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Windows 7: Bios screens funny colours

09 Jun 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
Bios screens funny colours

Hi all

I decided I wanted to create a hackintosh, so took a trip home to pick up my old PC and brought it back upto uni with me.

Its a pentium 4 3.2ghz
ASUS p450-LA
1gb ram
128mb ATI radeon 9600

I had XP on there and now have 7 but I need to get into the BIOS to change the hard drive settings so OSX will read my HD

basically my problem is before windows starts there are several colours appearing on my screen which change slowly and so I cant see anything before windows starts although when a bootable CD is in it will ask if I want to boot the CD so I can see that text but nothing before it, I have tried clearing the CMOS and will try and update the BIOS.

Is it the BIOS?

or is it my graphics card?

how can i fix it to get into my BIOS?


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09 Jun 2011   #2
James Colbert


The first thing I would do is remove and reseat my graphics card, especially knowing it has been traveling. Make sure the machine is unplugged and that you are grounded (leaning bare arm against case while working in machine should suffice).
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09 Jun 2011   #3
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

Yup, sounds like something graphics related. It it has a separate card, make sure it's not clogged with dust.
During boot-up try pushing Del, F1, F10, or F11, these are common BIOS entry keys.
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11 Jun 2011   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Yup, sounds like something graphics related. It it has a separate card, make sure it's not clogged with dust.
During boot-up try pushing Del, F1, F10, or F11, these are common BIOS entry keys.
Yep tried that, and just goes black and I cant see anything

I'll try taking out the graphics card and resetting it and see how that helps..

might just install vmware and put mac on that!
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