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Windows 7: Notebook starts freezes in Boot Manager. No response from F, etc Keys

20 Jul 2012   #1
savvy tech 7

Windows 7 Starter 32 bit
 
 
Notebook starts freezes in Boot Manager. No response from F, etc Keys

Notebook running Windows 7 only Boots and freezes in Boot Manager. Got into Edit Boot Manager but could not navigate. The Enter, ESC, Function, arrow keys do not respond. Tried removing battery - power button - restart, fix dosen't work. Hard disk/Fan/driver check ok. Restart with F8-safe mode does not respond; with F10-Bios (InsydeH20 Setup Utility Rev 3.5) gives continuous beep and navigation keys do not respond. Have to turn off notebook power to end beeping. Kindly assist. Stuck in Boot Manager


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23 Jul 2012   #3
savvy tech 7

Windows 7 Starter 32 bit
 
 

Appreciate the help Gregrocker, however, it would not boot from the USB Flash drive. Neither F10- BIOS/Boot Options nor F8 Safe Mode options can be navigated. Bios gives continuous beeps. Enter, arrow, TAB, Enter keys do not respond to enable page navigation. Help ...
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23 Jul 2012   #4
gregrocker

 

Try resetting the CMOS battery or jumper: Clear CMOS - 3 Ways to Clear the CMOS - Reset BIOS

If that fails and you cannot boot a known-good bootable disk or stick (95% of the time it is being booted wrong) then you may need to reflash your latest BIOS update. Are you still under warranty?
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23 Jul 2012   #5
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

savvy tech,

Your bios is talking to you. Get the documentation for your computer and see what is said about beep sequences.

I'm trying to remember what a continual beep indicates.

Remove the optical unit.
Remove all ram
Disconnect and reconnect the disk drive.
Insert one memory stick only.
reconnect the optical unit.

Ah yes, now I recall-the one time I ran across something like this, then there was a stuck key on the keyboard.

Turn upside down with key unit open. Bang lightly on the botttom to try and jar any dirt out. Feel the keyboard. Is a key "caught"?
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23 Jul 2012   #6
savvy tech 7

Windows 7 Starter 32 bit
 
 
Stuck In Boot Manager

No grgrocker, I am out of warranty by 3 months. Bummer. Will review your post link and see.
Hey Karlsnooks, thanks for adding to the solution. Continuous beeping signals serious mother board or memory issues. Thing is, I get no response from keyboard except for Function keys F8, F10.
I note that the wireless key F12 stays lit, even when I Fn + F12 to turn it off. Removed and replaced button but still stays lit.
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23 Jul 2012   #7
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Did you try removing memory and inserting only one memory stick?
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23 Jul 2012   #8
gregrocker

 

When you do that first remove both sticks, reboot to see what codes you get to confirm codes are responsive.
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23 Jul 2012   #9
savvy tech 7

Windows 7 Starter 32 bit
 
 
Still Stuck In Boot Manager

Reset the CMOS via battery lead removal - replace. CMOS screen reverted to WINDOWS BOOT MANAGER screen. F8 does not action advanced options menu. Enter, etc, button does not respond either. Still froze in Boot Manager.
Karlsnooks, I have not removed the memory stick as yet.
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23 Jul 2012   #10
gregrocker

 

The memtest86, HD diagnostics, Paragon Rescue and PW boot CD's in tutorial boot themselves so I would try one of them to complete those steps in Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot - Windows 7 Forums

Then if all else fails you can autostart PW or DBAN CD to wipe the HD which should force Win7 installer to likewise autostart. This is a last resort I use if reflashing the BIOS fails.
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