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Windows 7: Bios screen freezes on startup

03 Mar 2012   #11
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

He had indicated that he can not boot from CD either.

Not all mobos produce a beep upon success. Personally, I wish they did.


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03 Mar 2012   #12
Anak

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Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
He had indicated that he can not boot from CD either.

Not all mobos produce a beep upon success. Personally, I wish they did.
All the one's I've had have, just lucky I guess.

Missed that, can't boot from the CD? Wouldn't that still involve the master boot?
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03 Mar 2012   #13
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I believe what you mean is the POST screen which is either a logo splash screen or a listing of your drives and RAM etc. BIOS is where you can change settings for your board. Can you try pressing DEL, F1, F11, or what ever key, when the POST screen is on to enter BIOS?

Also please let us know all the steps you have tried from this discussion.
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03 Mar 2012   #14
M1GU31

Windows 10 64bit
 
 

can't boot from hdd,can't boot from my win 7 dvd and cant boot into bios with the hdd removed and no cd inserted. I just revive a single beep then it stays on my green asus bios screens and the keyboard shows that it's getting power but the pc doesn't respond so i can't enter the bios or try geting into the boot selection by pressing f8 won't show up anymore like it use to before i got this problem. I tried seeing if it would work with my old IDE hdd instead of my sata drive but the same thing occurs with it just freezing at the bios welcome screen showing options like press delete to enter bios setup.

EDIT:So far I've tried resting the cmos battery, no dice. Resting the jumpers, nothing there etheir. Removing the sata hdd and dvd drive. Still no progress and trying with one ram on both slots and removing both rams to see if it would beep and it does. Then i tried removing the video card and using the on-board video which works but still the same issue. and pressing delete wont boot me into bios
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03 Mar 2012   #15
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anak View Post

Missed that, can't boot from the CD? Wouldn't that still involve the master boot?
No.
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03 Mar 2012   #16
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

m1gu31,

Could you unmount the mobo, carefully remount the mobo making sure that the mobo is not shorting to the chassis?
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03 Mar 2012   #17
MWRed

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Just a bit of info on a problem I had in the fall.
I took in a PC from a friend at work that I was going to try to get working and salvage it. It would post, but that's it. It sat on the post screen and there was nothing else.
Keyboard showed that it had power, but it wouldn't follow any commands at all. Got a motherboard/cpu/ram combo. Using the original power supply and a new HDD, it worked just fine.
Sidenote: even though the keyboard showed power, I couldn't enter the bios, as if the USB controllers were toast (tried in all 6 usb ports, didn't bother trying to find a ps/2 keyboard.) Power Supply was fine also.
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03 Mar 2012   #18
M1GU31

Windows 10 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MWRed View Post
Just a bit of info on a problem I had in the fall.
I took in a PC from a friend at work that I was going to try to get working and salvage it. It would post, but that's it. It sat on the post screen and there was nothing else.
Keyboard showed that it had power, but it wouldn't follow any commands at all. Got a motherboard/cpu/ram combo. Using the original power supply and a new HDD, it worked just fine.
Sidenote: even though the keyboard showed power, I couldn't enter the bios, as if the USB controllers were toast (tried in all 6 usb ports, didn't bother trying to find a ps/2 keyboard.) Power Supply was fine also.
so what your saying is i need a new mobo?
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03 Mar 2012   #19
M1GU31

Windows 10 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
m1gu31,

Could you unmount the mobo, carefully remount the mobo making sure that the mobo is not shorting to the chassis?
yes i can try this
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03 Mar 2012   #20
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by M1GU31 View Post
Still no progress and trying with one ram on both slots and removing both rams to see if it would beep and it does.
Then I can only add:
Quote:
If the motherboard is producing beeps from the speaker, almost certainly one of the following is true:
  • The memory is not seen, incompatible with the board, running too fast, etc. - LONG BEEPS THAT REPEAT FOREVER. In this situation, try another DIMM if possible, lower the bus speed to see if the memory works, try the DIMM in a different memory socket.
  • The video card is not in all the way - particularly common with AGP cards - or the video card has a compatibility problem LONG BEEP FOLLOWED BY SOME SHORT BEEPS. Make sure the video card is in ALL THE WAY, try a different video card if possible to check for a compatibility proble
Source: How to Debug a Dead Motherboard - wikiHow
I will bow out now because too many cooks spoil the soup...

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anak View Post

Missed that, can't boot from the CD? Wouldn't that still involve the master boot?
No.
Okay.
Let me ask this...If the first 512KB on the HDD is considered the master, would that indicate a HDD problem?
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