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Windows 7: BIOS freezes on load, but computer boots fine

17 Aug 2015   #1
jeanlou

Quebec
 
 
BIOS freezes on load, but computer boots fine

Hi,

For some time now, my BIOS has stopped working. When i press delete to start the BIOS when i boot, it shows a static white line (no blinking). See this image: Imgur

However, if I do not try to get to the BIOS, the computer will boot and work fine, and has worked for over a year without problems.

I still feels it is a problem, and as I want to upgrade my Hard drive and OS soon, I'd like to fix this strange bug.

The bug first appeared after I installed two SSDs, wich worked fine at first, as i successfully configured the SSD, but while reinstalling windows it bugged at some point.

Things I tried:
Unplugging all HDD -> same problem
upgrading BIOS -> Cant since the update I got from MSI requires to go into the BIOS to update

System information:
MSI Dominator laptop
Driver page: Notebook - The best gaming notebook provider 64

Possible solutions:
Repair BIOS in some way? the functionality seems fine, I think only the displaying part has a problem.
Upgrading BIOS whithout actually going into the BIOS?

Thank you for your time, and if I didn't provide enough info please say so i'll try to fix it.


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17 Aug 2015   #2
Berton

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP
 
 

Quote:
Repair BIOS in some way? the functionality seems fine, I think only the displaying part has a problem.
Upgrading BIOS whithout actually going into the BIOS?
Shut down and pull the power cord out of the Notebook/Laptop then remove the battery and wait a few minutes before trying again.
Remove the SSD and try to boot into the BIOS, see what happens. Worst thing would be a notice of no boot device.
Flashing the BIOS with the same or newer file will depend upon how it is done for your computer, whether it needs the software on a floppy disk, a CD, a USB Thumb/Flash drive or can be done from within Windows.

One way to reset the BIOS on a Desktop is to pull all the power, wait a minute then remove the CMOS battery, about the size of a quarter, put it all back and try again. A similar procedure can be used with a Notebook but much more difficult to get at it and requires some experience and patience.
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18 Aug 2015   #3
jeanlou

Quebec
 
 

Alright, I unplugged and removed the battery for 30 mins, but that did not fix it. I cant upgrade the BIOS since I need to access the BIOS to do the update (according to MSI instructions)

Its a fairly big laptop, ill try to locate the CMOS battery.

Thank you for your time.
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18 Aug 2015   #4
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jeanlou View Post
Alright, I unplugged and removed the battery for 30 mins, but that did not fix it. I cant upgrade the BIOS since I need to access the BIOS to do the update (according to MSI instructions)

Its a fairly big laptop, ill try to locate the CMOS battery.

Thank you for your time.
After you unplugged the battery, did you hold the power button to drain any residual charge? Actually I'm not sure that does any good on a laptop, but worth a go.
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19 Aug 2015   #5
jeanlou

Quebec
 
 

I always hold the power to drain any residual power from the capacitors after unplugging and removing the battery. Dont know if it helps, but cant hurt.

I found and unplugged the CMOS, wich did reset the BIOS settings, but did not fix the problem I had. I know it reseted the BIOS because the raid config wasnt working anymore.

I found somewhere that it may be a bug with the GPU/screen, but I tried to plug an external monitor, but nothing will show on the external monitor, even if I unplug the Laptop monitor... So it may be the problem, but I dont know how to fix it or to check if its the problem.

Thank you for your suggestions!
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