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Windows 7: Stuck on BIOS


17 Jul 2009   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Stuck on BIOS

Okay, so I got a new HDD recently (if this could be of relevance). Anyways, everything was working fine, I had just finished installing everything 2 days ago. Today, my computer freezes. I reboot it, and the mouse and keyboard don't work, and I am stuck on the BIOS screen. It will not go past this point, and I cannot access the BIOS.


So does anyone know what may be wrong with my computer? =S


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17 Jul 2009   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 
install problem

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sindragosa View Post
Okay, so I got a new HDD recently (if this could be of relevance). Anyways, everything was working fine, I had just finished installing everything 2 days ago. Today, my computer freezes. I reboot it, and the mouse and keyboard don't work, and I am stuck on the BIOS screen. It will not go past this point, and I cannot access the BIOS.


So does anyone know what may be wrong with my computer? =S
Hi and welcome to sevenforums

First things first we need your system specs.

Ken
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17 Jul 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

and any error codes if show on the screen (if POST gets to the screen...)
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17 Jul 2009   #4

Windows 7
 
 

No beeps.

OS: Windows 7 RC 7100
CPU: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5200+, MMX, 3DNow (2 CPUs), ~2.7GHz
MOBO: Asus M2A-VM
RAM: 4096MB RAM
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS 512
Sound Card: ? Realtek HD Audio output
Monitor: Acer
Screen Resolution: 1680x1050
Keyboard: Merc Stealth
Mouse: Logitech G5
Case: Dunno, not huge, not tiny
Cooling: Fans?
Hard Drives: 1 TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache
Internet Speed: 10Mb down, 5Mb Up


(Just using what zigzag listed for his =S )
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17 Jul 2009   #5

 

Reset BIOS with jumper move. See BIOS manual. Still not working?

Check your RAM. Remove all but one stick. Boot. Got BIOS or BIOS error beep? Stick is good. Repeat with each stick.

All sticks pass - place all RAM on board. Boot. Still not working?
Any sticks fail? Replace stick.

Disconnect power and connector cables from all the HDD/ODD/SSD drives. Still not working?

Test, or replace, power supply. Still not working?

Remove all cards possible. You can even remove your video card and listen for the POST beep(s) if applicable. Still not working?

Replace onboard battery (cheap last resort test). Still not working?

Indicates mobo or CPU fault.

Examine all cable/wiring carefully. Reseat every connector. Look for shorts/burned wires.
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17 Jul 2009   #6

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hyper7 View Post
This is close to the right procedure for troubleshooting but the order is wrong and a few details...
Good on ya.
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17 Jul 2009   #7

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks for the suggestions, going to try everything out now. I'ts been a bitch working w/ my comp a lot lately >.>
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17 Jul 2009   #8

 

I was out for a bit - after reseating all of the cards, check the RAM first. It is the most vulnerable of the components, and the easiest to check.
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18 Jul 2009   #9

Windows 7 7600.16384 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sindragosa View Post
Okay, so I got a new HDD recently (if this could be of relevance). Anyways, everything was working fine, I had just finished installing everything 2 days ago. Today, my computer freezes. I reboot it, and the mouse and keyboard don't work, and I am stuck on the BIOS screen. It will not go past this point, and I cannot access the BIOS.


So does anyone know what may be wrong with my computer? =S

Well since the HD is new, I would try unplugging it and booting to see if it POSTs

When a HD goes bad, some times older BIOS freak out when initializing the controller. It will try (infinitely) to recognize the drive, and never post.

I have had this happen a few times before on me, with HDs and DVD ROMs. I would just pull the power and SATA/IDE cable on the drive, and try powering it on. If it will POST, prob the drive.

If it doesn't follow what Ant recommends.
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19 Jul 2009   #10

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 7echno7im View Post
Well since the HD is new, I would try unplugging it and booting to see if it POSTs...
Please indulge me, I have edited my earlier post to include this insight. You are, as you tend to be, correct.
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