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12 Aug 2012  
johntkucz

windows 7 pro
 
 
Motherboard not Loading BIOS - Deleted a Logical Partition

My motherboards is M5A97.
I was in windows 7 home prem partition and os, preparing partitions to install win7 pro.
I went to Disk Management and deleted a non-system (logical partition). It was taking forever (over 10 minutes) to delete that partition. I then tried to open C: (where windows 7 home premium is located) adn it was taking forever to open that partition.

So I restarted.

Now it boots to the 'Press DEL to enter UEFI BIOS settings' and doesn't go beyond that. I can't even enter BIOS!! WTF!! Help!

My life is on that hard drive. I have already been devising ways to salvage all data from that hard drive which is 100% imperative.

Let's see...before deleting the 200gb logical partition Disk Management said that that is used by other services. I still deleted it (and then it took forever, and restarted and now this).

I have unplugged all USB peripherals except for keyboard.

Any Ideas? Please help. Not being able to enter BIOS is odd.

My hunch is maybe 'partially deleting that one partition, 'vari') may be making the startup extremely slow or snagged.

Now, another very odd symptom is the keyboard lights (showing the enter del for uefi bios screen) only illuminate for 1second when I press a key on the keyboard and then they turn off.

WHAT THE HECK is going on? How do I fix this? I need my computer to operate.

Thanks.
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