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Windows 7: Blow out my BIOS with sp1

14 Jan 2012   #1

Windows 7 x64 RC1, Vista Ultimate, XP Pro
 
 
Blow out my BIOS with sp1

I was updating with sp1 and some other updates and when it rebooted the 2nd time it got stuck on the motherboard logo so when I tried to boot with my Window7 disk "nothing" I can not boot into my BIOS so I guess I should go down and get another motherboard? I just put in a new SSD drive and loaded my Windows from scratch a couple of days ago so I hope I haven't lost 10 hours of work?

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14 Jan 2012   #2

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

It is possible that something is causing it to hang before reaching the BIOS. First, I would disconnect the SSD and see if it can access the BIOS. If not, disconnect everything else and try again. If it will boot the BIOS with all disconnected, then reconnect the devices one at a time, until it hangs again, and you will know what the culprit is. Of course, if it won't go into the BIOS, regardless of the connections, then it is probably the MB, but then again, it is possible that the PS or RAM has developed problems. Try it with just one stick of RAM and then another, and if you have a spare PS, try that. You can also check the PS with a DVM.
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14 Jan 2012   #3

Windows 7 x64 RC1, Vista Ultimate, XP Pro
 
 
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I had no idea that a bad stick of RAM could screw your computer up so you couldn't boot into your BIOS, I thought it would just not get you thought the POST. I took out a stick of RAM and my computer booted up into Windows then I put it back and it would not Boot. I took it out again and it booted back into Windows. Tomorrow I will go down and replace the RAM. Thank You because I was really sweating it tonight, your post really saved my butt.
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14 Jan 2012   #4

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lostsoul62 View Post
I had no idea that a bad stick of RAM could screw your computer up so you couldn't boot into your BIOS, I thought it would just not get you thought the POST. I took out a stick of RAM and my computer booted up into Windows then I put it back and it would not Boot. I took it out again and it booted back into Windows. Tomorrow I will go down and replace the RAM. Thank You because I was really sweating it tonight, your post really saved my butt.
Before you do a bad mobo slot can do the same thing. Take the good ram and put it into the slot where the bad ram was. Does it boot?
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