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BIOS Booting Issues With Modfied BIOS Saved Profile Now, Need To Stop Booting Issue.

Question: BIOS Booting Issues With Modfied BIOS Saved Profile Now, Need To Stop Booting Issue.

Hello. I have an issue that I need some advice on.
For the last few mornings when I turn on my computer after 6-8 plus hours of not using it, I get this message while the BIOS is booting but before Windows starts:

Overclocking Failed! Please enter setup to re-configured your system.
Press F1 to Run Setup.
Press F2 to load default values and continue.

Now I know how to simply fix this issue by resetting the BIOS and/or if necessary, temporary removing and replacing the jumper pin on the motherboard and/or if *really* necessary, temporary removal and replacement of the CMOS battery. For me, it works by simply resetting the BIOS.

To let you know since this has been happening, I have increased my RAM to 8GB. I had to make some changes to my BIOS like slight voltages increases in DRAM and the motherboard's northbridge and the memory module timings modified. I saved these BIOS changes (as a BIOS profile) to stabilize my 8GB of RAM which seems to work great -- stability issues solved. However, now I have this issue here...

What actually happens is that one the *very first* BIOS booting when powering up my computer, the BIOS does not boot and without the beep from the motherboard's POST BIOS test. My monitor is black while, yet the tower LED shows it is running. I can hear the fan in the tower running fine. I have to manually restart the computer from the reset button and then on the second BIOS boot, the BIOS loads fine, followed by this "Overclocking Failed!" issue just before Windows can load. After another computer reboot and my resetting of the BIOS, followed by yet another computer reboot, the BIOS and Windows operating system loads fine and I am on my way.

Now *this is a pain in the butt* each morning after the system has been off for awhile or when my computer has not been running for 6-8 hours!!! The computer SHOULD NOT have to go through this!!! This whole sequence of events (4 computer boots) in the last paragraph does not happen if the time duration since my computer was not running is short since I last used my computer -- the computer boots and runs completely fine.

Any ideas so I can keep the modified BIOS profile so my computer runs stable and not have this whole sequence of events happen -- so BIOS can load without any issues???

Please reply.

Thanks you!

Some basic general stats of my system:
- Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit.
- Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 -- Yorkfield 2.83 GHz 1333 MHz processor.
- ASUS P5Q desktop motherboard.
- 8 GB of Corsair XMS2 4x2 GB DDR2 RAM.
- XFX Radeon HD5670 Graphics Card.

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Answer: BIOS Booting Issues With Modfied BIOS Saved Profile Now, Need To Stop Booting Issue.

Re: BIOS Booting Issues With Modfied BIOS Saved Profile Now, Need To Stop Booting Iss

BIOS can load without any issuesClick to expand...

Replace the CMOS battery and the messages to run setup will disappear from startup OR keep the computer plugged in and do not turn it off if using a power strip. The current will flow so the CMOS battery is not used to keep the settings, the electric will do that.

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Hello. I have an issue that I need some advice on.
For the last few mornings when I turn on my computer after 6-8 plus hours of not using it, I get this message while the BIOS is booting but before Windows starts:

Overclocking Failed! Please enter setup to re-configured your system.
Press F1 to Run Setup.
Press F2 to load default values and continue.

Now I know how to simply fix this issue by resetting the BIOS and/or if necessary, temporary removing and replacing the jumper pin on the motherboard and/or if *really* necessary, temporary removal and replacement of the CMOS battery. For me, it works by simply resetting the BIOS.

To let you know since this has been happening, I have increased my RAM to 8GB. I had to make some changes to my BIOS like slight voltages increases in DRAM and the motherboard's northbridge and the memory module timings modified. I saved these BIOS changes (as a BIOS profile) to stabilize my 8GB of RAM which seems to work great -- stability issues solved. However, now I have this issue here...

What actually happens is that one the *very first* BIOS booting when powering up my computer, the BIOS does not boot and without the beep from the motherboard's POST BIOS test. My monitor is black while, yet the tower LED shows it is running. I can hear the fan in the tower running fine. I have to manually restart the computer from the reset button and then on the second BIOS boot, the BIOS loads fine, followed by this "Overclocking Failed!" iss... Read more

Answer:Booting Isues Afer I Modified & Saved A BIOS Profile, Need Help!!!

Sounds to me like you may have set the voltages and/or timing settings incorrectly or maybe to high. Try smaller increments and see if you get more stability then up the settings in small amounts until the system boots correctly with no problems

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Hello. I have an issue that I need some advice on.
For the last few mornings when I turn on my computer after 6-8 plus hours of not using it, I get this message while the BIOS is booting but before Windows starts:

Overclocking Failed! Please enter setup to re-configured your system.
Press F1 to Run Setup.
Press F2 to load default values and continue.

Now I know how to simply fix this issue by resetting the BIOS and/or if necessary, temporary removing and replacing the jumper pin on the motherboard and/or if *really* necessary, temporary removal and replacement of the CMOS battery. For me, it works by simply resetting the BIOS.

To let you know since this has been happening, I have increased my RAM to 8GB. I had to make some changes to my BIOS like slight voltages increases in DRAM and the motherboard's northbridge and the memory module timings modified. I saved these BIOS changes (as a BIOS profile) to stabilize my 8GB of RAM which seems to work great -- stability issues solved. However, now I have this issue here...

What actually happens is that one the *very first* BIOS booting when powering up my computer, the BIOS does not boot and without the beep from the motherboard's POST BIOS test. My monitor is black while, yet the tower LED shows it is running. I can hear the fan in the tower running fine. I have to manually restart the computer from the reset button and then on the second BIOS boot, the BIOS loads fine, followed by this "Overclocking Failed!&q... Read more

Answer:Issues With Booting With Modified BIOS Profile -- Need Help!

why did you modify the bios in the first place?

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Hi guys,

I hope this is in the right section. If not I'm sure somebody in the know will move it.

I just installed an Asus Crosshair IV Formula mobo. I have Windows installed and every thing is fine on that end. However when I boot Windows doesn't load automatically. I get this message

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Pressing F2 lets me continue fine but it's a bit of a pain. I started getting this message after I updated the BIOS using the Asus Update tool.

Prior to this I also get a message flashing up saying something about checking for disc then disc not found. But it flashes so quick I can't read it for long enough to note it all down.

Any advice would be appreciated.


Answer:Booting / Bios Issue

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Answer:Laptop Booting issue (can't even get into Bios)

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Answer:BIOS password reset and Hard disk booting issue

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Nothing ever shows up on the screen.
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Answer:Asus x54h Laptop booting issue- black screen, no BIOS.

The 3rd fin on the right side of RAM slot looks like broken. Is it the case?

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Answer:Dell OptiPlex 755 Bios Update - Skips rows in BIOS and double characters when booting into DOS

Remove Cmos Battery.  UNPLUG POWER.  PRESS POWER ON.  Discharge.  Put battery back.
Plug back in.  If there is still wierd display some of the ram may need to be re seated or replaced.

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did you mean a dvd drive? I do not think you can use a windows 8 disk with a cd drive

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Answer:Booting into Bios

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Answer:Bios Help: Booting USB HDD

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I have a USB keyboard. Whenever I boot to my Bios, I have to put a PS2 keyboard on. My USB does not take effect until the screen gets to the Windows logo and it is too late then. Is there anyway around changing keyboards?

Answer:Booting to Bios

Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck

I have a USB keyboard. Whenever I boot to my Bios, I have to put a PS2 keyboard on. My USB does not take effect until the screen gets to the Windows logo and it is too late then. Is there anyway around changing keyboards?

Hi! Using the PS/2 Keyboard look in the BIOS for a USB Input or USB keyboard option and enable that.

If a user helps you please rep them!

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Answer:Booting into the BIOS

DEL, F2, F10Tap 'em all.

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Hope I'm in the right forum. I'm new here.
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Answer:bios to allow booting from a DVD

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Question: Booting into Bios

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In fact, what are the F keys for boot up options?

I KNOW you guys have the answer.

Answer:Booting into Bios

F10 usually

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Answer:PC not booting - no BIOS even!

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Answer:booting to the bios

Well the obvious answer would be to remove the problem drive from your computer.Have you checked the jumper settings on the drives?Are you sure that the drives are in the correct postions on the IDE ribbon?What are you trying to accomplish?

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HiDoes anyone know why a PC would boot to the bios screen and all the bios setting ie clock,hard drive etc have to be reset. I am unable to get past this as when resetting the bios it reboots and ends up back in the bios.any helpthanxColio

Answer:PC booting to BIOS

Strange! Is the delete key stuck? Try booting with the keyboard unplugged.

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Answer:not booting after bios changes

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Set-up also says no floppy installed & i can't edit that line.
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Answer:Bios & booting from USB

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Hi there
I'd like a feature in a Bios to enable an ISO on the HDD to be a selectable boot device.

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Shouldn't IMO be impossible to do and would certainly make life a lot simpler.


Answer:BIOS to allow booting from an ISO on an HDD.

Problem is when the BIOS goes to the HDD, first stop is the MBR. How is it going to find the .iso from there. Maybe if you put it into an active partition all by itself. But now it is looking for a bootmgr there. I guess one would need a "look for .iso" option in the MBR.

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Hello! I have a problem booting after bios reset bios has no effect. Thank you!


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Answer:bios booting

Hi Okitolenovo,
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
We understood that you are facing the issue system not booting to Operating System on your ThinkPad.
1. Please check if HDD drive is detecting in BIOS mode.
2. Check if there is any bootable disc in CD/DVD drive.
3. Remove any external hardware connected to system.
4. Check removing system battery.
5. If HDD is detecting in BIOS try to install OS.
Hope this helps. 
Best regards,

Hemanth Kumar

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I recently updated my XC-605 with P11.B4 bios which I downloaded from the support page. After update using the included afuwinx64.exe in the WIN folder, everything was normal. I rebooted the PC, it emmited a long beep and has no display. Aside from that, the CPU fan is spinning fast and the two front panel LED's was lit. The PC remained at that state even after I removed the CMOS battery, short the jumper to clear the CMOS.  Sadly my warranty just expired last year. I hope somebody has an idea of any work around to fix this. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Answer:XC-605 not booting after P11.B4 bios update

Disconnect HDD-DVD, ram modules and try to boot to BIOS. if it's not booting, probably BIOS is corrupted.

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I recently updated my XC-605 with P11.B4 bios which I downloaded from the support page. After update using the included afuwinx64.exe in the WIN folder, everything was normal. I rebooted the PC, it emmited a long beep and has no display. Aside from that, the CPU fan is spinning fast and the two front panel LED's was lit. The PC remained at that state even after I removed the CMOS battery, short the jumper to clear the CMOS.  Sadly my warranty just expired last year. I hope somebody has an idea of any work around to fix this. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Answer:XC-605 not booting after P11.B4 bios update

Disconnect HDD-DVD, ram modules and try to boot to BIOS. if it's not booting, probably BIOS is corrupted.

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Hello, I have this problem in my old PCWindows 98 SECeleron 366RAM: DIMM 32 MB PC100 + DIMM 128 MB PC133Video: NVIDIA RIVA TNT2 Model 64 (Ver ,9/20/2000)MOBO SOYO SY 7SBB.Problems: Windows freeze, blue screen, windows explorer crashes.Sometimes when any of these happens I reboot and the BIOS makes three short high tone beeps and two longer low tone beeps.I took off the 32 MB RAM and relocated the 128 MB and now it seems to work. Before that I cleaned the registry and reinstalled windows with no luck.Anyone please can explain if the beeps mean RAM failure or CPU (the fan is new because I had problems recently)?Should I try to reinstall the 32 MB RAM or is it better to have the 128 at 133 and not 128/133 +32/100?.I read in a page in this website other beep(s)   RAM problem.Thanks

Answer:BIOS beeps when booting, RAM

do not mix pc100 and pc133

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I was playing on a game Saturday. My house AC died and about 2 hours later my whole computer died. The sides of the case by the power supply were HOT. I took case off and blew it out and tried restarting. I got it to power through but when the lights inside finished the sequence it died again.
i thought Power supply this is an almost 5 year old home built machine.
It is a 2.0 processor I forget the exact info I remember something about Family build something in the system info Never thought to write the stuff down in case this happened DUH
i do think it is a ASUS.
It has 2 HDs in it one 40GB one 120GB
A Radeon 9550 with 256 MB memory on it
a gig and a half memory
running Windows XP pro the 2nd thing and is updated as far as updates

I had a guy come by and try a power supply on it The one he tried was smaller then the one on it (Unsure of that means anything or would effect anything) I have a 300 watt Pentium 4 ready in it now he tried a 200 Watt.
It did power but went straight into BIOS and said something about the CMOS speed was reset and needed to be set and then died again.

So i am gong out on a limb and GUESS this is a little more than a Power Supply issue??

Any ideas what it may be?

Many Thanks for any help.

Answer:sys died not booting into BIOS

Was the computer connected without a surge protector?

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hello everyone.

i have a pc that was dusted around, transported from one place to another in a car, formatted, had its ram and CPU heat sink and cooling fan replaced, and just beat around a lot in general (not literally... i was very careful doing all this).

now i got a POST fatal error, but the beep code is just 5-second beat, 5-second pause, 5-second beat, 5-second pause, 5-second beat, 5-second pause, 5-second beat... you get the idea. cant find this code anywhere on the internet, and i'm beginning to think this may not be a POST beep code at all... the computer has PHOENIX BIOS and is a HP Pavilion 751n.

Anybody got any ideas? please help...

Answer:Help with BIOS and booting problems

This link may help with the beep id'ing

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Hello all.

I got a (rather nice) computer from a friend, because they didn't want it any more. I can kinda see why, seeing as when I got it, it wouldn't turn on. After a phone call, I discovered that it doesn't get past the BIOS unless you unplug all external peripherals, except the screen, and wait until it reaches the XP login screen (at which point you can plug in a keyboard in the rear USB ports, the front don't seem to work). By that I mean, I get a lovely treat of the WinFast logo, for however long I care to leave it on for.

I am seriously stumped, and don't know what to do. All the info about the computer is in my profile (I think, I'm not sure where it goes).

I'm eventually planning to install Ubuntu on it, so I'm not afraid to do a bit of destruction.

A local techy suggested it might be a dead motherboard battery, but my knowledge is not quite as deep as to know what that is, let alone how to fix it.



Answer:Not Booting Past BIOS.

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Question: Bios weird booting

.....strange. I need to resolve this somehow. Lately my computer upon booting goes directly to Bios instead of starting Win7. This only happens every 1/3 boots. Then once the other day it booted to Dutch language at random. Is my board giving out? Is there anything I can change in the settings? Odd...... I need help if possible.

Answer:Bios weird booting

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Lenovo Z50-70 Laptop I installed ubuntu 17.10 dual booted with windows 10.I tried to drop back to Ubuntu 17.04 but the bios wont show the Pen Drive. I Tought there must be some problem with the /boot/efi Folder i deleted that partition. The Bios Won't still show up the Pen Drive The pendrive is bootable in other laptop's I Tried putting the RAM of other laptop which reulted in black screen which does not occur on stock RAM upon  removing HDD And opening bios->boot menu it will show me old bootloaders i.e Ubuntu and Windows.I Installed ubuntu 17.04 in the stock HDD by mounting it on other laptop creating EFI partition but  it still shows up old partitions.I removed souldered CMOS as i tried to set BIOS to legacy still pendrive won't show up, Upon reopening BIOS it would still be on UEFI. Kindly Help As I don't want to spend money on service center*PS- Sorry For The Bad Grammer, I dont have any OS installed

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Ok, hoping one of you master level techs can give me a hand. Updated a BIOS in my friends PC using an ASUS winXP utility. During the update I got an error. When I rebooted the system, it gave a disk boot failure. I loaded default options in CMOS and saved, PC booted normally. New BIOS seemed to be detected and working. Shut off PC, and booted it twice. No problems. Got up today and booted PC, and it's beeping like mad.

I'm getting 3 beeps, followed by 5 beeps.

It just hangs. Out of 8 times trying to reboot, once it went into BIOS and said it was operating in "Safe Mode" it told me that something with my front side bus multiplier (Something like this) was incorrect on last boot and caused a crash, recomended I correct it. I reloaded defaults and manually selected 1.8ghz processor. Upon reboot, the same beeps happened. All drives and fans seem to power up without problem. Obviously this BIOS update was hosed. I should have done it in DOS instead of using the Windows XP utility program. I'm kicking myself in the booty for not redoing the Flash in DOS, but I figured if it worked, I wasn't touching anything else! lol

Any ideas? Would pulling out the battery help? This is a friends PC, and unlike my motherboard I don't see any jumpers anywhere near his CMOS battery.

Answer:After BIOS update, NOT booting.

well, your right about not using the XP util. They suck bad. Anyway... hard resetting the bios might work, but I'm thinking your firend might have OC'ed this or something. is it possible the RAM is not the correct type for the Mobo in native mode?
Just a thought, but that beep code seems to say it's memory...

Do you know the type of BIOS it is? ie, who made the BIOS code? Award, phoenix...

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Hi all,

Just bought a used computer (low budget!) and it has a problem with Starting up. After I push the power-on button, the computer takes about 1-2 min to go through auto dectecting my harddrive (primary master ide). It has no delay auto dectecting the DVD (secondary master ide) and the other two are disable. Then Before loading Window xp logo, the computer "hangs" for 2 more min...ZZZzzzzz. (Just Black screen) But everything run smooth after window start loading up. I have tried flashing the new bios with the lastest verion, tried using another harddrive and messing around with the bios setup, but nothing helps. I don't think it has anything to do with xp because the "hanging" happens before loading xp. ANY ADVISE?? Greatly appricated!!

Here is my specs:
-AMD duron 1.6GHz
- ASrock K7VT4A+
-256 DDR 400 Ram
-ATI Radeon 9000 64 MB DDr w/ TV out
-6GB Wester Digital HDD
-16x Mitsumi DVD rom Drive

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my IBM PC 300 GL bios setting is in a language i can not understand.  how do i change it to English?2ndly, the machine is not booting. i tried to boot from a CD but but drive can not read the program CD. what do i do to restore my machine in working state?Lee

Answer:BIOS and booting problem. please help!

Does this look like it:It's a PIII-600 ?For info on IBM, you need 4-digit part number.

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Windows XP
While defragging there was a crash and when booting now, the BIOS screen appears. Exiting the window results in a hang - nothing happens.
Booting from a Windows disk results in the A: prompt. Trying to change drives doesn't work, as the computer does not "see" the hard drive. Any suggestions?

Answer:Can't get past BIOS When Booting

Use some Data Recover software like GDB to check whether your HDD has got corrupted or not. Usually if theres a crash during Defragigng, the entire disk gets corrupted and unusable in some cases. Was there a power failure or the system just crashed on its own?

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Hello, I'm having an issue with a notebook that's not booting up. The Caps lock and num lock flashes 3 times.According to what I have found, this would suggest a memory issue, but I already replaced the memory.Any tips?

Answer:Notebook not booting, not even BIOS

Dear Customer, One or more of the memory modules may not be seated properly. Check for and reseat loose memory modules.If you have 2 Memory Modules.  Restart having one and see if you get the Error, Do it for 2nd Module aswell Perform memory self test to conclude Plug the AC adapter into the computer.Turn off the computer.Press the Power button to start the computer and repeatedly press the f10 key to enter the BIOS Setup menu.In the BIOS Setup Utility, use the Right Arrow or Left Arrow keys to navigate through the menu selection to locate the Diagnostics .Use the Down Arrow or Up Arrow keys to select Memory Test .Press Enter , and then Yes to perform memory test.After test completes, press f10 key to Save and Exit , and then press Enter key to Exit Saving Changes? Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee 

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 My T40 Type 2374-FUO stopped booting and will not even go into BIOS.  Normally, Iwould think that motherboard, processor, or drive is dead.  But I seesome interesting things. It still recognizes the hardware and my processor (1.6Ghz).  On reboot:- I see IBM logo and it says to interrupt normal boot, press blue Access IBM button- If I press the blue button, nothing happens- If I press the ESC key, I see that it does detect my processor, ram passed, extended Ram Passe and other some things - No problem. It then stops and displayed on the screen is ? PXE 2.1 Build 083 (WfM2.0) RPL v2.74  Other things I have tried are;            Press F1 on startup. ? It says Entering IBM BIOS Setup Utility and freezes there.            Press F12 on startup ? It says Preparing Boot Device List and freezes there.Booting to XP CD  - No luck.            I have replaced the cmos battery with new battery. Misc. Info ?      No Floppy drive                        Windows XP Pro O.S.                        Worked just fine before this happened.&nbs... Read more

Answer:Stopped booting and will not even go into BIOS

That is not a good sign if you can't go into the BIOS, but it rules out lot of other hardware problems. 

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Recently i can't boot up from my SSD or HDD, i can only boot from a CD/DVD.

Answer:BIOS not booting from any drive

are you able to enter BIOS pressing F2? are your HDD/SSD listed as bootable devices? what's your installed OS? laptop model?

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Awhile back i bought a laptop for the kids.i used it a little bit and recently...somehow..they crushed the screen

i took the HDD out (HM500LI) and bought a caddy so i could get some of my stuff off of there..

its a USB (2 usb to PC 1 to caddy) and when i plug it in...PC recognizes it as an "External HDD" but of course it has an OS on it and wont let me access the files

i went into BIOS and made the external HD my first to boot....but still goes straight to my current HD

the caddy HD is Vista...current PC is Win7

the external HDD is running and the light is green...but thats all i get out of it

any suggestions?

i can provide more info if needed

Answer:Laptop HDD not booting in PC bios

"but of course it has an OS on it and wont let me access the files"
Explain this a little more. Do you get an error message?

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Managed to format new HD by booting into old drive which still has XP instaled and loading drivers for new SATA Drive Controller Card which then picked up the partitions that I had created on the new drive. I was then able to format the partitions in new drive from XP in old drive. So far so good!I then closed system down unplugged old HD and tried to install XP on new drive. This time I got a bit further forward. As the partitions were now formatted windows installer allowed me to copy files ok to windows installation folders on the new HD. So far so good!Upon completion I get the message that portion of setup completed succesfully and now the sysem has to re-boot.System reboots and just goes back into the start of windows instalation all over again??Not sure what is meant to happen here- but it looks as if after all this my BIOS is not picking up the new SATA drive?I went into BIOS and sure enough the new drive is not listed?What to do now?????? Please help!!!!

Answer:BIOS / booting windows

I have not (yet) played with SATA drives, so this is pure speculation on my part...Have you provided/installed the drivers afresh for the SATA apsect? This during setup (which you rerun) after installing that SATA drive on its own?I am guessing that when drive was effectively slaved to an exisiting drive/installation etc... the SATA drivers were installed and remain on that drive; not present on the SATA drive itself?If others chip in (with more experience etc.) and observe I'm in effect spouting hogwash... then again remember I haven't played with those beasties yet...

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Hey all,

So close to getting this new computer to work, here is the problem. I turn on the switch, the mobo starts to boot up, the HDD starts spinning up and seeking, the CD drive's green LED blinks, the corsair mem's activity LEDs blink, the whole computer sounds like it's booting up, that lovely higher pitched sounds of the fans speeding up, the keyboard lights come on, and the amber LED on the front is turning to green, AND THEN THE WHOLE THING SHUTS DOWN, about two seconds later it trys again and then shuts down again. My current theroy is that the heatsink that INTEL sent me with the processor is either not making good contact with the processor, or that the grey clay crap that they put on it isn't acting as a good enough heat transfer compound, below is what i am using to build the computer, does anyone else have any idea what it could be? thanks in advance

Mother Board:


Corsair 512 MB DDR2 (667) PC-5400

Hitachi 250GB/IDE/ATA-6 8MB CACHE

CD Drive:

Floppy Drive:
Sony 1.44MB White Floppy Drive

Power Supply:

Video Card:
(To be added, once PCI Express Video cards hit market, for now running video off of integrated video processor on the Motherboard)

Answer:mobo isn't booting into bios

You need to do the "barebones" startup. Just the RAM, CPU with heat sink etc, and the monitor hooked up. If it works add components until you have a problem. It it doesn't work try the same thing with the MB out of the case on a non conductive surface. If it still doesn't work then you are left with trying to troubleshoot RAM, power supply, overheating or the motherboard.

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Hello, Recently this morning i turned on my computer and logged in, everything was working all right.Up until i tried to open some applications, windows explorer froze up, this is the first time this has happened.So, my instant reaction is to restart explorer, so i did so and explorer didn't restart, it just closed and didn't reopen.So, i then restarted the computer via the external button. It then restarted, the bios screen poped up, and then it stopped on a black screen after the bios popped up. Its that screen where there is a white little flashing up the top left hand corner. It stopped there and didn't do anything. I restarted numerous times to get the same result. Finally, on the 5th restart, it loaded to the logon screen. Now i was wandering why this might have happened? why it didnt boot past bios?Any ideas? I dont have any viruses, i can comfirm that too....

Answer:Computer not booting after bios?

what windows?what mother board?

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Today, I decided to put XP on My Second Drive (D) I have 2 drives and I didn't want to overwrite (C). Ok, so I installed XP to (D), and had no problems. I wasn't pleased with it that much and I still like Win98SE. So, when I went to remove it I figured I should delete the folder that XP was installed in on Drive (D), and the folder was called (Windows). I deleted that and When I booted up after Shutting down, The "Choose OS" screen comes up with XP still on the list! (It asks if want to choose Win98SE, or XP). I have tried to figure out how to get it off of my bios, but I had to come here where the real experts are.

- Thanks in advance,

Answer:Remove XP from bios when booting up...

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Question: bios booting error

the title pretty much says it all... My computer worked last night, but this morning, it doesn't. When I turn the computer on, it boots about halfway thru the bios and then it shuts down... Can't even get to the setup or boot menu... Any suggestions?

Answer:bios booting error

It could be bad memory or power supply.

If you are handy you could try opening the PC and reseating the memory, cards, and cables.

I once had a PC with a weak hard drive power connector and doing the above fixed it.

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This is the first time I post here and one of the first time I post on a forum asking for help. Usually i find answers looking for help but this time i have a big issue and I need help. I hope any of you guys will be able to save me.

Here's the story : A friend of mine asked me to fix his Acer Aspire S7-391. He couldn't boot on W8 due to an 0xc0000001 error.
Before doing anything to his computer I tried to boot on different liveUSBs of linux distros so I could copy some stuff from his hard drive to my external one. I couldn't boot on any of them.

I went to the bios and tried to disable secure boot thinking it was the problem and i couldn't disable it.
Even though i couldn't backup any file I decided to repair the windows issue. I made two USBbootable copy of windows8 : one with Rufus, one with the windows tool. I still couldn't boot on any one of them.

So, this is where i failed hard, I went to the BIOS and changed from UEFI boot to Legacy mode.

Now the computer won't even start, the led lights on for 1sec and goes off. I can't access to anything. Is there any solution ????

Thank you for reading me.

Answer:PC not booting - Can't acces BIOS

Sounds like a RMA to me, if you can't even get to the BIOS again it sounds like it bricked. You could look on the Acer support forum there may be a last resort way of installing a good BIOS file.

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Dear sir or madame,I have the error message Load needed DLLS for Kernel, but when I change the BIOS to boot from CD nothing happens and when I hit F8 the boot screen does not appear. Could it be that my tower needs a new replacement? I just have a blank screen. Keyboard says that it is detected as well as the mouse. Please tell me what else I can do or do I need to have it repaired by someone else.

Answer:Not booting after hitting F8 or after BIOS

"but when I change the BIOS to boot from CD nothing happens" Did you put in a bootable CD or DVD, and do you hit enter when it syas "boot from CD" ? "when I hit F8 the boot screen does not appear" F8 is usually for safe mode, and you have to keep tapping it.

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I have got an irritating problem after replacing the hd and putting clean install of w98se on my children's pc. all was fine until the hd hd, clean install of 98se with no problems, other than fdisk only creating an 8gig partition witha 20 gig hd why?anyway the real issue: since installing, everytime i switch on or restart i boot automatically into bios. i can then "exit without saving" (escape\enter) and it then continues to boot normally.i cannot find how or why it goes automatically into bios and how can i stop this irritation. it did not happen before the new hd and clean install.its an old pc, motherboard is a gigabyte GA-6WMM7 using Celeron 466can anyone help?with thanksmrdsgs

Answer:Automatically booting into bios!

Perhaps a clue in only being able to form an 8gb partition?......... I imagine that stopping at the BIOS section is an "intelligent" response to show that the settings there conflict with the hardware. It may be that the HDD is not correctly described.If I was stuck as you seem to be, I would have to consider starting over again.Run Fdisk, be sure to accept FAT 32 (Large disk support) and examine the existing partition information.Then start again by removing any existing partitions until the information tells you there are no partitions there.Next, (one step at a time) make a primary DOS partition and set it active,(but very important - If you want more partitions then define the size of the primary one).Then make another (extended DOS) partition using all the remaining disk space (unless you want a third partition.Look at partition information again and it should show C: as primary active, and D: extended DOS plus any other partitions you have made.Now you will have to leave FDISK and run format for each of your partitons, and hopefully be ready for another new installation of 98SE

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I made a major change where I installed a new motherboard from Gigabyte. At the same time, I re-installed an old hard disk so I can use it for data storage .

Problem is, that old hard disk had a Win 7 installed and it boot from this one insted of my SSD drive. The SSD drive was already in my machine before the motherboard swap.

I look up in my bios boot sequence and the SSD does not appear. But it is available from the list when I press the F12 for the boot selection.

I'm not an expert and I'm a bit (maybe a lot) loss with all these aptions.

Any help appreciated


Answer:Booting from SSD: How to force it in bios

Did switch physically the Sata cable of the Hard disk to the SSD.


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Hi all,

my pc isnt booting after updating the bios. I get no beeps and the monitor stays in standby. The fans go and thats about it. I really don't have any idea what to do, ive looked to see if my motherboard have got the CMOS jumpers but i can't find them and ive taken out the battery for 30mins but it still stays the name.

Please help


Answer:PC not booting after BIOS Update.

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My son's laptop wouldn't boot, even before loading the BIOS, the CD drive would click twice then nothing. I thought it was the screen but I transferred the screen to an identical laptop and it still worked. Funny thing, I then hooked it up to an external monitor and it did boot, then I did a scan of my son's laptop and it showed no signs of virus or malware, but I did see some services from MSCONFIG that I disabled.

Then I'm thinking could it be the CMOS battery? Because when I did hook it up to the external monitor and it started, it did show something of a CMOS error, but don't remember, I wish I wrote it down, but it hasn't re-appeared since. Since I got it up and running, removed some unknown services, and updated the BIOS to the latest version, it's been starting up successfully ever since. It's a Toshiba A135-S2386 laptop, which is known for startup problems, including having to pop out the battery and starting it with just the adapter, which I did as well. Thanks.

Answer:Is it possible for a virus to keep a PC from booting even from the BIOS?

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whats up guys just built my new pc and i having some issues.first, my asus board isnt reading my eide dvd drive.i thought it might of been because i have ide connectors on my mb but once i get into bios its there. so after i ignore the error messages of no ide drive found i try to put in windows xp and the mother board software and nothing the bios the boot sequence is in the right order and the dvd rom seems to be spinning but thats it. can someone help me with this?

Answer:problem booting os in bios

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I have recently moved from one location to another. I of course brought my comp. After hooking everything back up to my new location (USA). It boots up in BIOS and wont go any further. If I type Alt+Ctrl+Del, it does restart, but back into my BIOS. I have reseated my memory and removed all PCI cards. BIOS shows all my IDE devices as well. Has anyone had this problem before? How can I go about fixing it?
Thanks -Andrew

MoBo = Aopen MX46-533V

I have 3 HDs and DvDROM installed.

Answer:HELP! Computer Keeps Booting into BIOS

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Hi,        I've an Eliterdesk 705 G2  and it's not booting after a BIOS update. It's giving 2 Long beeps and 2 Short beeps, nothing on the screen, keyboard unresponsive. Took out the battery, jumper and memory but no luck. Any suggestions would be great.Thanks,        David.

Answer:Elitedesk 705 G2 -Not Booting After BIOS Update

Hello.  I work for HP.  If this issue persists and does not resolve itself, please schedule a service event to have the system board replaced.  SureStart BIOS may give 2 long, 2 short beeps when trying to recover the BIOS image.

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Hi all

I have recently come across a problem with my *Equium A110-233* laptop. This laptop was lying in a cupboard for a year or so after a friend of a friend plugged a digital camera into it to transfer pics whereapon the laptop promptly shut down. It was an instant power off as i have been told. The laptop would not boot up again after that, in fact it showed no response at all.

Now, i pulled it out of the cupboard and plugged in the power cord to have a dip and see if i got lucky. To my amazement it booted after a little charging. I re - formated and re-installed windows XP with SP3. The laptop booted up for two days without any problems but, has now stopped behaving.

The problem i am having is as follows : When powering up the laptop posts, but then goes straight into the bios everytime. It did this a few times on and off and i thought nothing of it as it would eventualy load windows XP after rebooting. But now it simply refuses to do anything other than go straight into the bois on power up.
I updated/ flashed the bios after installing XP innitialy. I have no clue as to what the problem may be. Below is what i have checked so far:

Ram - Checked and working properly.
HDD - Working properly.
Battery - Delivers power when off of AC.
AC power delivers power as indicator light is glowing on laptop.

Any ideas would be gratefully accepted.


Answer:Equium A110 - Booting into BIOS

Hmm? maybe the RCT/BIOS battery is empty ?:|
This could be possible because the notebook was not used for a longer time.
In order to recharge the BISO battery the notebook should be connected to AC adaptor and should be powered up. The battery should charge for about 24hours.

Of course it could be an motherboard issue? this would explain the pervious issues?

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I have an Acer laptop. Product Name- Aspire R3-471T. I don't know its BIOS version. How i find my BIOS version ??  In Acer website there is an BIOS update version 1.09. Is it compatible with my laptop ?? My laptop is dual booted. I want, my laptop should ask me in which operating system I want to go during booting. But in this laptop default OS is windows 10. Whenever i need to go in Ubuntu, first windows boots then I need to restart, then I have to go BIOS setting, then I need to change default settings. Then I can go to Ubuntu. I want a final solution of this problem.

Answer:About BIOS update and Default booting

BIOS version is reported on BIOS main screen under windows 10windows logo key + rtypemsinfo32 check BIOS date/version string About booting windows 10 or ubuntu, depends if your laptop is UEFI, by the way you try to press F12 at boot to see a bootable device list.

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Hello community
I have the Dell XPS 15 9530.
I've noticed writing speeds were pretty low which was around 25mb/sec and never above 30mb/sec.
I've faced 3 windows freezes in the past month. I've had to force shut down (by pressing power button till it turns off) in the first 2 incidents and things went back to normal after starting it again. I didn't turn it off in the 3rs incidence and I let it take it's time. I came back to the laptop like 15 mins later and I've found the laptop has restarted and not able to find an internal drive:
"Internal hard disk drive not found"..
BIOS can't detect the mSATA drive.
mSATA type:
Samsung PM851 mSATA 512GB
I was copying some large files from external hard disk to the laptop in almost all 3 incidents.
It might be due to bad sectors? What's the chance to recover the data?
BIOS version: A06
I've run PSA test and the only test it skips is the hard drive as it can't find a hard drive installed.
Any help would be highly appreciated.
Thank you

Answer:XPS 15 9530 not booting. SSD can't be detected in BIOS.

Hi Omar,
Can you send me a PM with the service tag please? I'll look into options for you.

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Hi all, I've updated my BIOS to current version via Solution center and everything went fine so far. But after the second reboot (after flushing bios) ist starts with no boot screen just a blank window with power light on.I've tried to boot it without RAM, HDD and battery, pressed the power button nine times in a quick sequence and held it the thenth time for over 30 seconds, but still no boot. Can this be a mainboard oder CMOS-Battery issue?

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I want to reinstall windows 10 . To do this I set the bios to boot from CD. inserted win 10 disk then powered off and back on again but the pc continues to boot into the Ubuntu dual boot grub menu. Please help.

Answer:Bios set to boot from cd but still booting into ubuntu

laceylou said:

I want to reinstall windows 10 . To do this I set the bios to boot from CD. inserted win 10 disk then powered off and back on again but the pc continues to boot into the Ubuntu dual boot grub menu. Please help.

Not sure of your key sequence, but you may need to do what's called a "one-time" boot option. When restarting, repeatedly press the F12 key (may be F8 or F2), and you should get a BIOS boot menu. Look for the option to boot from DVD or CD or Optical Device. If it recognizes the CD/DVD, and you get a message "Press any key to boot from CD.....", you have 10 seconds to press a key, or it will revert to the hard disk.

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My system will not boot past the BIOS.
CPU is identified, 1024 MB Ram tests fine and then it all stops.
I can go to my BIOS setup but it takes 5-10 minutes after I press DEL.

Here are the specs of the system
P4 2.8Ghz
1 Gig RAM
128 MB Nvidia video card
2 80 Gig WD IDE drives
2 optical drives
Foxcon 661M03 Motherboard /Phoenix Award v6.00 BIOS

My troubles began a night ago. I had set the computer to copy a video file onto a DVD.
It had to sqeeze a 6 gig video onto a regular DVD so I just let it run over night.
I happened to wake up so I went to check on it in the middle of the night. The DVD burn turned out fine but the PC began making a clicking noise. I was too bleary eyed to investigate it further and the PC would not respond to my attempts to do a regular shut down or a reboot, so I just shut off power.

The next morning, the clicking was gone but I could not get it to boot past the BIOS level.
I could get into the Setup several minutes after pressing DEL, but changing the boot order to all combinations of optical and hard drive boots did not work. Disconnecting the drives did not work either. No combination of drives worked to get past the BIOS screen. I did hear the clicking once more and I believe it was a hard drive but I have not been able to duplicate that again. The drive indicator light stays on all the time too.

Am I missing something here or is my motherboard shot?

Answer:XP System not booting past BIOS

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I tried to install the GA-7VAX motherboard w/ 512Mb of PC3200 ram. When turning on the power all I get from the motherboard is one long beep and nothing else. I know usually 3 beeps means video problem but haven't ever had this problem.

Does anyone know where I can get the error code descriptions for this?

Or if someone knows the problem could you please share it with me?

I have looked through the motherboard manual that came with it and it has nothing about the boot error tones!?!?!?

any help appreciated.....thx


Answer:Gigabyte motherboard not booting to bios

We would have to know the BIOS it Phoenix, Award, American Megatrends...??

[EDIT} Here is what it says about Award BIOS 1 long beep=memory problems:

There is a list of reccommended brands of 3200 RAM chips...look it over, did you use any of these brands? Here:
Most RAM is guaranteed- if reseating does not clear up problem, try swapping modules and slots they are in...try running with just one in. All else fails, RMA the RAM, send it back for refund or replacement...hope you get it fixed!

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Toshiba Satellite A215-S5849
Originally had issues with the left speaker making a horrible buzzing noise. Searching forums & help boards & the fact that I'm fairly computer Literate I came to the conclusion a OS reinstall was called for.
Since I only use this laptop for DJing theres only a couple of programs on it so it was not too much hastle.

Reinstalled OS Windows 7 updated it & all the drivers & the Buzz was still there.
This is when I read from a couple of users of Toshiba laptops said an upgrade of the BIOS helped them.

So I went to the official Toshiba support page & flashed my laptop using the following BIOS upgrade

ACPI Flash BIOS version 2.00 for Satellite A215 (PSAFGU/PSAFHU) 32/64-bit

Nearing the end of the flash my pc screen went black power lights are on, cord light on, battery light on just no OS

What I've tried.
Unplugged from power supply.
Removed Battery
Left for 20 mins & then tried to reboot.

Same thing happens each time
Power lights come on HD spins for a minute but nothing happens after that.

Any ideas why an official software update would cause my computer to not work & how do I roll back or clear my bios to default specs.

Answer:Laptop not booting after I Upgraded BIOS

It looks like Bios update gone wrong and you need to reflash it. you should contact the asp (service center):

Read this thread:

Sorry, I put a wrong link before, it's edited above

Message was edited by: Jeka-??

Message was edited by: Jeka-??

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I am trying something today with a windows xp computer, I need to get into the bios. In the past there was something I did, whilst logged into xp, which let me increase the time I had to get into the BIOS during startup. I've forgotten what it was. I cannot stand trying to strike a key (and I don't even yet know whether the correct key on the machine in question is "del", "esc" or one of the f keys) in a limited time, my reactions are slow, I've tried and never succeeded with this. I swear there is a way to make the computer wait and give me chance to enter BIOS settings, I swear I've done it before on windows xp. I've searched google but cannot find it, all I can find are articles saying how to speed up bootng (and they aren't the sort techniques which can be reversed to slow it down). On windows xp does restarting while holding down "shift" or "del" let you boot to the bios setup screen, the way that on windows 8/8.1 holding down "shift" when you restart does? Please tell me how, Thank You.

Answer:CAn someone please remind me how to slow the booting, so I can get into the bios

You can get in the BIOS by using the hot key that correspond with the model of your PC.
Watch the bottom of the screen on boot. There will be a message that tells you which key to press to enter the SETUP. Generally it would be one of the following: F1, F2, F12, F10, DEL, ESC, ENTER...As your PC starts, press the appropriate key repeatedly, about once each second.
If your reactions are slow, understandable, but you were able to see which key you needed to press, restart the computer, & with your finger at the ready on the correct key press it repeatedly
Knowing which make & model of computer you have would narrow down the choices.
I am not aware of any setting in Win XP that would allow you to slow down the boot time. Accessing the BIOS is independent of any OS on your computer because the BIOS is part of your motherboard hardware.

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Hi Guys,

I would very much appreciate your help to the following problem. Whoever can help me out here I would gladly help them out at another stage.

I currently work as an IT Technical Engineer and I have years of experience dealing with computer Hardware and Software including Servers/ Virtual Servers and IT solution roll outs within business's.

However all this experience is doing absolutely nothing for me in the current situation I am in, and it should be something very straight forward that I should be able to troubleshoot.

I am hoping I am simply overlooking something obvious. However Iv been wrecking my head for days trying to get this to work.

So here's the problem.

2 years ago I built the following PC:

Case: CM HAF-922
Motherboard: Gigabyte P55a-UD6
Memory: 4GB Corsairs Dominator DDR3 1600mhz (2 x 2GB)
Processor: Intel i5-750 2.4 GHz
PSU: Corsair TX950 (950 watt)
GPU: ATI Radeon 5850 (1GB GDDR5 RAM)
Dual Monitor Display (HDMI + DVI)

However, the other day I decided to upgrade my RAM and HDD

So I upgraded from a 1TB WD Caviar Black
to a
Samsung 840 250GB SSD (solid state drive)

and I removed my current RAM and put in
16GB Corsair Vengence DDR3 1600mhz (4 x 4GB)

Then my windows 8 installation kept freezing before the log on screen.
Then I updated my BIOS to the latest According to Gigabyte Support f12c

Now my BIOS is caught in a constant state of booting.
I cannot even access any of the BIOS controls even using a P2K Keyboard.

I do not know wh... Read more

Answer:BIOS Caught in Booting Loop

Sounds like the BIOS update didn't install or complete properly.

Have you tried clearing the CMOS? The process should be in the motherboard User Manual.

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I tried updating the BIOS of my Sony Vaio CS-17G notebook to the latest updates given at the Sony Support Website.

Everything went fine, got message 'BIOS updated successfully', 'Press OK to shut down.'

Pressed ok & now nothing's okay. The system is not booting up!

Tried the following troubleshooting, but no luck;
1) Pressing F2 & F8 keys.
2) Disconnected the AC Adapter, removed the battery & pressed the power button for 60secs.

Pls assist.

Answer:Notebook not booting up after BIOS update

Still under warranty?

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any help ? i'm sure there isn't any graphycs problem

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I am reporting this here as a coutesey to the rest of the T500 users.I boot from a lot of different USB media.  I have about 6 different OS/s that I regularly boot from.  I use them day-to-day for my development work.  I have been using my T500 for about 2-weeks now and I cant stand the TrackPad.  Dont get me wrong, its not the Lenovo trackpad I hate.  I hate ALL trackpads.  Its just me and the way my palm rests on the laptop.  I generally like to disable the trackpad in the BIOS of any laptop I use.  The BIOS control for disabling the Trackpad on the T500 also disables the ability to boot from a USB hard drive.  I can recreate this at will.  The BIOS version in question is 3.00 (6FET70WW), 2009-04-17.

Answer:T500 BIOS disables USB booting (BUG)

Hi lemmingman, Welcome to the Lenovo forum  Thank you for reporting this apparent BIOS bug. If anyone else can confirm they have the same trouble, could you please post: 1) Your 7-digit machine type XXXX-YYY from label on bottom, or in BIOS Setup screen when you press F1 at boot. (Please don't post your serial number, which appears in the same locations.) 2) Your BIOS version, from the same BIOS Setup screen. Thanks!-Frank

---------Results of Your Ideal Business-Class Laptop survey, concluded 2009-07-29.Did someone help you?Say thanks! with a kudo.Even better: Pay it forward, help someone else.

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Hello everybody, I am a new Hp laptop user so I need your help, I would like to thank you for your time reading and helping me with this issue. Yesterday, I updated the bios according to Hp SoftPaq Download Manager recommendation. The progress succed and the outcome of this action made my laptop boot really slowly. At the first time, it just needed 10 seconds to boot into windows 10 compared to more than two minutes after updating bios. I have already searched google for help but it still does not work originally.  Please help me with your experience about this, I extremely appreciate all your help. Best wishes,

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Suddenly my hardisk doesnot booting.but detects in bios.I had two hardisk 1.sata 2.Ide hd. Suddenly system restarted after that ide hardisk not booting.even i tried to install windows xp shows black screen.even if i connected 2 hardsik at a time by booting with sata ,but system not starting.if i unpluged ide hardisk then sata hardisk works.i dont know how to fix it mbr corrupted or anyother problem.Why it is not booting.i tried hirens bootc 10 version bootable, by using this i checked scandisk its completed even i can see directories by using command prompt.But using mbr tools if i select any one of the tool, it just hangs.Please help me to fix this.

Answer:Harddisk detects in bios, but not booting

waiting for reply,experts pls help

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Hi,I tried updating the BIOS of my Sony Vaio CS-17G notebook to the latest updates given at the Sony Support Website. It's an Insyde BIOS, i tried updating my BIOS to version R0290Q2.Everything went fine, got message 'BIOS updated successfully', 'Press OK to shut down.'Pressed ok & now nothing's okay. The system is not booting up!Tried the following troubleshooting, but no luck;1) Pressing F2 & F8 keys.2) Disconnected the AC Adapter, removed the battery & pressed the power button for 60secs.Pls assist.

Answer:Notebook not booting up after BIOS update

If the notebook turns on, displays nothing, gives no beeps and is not responsive to the power switch when turning off, then your BIOS is probably ruined.Your best course of action is to contact Sony and send the notebook back for repair. They will probably want to change the motherboard. If the notebook is still under warranty then they will probably not charge you anything (don't know about postage depends on Sony).If your system is just not booting to an OS then I agree with this guy:!?p=248149#post248149 [Venu] (not yourself obviously).I can't seem to find your notebook on Sony's website what country did you buy the notebook in?

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after bios setting laptop not booting.. no display or no booting. how can i cancel the bios update to get my laptop to work normal?

Answer:after bios setting laptop not booting

" how can i cancel the bios update to get my laptop to work normal?"Did you download & install a bios update"Did you save the old settings onto something?Can you get into the bios now?

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My system E430 3254D7Q with Win7 Ultimate was working fine until the BIOS upgrade from v1.17 to V2.04. On starting after pressing power button, power light comes on, fan is working but black screeen irrespective of how long you keep it on. Press power button again it switches off. Press F1 along with power button, the BIOS screen opens, have to use F10 key then boots into windows. Even powering up after hibernation or sleep gives the blank black screen.

Answer:E430 not booting after BIOS upgrade from V1.17 to v2.04

Service guys called, needs to replace main board. Awaiting their final answer.

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I have a T20. I would like to boot directly from USB. Has IBM or Lenovo issued a BIOS patch or update that will enable boot from USB? I have found a floppy image that enables this but I find it inconvenient to have to swap the floppy drive withe the CD drive.

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Hey all,

so the issue is, i got a NEWER(to me) MOBO and set up the computer as per-normal, the issue i'm facing is...

when I power on the PC, it boots DIRECTLY into BIOS, not POST issues/start up messages

Checked CMOS battery, is still good and hold settings properly
When I use another HDD (W7) it boots no problem, I double checked and made sure the setting for "legacy" wasn't legacy only and such....

much confusion, but any ideas of possible work arounds?



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Hi all,
I have a question regarding the Dell S2340L 23" Monitor that has only vga and hdmi inputs that I'm thinking of buying.
My question is this, will I be able to see and enter the bios when my computer is booting up with the hdmi connection? Some people have been saying that type of connection cannot see the computer Bios at boot time. That HDMI will only display after all drivers are loaded and you into windows, thus you will be unable to boot to or see the bios screen at boot times.

Can anyone confirm being able to boot both into standard bios and UEFI bios please?

Thank you.

Answer:Booting into bios with only a hdmi connection

I can tell you my home theater system will access the bios using hdmi. I can see all of the post data, etc. This is an older gigabyte amd 785 chipset mb.

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I am using Windows XP on a MICRO-STAR motherboard with BIOS ver. 3.6 from American Megatrends Inc. I've had this setup since 2004 and it's worked just fine.
Lately It's encountered a "slight" problem. Upon booting it starts in BIOS with the Chipset flash screen but then takes up to a minute or sometimes more to start Windows looking for devices.
For years previously it took only about five seconds or so to start Windows. When I first encountered this problem I thought my Computer was kaput and locked up in BIOS since the Chipset logo was constantly shown.
After screwing around for some period of time I decided to let to machine just soak for a while and low and behold it eventually booted to Windows.
Now it boots just fine "after" a delay between BIOS Chipset logo display and Windows start of at least a minute. And sometimes during a "restart" it will boot without the long delay as it used to do. Which is why I call it a "slight" problem
Does anyone have any idea what happened that causes the long delay before Windows starts?

I do have Windows 7 installed on another drive. However the problem is between BIOS and Windows start device identifying. I know this because only after all devices are identified is the MBR opened so I can select which version of Windows (XP or WIN7) I want to open. I've had this setup for a long time and before the "slight" problem.

Thanks for any suggestions, if any.

Answer:Solved: Computer booting after BIOS...

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OS - WINXP-sp2-Home
Mother board - Intel845 series - 2004

Details -

I was scanning with quick heal when during scan the PC shutdown & then when i restarted i got this blue screen which had all the usual stuff written + this 1 > UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME
The same prob is faced if i try to boot in safemode.

I went through this forum n got lotsa solutions like repairing through a bootable cd,running recovery console n giving the comman chkdsk h: /r etc.But i'm afraid as my CDROM is not working all these options r in vain for me.

secondly i know how to make usb pendrive bootable for win xp,but here again my bios options doesnt have option of FIRST BOOTING DEVICE through USB.

SO i'm in a fix.the only option i have is doin anything through floppy.

Even if i boot through floppy, as suggested by some i'll be only able to acees my files through DOS commands, so its useless.

I got this link to upgrade my bios version to 2005 version -

will it help n wat should i do when i d/l the upgrade file,hoe to install it?

Before i give my CD-ROM for repair or buy a new one i just want to ask if i can in someway through floppy n DOS commands upgrade my BIOS so that it shows option of FIRST BOOTING DEVICE through USB.

P.S - What does flashing of bios do? does it help? soem say its risky, so i didnt attempt it on my BIOS screen.

pls help.

Answer:How to upgrade BIOS so as to use USB as ' 1st booting device '

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Hello everyone, i must commend this forum 'cos it has been very useful even as an intern in an IT firm i have been able to learn alot in the past few weeks courtesy of u guys. My ACER AspireOne keeps boots straight to BIOS everytime, i have checked for sticky keys(there was none), i even set it to boot from HDD(it still does the same thing). Been on this for quite sometime now. Plz can anybody help me? Really stuck here. thanks.

Answer:My Laptop keeps booting straight to BIOS

Run a few Startup Repairs to see if it finds anything.

Check for the a newer BIOS update. If none reset the BIOS to defaults, taking note first of SATA controller setting which optimally should be AHCI.

If this is the factory install then that's the worst possible install of Win7 one can have. I'd strongly consider doing what most tech enthusiasts do and Clean Reinstall Windows 7.

At the minimum I'd Clean Up Factory Bloatware.

If those don't help then work through the Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7.

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I screwed up with my friend's lap dell inspiron 1525, dell provides only two partition drive with 160 GB HD ,so i made it 4 on his request. He then used vmware during engg proj and somehow 30GB space was lost(remained unallocated), and when i formated C and installed win 7 again then i made drive out of 30GB space( h: named rhishi ) using win disk managementand when next time i started lap it shows only blinking cursor no HD win 7 booting. I tried use 3rd party softwares such as partition logic but it detects 150gb Drive all empty but win 7 installer shows all the partition some one suggested me to delete one of partition using cmd diskpart but it shows 3 partition 0,1,2 90gb,30gb,30gb i can delete only new drive other drives have imp data which to delete help me plzzz

Answer:Win 7 not Booting cursor blink after Bios

I would recommend a fresh start. Use a Live Linux DVD to boot from (not install) and save all important data to an external hard drive (important to have an external hard drive to use as future back up for important files anyway). Then use Windows 7 install DVD to delete all partitions. Recreate ONE partition initially to install Windows 7 on, and then after everything is up and running, create all other partitions. Remember that Windows 7 still has the limit of 4 primary partitions or 3 primary partitiions and one extended partition which can have a number of logical drives on it. It sounds like you should make the last partition an extended partition to offer the later option of adding additional 'drives' if he decides this later. You might run into Windows counting the MBR as a partition so that might complicate this slightly, but I am not sure, if so, it would be 2 primary and the rest would go into the extended one.You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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BIOS shows the make and model of the ODD - CD-rom, but will not boot from it.

Dell Dim2400, BIOS v A03, BIOS system event log shows multiple POST Error (Event type) Keyboard Error (Event data).

Keyboard functions when XP is booted.
ODD CD-rom reads and displays files when XP is booted.

Boot sequence is 1) ODD, 2) IDE Hard Drive.

Any ideas?
F12 @ boot - Boot device menu:
Select '5' - IDE Drive diagnostics

Primary IDE
HD0 - Maxtor xyz - PASS (now this one will not boot)
HD1 - No device (correct)

HD0 (ODD) Samsung xyz - Diagnostics not supported <---???
HD1 No device (correct)

Answer:Where's guru triple6... BIOS not booting from ODD!

ODD must be jumpered CS (cable select) and connected to the end of the ide cable.
The other end of the ide cable needs to be connected to J20 connector on the motherboard.

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Hello, I've recently re-built my computer using my old Mobo, GPU and CPU. I've since added new additions such as more ram and a brand spanking new 4 terbyte HDD. After a quick installation of Crunchbanh Linux, when it rebooted, it kept rebooting to BIOS. I thought maybe it was my keyboard, so I changed my keyboards to another one lying around. Unfortunately It didn't change a thing. I've tried to change some bios settings to get it to work, but keeps booting automatically to bios. I've tried to change the boot order to my hard drive, but all I get is the blinking command line and it instead boots to BIOS again. I've also tried installing other OSs, deleting the partition and reinstalling and even changing the SATA port. (it was on port 3 when I had this problem, but plugging it into port 1 didn't do a thing)

I've been able to boot Hiren's boot cd using my usb, since I don't have an optical drive. But since I'm not very tech savvy, I have no idea what to do. I tried booting to the partition where my OS was installed, but it didn't seem to work.

I'm currently posting this using the live seesion of Crunchbang running off my USB. Thanks for reading and hopefully fast reply!

Answer:computer keeps booting to bios no matter what I do

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