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Windows 7: Bios screen freezes on startup

01 Mar 2012   #1
M1GU31

Windows 10 64bit
 
 
Bios screen freezes on startup

My computer recently hasn't been able to boot past the bios screen and i can't enter the bios either.
The problem first started when i disconnected my psu to see if my other pc which had a dead psu would power up with this psu. Though i found out i needed a micro atx connector instead of atx on my other pc. So I installed my psu back into my original machine just to find out i got no display. So i removed my ram then booted her up again and got some beeps. So then i shut it off and put my ram sticks back in. The screen would show now but now i can't get past the bios screen or enter the bios setup. I googled around a bit and saw that taking out my cmos battery then replacing it with a new one could fix this issue. So I replaced the cmos battery with one of the same voltage and version which is a 2032. Well sadly the problem persisted anyways with the same results. So I googled some more and read that reseting the jumpers could possibly resolve the problem. I continued by reseting the jumpers like it said to but still no results still the same exact the problem. Now i'm here braking my head over this since I can't figure out the problem and i'm cluess to what the problem could be. My hunch is ethier i got a bad psu or bad mobo but the mobo gets power and shows it gets power by the bulb on the mobo and it starting up but suddenly freezing. I tried with a ps/2 keyboard since the usb keyboard would get no signal, so the ps/2 keyboard got power but I can't enter bios no matter how much I try. Anyways what i'm trying to say is if you guys could help me trouble shoot this problem because it's a total nightmare. Would appreciate all the help i can get, my last resort would be taking it to a shop to get it fixed but I want to see if I can resolve this problem. Many thanks in advance to those who give me a hand.

specs are filled in for those wondering in the tab bellow


M1GU31


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01 Mar 2012   #2
M1GU31

Windows 10 64bit
 
 

nothing?
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01 Mar 2012   #3
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Some things to try:
*Power off, pull out power cable and the CMOS battery for 5 minutes, or short across the battery contacts.

*Try with only one RAM stick in.

*Disconnect all drives except the OS, all USB devices except keyboard, mouse.
EDIT: In fact disconnect the kybrd and mouse too since we are testing to see if you can get past BIOS.

Check all PSU connectors too since you've been moving them around.
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01 Mar 2012   #4
Total

Windows 10 Pro - 64 bit
 
 

Are you sure that the power for the cpu is plugged in all the way . Other than that - check the cable to see if they are inserted all the way ..
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03 Mar 2012   #5
M1GU31

Windows 10 64bit
 
 

Will give it a go tomorrow since its late. Will reatempt resetting the CMOS battery with your method britton. Thnx for the reply and yes I checked my wires and they seem to be connected properly since everything powers on but will double check. Appreciate any help and advice given.will inform how the problem goes.


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03 Mar 2012   #6
gregrocker

 

If the other suggestions don't help then power down to unplug the HD data cable. Will BIOS post now? Try booting a bootable DVD or CD. Will it boot?

If BIOS POST is stalled due to HD being connected then it is either a bad HD or bad code in the boot sector. Try slaving it in another machine to see if the data is intact and copy it out, wipe the HD of code in the boot sector with Diskpart Clean Command.

Now place the HD back in problem machine. Will it POST? If so boot the 7 installer to Clean Install Windows 7 or reimage from saved System image backup.
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03 Mar 2012   #7
M1GU31

Windows 10 64bit
 
 

reseting the cmos did nothing and brought the same results. Removing the hdd from the sata plug didn't do anything etheir and nethier did puting a bootable cd in the dvd drive, it just won't respond. Thnx for the help though idk what else do, im starting to think like the bios are corrupted or there is somthing wrong with the mobo
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03 Mar 2012   #8
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

m1gu31,
If you are getting beep codes, then download the manual for your mobo and consult the bios beep codes listed.

This could give you a starting point / hint.
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03 Mar 2012   #9
M1GU31

Windows 10 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
m1gu31,
If you are getting beep codes, then download the manual for your mobo and consult the bios beep codes listed.

This could give you a starting point / hint.
I get one single beep on boot then the bios screen comes up then doesn't boot to the hdd and doesn't let me enter the bios as if it were frozen. I'll take a look at my mobos website for beep codes on asus.


my bios version is Version 0901 http://support.asus.com/download.asp...pFfLB8oPStiCVO

but i think one single beep at boot is normal though its always done that since i bought it
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03 Mar 2012   #10
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
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
m1gu31,
If you are getting beep codes, then download the manual for your mobo and consult the bios beep codes listed.

This could give you a starting point / hint.
I get one single beep on boot then the bios screen comes up then doesn't boot to the hdd and doesn't let me enter the bios as if it were frozen. I'll take a look at my mobos website for beep codes on asus.
Shooting from the hip, one beep means a good POST, from there your hosed.

Sounds like a broken MBR, maybe this'll help: MBR - Restore Windows 7 Master Boot Record
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