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Windows 7: No Start Condition - plus BIOS freeze

20 Jul 2015   #1
TVeblen

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No Start Condition - plus BIOS freeze

Hi everyone.

I am working on an Asus K55A laptop that was given to me with a no-start problem that I haven't seen before.

Press the power button and I get the Asus logo screen, then black screen for 2-3 seconds, then an "EDIT BOOT OPTIONS" screen comes up and it stops here. It says:
Edit Windows Boot Options for Windows 7
Path: \Windows\System32\Windows.efi
Partition: {ID String}
Hard Disk: {ID String}
[ /NOEXECUTE=OPTIN|| ] (Where || = cursor)

Has anyone seen this window before?
Care to guess what it means?

Now I have discovered that some of the keys on the keyboard do not work. I'm in Windows right now and I can't run System File Checker because S key does not work (others do - haven't mapped it all out yet). But the D key doesn't work either - had to access CMD by mouse.

I got into Windows by thrashing about on the keyboard (testing keys), and I am not going to try and recreate that right now.

Also trouble getting into the BIOS setup. Again, keys not responding, (incomplete key testing data). The ESC key and F8 seem to have no effect on boot, but the F2 to get into BIOS settings seems to work sporadically.
When I get into BIOS settings I have no control. I can't move anywhere using the arrow keys. The ESC and ENTER keys do nothing.

This problem was dropped in my lap late last night as I was heading for bed, so I had no time to do anything then, and I have to go out for the day today. So the small amount of testing is all I can do until tonight.

I'm just throwing this out there to see if you guys have seen this before and could give me some suggestions I could try tonight.

It seems off the bat like it is a failed keyboard (ugh), but maybe there is some magic pixie dust or something I could try.

Thanks in Advance for anything you got!

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20 Jul 2015   #2
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Haven't seen it myself but found this (maybe you are aware of it)
Won't boot unless I use EDIT BOOT OPTIONS (F10) at boot - Microsoft Community
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20 Jul 2015   #3
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

That does look promising. Thanks.

I need a trick to start SFC without typing the letter S. Got any ideas about that? I think I will need a mouse-able command or exe. It's probably in System32.
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20 Jul 2015   #4
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Some alternatives:
- Use an external keyboard

- make a bat file on another PC and transfer with USB?
Code:
Cmd
Sfc /scannow
- Or use ascii code?
ALT+NUMPAD ASCII Key Combos: The and of Creating Obscure Passwords
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20 Jul 2015   #5
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen View Post
I need a trick to start SFC without typing the letter S. Got any ideas about that?
Mouse copy & paste?
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20 Jul 2015   #6
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

I try those and let you know!

Edit: If I get the PC back anytime soon .
It's running Windows and I told her to just not shut down. So now there is no urgency anymore.
Don't wait up for me!
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20 Jul 2015   #7
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen View Post
Has anyone seen this window before?
Care to guess what it means?
I've seen it before from a laptop with a failing hard drive.

Quote:
It seems off the bat like it is a failed keyboard (ugh), but maybe there is some magic pixie dust or something I could try.
If you feel adventurous, you could open the lappy and check to see that the keyboard ribbon connector is fastened securely and hasn't worked its way loose from the socket. That's the only pixie dust I have.
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20 Jul 2015   #8
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen View Post
Don't wait up for me!
I can go to bed!
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20 Jul 2015   #9
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mellon Head View Post
I've seen it before from a laptop with a failing hard drive.
Yeah, I've been thinking that too. But then it runs Windows without a hiccup.

I'm also wondering if a failed keyboard will halt a POST. (But of course laptops don't beep!).


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mellon Head View Post
If you feel adventurous, you could open the lappy and check to see that the keyboard ribbon connector is fastened securely and hasn't worked its way loose from the socket. That's the only pixie dust I have.
That is looking like my weekend project. Oh joy!
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20 Jul 2015   #10
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

I've also got to figure out how to boot Ubuntu on a USB stick.
But I can't get to the boot menu, or change boot order in BIOS.
This is a challenge!
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