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"American Megatrends" screen on boot

Q: "American Megatrends" screen on boot

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.9
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit, Build 18362, Installed 20191022000220.000000+330
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-4150 CPU @ 3.50GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 60 Stepping 3, CPU Count: 4
Total Physical RAM: 8 GB
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 730
Hard Drives: C: 90 GB (11 GB Free); D: 232 GB (42 GB Free); E: 142 GB (40 GB Free);
Motherboard: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. H81M-CS, ver Rev X.0x, s/n 150851477203184
System: American Megatrends Inc., ver ALASKA - 1072009, s/n System Serial Number
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated
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Greetings,

My computer, when booted up, puts up a black screen with the words "American Megatrends" on it with a bunch of information on it. There doesn't seem to be any errors listed on the screen. Pressing "F2" takes me to the UEFI and exiting the UEFI starts up Windows.

Things you might want to know :

I recently upgraded my RAM
I suspected that the RAM sticks might not be seated properly, hence causing the problem, but I have reseated them and the problem persists
The PC POSTs, yet the "American Megatrends" screen shows up
A picture of said screen is attached with this post.

Thanking you in advance,
Andrew

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

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

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

A:American Megatrends "CPU fan error!"

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laptop asus rog G750 JS. bios american megatrends version 208
have 2 ssd with 2 os ( win 8 win 10 ) I switch from time to time
back and forth no problem. go to bios "boot option priority" and
choose my boot. did that for more than 2 years. easy switch.
but today "boot option.." is not highlighted i cannot use it and when
i reboot i am sent to bios again. no windows opening.
my 2 ssd are seen in "advanced" "sata configuration"
thanks
 

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

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


 

A:[Startup] American Megatrends Screen

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Siemens/Fujitsu PC with Win xp SP3

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

Any help appreciated
 

A:Solved: American Megatrends screen

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Hi

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

A:American megatrends screen at pc startup

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

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Hi Experts,

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

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

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

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

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

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

Any help??
 

A:American Megatrends Start up screen

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

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

Closing duplicate.
 

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

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View attachment 252847
can't go any further no keys work what does this mean
 

A:Asus k601 stuck on American megatrends screen

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

Is it a laptop or desktop ?
 

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

A:Asus k601 stuck on American megatrends screen

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

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

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

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

What does this mean?
 

A:American Megatrends

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

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im 2 sad


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

American Megatrends

its says like this

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

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

CMOS DatelTime Not Set

press F2 to run SETUP
press F1 to load default values and continue
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can anyone help?

any clue any thing .. gust Help

Soul :$

 

A:American Megatrends .. Help ..)=

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

A:American Megatrends

Quote:





Originally Posted by monkey09


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




what do you mean american megatrends xp?

thanks
Wolf~

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

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

A:American Megatrends

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

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Hey everyone,
        I am trying to get the REST queries to work with the sharepoint end points instead of graph end points. I first created an app with relevant permissions and have given it the admin consent. Then I am hitting the https://login.microsoftonline.com/<tenant>.onmicrosoft.com/oauth2/token?Content-Type=application/x-www-form-urlencoded end
point with https://<tenant>.sharepoint.com as resource. I am then using the access token retrieved to give the rest call to https://<tenant>.sharepoint.com/_api/v2.0/drives/b!3indYSbqZ0-hVSPnCgIZy-2xDMh7jH9AuQnEzJMc6TEfQoSJvJT-R6tT0lFBQiPr/root/delta
but it is failing with "error":{"code":"generalException","message":"General exception while processing"}}. The REST response code is 401 Unauthorized. I have filed a Microsoft support ticket but they
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Hello, I am having a problem with 3D games, specifically Warcraft III and Age of Mythology. I've been playing a lot of DotA lately (warcraft mod) and decided to revisit AoM, so I've only had this problem with those two games. It would probably happen with any other 3D game if I tried them...

Anyhow, with Warcraft I could be 40 minutes into a game, and maybe the game would freeze and immediately the colors bleed vertically and create this sort of "navajo blanket" effect, not sure how to explain it. I don't know if there is a technical term for that... but, with AoM, it happens within the first 5 minutes every time. I am getting frustrated because I am trying to LAN with my friend... I hope it is not a hardware problem, or a sign of my video card starting to puke.

My laptop is a Gateway, about two years old, has an AMD Athlon 64, ATI Radeon X600 Mobility 256 MB, XP Pro, 1 Gig Ram.
 

A:3D Games Crash, "Native American Blanket" effect

So apparently nobody has had this problem?
 

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I am running Window 7 Pro, SP1.

The spell checker is giving me British instead of American spellings.

I have tried right clicking on the task bar and selecting "Toolbars", but there is no "Language bar" option.

I have also looked at the Control Panel, but there is no "Language" settings option.

Any suggestions?

A:Cannot find "Language Bar" - Windows 7 - American vs. British spelling

Welcome to the forums dddiam!

Click "Start" > Control Panel > Clock, Language, and Region/Change the Display language > Change to what you want in the drop down menu > O.K. . You'll have to restart for it to take effect.

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

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Hi all,

So I'm kind of stuck.. I currently have the problem where I am in an endless cycle of "loading files" -> "Windows Boot Manager" (see: How To Boot Into Safe Mode On Windows 8 (The Easy Way)).
I have tried to load all of the options -- and none successfully load.
I also end up at a OneKey Recovery as well.. unfortunately, the laptop does not have initial backup or user backup images.
I have a Windows 8 CD for repairing purposes.. however, I cannot load the BIOS/UEFI to change the boot order to load the optical drives first. I have also tried to remove the CMOS battery to fix it.. did not work. .
Also - Windows Boot Manager:
Windows Setup [EMS Enabled] -- does not load properly (leads to OneKey Recovery) Safe Mode (does not load properly) Safe Mode with Networking (does not load properly) Safe Mode with Command Prompt (doesn't load - tries to boot and load all files onto partition that is too small.. can't change partition?)
Enable Boot Logging Enable Low-Resolution Video Debugging MOde Disable automatic restart on system failure Disable Driver Signature Enforcement Display Early Launch Anti-Malware Driver
Start Windows Normally
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

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Specs first:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A:Computer stuck on American Megatrends pg

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

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

 

A:American Megatrends message unknown

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(Computer info)

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

A:American Megatrends - CPU Over Temperature ERROR

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Hi,

So today when I went to get on my computer it beginning to boot up and then turning itself off. It would repeat this until I held the power button while it was turning on. I then turned it on the next time and got American Megatrends, as shown in the image. I went to BIOS as it said and then saved and exited without changing anything. I then hoped it was fixed and turned it on again, to find it went back to turning itself on and off every 10 seconds. Then I did the same thing of turning it off and got back into the cycle with the American Megatrends screen...
 

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

A:American Megatrends message on startup

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

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

A:American Megatrends Message at Startup

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

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

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

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

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

Zip over to this site:

http://www.crucial.com/
 

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

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exactly as the title
I really cannot find it

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

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

does the computer run?

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

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

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

P II, 400Mhz
Checking NVRam..

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

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

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

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

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

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

A:Problems getting to POST on American Megatrends MOBO

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

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

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

Thanks

John M.

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

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

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

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

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

Here is my system information:

How can I access the BIOS? Help please.

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

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

Regards,
GEWB

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

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

A:Solved: CMOS settings problem american megatrends.

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I'm trying to do a fresh install of Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit but i can't get the installer to load.
I have access to a Xubuntu install and a OS X install.
The original hard drive Windows 7 was installed on stopped working completely. So, I've bought a brand new one.
I followed the steps I did the first time I installed Windows 7 - converting the iso to and img with OS X's hdiutil and the dd command to burn it to a USB.
This time I would just get a "please insert proper boot media" error.
I went to my Xubuntu computer (it's used like a chromebook - i'm not a big linux guy) and tried WinUSB.
These USB keys lead to a screen that had a flashing underscore a few spaces from the top of the screen.
It dawned on me that the first thing I did when I installed windows the first time was update the bios. So I tried flashing a few different BIOS versions, but none of them made a difference>
I really need help - I can't think of anything else to try
Thank you very much!
TL;DR
Cannot boot into Win7 installer. OS X made USB keys show "insert proper boot media" - Ubuntu made keys show "flashing underscore" - Tried 3 different BIOS versions. Win7 -has- worked here before...
*Intel Core i7-3770 Quad-Core Processor 3.5 GHz LGA 1155
Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H Motherboard
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 650
Corsair 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin SDRAM DDR3
Corsair 750W*
 

A:Cannot boot into Win7 installer. "insert proper boot media" and "flashing underscore"

From where did you buy Windows 7 Ultimate? Did you not get a set of two DVDs with your purchase?
 

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In Windows XP, fully updated, I have several folders full of mp3's and want to see the bit rate and duration. I right click on a column heading and select "Bit rate". I then click on "More..." so I can get to "Duration", and I select that one too.

But all the figures in the "Duration" column appear to be in "hours" and "minutes", so I see "00:04" or "00:03", but what I want is "minutes" and "seconds".

Any thoughts as to how to change this?
 

A:Solved: Windows Explorer "Duration" Column - no "Seconds", just "Hours" and "Minutes"

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Hey folks,

My first post on here but I'm in serious trouble. I got a "new" (to me anyway) desktop running XP today and found the audio hardware wasn't working. So I pillaged an old machine for its sound card, and inserted that onto the motherboard. Also connected the Aux and CD lines to the top of the daughterboard.

Since then, to my horror, the machine has failed to boot. All plugged in, keyboard working, screen on and being used on another box for this very post. All I get now is the usual chirps from the internal soundcard followed by a few very low notes, definitely depressing so I guess they're suggesting something's failed. There's no further action from the CPU, the fan still works, but there is no screen output whatever.

Have I fried the motherboard without realising?!

Also, ironically, the last failure tone was delivered by my speakers through the originally non-responsive audio hardware!

I'd love a bit of help on this one, because my knowledge of computers' insidey bits is pretty poor.

Many thanks,

Joe.
 

A:Desktop boot problem after sound card "meddling"... just a "beep" failure tone.

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I am running Windows XP SP3, fully updated, on an Acer lap top PC.

I have several folders full of .mp3's and want to see the bit rate and duration. To do this I right click on a column heading and select "Bit rate". I then click on "More..." so I can get to "Duration", and I select that one too.

The two new columns appear, but the format of the "Duration" column appears to be "hours:minutes", so I see "00:04" or "00:03" for most .mp3's, when what I want to see is 'hours:minutes:seconds", e.g. "00:03:45".

This also happens for video files (.avi files), e.g. all my episodes of "Heroes" (sad, I know) have a duration of "00:42" instead of "00:42:xx".


Here are two pictures showing the problem with the .mp3's. The first is of Explorer showing the Duration as "Hours:Minutes":




The second picture is of the properties window of the first .mp3 in the list above:




I copied some .mp3 files to another (old) PC on my home network, and it displayed the duration field correctly:




Also, the properties window correctly shows the duration also:





I'm not the only person to have this problem. I received a private message from a member of another forum where I posted about this problem several weeks ago. That person also has the same problem with the duration field.

The tech guys on that forum were unable to find the source... Read more

A:Windows Explorer "Duration" Column - no "Seconds", just "Hours" and "Minutes"

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Tricky, this one!

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Hello everyone,

First of all, I will divide my statement by sections so it would be easier to read.

Section 1: The problem - description of it.
Section 2: How I manage the problem.
Section 3: Things and methods that I have tried - all unsuccessfully.
Section 4: My own findings to help with further analysis.

So here we go

Section 1

Whenever I start windows it will boot normally up until Windows logo screen(where 4 balls meet to form windows 7 logo) at this logo screen I can already notice slow pace as it stays in it for a good minute. Afterwards it will be just black screen for a minute. Then mouse cursor will appear(with faster sensitivity than my usual) and it will transform into a loading wheel cursor after another minute. And now it reached state in which it can stay for hours. Only black screen and loading mouse wheel(note that it is always spinning and I can always move it, it is not frozen).

Section 2

So the only way for me to login is to leave it be for at least about 5 hours and it will start itself. Usually I do this overnight and in the morning it is already at the desktop and works like nothing ever happened. I can do whatever then, everything will work perfectly fine. Crysys 3 works fine, YouTube works fine - no trace of any problem. So while I can always just Hibernate and sleep my PC, I need to restart it sometimes.

EDIT: Now after those 5 hours or more, it will simply display ordinary mouse pointer on a black screen and act as if I am in login screen. F... Read more

A:Black screen with "loading cursor" and no login screen on Boot.

It sounds like something is trying to load and run in the background.
Download DDS from one of these links:
DDS.com
DDS.pifDisable any script blocking protection
Double click the dds icon to run the tool.
When done, DDS will open two (2) logs: DDS.txt
Attach.txt <--- will be minimized in the task tray

Save both reports to your desktop.
Include the contents of both logs in your next post.
The scan will instruct you to post Attach.txt as an attachment. You can post both logs as attachments.

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hello, let's just get to the point, i had this problem recently where my pc can load windows, it keep looping
pc's on - booting - then "Windows Loading Files" - restart
it's infinite i don't know what to do, i don't have a cd rom, and i can't reinstall my windows from USB because every time i tried it says : "disk error" or "disk read error"
even after i burn it to USB correctly, tried this on other pc and USB can load just fine.
i'm thinking, it's something wrong with my boot system in System Reserved, is there anyway i can do to fix this?

A:"Windows Loading Files" infinite loop, Can't Boot USB "disk error"

Hi,

Have you tried changing the boot sequence inside the BIOS?

Normally pressing F2 or F12 on the computer will solve this.

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I'm trying to fix my brother's computer after he opened a trojan attached to an email. The email was the one saying your credit card had been charged for airline tickets.

The computer is a Dell Dimension 3100 running Windows XP SP2.

The first problem is that after normal login there is a blue screen with a yellow window in the window with the message

"Warning! Spyware detected on your computer! Install an antivirus or spyware remover to clean your computer."

There are no icons visible. The only action I can perform is CTL-ALT-DEL to bring up the Windows Task Manager. I told my brother to start in Safe Mode from which he scanned the computer using AVG Free Edition which was installed before the infection. This did not fix the problem.

Starting Safe Mode I now get a black screen with Safe Mode in the corners and the operating system name at top. The blue login screen then comes up with Administrator and my brothers account. I click on Administrator and I get the same black screen as before with Safe Mode in the corners and the writing at top. My brothers account does the same. There are no icons or Start button visible.

Again, the only program I can bring up is the Windows Task Manager. Using that, I managed to install and run SmitfraudFix which was given as a solution to "Spyware detected" screen. After rebooting this did not fix the problem. I also installed SpyHunter 3.5.11 which found Zlob.Trojan, Rogue.AntivirusXP 2008 plus some other ... Read more

A:Safe Mode "Black Screen" and "Spyware detected" screen

Anyone want to answer this?

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I just installed a new 60gb hard drive as a back up to put my movie files on,it installed fine and it works fine but i get "windows milenium emergancy boot" when i boot the system up .I don"t know if this error is serious but I do know that the system seems less stable in this boot mode..can someone please help? thanx
 

A:after installing new "hard drive" it starts with "windows emergency boot"

closing duplicate, view this thread
http://forums.techguy.org/t76279/s5b1a29d68c715c9a36d25291025adddb.html
 

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