo logo but cannot boot windows. How can we access bios setup? please help

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I'm sorry if I'm posting in the wrong form. I have a ASUS G75VX I was just finished cleaning my fan filter and went to turn my computer back on when the blue and grey Aptio Setup Utility popped up. I've did everything I could and nothing is working. I tried the Boot, Launch CSM changed disable to enable, Security, Secure Boot Control changed enabled to disabled and F10 to save and exit. It took me to a screen saying "Reboot and Select proper boot device or insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key" I don't know what that means. Can someone please help?
 

A:Stuck on Aptio Setup Utility

You might have knocked loose the cables for the hard drive. It is saying it has nothing to boot from and since you were messing around inside it sounds like you may have knocked something loose.
 

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I have an Asus laptop and I got the notification that I can upgrade to Windows 10 if I wanted to. So, I clicked to update it and it did and when I restarted it, my mouse pad would not work. I was able to go into programs and click repair for the mouse and then it worked. I used my laptop for a few minutes and everything was fine and then I closed it and set it aside. Later that day, I opened it and I clicked on Chrome and I got the hour glass. I waited for a few minutes and nothing happened. So, I pressed and held the power button down to turn it off and turned it back on a few seconds later.
When I turned it back on I was at the Aptio Setup Utility screen and no matter what I pushed, I couldn't exit. My battery died and so I plugged it in and turned it back on. This time it said that it was being diagnosed. After a long while, it said they couldn't fix it and gave me the option of restarting it or advanced options. I clicked advanced options and chose to go back to Windows 8.1 hoping that it would return to normal. After that, I assumed it was doing that and I left it to make lunch for my son. When I came back to it and it had been awhile it was just a blue screen and was like that for a long time, so I again shut it down.

I went online and did a search and someone said to enable the launch CSM on the boot section and to disable the secure boot menu and then to restart and I would be able to get to the advanced options/recovery screen. So, I did do that and was ab... Read more

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I was upgrading my hdd to an ssd on my Asus TP300l and I have put the new ssd into the computer, but when I boot up the computer, it seems to be stuck in Aptio setup utility and I have read a few instructions online on how to get out of the setup utility but they aren't working. Please help as soon as possible
 

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my Asus laptop froze and when I restarted it, a screen that said ?Aptio Setup Utility? popped up. I googled it and tried what everyone was recommending:
Select the Boot menu in the Aptio setup utility, select 'Launch CSM' and change to enable

Select the Security menu n the Aptio setup utility, select 'Secure Boot Control' and change to disable

Select Save & Exit and press 'yes'

Hold down the power button until the unit switches power off completely

Switch back on and continually press the F9 button for about ten seconds; this should now allow the unit to boot up into the Windows Recovery menu

Select 'Advanced Start Up' and wait until the recovery menu appears

Select ' Advanced Options'

Select 'System Restore' and select a date prior to when the problem occurred?.

The only problem is that once I switch the computer back on and try to press F9, it does nothing. I get a black screen that says ?Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key? I can get back into the Aptio Utility screen from here but I can?t get into my computer. How can I fix this and get back in???? I don?t know much about computers so I?m totally stuck and I NEED what?s on there for business.

 

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I?ve been stuck on this screen all morning I?ve tried many things I have an Asus X200M if you recommend to launch csm I don?t see that or have that. Please help before I get my butt whooped.
 

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My Asus computer is stuck in the Aptio setup utility screen. (American Megatrends version 304). See screen grab

I have tried removing battery and power. Any tips on how to extract it from this screen?

Thanks in advance.
 

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My MSi laptop is stuck in the aptio setup utility and if i turn my laptop off or try to exit, it will return to the same screen. It has been like this since i updated it to windows 10. please help.

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ok so my new home build is

Case : HAF X
MB Asus m5a99x Evo
Ram : 8GB (2x4GB) Corsair DDR3 XMS3, PC3 1 £31.95
PS Corsair 650X
and a normal 1TB Hd
Phenom x4 955 proccessor
runnign windows 7
EVGA GTX570

ok so i wanted to upgrade a few thing from my old build to this one took me all last night puting it together when i have finally was done i plugged the VGA cable and a HDMI cable into my graphics card and then into a monitor [ VGA ] and my TV [HDMI] please view the pictures below and see if you can see anything obviously incorrect with how i have done this Thank you

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A:my pc will not boot up dont even get to the bios

None of your links work. Please upload any pictures as attachments to this site directly, no need to use a third party website for this.

If this is a new build, please check this guide: http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/580000-troubleshooting-guide-problem-builds.html
 

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Greetings everyone, I encountered something that never happened before and need some advice.

A few days ago strange lines started appearing on my computer screen. It has progressed and I could barely see anything.

Then monitor kept going into "power saver" mode and back when I booted Windows in normal mode. I booted Windows in "safe mode". Monitor wasn't shutting off anymore but the screen was barely readable.

I managed to save my data on external drive. I put in my Windows installation disk and restarted computer wanting to format the hard disk and reinstall Windows.

When I would restart I would see black screen and hear DVD drive spinning but nothing was happening. Now when I restart I see this
This screen just stands there. I cannot access the BIOS, load Windows or boot from CD/DVD. All 3 fans in my comp work fine when computer is on.
I tried removing this battery and putting it back later but it didn't help.
My computer has 2 gigs RAM, runs Win XP Professional SP2 and this is my motherboard
At this point I have no idea what to do or even what caused this.
I was hoping to format and reinstall Windows but I'm unable to boot.
I would be thankful for any advice at all.

atai
 

A:Weird lines on screen, can't boot or access BIOS

Dear atai,
Intel started shipping their 1.8 Ghz Atoms only from the 21st of this month,that's hardly a week! Since when did your whole prob. start? We "may" think of a Hardware conflict, because the motherboard in your CPU is not Intel! Food for thought!
 

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My laptop has no problem before. Recently I try to install Windows XP. First attempt fail, so I change SATA at BIOS from AHCI to Compatible, success. However the partition that I want to install*Windows XP to is not available.*

So just to test I choose my Windows 7 partition. Since it want to format the partition, I cancel the installation. After restarting windows, it stuck at bios. I restart again and change SAT to AHCI. Restart, still stuck at bios. This time I cannot enter BIOS, recovery or change boot media. Assuming the boot sector has corrupt, will reseating the cmos battery will fix this *problem. Please help. Thanks in advance.*

A:Windows 7 Stuck At BIOS Cannot Enter BIOS or Change Boot Media

Somehow with guidance from Lenovo Community, I solved the problem.

For future reference:
1. Take out HDD, battery, plug off ac power.
2. Restart, change SATA Controller in BIOS to compatible, restart.
3. Check whether the SATA Controller is Compatible or AHCI. If Compatible, force shutdown laptop.
4. Put back HDD, boot with Windows 7 Recovery CD or Installation Disc.
5. Choose Autostartup Repair.
6. Restart.

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Hello all,

My poor baby is getting old (built in 2009). Title pretty much sums up my problem. Been having sporadic BSOD, and application hang-ups that I associated with an old video card (PNY GTX 275). However, I was playing a video game last night on my primary monitor, while a movie was playing on my second monitor and the whole rig just froze up. There was an audible buzz similar to what I'd heard in the past at BSOD, but images just stayed frozen with the constant buzz. I had to do a forced reset, but when doing so was crushed when my BIOS posted with strange characters and horizontal lines (Pictures attached). Despite multiple reboots, system restore attempts, and startup repair attempts, I have had no luck getting into the OS, nor has f8 let me boot into safe mode (just offers to boot from floppy or RAID 5). The windows splash screen loads but then before the "login" screen appears it just resets to BIOS. I'm inclined to believe this is a dead video card scenario. If it is a hard drive situation then I'm wondering if there were multiple simultaneous failures. I have 3 Western Digital Black 500mb drives setup in a RAID 5 array to help protect from data loss on a drive failure. But shouldn't everything still boot even if one of the drives has failed? Also, could RAM failure cause this problem?

In summation -

OS: Windows 7 SP2
Motherboard: ASUS P5Q Pro
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Overclocked to 3.02GHz
GPU: PNY GTX 275
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A:Strange Characters/Artifacts and Horizontal Lines in BIOS, OS won't boot

I just got safe mode to work! (no idea what to check in here though....)

After trying yet another startup repair I got another window with advanced system recovery options, including command prompt.

From there I used:

bcdedit /set {default} safeboot network

Clicked restart and waited longer than usual, including an all black screen with white lines matching the pattern on "Second Screen" .jpg

But I've gotten Safe Mode to boot! Any suggestions for reports to check in here?
 

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I have AMI Aptio F6 BIOS in my Antec VSK3000E desktop, running Windows 7 Professional [Retail, not OEM].
Belarc reports: Boot Mode: Legacy BIOS in UEFI & UEFI: American Megatrends Inc. F6 08/03/2013 &
Board: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. Q87M-D2H. I have tweaked UEFI/BIOS combine to reflect as much BIOS as possible.

My question concerns the three Boot Options, and the Boot Options Priority; apparently within the Legacy-BIOS portion.

I would like to set Boot Options to:
external USB FD
external USB CD\DVD device
external USB stick [bootable]
internal CD\DVD reader/writer [also has BluRay playing ability]
internal CD\DVD reader/writer [does not have BluRay playing ability]
internal hard-drive [has System Reserved partition, Cdrive partition, Ddrive partition]

Because I do not at all understand the choices that are found in the Options and Priority blocks,
I have no idea on how to "write" the above 6 choices into Boot Options and Boot Options Priority.

A:AMI Aptio F6 BIOS [Antec VSK3000E desktop] Win7Pro [Retail]

From what I have seen you do not get to "write" in the drives you want. The UEFI/BIOS will usually only show fixed drives as boot options for the boot order. I believe this is because using a removable drive as a boot priority option could cause problems.

A method I use is to use the F8 key at boot to bring up the BBS, or boot menu. There you will see all connected bootable drives and you can choose which one to boot. And in the case of a UEFI BIOS you can choose which mode to boot.

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The full stop key appears stuck. There is absolutely no problem with the keyboard thats is for sure!
Initially it was the stuck semicolon key. I disabled that key through keytweaks software. Things went well for a day.Now suddenly it is the full stop that is stuck. NOTHING seems to be working now. I have tried resetting the system(windows 8 ) to factory settings, using c cleaner to cleanup registry and also run malwarebytes. NOTHING seems to be working!
I have seen others post on the internet with a similar problem(with other keys like b ) and all the time the problem is unresolved.
REALLY hope someone can help me out here ASAP!
 

A:Windows8 stuck key virus

Why do you think it's not the keyboard?
 

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Asus Q502LA

This started last night, I was playing a game on steam when my computer froze. It then went to a blue stop screen and said it needed to reboot. It took to long so I did a manual shutoff by holding the button down for 10sec. Well after that, all I get is this screen. Any help would be much appreciated. I believe it's windows 10, but might be 8.
 

A:Wont boot past aptio utility screen

That the BIOS screen. Simply "save and exit".

If it doesn't boot into Windows, provide further information on what happens next.
 

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Hello,

was long time member unfortunately it seems that my account got wiped? Or im assuming you guys have some cap on non-active accounts.

Non the less, im here about my x751s. Today i turned it on and it made 5 rapid sequential beeps and goes straight to the BIO's menu.
Ive tried launch csm route, but that gives me the " No bootable driver" error, On startup ive tried esc, f1, f8, f9, f10, f11, f12 none of them work.

I opened my laptop and looked around, safely unclipped the mother board connections and nothing looks out of place i unscrewed the HDD it looks good none of the small slits are moved and the pins are also fine.

Any ideas?

Thank you,
David
 

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I just came back from a 10 day vacation, and when I tried turning on my desktop for the first time upon returning, it gets stuck on the BIOS screen for about a minute, then the screen goes black. I can't use any of the BIOS functions. The HDD activity light blinks a couple times right before it hits the BIOS, then stops completely. I was having no problems whatsoever before leaving for my trip.

I do have two kittens at my house who are all over everything, and according to my friend who was looking after them, they did turn on my PC a few times while climbing over it. I did make most of the cables inaccessible, and aside from turning it on and walking on my keyboard, I doubt that they were able to do anything really harmful.

What I've tried so far:
-Un-plugged everything from computer, tried to boot with just monitor and kb/m connected
-Cleared the CMOS on the mobo
-Re-Seated the RAM
-Cleaned out the case thoroughly, made sure everything was properly connected

Neither Delete, or any of the function keys work in the BIOS screen. I'm thinking that this may be a hardware problem, either the motherboard has pooped out, or something else. I really don't know....

Check my system specs for the hardware details.

Any suggestions?

A:Desktop won't boot, gets stuck in BIOS

You should have removed and stored the power cable while you were gone and covered the keyboard.

Just use the image that I just know you created to reimage/reinstall windows.

LOL my Berp likes to sit right in front of my monitor and tries to swat at the arrow....Bad Berp

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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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Hello!

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad X60 laptop with Win7 32-bit Ultimate and an SSD (I know, I know, just go with it. I'm building a desktop soon). I could list the specs, but that's useless for this problem (I'd think).

At times (not always), when either resuming from hibernate or booting up from a shut down, the computer generally freezes at the point right after the BIOS screen. So it's just a black screen. This is before the window that says "starting up" (literally a window... the Windows logo). Whenever it freezes, it NEVER goes to the boot screen of Windows. I'm assuming this is an error with the hard drive, since the OS is on the SSD and the boot screen is from the mobo. However, this only started happening after a rather heavy fall to the ground that cracked many parts of the plastic shell on the computer. It still works occasionally when I can get it to boot up (nothing different when it boots up... same settings and everything. Spontaneous).

I have tried:

1) Cold reboot
2) Removing battery
3) Going off only battery
4) Unplugging EVERYTHING from the computer

I have not tried chkdsk yet. Is it necessary? Also, would there be a log somewhere of what happened? It never booted into Windows.

Thanks!

A:Stuck Between BIOS and Win7 Boot

You have to create the log.
F8 from boot menu hoping it works. In the C:\Windows directory. ntbootlog.txt.
Should be in %SYSTEMROOT%.

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This is frustrating. Extremely frustrating.

I have a pretty new computer. Just a few months old. It is supposed to be a good one.

Dell XPS 8500
Quad core i7 processor
lots of memory and extras

This computer also has the 64 bit edition of Windows 8 installed on it. Windows 8 is driving me up the wall!!! I have had numerous problems with it since day 1.

As recently as a few days ago, my system was running reasonably okay. Then I downloaded a driver for my network card from the dell.com website. From that point on, I cannot get my computer to boot up properly. I have turned my computer off and on multiple times in hopes that it would correct whatever is wrong.

When I first turn my PC on, it will stay stuck at the Dell logo window for a while.

Sometimes it will make it past that and it will give me an error message that says:

"error sending end of post message to ME, system HALT!"

Also, I sometimes get a message which says:

"the last USB device you connected to the computer malfunctioned, and Windows did not recognize it.

Try reconnecting the device. If windows still does not recognize it, your device may not be working properly."

This is insanity. I have NOT connected any new USB devices to my computer.

I do not know what to do. I figured that the easiest thing might be to try simply reinstalling Windows 8 from scratch. So I inserted my Windows 8 reinstall disk that Dell sent me when I bought this thing. However, my computer will not boot from ... Read more

A:My Windows 8 PC will not boot up at all..... stuck on BIOS

You can restore to just before you downloaded the driver using a Windows 8 Install Disk. Boot to the Install disk, and go into the Utilities, choose "System Restore" and it should find any restore points from right before that happened. If you cannot get into Windows 8 at all, this will be the only way to get around this.

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Hello!

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad X60 laptop with Win7 32-bit Ultimate and an SSD (I know, I know, just go with it. I'm building a desktop soon). I could list the specs, but that's useless for this problem (I'd think).

At times (not always), when either resuming from hibernate or booting up from a shut down, the computer generally freezes at the point right after the BIOS screen. So it's just a black screen. This is before the window that says "starting up" (literally a window... the Windows logo). Whenever it freezes, it NEVER goes to the boot screen of Windows. I'm assuming this is an error with the hard drive, since the OS is on the SSD and the boot screen is from the mobo. However, this only started happening after a rather heavy fall to the ground that cracked many parts of the plastic shell on the computer. It still works occasionally when I can get it to boot up (nothing different when it boots up... same settings and everything. Spontaneous).

I have tried:

1) Cold reboot
2) Removing battery
3) Going off only battery
4) Unplugging EVERYTHING from the computer

I have not tried chkdsk yet. Is it necessary? Also, would there be a log somewhere of what happened? It never booted into Windows.

Thanks!
 

A:Stuck Between BIOS and Win7 Boot

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This is frustrating. Extremely frustrating.

I have a pretty new computer. Just a few months old. It is supposed to be a good one.

Dell XPS 8500
Quad core i7 processor
lots of memory and extras

This computer also has the 64 bit edition of Windows 8 installed on it. Windows 8 is driving me up the wall!!! I have had numerous problems with it since day 1.

As recently as a few days ago, my system was running reasonably okay. Then I downloaded a driver for my network card from the dell.com website. From that point on, I cannot get my computer to boot up properly. I have turned my computer off and on multiple times in hopes that it would correct whatever is wrong.

When I first turn my PC on, it will stay stuck at the Dell logo window for a while.

Sometimes it will make it past that and it will give me an error message that says:

"error sending end of post message to ME, system HALT!"

Also, I sometimes get a message which says:

"the last USB device you connected to the computer malfunctioned, and Windows did not recognize it.

Try reconnecting the device. If windows still does not recognize it, your device may not be working properly."

This is insanity. I have NOT connected any new USB devices to my computer.

I do not know what to do. I figured that the easiest thing might be to try simply reinstalling Windows 8 from scratch. So I inserted my Windows 8 reinstall disk that Dell sent me when I bought this thing. However, my compu... Read more

A:My Windows 8 PC will not boot up at all..... stuck on BIOS

did you change your boot order prior to boot with disk? I believe it is f12 at startup for dell.

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It started when I took one of my hard drives out of my case. Now when I turn it on, it will open up the UEFI Bios page instead of booting like normal. I have tried turning everything off and back on, taking out my hard drives and reinserting them, resetting some options on Bios, but to no avail. It ONCE booted into Windows, but then wouldn't let me through.... it locked me out? PLEASE GIVE ADVICE, I WANT TO DIE BECAUSE IT'S SO FRUSTRATING. NOTHING I FIND ON THE INTERNET IS WORKING. (Btw, I have Z170, not s87 or whatever. It's a different format?)
 

A:Stuck in UEFI Bios. Won't boot to Windows 10

Did you try to find somewhere "booting device settings"? If system was installed on drive you put out, you might have to set it as booting device again.
 

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I did updates as recommended by hp desktop. This then started to update the bios. It got to 32% and froze. Now the laptop will not boot up at all. Have tried Windows button and B with power button but nothing. Please help hp as these are your updates that have caused this! You also tell me I'm out of warranty by 2 days! Handy that eh?!

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Hi all,
I'm new here so bear with me if I don't know forum etiquette, but from google searches this seemed like a good place to ask questions.

So here's the situation: last night before going to bed my laptop said it was going to update within a day. I closed the lid as usual and the next day, when I opened it, it was stuck on a blank screen for a few minutes then up came the Asus screen, then into Automatic Repair, then Diagnosing your PC, then "Repairing Disk Errors. This might take more than an hour to complete."

I let it run for about 4 hours but with no effect. I tried a few times to no avail. No matter what I do - F8, F10, F12 - I can't do anything other than get into Bios. I fiddled around with some options, but there weren't many and nothing worked. Finally, I removed the hard drive and attached it to another laptop with a caddy and couldn't get in - it is corrupted and unreadable.

So do I simply need a new hard drive? Or is it possible the problem is even worse? A friend says he has a tool that might be able to retrieve some of my files, but at least my most important ones are in Dropbox.

The other concern I have is that even when I install a new hard drive, I don't know how to get an operating system back up. The laptop didn't come with a disk. How do i go about installing an OS? Windows 7 would be preferable, although it did have 8 on it previously.

oh yeah, the laptop is an Asus Ultrabook S400C. It doesn't have an internal cd drive.

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A:Can't boot other than BIOS, stuck on Automatic Repair

Can you not boot into windows through your BIOS?

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Hello, I have had this problem for several days and have exhausted myself trying to fix it. I've used all of the internet sources I could find but have been unable to fix it. The backstory is I was reinstalling windows 10 and I stupidly switched it off abruptly. I was given an error message on reboot and followed a guide to editing the registry to restart the download. The download did not restart however, and my windows 10 is stuck in an endless loop of rebooting. I have downloaded a copy of windows 10 and put it onto a USB, but when I try to boot from USB it takes me back to the BIOS. The BIOS are 'Aptio Setup Utility 2011', and don't seem to allow me to change from UEFI boot to LEGACY boot, although the option is apparently there. Any help would be greatly appreciated and I apologize for if this post is in any way flawed but I am in desperation of help. Could someone please tell me why the USB boot is not working correctly and how to make it do so, I am more than happy to reformat the computer but at this moment in time it's useless. The computer is an Alienware x51 from 2011. As previously mentioned the operating system the PC is trying to boot (or install) is windows 10.

Thanks, Joe.
 

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Hey guys , i have a g50-80 laptop , and i was trying to update my bios thru lenovo website , once the software has started it just restart and come out with a new lenovo logo , and then it says checking media and efi network 0 for ipv4 (68-F7-28-E1-DB-B7) boot failed. Once i click ok , another one shows up again and it says efi network 0 for ipv6 (68-F7-28-E1-DB-B7) boot failed . Once i click ok again , it says default boot device missing or boot failed . Insert recovery media and hit any key , then select boot manager to choose a new bot device or to boot recovery media .and i click ok , it just bring me to boot manager with only EFI PXE NETWORK as option only .sorry for the bad english and pls help me , i've search everywhere for solution but i can't seems to find one .

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Desktop stuck on bios /boot screen and wont boot windows. It has done this a few times befor, so i stopped powering it down. I have installed windows 7 to replace the pirated version of XP that was on it when i bought the PC. Its a custom built desktop with a AsRock motherboard, dual amd athlon 64 4000+ with 4 1 gig sticks of ddr2 ram, nvidia Gs video card. I have checked the ram one stick at a time, checked my hard drive in wifes PC and worked fine, put hers in my PC and no luck. Was told could be mother board battery "i didnt think so either but.." so i replaced the battery. I know a small bit about PC's ..but this one is beyond me. There where 2 options befor i pulled the battery out. Boot menu and setup. After i pulled the batt. there is only boot menu "F11" now. And i still cant select it.It does however tell me it is in dual ram mode, and tells me the procesor speed and make, so i would think the motherboard isnt bad. Any one have any ideas?
 

A:Desktop stuck on BIOS/boot screen

A little update. Last night i let it sit on the bios screen for a few hours.It at some point did something, i looked at the screen and there was more writen on it. Among other things its now said ....S.M.A.R.T capable but disabled, CMOS checksum bad, CMOS date/time not set. this help more then my last post?
 

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I have a desktop pc almost 1 year old. Sometomes when i turn it on it is stuck on the motherboard logo and gives no power to the usb devices. When i press the reset button it starts normally. Can you help please?

Cpu i7 4770
Mb gigabyte ga-z87m-hd3
Ram 16 gb
Gpu gigabyte windforce gtx 760
Psu bitmore 650 watt
 

A:PC sometimes stuck on bios on first boot. Fixes after restart.

Cold boot problems that go away after a reboot are very often pw supply problems. What happens is that the capacitors in the pw supply discharge over time. When you first pw ON, there just is not enough pw to boot the system. After a restart, it works.

I have never heard of the pw supply you list. The very first thing I would do would be to swap in a known good, quality pw supply. Something like a high end corsair or seasonic unit.

As a simple test, pull your video card out and connect to the onchip video. If it boots ok with the onchip video, you know you have a pw problem.
 

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Hi there! It's been a day since my laptop got stuck at boot mený. I don't have the possibility to access BIOS, boot menķ or anything else because when i try to press enter, F1, F12 and other commands nothing happens (if not that the message "entering the *** mený" appears).

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This morning updated my working Idea V110-15AST to last bios update on Lenovo support (1PCN63WW) everything looks works ok til bios upgraded sucessufuly and never works again. No Lenovo Logo. No Bios access with Fn+F2 keyboards. Just the CapsLk key have led turn on from beginin and fan runs as never heard before. Need a really good help with this issue cause end a work there!   Thans in advance!

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After allowing Lenovo System Update to run, the last item it installed was the critical BIOS update.  During the update, before the machine rebooted, it blue-screened [Windows 10, unhappy face on the screen], and after that it wouldn't boot and would just hang at the Lenovo boot screen.  I was unable to get into BIOS [F1], choose a boot device [F12], etc.  Holding the RESET button [tiny hole under the laptop] didn't yield any positive result either. To fix it I unscrewed the 5 screws on the bottom of the laptop and removed the bottom cover.  Then I removed the 3 screws holding the large battery in and removed it.  Then removed the 2 screws for the smaller battery [yours may have 3 here] and set it aside also.  Lastly I unplugged the little CMOS battery [round, mine was yellow and had 2 wires that connected it to the motherboard], held down the Reset button with my finger for about a minute, then let it sit about 10 mins while I was working on something else.  I reconnected the CMOS battery but did not reinstall the laptop batteries.  I flipped the laptop over [you can snap the bottom cover back on first if you'd like], attached the AC power and powered it up.  I could now get into the BIOS, BOOT, and other menus however the machine wouldn't boot due to the BIOS defaults being loaded.  I unplugged it and reinstalled the batteries and buttoned-up the bottom cover.  Turning it back on, I hit F1 and went into the BI... Read more

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I have some issues with touch screen and I've entered the Lenovo website where I was suggested to upgrade my drivers. A searching agent from the website verified my drivers and suggested among other that the bios needs upgrade. I accepted the proposed downloads and the first one that start was the bios upgrade. I ran it and after the first restart the laptop got stuck on boot menu(picture attached). If I hit enter I get here again. If I press escape I get here again. Please give me some solutions to this problem. Thank you 

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I recently put together a barebones Shuttle PC. All of the components are installed and I managed to get everything configured with Windows XP Pro SP2. And adjusted an I/O error issue that I had with my DVDRW drive.

However, there's been this lingering problem that originated way before I installed the OS. When I start the computer from a cold boot up, the BIOS display is stuck at POST. I am speculating that I need to make some adjustments to the CMOS in order for the computer to reach a normal boot sequence, but I don't know what to change. The following is what is visible on the screen.
I originally had 1GB of DRAM for installing the OS, but later added RAM that was originally not compatible with the OS installation. But the OS does recognize the memory boost.

I ran memtest-86 and there were no memory errors.

Does it matter if this text is in bright white?
"DDR2 667 Single Channel, 64-bit"

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Pheonix - Award WorkstationBIOS v6.00PC
Copyright (C) 1984-2003, Phoenix Technologies, LTD

(SN27S010) nForce 570 MCP

Main Processor : AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4200+
Memory Testing : 2097152K OK
CPU0 Memory information : DDR2 667 Single Channel, 64-bit
IDE Channel 0 Master : IC35L060AVV207-0 V220A66A
IDE Channel 0 Slave : None

IDE Channel 2 Master : LITE-ON DVDRW LH-20A1S 9L03
IDE Channel 3 Master : None

IDE Channel 4 Master : None
IDE Channel 5 Master : None

Warning! Now System is in Safe Mode.
Please re-setting CP... Read more

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I have a Gateway desktop with Windows 8 already pre installed in it I bought this new and it did not come with any discs. this is what's going on I had a password problem and could not get into my computer.I was told by someone if I opened up the side panel of my computer and take out the small battery and I'm plug it then plug it back in and turn it on and I would be able to reset my password. well that has been reset and I'm into the bios I've tried the automatic repair and diagnose neither of them worked also I went into the UEFI firmware settings still nothing works.I have no backup disk so I can't do that. I've also tried something saying if I could pull up a certain image I may be able to reset it but that didn't work as well. The model number of the computer if this would help is DX 4370G the processor is an AMD A6 3620 APU. as you can tell I don't know a whole lot about computers but my brother knows a bit so if I can get any helpful information or recommendations I'll forward it to him. I'm trying to avoid a costly repair. it seems like the system has a problem recognizing windows 8, it's only a guess. I'm not sure but I think I've erased some functionality of the computer I'm wondering how I could get the right drivers for the computer if that's the problem.again any help would be appreciated I hope I'm not stuck with a worthless computer
 

A:Solved: stuck in the bios computer won't boot up to Windows 8

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My Dell Precision M6800 has been hanging and not booting sometimes on and off for a year.  I've managed to coax it into working before by unplugging everything and taking it out of its station.   Now it won't start up no matter what I do.  REMEMBER I CAN'T GET INTO BIOS.
What I've done so far
1. removed all storage/hard drives one at a time.  Primary, secondary, optical, mSATA
2. pulled memory, tried each stick by self.
3. unplugged coin battery with power plug disconnected and laptop battery removed.  Left unplugged for more than a minute.
4. cleaned everything with compressed air.
So now what happens when I press F2:
1. I briefly get the yellow "entering setup" on the upper right of the screen
2. Then I get two lines of text:
Initializaing Intel(R) Boot Agent GE v1.5.50
PXE 2.1 Build 092 (WfM 2.0)
The same thing happens when I press F12 except the yellow text changes to "Preparing one-time boot menu"
I've tried putting a freshly made windows 10 usb install media  in a usb  slot and the same thing happens

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Ok so I was being nosy in my BIOS, which I now regret , just having a look around investigating into a slow boot problem I have.

I have windows 7 installed on my Samsung 830 256GB SSD drive, and when looking at the boot priority noticed that this SSD drive was near the bottom. After pushing it to the top of the list thinking this would cause no problem, as after all it should be the boot drive anyway, I saved the BIOS and restarted.

My PC is now stuck in an infinite boot - reboot loop and will not even get to the stage where I can access the BIOS. I'm stressing out as I feel like there is quite frankly nothing I can do as it boots for say 2-3 seconds with black blank screen then turns off again and starts over.

I know this is vague and somewhat undescriptive but if somebody could help me out then it would be a life saver. If you would like some more info then just let me know and I will do my best, to give you what you need to help... thanks in advance

i7 950
Asus x58-ud3r mobo
6gb ram
samsung 830 ssd
samsung 1tb hdd x 2

A:PC stuck in reboot loop, after changing BIOS boot priority

Hello have you checked out any of the tutorials here and can you boot into safe mode at all to do a system repair.

Advanced Boot Options

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I recently reset my Gateway NV52L15u laptop computer in order to empty it out and restart back to factory basics. However, now if I turn it on, it goes straight to BIOS, telling me I need to "Insert Boot Media". I tried using my recovery drive, but that did nothing at all to fix it. Please help me, I need help on how to fix this.

A:Computer stuck in BIOS after reset? Insert Boot Media 8.1

In order to access the Recovery Manager you must repeatedly tap the F11 key at boot. However, if you have formatted the drive before hand, the recovery partition is gone and you will have to use Recovery Disks hopefully you made when you first got the computer. If no disks, you may be able to order them from the manufacturer.

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A:***Solved*** - T460 stuck at boot screen after BIOS update

After allowing Lenovo System Update to run, the last item it installed was the critical BIOS update.  During the update, before the machine rebooted, it blue-screened [Windows 10, unhappy face on the screen], and after that it wouldn't boot and would just hang at the Lenovo boot screen.  I was unable to get into BIOS [F1], choose a boot device [F12], etc.  Holding the RESET button [tiny hole under the laptop] didn't yield any positive result either. To fix it I unscrewed the 5 screws on the bottom of the laptop and removed the bottom cover.  Then I removed the 3 screws holding the large battery in and removed it.  Then removed the 2 screws for the smaller battery [yours may have 3 here] and set it aside also.  Lastly I unplugged the little CMOS battery [round, mine was yellow and had 2 wires that connected it to the motherboard], held down the Reset button with my finger for about a minute, then let it sit about 10 mins while I was working on something else.  I reconnected the CMOS battery but did not reinstall the laptop batteries.  I flipped the laptop over [you can snap the bottom cover back on first if you'd like], attached the AC power and powered it up.  I could now get into the BIOS, BOOT, and other menus however the machine wouldn't boot due to the BIOS defaults being loaded.  I unplugged it and reinstalled the batteries and buttoned-up the bottom cover.  Turning it back on, I hit F1 and went into the BI... Read more

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I have a M.2 SSD where i installed windows 10I tried to upgrade the Bios version to the latest oneThe upgrade was successful but when the computer restarted it got stuck in the boot menu when I choose the ssd option the screen goes black and then the boot menu reapears what can I do?

A:Ideapad 700-15ISK Bios upgrade stuck in the boot menu

Hi Ali,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Forums,
 
Your issue might be similar to this thread please go through it.
 
Hope the above information helps, Please check and let me know
 
Please feel free to post in Lenovo Community Forums if you have any further queries!
 
Regards,
Rameez
 
Tap that kudos button if I helped. If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"!

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I am extremely upset because I think I have just ruined my laptop through trying to perform a BIOS update which LENOVO provided through the website.I had recently reset my computer to factory settings via the ONE KEY RECOVERY button. After basic setup and startup, I decided to install the BIOS update Windows 7 64 Bit for my PC. I downloaded the two files provided: public and private, and moved on to first click on the public file. This opened up another application with various options which the README file provided no information on.Anyway my computer began to restart itself and perform some operations to which it is now stuck on the BOOT MENU.Each time I turn on the POWER ON button, I am directed to the BOOT MENU, and I have no option to use my computer as normal.Please help me on this. 

A:Ideapad Z580 stuck on Boot Menu after BIOS update ...

Hi Lilyolive,I had the same problem 2 weeks ago and I freaked out too. I installed the two files in the incorrect order (I couldn't even install the other one) but I brought my computer to a computer shop and they fixed it! They said that the BIOS was configured incorrectly, so your computer is NOT ruined.I don't know what exactly the problem was but I can maybe help you to send pictures of my correctly configured BIOSP.S. sorry for my bad english

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Hi y'all!Hope someone can help me.I updated the BIOS of my M82 and it failed with a black screen. After 4h i rebootet and it failed.I am now stuck at the "press F1" screen, but i am not able to enter the Bios. I tried a wired USB keyboard on all ports. Also i tried having the Pins on 2 and 3 for recovery while having a bootable DVD (from the iso) in the drive.Not working, not even slightly. I still get 2 beeps followed by the "press F1 to enter setup" message with a blinking cursor. Help, i am crying here...i never wasn't able to solve something like this myself, but i am lost here. 

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I installed Opensuse13.2 using dual boot on my system that originally had windows 8.1. If I was using UEFI boot option then my computer automatically logged onto the windows OS.
So I was using legacy boot option which automatically logged into Opensuse and when I wanted to log into windows I changed it from the boot menu at the start up.
The Grub boot loader was not showing windows8.1 at the startup as an option. In an attempt to correct this I followed a tutorial and used the following command.
bcdedit /set {bootmgr} path \EFI\opensuse\shim.efi
After doing this now I can not log into my windows installation. It says that no boot option can be found.
I am logged into my linux installation and have access to my windows OS files. Is there some way that I can manually edit some file to correct this?


This is the link to the tutorial that I followed: https://tweakhound.com/2014/11/13/du...dows-8-1-uefi/

Now when I try to log into windows8.1 using GRUB-EFI boot loader I get the following error:
file path: /ACPI(a0341d0,0)/PCI(2,1f)/Sata(0,0,0)/HD(1,800,fa000,16a082cf58cba94b,2,2)/File* ​(\EFI\Microsoft\Boot)/File(bootmgfw.efi)/EndEntire error: cannot load image.

Is there some way that I can correct the boot loader for windows8.1 from linux OS?

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