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X250 with SSD shows "Active Protection Sensor Diagnostics Start" after BIOS POST during boot

Question: X250 with SSD shows "Active Protection Sensor Diagnostics Start" after BIOS POST during boot

I have an SSD installed rather than an HDD. I uninstalled the Lenovo Active Protection software and there is no trace of the app existing in the Windows registry. Yet when the X250 boots just after the BIOS POST screen and before Windows starts I see a one line text message reading "Active Protection Sensor Diagnostics Start" for about one second. What is this? It looks like there is still some component of the "airbag" system still running. Do I need to do something else to completely remove it? Or is this just a message from the system board that cannot be controlled? I see no options related to it in the BIOS.





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I dropped my laptop. (ThinkPad T60p) 
 
At Boot time I get the message: Thinkvantage active protection sensor diagnostics.
Then: hard drive not found.
 
When I replaced the HD with a new one and tried to re-install the OS from the CD I get the same message:
hard drive not found.
 
What is Thinkvantage active protection sensor diagnostics?
How do I fix the problem?
 
Thanks,
Eugene Verne
 
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Answer:Thinkvantage active protection sensor diagnostics

Hi Eugene-Verne,While installing Windows from the CD, did you set SATA AHCI to Compatibility mode in the BIOS? If the answer is yes then the hard drive connectors on the laptop may have been damaged due to the fall.Additionally, you can try running HDD diagnostic program from the BIOS to see whether it is even being detected by the BIOS.Hope it helps.





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One morning after I shutdown my laptop to leave for work and start it up again on the train. It gave me the: 2000 thinkvantage active protection sensor diagnostics failed. Everything is working fine. Is there a fix for this? Edit: I realised this is in the wrong section. Can someone help me move this please? Thank you. 

Answer:Thinkpad L430 Error Msg: 2000 thinkvantage active protection sensor diagnostics failed

Does this error only happen when you start up your system on the train, or does this error always happen when you start your system?
 
Active protection (APS) is the HDD airbag function, it detects when the system is moving then it parks the HDD heads in order to prevent damage, until the system stops moving.
 
APS is initialized by BIOS when the system is turned on.  Part of the initialization is running diags on the sensor to make sure it is able to detect a non-moving state.  If the system is being moved while this happens, then the diags fail and that error message happens.  

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Hello all, I am looking to upgrade the hard drive in my T61p, however my only reservation is the active protection system. I would like to keep this feature, and was unsure if the sensor for this was on the Lenovo hard drive itself or if it was elsewhere on the system. I would like to install a Western Digital hard drive and retain the active protection system. Does anyone know if this is a problem? Thanks in advance.













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Answer:Active Protection System Sensor Location

the sensor is on the motherboard. and some hdd have an additional sensors on them too.  I have a WD 500 gig in one of mine T61 that i replaced last week, so it works okay. Any SATA hdd with 9.5 mm thickness and 2.5 inch factor is okay for your laptop. 

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i have a IBM thinkpad t41, i dun't know why it come out this message "ibm hard drive active protection sensor ", after that it come out ask me to type a password to log in. i never set password at notebook hard drive. pls help me~~urgent!! thanks!!

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I plan to replace the OEM hard drive on my ThinkPad X60 with a Western Digital Scorpio Black drive. I found a board posting on Scott Mueller's Upgrading and Repairing Forum site that seems to indicate that APS will work with this drive. Here is my question: Is there any point in purchasing the drive with the free fall sensor option? (This is more expensive than the drive without the sensor.)  Will this provide any additional protection above and beyond the Active Protection System. Will the internal free fall sensor in the drive be compatible with APS?  In other words, should I buy a Scorpio Black with or without the free fall sensor? Thanks!

Answer:ThinkPad X60 Replacement Hard Drive - Will free fall sensor work with Active Protection System?

Welcome to the forum!If I were buying a replacement drive, I'd get one without a sensor, but that's me.Having seen way too many laptops that have gone through a real "free fall" I'll say that a damaged hard drive in such an event is usually the least of one's problems...Good luck.

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Hello,
I am having problems with direct booting into Windows 8 installed into a VHDX file.
This is a four-partition UEFI boot on a GPT drive. EFI files are residing on a second partition of disk 0 (the ESP partition) in the EFI folder. The boot virtual disk is residing on the fourth partition of that disk 0.
When I turn on the PC, it shows black screen after the BIOS POST screen. No Windows 8 boot menu, no other information is displayed. However, if I press Shift+F12 (or F12) to start Dell BIOS Boot Menu and choose Windows Boot Manager from the UEFI part of
the boot menu, Windows 8 starts to boot without difficulties.
How do I make Windows to boot automatically without having to select Windows Boot Manager in DELL BIOS boot menu?
I believe I messed up with boot sector somehow... What needs to be fixed provided that Windows 8 will boot into VHDX file?
Thank you.

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I believe that my DVD drive may be kaputt but would like confirmation before buying a new one.When the pc is started up it recognises the dvd in the post screen alond with the two hd's and cd-rw but when Xp loads up it is nowhere to be seen.If i load a DVD movie in while powering up it sometimes recognises it is there but then crashes when playing the film, while a dvd data disk such as a coverdisk makes does not show up at all!Any ideas?

Answer:Dvd drive shows in POST/Bios but not in XP

have checked the power and ide cables, all present and correct

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I see in the change log that they added a new version of the Lenovo Diagnostics in the 1.27 version of the BIOS for the T450 (20BV0005US). The problem is, when you press F10 on boot up, rather than start the Lenovo Diagnostics like it is supposed to, the screen flashes a couple of times and the computer reboots. Likewise, if you press F12 on boot up, Tab over to the applications menu, arrow down to Lenovo Diagnostics, and press Enter, the screen flashes a couple of times and the computer reboots. I have attempted to address this by feedback in the software and drivers downloads section, on a feedback from a motherboard replacement, and by calling in to Lenovo after the motherboard was replaced, and have never had this issue solved.

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I just installed the Thinkvantage toolbox with the Lenovo software updater.  I also installed the current (3.23?) BIOS.  Tried to install the ECP but the install program said it was up to date.  I installed all critical updates and recommended ones. At some point the Active Protection software (v1.33b) decided its hardware sensor was bad.  I ran the POST sensor test for the sensor which did not complain. I tried to install current version of software.  Auto-install didn't work so I tried manual.  It refused to install because it said that Active Protection was not supported on this computer. I reinstalled the v3.19 BIOS, no change except that the update software now lists that as a desirable update.. Active Protection driver version is 1.35 November 10 2009/1.33 June 6 2005.  Device manager shows no flags and I can't find an entry for the acceleration sensor. Can anyone indicate how I can chase this further, or otherwise help to solve it?  The Active Protection system is very important to me. Thanks and regards,David Beierl   

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Hello, I'm the process of trying to de-brick this EliteBook 8640p that was working just yesterday, but I decided it was time for a re-format.  I went into the BIOS settings and noticed an option called 'Safe Erase'... and I decided to perform it. After the process was complete, understandably there was no OS found. The next step (I thought) was to add bootable media (DVD-ROM or Flash Drive, I tried both) to install a new OS. After tweaking the 'Legacy Boot' settings by putting USB Flash Drive at the top, I rebooted -- and it didn't load from the removable media. I tried checking the BIOS settings again, but every time I press ESC, F9, etc. during the POST, it redirects me to 'system diagnostics', which has been extremely unhelpful since all it offers me is a few diagnostic scans (they all pass, by the way). I'm not ever able to get back to the BIOS settings. This would be day 2 of my adventure, yesterday I tried updating/reinstalling the BIOS using a Flash Drive, but the utilities provided by HP all crashed when they were about to create the BIOS update drive. I tried moving basically every .bin file I could find (there isn't a single Phoneix Bios file that I could find) onto a freshly-formatted (FAT32, 4MB block size, 2 GB capacity) Flash Drive. Booting normally with the flash drive in keeps bringing me back to the 'system diagnostics' screen, over and over again. Something quite odd happens when I try initiating the BIOS recovery routine with Win + B -- when ... Read more

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i boot up the computer and the bios post screen shows normal except for 4 keyboards 2 mice 2 hubs.

when i only have 1 keyboard and 1 mice connected.

what is this all about? idk what hubs is. maybe the dvd rom drive?

Answer:bios post screen shows incoherent component info

hmm.. this is still viable

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i boot up the computer and the bios post screen shows normal except for 4 keyboards 2 mice 2 hubs.

when i only have 1 keyboard and 1 mice connected.

what is this all about? idk what hubs is. maybe the dvd rom drive?

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I have this weird problem on my M93p Tower, the post screens will only show when the Pci-e card is physically removed from the tower and via the onboard Display Port. The system works 100% otherwise, it boots into windows etc, I only noticed it when I tried to backup via booting into 3rd recovery media I needed to use F12 boot manager which used to work perfectly a month or 2 back and all I got was a blank screen at Post. I then tried all the different onboard ports VGA/Display Port, still nothing, eventually removed the PCi-e card and only then did the Display Port started showing the Post screens, VGA still nothing. I tried seetting the default display type in the Bios to Pci-e(PEG) or auto and that didn't help, saw there was a new BIOS version FBKTCCAUS released on 21 Nov 2016, installed that but made no difference. What else could be the issue, is the MBB perhaps faulty?

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I'm sorry if this has been posted before but I've been searching for awhile now and can't find it. I was wondering if there was any type of diagnostics program for the U330 to test my cpu, fans and the general hardware.  Also i was wondering if anyone else with the U330 notices any keyboard sensor issues. Such as, I have to press firmly in the middle of the keys for it to register. Or I have to press firmly on the "T" or "Y" button for it to register the click. It's  very bothersome and I was wondering if anyone else with a U330 has a similar issue?Message Edited by droptopmetro on 05-15-2009 01:01 AM

Answer:U330 Diagnostics Program and Keyboard Sensor Issues

What do you mean by testing cpu/fan/ram? You can test cpu by OCCT or S&M and you can test RAM by memtest86+ Regarding keyboard - you should have it replaced, it's a common faoult in some ideapads.





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Hey there, Wednesday evening I got home from work to find that my w530 had ran out of battery. I plugged it in and attempted to start it, but was unable to get past the lenovo splash screen and couldn't get to windows login. Iritatingly, the computer will randomly boot to windows login and allow me to login very rarely.Since then I've tried various attempts to fix the issue but things haven't improved. Initially I could attempt to boot to a DVD or USB but now when I select either boot option the computer goes right back to the boot options. If I can use one, the computer will hardreset and reboot. If I hit f12 I can get into BIOS or into the diagnostic utilities and the computer is stable without any crashes, even when running diagnostics for 3+ hours. Diagnostics have not found any errors with the ram, mobo, cpu, or HDD.I thought initially it might be something BIOS related, so I reset to default options, tried pulling the CMOS battery, and then flashed and re-installed the latest BIOS version without any effect from any approaches.I pulled RAM sticks one at a time to see if that was the issue without any change. I then tried pulling the HDD, all but 1 ram stick (4gb of 16gb), as well as pulling the 16gb SSD flash drive. Even with this I couldn't get the computer to boot by USB or DVD. When I connected the HDD to my desktop tower and used the bootrec.exe command in command line I was able to get the tower and laptop to get to windows, but it has since reverted.I've diss... Read more

Answer:2012 W530 bloot loop. Unable to boot by CD or DVD, no issues getting to BIOS or diagnostics

You don't think it might be some corruption to Windows on your hard drive used for booting?  Or perhaps a hard drive failure??
 
If the battery had "run dry" when you returned home, was the machine actually in sleep mode (or did it go to sleep) when you left the house n the morning?  Hibernation?  OFF?
 
If it was technically still ON and drawing battery power when the battery ran out, perhaps something crucial was going on at that instant and failed to complete, perhaps corrupting something unexpected.
 
Do you have a "system image" backup you can restore?  Of course your statement that you've already tried to boot and run to CD/DVD or USB has also not been successful, so maybe my idea regarding Windows corruption is not justifiable.  But I'm curious as to what software you were trying to run from CD/DVD or USB?
 
But again, if the hard drive and/or file system on the drive itself has been damaged or corrupted, then perhaps your CD/DVD or USB software actually DID get started ok (like your BIOS Setup and machine diagnostics) but only when attempting to communicate with the hard drive was failing, somehow triggering the machine re-boot symptom.
 
A new hard drive or SSD might be worth a try.  If you have Macrium Reflect or Partition Wizard, both of which can be booted from CD/DVD or USB, or a Win10 install CD/DVD or USB stick, you could see if the W530 behavior returns to normal after putting in a new drive.  If that... Read more

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HI,
My Inspiron 7559 won't boot, giving the message that hard drive not present/not found. This happened just after I received the laptop back from Dell. I had sent it to Dell without the hard drive for an ethernet card replacement. When I re-installed the drive, it would not boot. It was fine before I sent it.
However, BIOS identifies it as a Seagate Sata drive while Dell Diagnostics declares that all laptop components, including the hard drive are fine.
I first got the PXE-E61:Media test failure, check cable error. I soon learnt that this merely meant Bios could not find an internal hard drive and was searching for a network boot. Once I turned off networking in BIOS I went to a simple, no hard drive found error, which is where I am now.
The hard drive may or may not have failed. I've run six hard drive testing programs on the drive in an external dock. The results are ambiguous. Three (Macrorit, EaseUS Partition Master and Western Digital Drive Tester) all give the drive a clean bill of health. Three others (HD Sentinel, HDD Scan and  Crystal Disk Info), however, all reports various degrees of ill-health. Copies of the results of these tests are attached in a PDF file.
Anyway, I can read and navigate the drive with Windows Explorer in an external dock.
I don't want to abandon the drive as I have a lot of software loaded that I can't easily or plain can't reload.
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Answer:Inspiron 7559 Hard Drive not recognized at boot, but seen in Bios/Passes Dell Diagnostics and Other H/D tests?

Does the system also have a small SSD (for cache purposes)?
The default settings from Dell should be UEFI, Secure Boot ON, and the drive is usually set in RAID mode.  Are these settings in place?

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Shows that it is not active in control panel, but when I look at teh services.msc list, it says it's running and automatic started. Also when I try to start it through control panel, it still says inactive. Should I be concerned?Edited to add that I am running Windows Vista Home Premium, Service Pack 2

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hi, I'm using t420. I've replaced the HDD with a Crucial M4 SSD. I have some questions. The HDD will stop when a shock detected by TheThinkvantageActiveProtectionSystem. But now i'm using a SSD, I don't know that the Disk can be caused by stopping when a shock detected. Should I worry about it?

Answer:The Thinkvantage Active Protection System-Lenovo airbag protection

An SSD has no moving parts so there's no need to run APS. If you don't have any HDDs inside your T420, e.g. in the Ultrabay or mSATA, you can just uninstall APS altogether.

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Hi,
Sorry first time poster. I wasn't too sure whether to post to the Windows forums or hardware forums. From what I can see, this seems like a hardware issue of some sort.

The problem I have is that during bootup my PC goes through all the normal things. It detects my CPU, detects RAM etc. gives me nice BIOS Post messages that appear normal and then goes to a black screen. It will then sit there for 50 seconds (i've timed this twice) and then proceed to go to the windows XP startup screen (which takes about another 10-20 seconds to load up windows).

I've attempted to log the bootups by using the Windows Boot logger (by pressing F8 before windows boots). The ntbtlog.txt file isn't very descriptive, and only lists that a whole lot of drivers have been loaded, and some that haven't (it doesn't list any errors).

I've also tried using BootVis to analyse the bootup. I found this a little hard to decode the information it gave me, but there doesn't seem to be anything untoward happening.
The last boot logger I tried was bootLog XP (by greatis software). According to bootlog XP, windows is only taking 19 seconds to load up.

Can anyone suggest any other ways to analyse the boot sequence and discover where my computer is stalling?

(specs are below.)

Thanks in advance,

Matt


CPU: AMD Sempron 3000+ Socket 754 (unsure whether it is Paris or Palermo core)
MBoard: Foxconn NF4K8AB-RS
HD: WD 80Gb
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Answer:PC Stalls on Boot: After BIOS post message, BEFORE windows boot screen

check the boot order in bios

make sure fast boot is on and make sure that your first or second boot option is your hard drive
 

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I have tried a few different windows images, windows troubleshooting feature, and the latest versions of the drivers.
I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling drivers, disabling and re-enabling, re-imaging, updating windows. None have had the effect of actually making it work. I'm running win 10.0.10240, on dell latitude 5285 and 5289. This is affecting the entire Intel Integrated Sensor Solution Driver and all the included sensors, compass, accelerometer, gyroscope GPS and ambient light.

hardware id: HID\Vid_8087&Pid_0AC2
I would like to resolve this so that we can order tablets and have them work right in our org.

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I am looking at a PCI compensating control to keep a workstation session active if staff are located in very close proximity to the workstation. I was told that there may be a proximity sensor device that plugs into the USB port on the computer and the user would then carry a device that communicated with the with the sensor to keep the session from a network enforced screensaver. Any advise on this matter would be much appreciated. I've tried a Google search and found some devices that would lock out a terminal, but not keep one to keep the session active.

Answer:Proximity sensor to keep session active

Welcome gwr477.

Perhaps something like USB Ultrasonic Proximity Sensors from MaxBotix Inc. may be for you? You could always send them an email to ask their device(s) could provide what you are after.

By 'keep a workstation active', do you mean to stop the screen brightness going dim or the screen going off?

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Acer aspire 1 zg5 with windows xp is showing the internet is connected but won't load web pages. Ran diagnostics, reset router, did ping test and everything shows internet not connected. What can I do to get connected again?

Answer:internet shows connected, diagnostics says not con...

Download Malewarebytes and run it.

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I would like to set a password for all boot methods except my primary hardisk. I would like the computer to be able to start up without a password prompt for this disk but if any other boot methods are attempted it should prompt for a password.Is this possible?  I have a thinkpad x61.

Answer:Bios/boot password protection

I believe you need to set a BIOS supervisor password and disable the F12 boot option in the startup menu. Don't forget the supervisor password. 

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Hi:

I ran the Aida32 Enterprise System Information Program. I used the Computer > Sensor display and the page came up completely blank. Any ideas why this would happen?

Thanks
 

Answer:Aida 32 Shows No Sensor Readings!!!

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Hi.

Had some wonderful help recently from Broni and Gringo, but I'm puzzled! I ran a Windows Networks Diagnostic and it said "You need to sign up with this Network's ISP to get access to the Internet." And underneath that it said: Connections to webpages are currently being redirected to a different webpage.

I haven't been redirected (that I know of) but something isn't right here..obviously.

Could anyone try and explain what is happening here, please?

Answer:Network Diagnostics shows strange message

Vista SP2 32bit

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i just recently buit by own comupter by the purchase mother board chintech borad, 2.8 mhz intel processor,128 agp geforce card and 256 ddr, 40 gb hardisk, but i have problem is my comuter coudn't start, i check my all cable and all thing i purchaed new but when computer start dedect harddisk and when boot from cd that time system is hang's every time same problem i could not understand what is problem, pls help me about this matter and will be highly appriciated

system config
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p4 chintech borad
intel 2.8 mhz processor
128 agp geforce
256 ddr
40 gm harddisk
dvd combo


regards
rakeshupadh
 

Answer:computer could not start after bios post and hung

Did you set your jumper on the harddrive and dvdcombo? if so see if cable select works. Does it detect in BIOS?
 

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Is it worth installing? Or would this create issues for my laptop to operate properly? Moreover, would you please care to explain what the HP Mobile Data Protection Sensor actually does?Thank you.













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Answer:HP Mobile Data Protection Sensor

Hi, It's a safety feature related to the hard drive.  If the Mobile Data Protection Sensor detects your notebook is falling, it instructs the HDD to park the drive heads in an attempt to prevent damage to the drive. I've installed Windows 10 Technical Preview on several machines and not found any issue with this, although it's possible you may need to install an updated driver ( this is provided by HP 3D DriveGuard software ) when you upgrade to 10. Regards, DP-K

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Hi there,
I currently have an acer aspire 5745G that will not boot up. I am currently running windows 7 home premium 64 bit. When I boot it up I see the bios screen, then it skips to a black screen with a solid white line in the upper left hand corner. I am able to access the bios settings and choose the boot order. However, I am not able to access the advanced boot menu using the f8 key and I am unable to reset to factory defaults by holding alt and spamming f10 (which is default with acer laptops) I also enabled d2d in the bios which is required for the restore but with no luck. I have also tried doing a boot from a usb stick running linux ubuntu but I am still seeing the same screen. If there is anything you could suggest me try to do that would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
bananaronies

Answer:Laptop won't boot. Shows bios but will not run windows.

If booting to the USB Linux flash drive, boot into Setup (Bios) go to Boot Priority and change it to USB first boot device. There may be a setting in the Bios for Drives or HDD. Here the USB drive may be listed and you can choose it from there to allow it to boot.
You can also download the ISO image for Seatools in my signature. Burn the image to CD using IMGBurn also in my signature. Boot off of the newly created CD and run the short and long tests on the drive. If either test fails, the HDD needs to be replaced.

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Hello everyone,

My Zenbook crashed yesterday when I clicked OK to a "LiveUpdate" pop-up on my desktop. Guess it was from Asus but I'm not sure, as the pop-up didn't contain any text...

When I boot it gets to the (pulsating) Windows logo - after that I just get a black screen with a movable cursor.

None of the safe modes works - just black screens with "safe mode" written in every corner.

I've made a bootable USB with Win7, and that boots up fine to the install/recovery mode - sometimes. Sometimes it doesn't get that far, it just goes to the black screen even though I'm certain it boots from the USB. Weird.

Anyway, the recovery mode can't find any system images, and I can't see the SSD when I try the 'load the drivers' option. HOWEVER, the harddrive DOES show up in the BIOS, but only IF the USB is in the machine?

I have an option to reinstall Windows (I think...), but I would very much like to safe some files before the drive is formatted...

Help please!!

Answer:Can't boot - SSD shows up in BIOS but not in the recovery mode

Do any keyboard shortcuts work when you're left with a black screen and a lone cursor?

Ctrl+Shift+Esc would be the best to try. Does it show the Task Manager? From there you might be able to start Explorer or other programs.

Failing this, can you clarify a little bit? Booting in to Windows 7 Recovery shows that there isn't an operating system to repair, is that correct? Are you using the right Recovery CD/image for your version of Windows? Windows 7 x86, for example.

Have you tried booting in to safe mode with Command Prompt?






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I have an option to reinstall Windows (I think...), but I would very much like to safe some files before the drive is formatted...


Don't stress. It looks like you're able to recover your files, even if you have to resort to a LiveCD or something.

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Computer Specs:

Gigabyte Z77-DS3H (Intel Core i5-3570K CPU @ 3.40GHz)
8.00GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 667MHz
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560
238GB Samsung SSD 850 PRO 256GB ATA Device (SSD)
931GB Western Digital WDC WD10EALX-009BA0 ATA Device (SATA)
931GB Seagate Backup+ BK USB Device (USB (SATA))
The title explains most of it, I'm not sure where to start, new to the forums, and somewhat experienced with computers.

I'm in AHCI mode..when I restart computer, "DEL" to go into BIOS mode, I go to boot option #1 and boot option #2 and I don't see Samsung SSD 850 PRO 256GB ATA Device. What happened was, I took it to a tech to install the SSD and he added it to the computer physically, installed programs or whatever he did, I got it back and I tried to enable ACHI mode, kept getting blue screen, so I decided to click "repair windows installation" and...it system restored to the point where it's as if he just placed an SSD in the computer and said "here you go" I tried reinstalling it myself, reformatted windows, added windows to SSD. I'm loaded from SSD manually.


Hope someone knows how to fix this..I've wasted $70 for the installation, rather try to fix this myself (support from the internet) for future references. Thanks.
Edit: I've been up until 7am since 12/24/14. So yes, I've been googling for hours.

Answer:SSD not active/doesn't show up in BIOS boot option

I think I fixed it...I went into another setting, found samsung SSD, set as default boot option, went back, set again as default...new benchmark now.

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My new biostar m7ncg nforce igp shows error code "FF" on the post card. I've turned off the computer and pulled the memory out. Now, I am running motherboard, powersupply, amd cpu with heat sink and still getting "FF" error. My computer will not display video even though I have so many video cards to test. I tried using the built-in video card too. Same error code "FF" on the post card.

I tried the post card on another computer and the post card works fine but shows 06 with the computer loading windows and working fine. I've turned off the second computer and pulled out memory and it shows C1 error. The C1 error means missing or bad memory. The bad part is when I took out the cpu on the second computer. It shows the dreaded "FF" error. Is "FF" error a cpu problem or motherboard? When I've put back the cpu on the second computer, the post card shows 06 again and windows loads.

My first computer is Amd anthlon and second computer is intel celeron. I can't swap cpu to test them.

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Previous question in this forum related to this problem: Cannot Install On Infected Computer? on: Dec 15th, 2004, 11:59pmI discovered that the BIOS virus protection was disabled.  After the BIOS virus portection was enabled, the boot process terminates prior to the Windows XP splash screen in both Safe and Normal Modes.  When enabled, the boot process proceeds as normal.  Do I need to "flush the CMOS?"  If so, what is the process?  Computer name is Protek (found out they have a terrible support reputation), Motherboard: Socket A Mainboard L7LMM2, BIOS Phoenix Technologies, LTD 6.00 PG, 2/21/2003.  To repeat from the above link, software cannot be installed in Windows XP.  The computer was purchased through Popular Club and did not come with a Windows XP installation disk.  I am unable to get any assistance from Protek.  If, as a last resort, I purchased another Windows XP Home CD, reformatted the HD, and reinstalled the OS and all programs, would this clear up my virus problem?  Or, based on what I have explained, is the virus in the CMOS?

Answer:Cannot Boot With BIOS Virus Protection Enables

Turn the virus protection in BIOS off and get some good antivirus software.

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I have no idea what is going on...

I posted to this forum about our other HP desktop:
Need Diagnostic Help - Seems to be Dead
and now other other HP desktop (with the identical motherboard) is now failing as well.

This one is a pc6000, and all I ever get is the screen that displayes the BIOS, processor, CPU speed and the 4 memory banks. So far, so good. Then it says Initializing USB controllers..
Done
Then several blank lines before it says
Press <F10> to enter Setup

Then nothing... although sometimes after the 'Done' line it says
1st Drive: None
2nd Drive: None
3rd Drive: None
4th Drive: None
00 USB mass storage devices found and configured
befire going to a new screen where it says

Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot media in selected Boot device and press a key

Pressing any key just redisplays the msg.

What could possible be going on with these 2 nearly identical HP desktops with the same mobo?

Same results with a Windows 7 Home Premium CD in the drive.

Answer:No Post, No Bios, No Boot From CD

can you get into your bios and under boot look and see if there are any drives listed?
do you have more then 1 drive in your system?
if not and you see a drive in your boot make it's listed first place.

scrooge

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I need some help with a friends computer I am building, Last Thursday I was almost finished and decided to give it a first shot try to see if there is any problems so far so I gave it sorta a cold boot and I get a beep for good the keyboard lights flash on, good sign the bios shows up on the monitor the CPU is detected and the memory is already tested and is oked and then the hyper thread technology is detected and enabled ( enabled in bold) then it stops , well it doesnt stop it just flashes the screen when turned on li ke that .

So I tried everyhting Icould think of I tried moving the ram unplugging clearing the CMOS taking out the battery do ing that over and over, even took out the power for the HD and the diskette I checked to see if the diskette and HD were working on a old PC there fine and the ram is fine too I tried tapping the del kep when Iturn it on I tried every button tap known to man so I come here and see if I can get some answers does th eboard seem to be broken?

This is the specs f or the computer Iam working on
P4 3 GHZ 800 with a 1 mb cache
Abit IS7
1 Gig Stick of cructial ram
80 gig HD western digital
3.5 diskette
CD rom /DVD player Sony
Aspire 560 watt
Readon X800 XP

any help is appreciated
 

Answer:Odd Bios post or first boot

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When the HP Hardware Diagnostics Tools runs its tests, the Multicore Test shows "Warning" for both CPUs. Have tried rerunning test with no other applications open and got the same results. Need to know what would cause this warning and what to do to correct the problem.

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All the documentation I read on model Satellite U400-10A (PSU40E-00K006DU) indicates that it has a HDD protection sensor installed.

I can not find this sensor listed anywhere in device manager and when I install the Toshiba HDD Protection Utility it tells me there is no sensor.

Does anyone have this model with the HDD Protection sensor?
If so, how can you tell?

Kind Regards

Answer:Does Satellite U400-10A supports the HDD Protection sensor

Hi

As far as I know the Toshiba HDD Protection Utility V2.0.2.3 (for Vista) was preinstalled on the U400 series? so in my opinion the sensor is available.

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Windows defender runs a Health report and tells me that I need to update the driver as my HP Mobile Protection Sensor is not working correctly.I have the yellow exclamation mark in Device Manager. Can anyone help assist me please. Thanks

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Hi all, The combination of HP 3D Driveguard (software) and HP Mobile Data Protection Sensor (system device) are preventing me from using newer, larger (1TB and 2TB) external USB hard drives. I've uninstalled Data Protection Sensor and when I reboot the computer, the larger drives are detected and they work, but around 90 seconds later Data Protection Sensor reinstalls itself and kicks the larger hard drives out. The HP Mobile Data Protection Sensor entry in Device Manager -> System Devices has five associated files:C:\Windows\System32\accelerometerdll.dllC:\Windows\System32\drivers\accelerometer.sysC:\Windows\System32\drivers\hpdskflt.sysC:\Windows\System32\HPMDPCoInst.dllC:\Windows\System32\HPservice.exe It is the hpdskflt.sys file that is loaded onto each disk drive (visible in Drive Details in Device Manager) that is blocking the larger drives to be properly recognized. I've uninstalled the HP Mobile Data Protection Sensor in Device Manager (checking the box Delete the Driver Software for this Device), but upon reboot it loads again. I've uninstall the HP 3D Driveguard software with CCleaner, hoping that would get rid of loose ends, registry keys, etc., but although Driveguard did not come back, the Data Protection Sensor did. I disabled a service called 'HP Service" thinking that may be triggering the reinstall, but each time I reboot, the service has changed itself to "Automatic" instead of "Disabled". I've uninstalled multiple times... Read more

Answer:Uninstalling HP Mobile Data Protection Sensor

Go to the control panel and disable the drive guard there first. You may have to click on "Icon" view in the upper right corner to find it. ( It has it's own Icon and user control panel where it first must be disable)  Go to "Programs and Features" and uninstall it as you did before and you will be prompted to restart your computer.  Go to the device manage and find the Drive Guard under "System Devices"  Uninstall the driver as you did before and tick this box off as shown in the screen shot and restart the computer.    This will of course create a warning sign in the device manager, and it should stay that way even after restarting the computer. I believe the trick is to do it in the order that I've laid out here. If the program reinstalls itself it may be possible that the HP Support Assistant is installing automatically.

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every tym i boot my laptop,it shows an error saying " system BIOS shadowed, video BIOS shadowed, warning check date and time and system CMOS checksum bad default configuration used"

Answer:every tym i boot my laptop,it shows system BIOS shadowed

It sounds like the CMOS battery on the motherboard is dying. This battery holds the settings when other power is removed and it needs replacing. On desktops this is very easy and some laptops is almost as simple as long as you are comfortable taking it apart. I understand that on some laptops the battery is not a pop out coin but may have a wire lead or may be soldered in. You can research your laptop model to see how difficult it is or bring it into someone for service. (Google "Changing CMOS battery on ........")You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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Greets,

I just recently changed something with my bios and now my comp doesn't boot up at all. Not getting any power to the keyboard anymore, the monitor doesn't display ANYTHING, no post tests or anything. I'm a complete newb when it comes to tweaking bios so I probably shouldn't have been messing with anything there in the first place, but I guess that's obvious now. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

Answer:Messed with my bios and now it won't boot, no post...

Search forum

this has been talked about often here do search for methods that might fix
 

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Maybe in relation to this thread a while ago that Allen was kindly helping me with. http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic467548.html/page__p__2830141#entry2830141Just freezes, No prior warning. esc to boot mode says loading then freezes.Was previously saying HD failure is imminent please back up. Tried unplugging both HD and rebooting leaving one connected, Removed one of the rams, unplugged all USB's, reset bio battery.Any thing else i can do?All i want is the HD files but not got another tower here. Not paying a PC shop ?50 an hour to recover the data.system info

Answer:Post Cant boot past bios

hi there i retreve HD data for my friends do you have the make model and serial code of your hard drive ?? email me at hot mail co uk

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Greets,

I just recently changed something with my bios and now my comp doesn't boot up at all. Not getting any power to the keyboard anymore, the monitor doesn't display ANYTHING, no post tests or anything. I'm a complete newb when it comes to tweaking bios so I probably shouldn't have been messing with anything there in the first place, but I guess that's obvious now. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

Answer:Messed with my bios and now it won't boot, no post...

If you have the motherboard or computer instruction manual, find out how to reset the BIOS by using the jumper on the motherboard. If you can't find that, unplug the computer then remove the battery from the motherboard and replace it after five minutes. :grinthumb
 

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About a month ago we had a power shortage. My computer ended up rebooting while I was mid-game, but instead of booting up it just sat there, no bios, nothing.

I powered down and popped it open. Nothing smelled burnt, everything looked normal. With the side of the case off I turned the comp on to check everything. Ram looked fine (LED), hard drives were spinning, however the fan on the CPU was not, nor was it's LED on. I took my video cards out and tested them in a working PC. Both worked, so that was fine. I tried a different power supply that I knew worked, still nothing. Now I was worried, it being either the motherboard or CPU. I talked to XFX and they told me since I was still under warranty they'd replace the motherboard or service it if I sent it in. About a week later I got it back, threw it into the case...same thing. No post, no beeps, nothing. All my connections are fine.

So I think it may be my processor (q6600). I contacted intel (Who has a 3 year warranty on their processors), and they informed me that since I misplaced my original packaging they wouldn't warranty my processor, but if I found it I would need to determine it was the problem before I could get an RMA to send it back in anyways.

I'm wondering if there is anything i'm overlooking to get my comp back up and running. If it is the CPU, i'm just going to replace it with a q9550, but I want to make sure it's the problem before I drop 300$ for a new one. I don't h... Read more

Answer:Computer will not boot / bios will not post.

Bumping to hopefully get some sort of response.

Any advice is appreciated.
 

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I am running Windows XP Home on a Dell Dimension 2400 series. Recently re-installed operating system through Dell. We had trouble configuring Internet and were barely able to do online assist. I contacted service provider and he helped to configure internet manually. It worked fine until recently. I can access some websites, but others fail. When I run network diagnostics it tries to automatically configure, but with no complete success. It does, however,improve some functions/configurations. Also, I am constantly uploading and removing software applications due to the fact that I will (rarely) pay for things that I believe I can get for free. Perhaps I have removed something vital. I am attaching latest diagnostics report.
 

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ASUS M5A88-V EVO mobo
AMD FX4130 CPU
W7 Pro 64-bit
AMI BIOS

On boot-up, the AMI POST screen flashes by so fast there's no way to read it.

I have tried various BIOS Quick-Boot, Full Screen Logo, Force BIOS settings, together with mashing the keyboard's Pause/Break key. The 'del' key only takes me into the BIOS itself!

None of these work. I see the red and blue (I think?) AMI boot screen for about 1-second then it's gone followed by a normal W7 boot.

How can I read those start-up POST messages? I know this is a common problem, but has anyone ever solved it? Taking a video of the monitor screen during boot-up doesn't count as a solution!

Answer:Start-up BIOS/POST Screen Message(s) Too Fast to Read

Is there a newer BIOS update? Try setting to defaults after taking note of SATA settings. Then see if disabling quick boot helps. What other settings choices?

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i have a samsung np300e4c-a09jm that boots straight into the bios (Phoenix SecureCore Tiano). which would normally be no problem because i am pretty savvy with laptop repair. but in this case when i go to the boot menu its completely empty. could anyone tell me how to fix this. i would think that i'd just be able to go to samsung support and download a new (or newer) version of the bios. ironically samsung doesn't even acknowledge that they make this particular model of laptop and furthermore i can find a download for this bios anywhere. any help would be appreciated.

Answer:samsung np300e4c shows no boot priority menu in bios

Here's the support page for that model:http://www.samsung.com/latin_en/sup...Apparently the 'update software' option under Firmware is a bios update.You can download the manual there if necessary. It may have information about bios setup.message edited by DAVEINCAPS

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My R40 just stopped earlier today.  When I powered it back on, it simply hung on the IBM startup screen.  I cycled power and now it will not even get to the IBM startup screen.  The power light glows and the fan starts but stops after about 10 seconds.  The CPU does start to get warm after a few minutes. I opened her up and tried a few things:tested the memory in another R40,pulled out the wireless card,tried different batteries and just the A/C adapter,tried a different hard drive (that is known to work),installed a new cmos battery,pulled the screen connector off and used an external monitorpulled the modem outreseated all the connectors I could seeI did not pop out the motherboard or CPU, though.  Perhaps I missed a connector somewhere along the way?Any advice on what may be causing this?Thanks.

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Dell Optiplex 790 (SFF). Will not boot - Diagnostics are Amber Power light (steady) and diagnostic lights 2,3 & 4 flashing amber - this indicates a corrupt or missing BIOS. Turning on, the PC powers up but immediately starts the flashing diagnostic lights. This is my daughters computer and appears to have just randomly happened.

Had the issue confirmed by Dell, but as I bought it second hand and have no idea which company originally owned it, I cant get a repair via any warranty.

Have downloaded the BIOS from Dell and created an MS-Dos start-up disk (via Rufus) on both a USB drive and a CD. The PC will not attempt to boot from either source and continues to flash the diagnostic lights. As I have no access, I cant change the boot sequence.

Is there any method to force a boot from either USB or CD? - or an alternate option?

Most forums tend to recommend a new motherboard when this happens in Dells, but be great to avoid this if possible.

Answer:Corrupt or Missing BIOS - no POST, can't boot from USB or CD

Hey, sorry to hear

Did you try clearing the CMOS? you may need to search how to clear it for your PC

Also do you get any action on the screen when you power up? You can try Boot Menu option (usually lists the key to press when BIOS first screen) which is a one time "boot from" menu.

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Hi, I experienced some graphical errors,so I decided to boot my 3000 n200. (just over a year old). The backlight on the laptop turns on, I can hear the fan go,but nothing happens, doesn't even show the lenovobios sign or anything, just hangs. Does anyone have an idea on what to do. thanks in advance

Answer:n200 won't boot, won't even goto post/bios.

What is the graphics card in your laptop.  So i am getting that your laptop no longer post correctly right??? It could be the graphics card somehow is broken. Have you tried to connect it to an external screen or anything???? have a try...  

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My computers been untouched for a couple days now and when I went to turn it on today the BIOS screen loads up and post screen comes up but after that nothing happens!
All I get is a blank screen with a blinking cursor in the top left corner! I took out the small battery to reset bios but that didnt fix it. Any suggestions would help!
 

Answer:HELP!!!!!!!! Computer wont boot or anything after BIOS and Post!

Safe Mode not working either? Jazz
 

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Ok here is my problem?.. Right now I get a BSOD every time I boot up and run the POST routine.  The error message  displayed state that I have a ? BAD_ POOL_ERROR?I get a BSOD and then the system either hangs or it aborts and returns to the initial POST routine. Usually I have to re-boot and hit the ?blue button? (THINKPAD) and launch the BIOS configure routine or the Restore and Recovery routine. If I choose the configure routine I pass through the routine and exit and restart the BIOS POST routine which then does either one of two operations:It proceeds to launch a safe boot; or,It aborts and again displays the  BSOD.If the second option (BLSOD) reappears then the screen next shuts down the laptop closes down.If the first option occurs, I move to the safe start up and I make it as far as the desktop screen. I can view my documents, call up the Device Manager, access the HELP screens, move files to and from  the hard drive, delete files and drivers, install drivers and call up and launch programs. Problem: How to I fix this start up problem. I can?t run a normal start up. Background; System details.Laptop Make and Model:                                             ThinkPad W500 4058 ?CTOOS:  &nbs... Read more

Answer:W500 and BIOS POST and start-up issues on a Vista Business (64 Bit) system.

Go into the BIOS and choose either the Intel GPU or the ATI, not the switchable. Disable OS ability to switch also. See if you can then boot using one or the other of the GPUs.  Check that the RAM is well-seated

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The same problem HP Mobile Data Protection Sensor has been disabled/blocked (Code 48) after W10 creator update HP elitebook 8470p. SDD samsung EVO 750.

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  After upgrading to Windows 10 Creators Update (15063) from Anniversary Update (14393),HP Mobile Data Protection Sensor has been disabled/blockedPlease help 

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I had an HP 3D Drive Guard error after installing device drivers from Device Manager in Control Panel.  I looked at Google for answers and they said to find the correct driver on HP website, sp71811, uninstall the old driver and install the new one for this notebook.  I did that and got a missing .dll error after rebooting the machine.  I was told to uninstall again and reinstall and to be sure to reboot after the uninstall.  The install stated that it was incomplete that files were not completely installed.  I got an error message about a missing .dll file (don't have the error code now).  Something about a stack file error.  So I went to the device manager and uninstalled the driver for HP mobile data protection thinking that I could reinsall that from device manager but it removed the accelerometer.  Now I cannot unload HP 3D DG because of the missing accelerometer.  How can I get the accelerometer back and fix the original problem with HP 3D DG??  

Answer:HP Mobile Data Protection Sensor Missing in Device Manager

OK, the mobile data protection sensor came back in the device manager and I updated the driver.  Then I uninstalled the HP 3D Drive Guard and reinstalled the latest version for my notebook again.  I still get a VCRuntime140.dll missing error at start up.  It tells me to reinstall the HP 3D Drive Guard again.  Any advice for how to fix this?  

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The HP Mobile Data Protection Sensor still worked good in Anniversary Update, but after I updated to Creators Update, it can't be used again. This Windows 10 version of HP MDP which I downloaded in the HP's website. I've reboot and even reset the PC, but the problem cannot be solved. Please help! 

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After upgrading to Windows 10 Creators Update (15063) from Anniversary Update (14393),HP Mobile Data Protection Sensor has been disabled/blocked:From Device Manager: "The driver for this device has been blocked from starting becauseit is known to have problems with Windows. Contact the hardwarevendor for a new driver. (Code 48)" Please help. 

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I upgraded my Tecra M7 to Vista Ultimate last weekend and there are a number of things that do not work. It is very frustrating as I followed the upgrade procedures shown on this site diligently and am having problems.

Can anyone tell me which zip file contains the Toshiba HDD Protection Shock utility as I have installed everything (except Config Free as the Zip File seems to be corrupt) and I can't find it anywhere. I noticed that when Vista was going through recommend automatic updates after installation it recommend an updated driver for the HDD Protection utility, yet is nowhere to be seen and I can't find an installation program for anywhere. Does anybody know how to handle this?

Many thanks

Chris

Answer:Toshiba HDD Protection - Shock Sensor Driver does not work in Vista

I do not know if this can help but try to use HDD protection utility for Tecra M9.

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This happens about nine out of ten times. Once I get to this point, I can hit Ctrl-Alt-Del and start any programs with the Run command, but I get no icons, no start menu, etc...just a blank screen. Virus scans are clean. The Windows logo key on my keyboard does not bring up the Start menu, either.

Safe Mode works fine, and System Restore does not fix the problem as far as I can tell. I get working internet no matter what...

It's a very new computer. It's worked perfectly for the first month or so. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated - thank you!
 

Answer:When I boot and log onto XP, background shows but no icons/start menu.

Try these two reg files:

#1

#2

Save them to your desktop and double click on them to merge them to your registry. Reboot.

Hope it helps.
 

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This happens about nine out of ten times. Once I get to this point, I can hit Ctrl-Alt-Del and start any programs with the Run command, but I get no icons, no start menu, etc...just a blank screen. Virus scans are clean. The Windows logo key on my keyboard does not bring up the Start menu, either.

Safe Mode works fine, and System Restore does not fix the problem as far as I can tell. I get working internet no matter what...

It's a very new computer:
XP service pack 2
Quad Core Q9550
4GB RAM

It's worked perfectly for the first month or so. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated - thank you!

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Hi
 
I've had a file called lsm.exe in my .Roaming folder for a while now; I noticed it in task manager, as it uses about 90% of my CPU. When I went to the process, it took me to the .Roaming folder. After looking it up online, I tried to delete it, which seemed to work, but the process reappeared the next time I used my computer. Sometimes, when I bootup, I can see a command prompt labelled "lsm.exe," but it disappears almost instantly. Naturally, I've been running Malwarebytes scans of my computer, and the file itself, but it came up with nothing. However, online virus scans found something (link to Virustotal and Jotti here). 
 
I just really want to know if it's dangerous, and how I can get rid of it. (Although the virus scans seem to imply some else is just using my computer for bitcoin mining).
 
Thanks!

Answer:Fake lsm.exe - runs on start-up, and if I delete it, it shows up next boot-up.

Hi,
 
LSM is Local Session Manager in Windows. It manages connectivity with regards to terminal server on host machine.It's a core Windows function in Windows Vista/7.
 
However in your case I do suspect that your system is infected based upon your Virustotal analysis and the fact that it reappears after deletion. This is quite indicative of Malware.
 
The lsm.exe file is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32. In some cases lsm.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware or worm.
 
I would encourage you to seek assistance from our Malware Response Team where you will receive proper guidance. (Am I Infected Forum)
 
Please be patient as they are quite busy.
 
Best of Luck

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I am building a new system.

Gigabyte MB GA-MA790GP-UD4H
AMD Phenom II F4 Quad core 3.0 MHZ
G-Skill 4GB DDR2
WD 1T SATA HD
LITEON DVD RW (Redeployed from an older non-64 bit machine)

I am able to get the BIOS to post. It recognizes the HD as master on the SATA cable and it recognizes the DVD drive as master on the IDE channel.

When I save and exit BIOS, it goes into a loop of restarting with the startup beep, then reads "Verifying DMI data..." then restarts.

I am unable to get to a prompt for booting the Vista disk. I did get to a prompt by disconnecting the harddrive, but when Windows came up it when to a blank blue cloud screen.

I reconnected the harddrive and get the same loop restart result.

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
 

Answer:Solved: New build; BIOS Post; No Vista Boot

Have you set the boot order in the bios so that the dvd-rw boots first before the hard drive?
 

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Hi,
My system does not boot, the BIOS is hanging at Loading of bootloader stage.
once i remove my newly replaced SATA hdd the system boots fine and does not hang anymore. after removing the HDD i can also boot via Bootable CD.but the PC does not start if HDD is plugged in.

My system specs:
AMD Athlon 64 3000+
MS K8MM-V -- details
1GB Drr 400Mhz Ram
Nvidia Geforce 6200
80 GB sata hard drive ST380815AS
Problem
My HDD crashed, so i replaced it with new one. installed it correctly. it booted fine. loaded windows on it in morning. now since evening. it does not boot.
I have checked the SATA-I compability jumper, its set at factory default i.e 1.5GB/s
also, the VIA Raid config which shows up just after POST screen, as trouble detecting HDD, sometimes it detects it and some sometimes it hangs.
but it sureshot hangs while loading bootloader stage

Please help

[edit]
I downloaded Seagate Seatools and tried booting with it. it does not boot with hdd attached.it hung at InitDisk function
so i removed the HDD and seatools booted fine. after that i again install the HDD *without* poweriting off my PC.
and guess what it worked!!
and i tested the drive with Short and long test. and it passed both the test without any troubles
 

Answer:System does not boot,BIOS hangs mid way after POST screen

Unless your controller supports hot swapping, I would NOT do that again.
Have you replaced the sata cable and or tried another sata pw connector?

FWIW just because a disk passes the drive maker's diagnostic, does not mean it is OK. I had a system a few weeks ago that passed ALL tests twice and I zero filled the drive; still problems. Installed a known good seagate drive, all problems stopped.
 

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I recently put together a barebones Shuttle PC. All of the components are installed and I managed to get everything configured with Windows XP Pro SP2. And adjusted an I/O error issue that I had with my DVDRW drive.

However, there's been this lingering problem that originated way before I installed the OS. When I start the computer from a cold boot up, the BIOS display is stuck at POST. I am speculating that I need to make some adjustments to the CMOS in order for the computer to reach a normal boot sequence, but I don't know what to change. The following is what is visible on the screen.
I originally had 1GB of DRAM for installing the OS, but later added RAM that was originally not compatible with the OS installation. But the OS does recognize the memory boost.

I ran memtest-86 and there were no memory errors.

Does it matter if this text is in bright white?
"DDR2 667 Single Channel, 64-bit"

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Pheonix - Award WorkstationBIOS v6.00PC
Copyright (C) 1984-2003, Phoenix Technologies, LTD

(SN27S010) nForce 570 MCP

Main Processor : AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4200+
Memory Testing : 2097152K OK
CPU0 Memory information : DDR2 667 Single Channel, 64-bit
IDE Channel 0 Master : IC35L060AVV207-0 V220A66A
IDE Channel 0 Slave : None

IDE Channel 2 Master : LITE-ON DVDRW LH-20A1S 9L03
IDE Channel 3 Master : None

IDE Channel 4 Master : None
IDE Channel 5 Master : None

Warning! Now System is in Safe Mode.
Please re-setting CP... Read more

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Hi all, We have the following problem with our two brand-new HP EliteDesk 800 G1 USDT devices. I want to install other operating system on the device, but there are no any POST, BIOS or any other boot messages on the monitor during boot up process. The first message on the monitor I have is about Windows getting started. Of course, I've tried to press ESC, F2, F10, F12  and other "usual suspects keys". Any advice please?  

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Regarding my ASUS P4P800 Deluxe MOBO...

Recently updated BIOS version from 1010 to 1019...

Now when I boot the machine, I get the regular POST plus a second screen of some VIA RAID utility searching for IDE devices...

Is there anyway to disable this 'scan'??

It's annoying only because I really have no use for it, I do not use RAID.
 

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When I turn on my z580 I get a central rectangle with a boot menu on it. It used to say LENOVO and then go to the lock screen. If I press Esc the menu goes and it starts as normal. How can I get it to start like it used to?

Answer:Z580 startup shows boot menu instead of start screen

Thats happen to me also. Before that I run the hibernate for the first time in Win8.I have U410.Any idea??

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I have a U410 that is only two months outside of its warranty and now it fails to boot, it powers on, but nothing comes up on the screen. The fan does start. Occasionally if I keep trying it will work and boot, but over the past two days this seems to have gone from bad to worse and now doesn't boot at all. I opened it up and checked all connections were properly seated. I tried disconnecting the HDD/SSD/battery to see if it would at least get to the BIOS if I did that, but still same symptom: powers on, fan starts, but nothing bot a blank screen. Has anyone else seen this? Any thoughts? I'm dissapointed as it doesn't seem to have occured for any reason (no drops, wasn't moved in months, etc) and this tarnishes my impressions of Lenovo.  

Answer:U410 fails to boot 9 times out of 10, does not reach BIOS or POST

erentz wrote:I have a U410 that is only two months outside of its warranty and now it fails to boot, it powers on, but nothing comes up on the screen. The fan does start. Occasionally if I keep trying it will work and boot, but over the past two days this seems to have gone from bad to worse and now doesn't boot at all. I opened it up and checked all connections were properly seated. I tried disconnecting the HDD/SSD/battery to see if it would at least get to the BIOS if I did that, but still same symptom: powers on, fan starts, but nothing bot a blank screen. Has anyone else seen this? Any thoughts? I'm dissapointed as it doesn't seem to have occured for any reason (no drops, wasn't moved in months, etc) and this tarnishes my impressions of Lenovo.  Try running with one memory module at a time and see if you will be able to at least boot.

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hey guys.
my pc was working fine last night, switched off before bed as usual, woke up this morning, switched on and the machine would not boot up to windows from post. i accessed bios but my cd/dvd drive does not show up there, my hdd does but it will still not boot from startup :/ this message is displayed on the right hand side of boot section of bios 'A device enclosed in the parenthesis has been disabled in the corresponding type menu'. my hdd is listed in brackets, which from what i have discovered so far is not meant to be the case, lol..im not very pc literate so i'm beginning to pull my hair out over this..i can get into windows but i have to go into bios, then exit it and it boots up that way, altho it seems to boot up a lot slower. i cant for the life of me get my cd/dvd drive to show up or even work,it does however have power etc, it just doesn't register on the pc so no hope of me doing a full reinstall at mo either :/ any help with this would be much appreciated as im slowly going insane, lol last thing the pc did before shut down last night was a windows defender update, i tried restore but hasn't changed a thing

Answer:help PC wont boot past post, cd/dvd drive not registering in bios etc.

Hello chizeru and welcome to Seven Forums.

One of the Forum experts prepared this Failure To Start troubleshooting tutorial. See if it helps.

Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

You might also consider a clean reinstall to remove factory installed bloatware and get an optimized machine.

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

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Hi all,

Here is my current situation:

Got a new HP desktop (Windows 10 Pro) with RX 580 GPU. Disabled Secure Boot in BIOS since I wanted to avoid potential issues from flashing custom GPU bios, then flashed the custom BIOS (nothing fancy, just modified some timings which worked for me in the past with another RX 580).
After rebooting it will not post and it gives 3 short beeps and 3 long beeps, which according to HP signifies that "the embedded controller has timed out waiting for BIOS to return from graphics initialization."
I tried pulling the GPU and plugging into integrated graphics via HDMI but got the same result. It could be that the integrated graphics are disabled (the ports were covered) but I can't seem to get into BIOS to check.
I tried swapping in a different GPU (not 100% it's working since I have no other PC to test with currently, but I have no reason to believe it's dead). Same result.
Tried removing and re-inserting the CMOS battery, then booted up with no GPU, then with RX 580, and then with other GPU. Same result each time.
Any suggestions as to what I should try next? I'm pretty stumped...
 

Answer:Disabled Secure Boot, flashed custom GPU bios, won't post

Do you have a VGA cable that you can connect to monitor to at least get you in the bios to change to your video settings?
 

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I have just purchased a Satellite L650/07C. When I purchased it from the reseller, I was under the impression that this model came with the hard disc drive shock protection system (Hard Drive Impact Sensor) feature.
I ran the Toshiba PC Health Monitor application but it appears not to have this feature - it gives me the Power, Temp and Fan settings that are being monitored as well as a hard disc drive status, but nothing about the hard disc drive shock protection system (Hard Drive Impact Sensor).

Under my Toshiba Utilities folder, there is the HDD SSD Alert application that shows the same icon as the one I saw in the reseller on their Toshiba Satellite when they demonstrated the shock protection system. I have ran this application but it just gives me a status message that the disk drive is working properly.

Could anyone please confirm for sure if the model that I have should have this feature.

Many thanks.

Answer:Re: Satellite L650/07C - HDD shock protection system (Hard Drive Impact Sensor)

Everything is fine with your laptop. I have made a screenshot and uploaded it to show you:

http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/788/shocki.jpg

When you shake your laptop hdd ssd aler appears, however, you can disable it appearing.

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(Obviously after update to BIOS 1.23) my Thinkpad X250 (Windows 10 Pro 1607) always boots into BIOS. I am able to start the X250 via F12 but this can't be the longterm solution. I already tried with no success: Windows 10 start repairBootrec /fixmbrBIOS:Optimized defaultsSecure Boot disabledUEFI and LegacyLegacy firstOnly LegacyDisable "Execution Prevention" (https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-X-Series-Laptops/X240-cannot-boot-windows-7-64-bit-after-upgra...)Do you have any idea(s)? Thanks - Michael 

Answer:X250 always boots into BIOS

Sounds like your boot order is messed up.  Boot into the BIOS.  Go to startup/boot.  What does it say for the order?  Hit F9 to load defaults.  Try again

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Hello all,The built-in "Lenovo Update" agent program recommended a BIOS update v1.23 (it's a critical update), so I did. And then my system doesn't boot: it's hangs on the "Starting Windows" logo page (Windows 7 64 bit). So I am trying to rollback to the last working version v1.21. Confirmed that my machine is type 20CL, went here, go the bootable CD, successfully went to the BIOS Update Utility, and then it said: "system program file is not correct for this system" ? The followings settings in BIOS were applied to try enable a rollback of BIOS but failed...??? * I am sure: - my download was correct- no issue on handling the ISO burning to CD- this has nothing to do with Windows or operating system* Any idea folks?I really really need my system back... Thanks.Angus 

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mode It goes to F2 setup mode instead. Is there anything I can do to make it boot up?

Answer:When I startup Dell desktop it shows a boot failure and will not start in safe m

Don't understand your post.

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okay so i have had this issue for a long fing time now. like at least 10 clean installations of windows and it still keeps on happening. you can only imaging the amount to frustration im going through right now.
i just did another clean install and now im trying everything to avoid this goddamn issue but scumbaeg windows just wants to f with me.
i even tried switching to enterprise version of windows

i get this issue where the boot logo (win logo with circle) shows up twice. like once and then the screen goes blank for a sec and then i see that shitty thing again but its laggy this time....
i think this is the problem that finally leads to the start menu disappear thingy..

pls help me. im an android developer and its really frustating !!!!

Answer:Windows 10 boot logo shows up twice and then start menu stops working

Hi,
Here are a few suggestions:

1.) If this has happened for a long time I wonder how your hardware would react to a different operating system? (Just as a test)
2.) Windows may be slow for any of the following reasons: bad RAM, failing Hard Drive, incorrect or missing drivers for one or more components
3.) Bad or failing Motherboard
4.) There are a number of free tools available which boot from a USB bootable stick that can help you test your RAM, Hard Disk and, in some cases, your MB, too.

Search these forums or the WWW for some of the available tools that you can use to diagnose hardware problems.

Just some ideas that I hope can help.

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okay so i have had this issue for a long fing time now. like at least 10 clean installations of windows and it still keeps on happening. you can only imaging the amount to frustration im going through right now.
i just did another clean install and now im trying everything to avoid this goddamn issue but scumbaeg windows just wants to f with me.
i even tried switching to enterprise version of windows

i get this issue where the boot logo (win logo with circle) shows up twice. like once and then the screen goes blank for a sec and then i see that shitty thing again but its laggy this time....
i think this is the problem that finally leads to the start menu disappear thingy..

pls help me. im an android developer and its really frustating !!!!

Answer:Windows 10 boot logo shows up twice and then start menu stops working

Hi,
Here are a few suggestions:

1.) If this has happened for a long time I wonder how your hardware would react to a different operating system? (Just as a test)
2.) Windows may be slow for any of the following reasons: bad RAM, failing Hard Drive, incorrect or missing drivers for one or more components
3.) Bad or failing Motherboard
4.) There are a number of free tools available which boot from a USB bootable stick that can help you test your RAM, Hard Disk and, in some cases, your MB, too.

Search these forums or the WWW for some of the available tools that you can use to diagnose hardware problems.

Just some ideas that I hope can help.

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I was working on my computer when the monitor suddenly shutoff. I did a manual reset and now the monitor will not turn on and the BIOS will not post. After trying several things, the BIOS posted once, and now will not post anymore. I reset all items. Booted the computer with only the CPU, RAM and Video card, still no post. I tried a different power supply, still no beeps or posts. No keyboard or mouse lights either. Any help ASAP would be great! Thanks!!!!

System specs
P4 3.4 Ghz
Gigabyte GA-8KNXP motherboard
3 GB RAM
X800XT video card
XP Pro
 

Answer:Monitor shut off, no BIOS post, no keyboard or mouse lights, will not boot

Once I needed to remove the addon Video card, and then disperse all the computers internal voltage. By holding down (the non powered) computer's ON button for 30 secs.

Then plugging in the Vid card and power again, and turn on

Try that
 

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Hello,

I have the following problem with a laptop of a Customer.
After turning it on, there is a the Toshiba logo stays on and everything is hanging there.

After pressing ESC there is a message: 'NO TPN or TPN has problem'
So i think that the Bios has crashed. How i dont know.

When trying to enter the setup by pressing F2 the system is displaying 'entering Setup' but nothing happens.It stayus on that screen.
Is there a solution that i can try for recover the damaged Bios from a USB Stick or USB Floppy Drive.

I have checked the Toshiba support site, there is a Bios update but is it a program that need to be started from Within windows so i can not use this.
Does anyone has a idea how i can recover the damaged Bios.
I have already removed the battery and Power and hold the powerbutton in for +- 30 sec but this will not solve the problem.

Thanks fro helping me out.

best regards

Cauberghe Didier
Reseller.

Answer:Re: Satellite A100-803 PSAANE wont boot - stuck on Bios POST

Hi

You are right. There are is no BIOS which could be started fro floppy disk or USB stick.
You have to update the BISO running windows OS.
But according to your message this is not possible.

So you have no other possibility as to contact the Toshiba authorized service provider in your country.
The guys should be able to help you. I presume the technicians have access to the traditional BIOS version which could be updated using a floppy disk.

Good

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So after I did change to SATA AHCI mode in the BIOS, the main boot hard drive shows as a removable device in system tray. So how do I fix this issue, and I did follow the instructions in the Microsoft Knowledge Base article 922976, and is found right here; http://support.microsoft.com/kb/922976
 

Answer:after change to SATA AHCI mode in BIOS, the main boot hard drive shows as removable

There is nothing to fix, SATA drives are hot pluggable so that is all perfectly normal.
 

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my laptop thinkpad X250 dead boot no logo  no think ... just power 2min  affter that off ...   when i update the bios ... why this problem !!!!!! Lenovo 

Answer:After update my bios, my x250 dead!

Always make sure you flashed the right bios any wrong bios would cause the laptop becoming as bricked = dead so only solution to solve this is to send the laptop to Lenovo repair and they will either have tools to be able to reflash the bios for you or they will replace the motherboard with a new one.

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   Hi, I'm unable to enter Bios from cold boot by pressing Enter button. The machine just keeps booting into Windows. I'm running bios 1.13 (I'm one of the unlucky that installed it before it got pulled :-). I think I also had the problem running Bios 1.12 but my memory is a bit foggy. I also has an 16GB dimm from Intelligent Memory working with no problems. I'm going to try replacing the dimm to see if that is the problem but it feels not likely. Anyone?  /Thomas













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Answer:[SOLVED]x250: Cannot enter bios

Do I look like a fool . I'm running Windows 8.1 and of course I need to select advanced startup IN Windows to enter Bios/UEFI...and I work for with software development. There's the delete button for this? If anyone else is intressted....http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-access-the-bios-on-a-windows-8-computer/ /Thomas

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Ever since I updated my bios to 1.17 my fan has been going crazy even in idle mode. I checked the temperature of my processor and which held steady at 70-72 degrees celcius. Is this a common problem? Or can I downgrade to an earlier bios version somehow? Any help is appreciated!  

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Please HELP! After update my bios, my x250 dead! If you have x250, please backup dump you bios and send me. Thank you!!!
 
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Answer:After update my bios, my x250 dead!

Hi toxmost, and welcome to the Lenovo User Community!
 
Why not use a copy of the BIOS from an official Lenovo update? Or get this fixed under warranty?
 
Sharing Lenovo code through unproven third-party tools is against the Community Rules, and risky.

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Hi, I have an x250 (machine type model 20CMCTO1WW according to ThinkPad Setup). I would like to completely disable AMT, which I do not require and which I consider a security risk. According to the User Guide available at https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/mobiles_pdf/x250_ug_en.pdf , there should be an Intel AMT entry listed in the Config menu, below Beep and Alarm. However, there is no  entry on my system. How can I disable AMT? According toThinkPad Setup, my machine has UEFI BIOS version 1.17; the Embedded Controller version is 1.13; the ME firmware version is 10.0.46.1002. Kind regards, Peter

Answer:x250 -- No BIOS entry for disabling AMT

AMT is an optional feature on SOME motherboards. Are you sure your board has it? Normally, it appears in the BIOS only if you have it.

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Hi there, I just received my new X250 yesterday, installed a Samsung 850 PRO SSD and a clean install of Windows 7.I can't seem to find out how to enable AHCI in the BIOS to make the most of the expensive SSD.Any ideas? Thanks, Jason













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Answer:X250, No AHCI option in BIOS

AHCI is active by default. There is no option for compatibility mode anymore since the 2013 ThinkPads, since Windows XP is unsupported on all ThinkPads since then and so the AHCI/Compatibility Mode switch is unneccesary...

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I have lumia 520. I have tried software recovery tool as well.

Answer:While start up my phone shows a black screen written unable to find a boot able key

Take it to service.

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I hope someone can help. I have a DELL XPS 2710 AIO PC. It is now 3 years old (unfortunately the warranty expired 2 months ago). It now doesn't boot at all into Windows. I get a blank screen. This started suddenly on a restart.
I've tried many things. Removing the HDD and RAM. If I take the RAM out I get the double Beep RAM not found sound, so I know it detects that. I've taken the Motherboard batter out to try and reset the CMOS including switching the jumper. I've swapped the RAM around, plus tried with different HDDs. The Screen still works fine as when powered up with HDMI in it shows other sources, but the HDMI out doesn't display anything on other screens.
For the life of me I can't get the BIOS to even display so I can't check the settings or reset it!
I think things are loading in the background but I see nothing. If anyone has a similar machine can you tell me the button presses to reset the bios as I'll try them blind to see if it works>
Anyone else with similar problems or ideas would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Dell XPS 2710 AIO - Blank Screen on Boot - No POST displaying - Can't access Bios

Please tell me you didn't install Windows 10 on it?

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So I am trying to get this T5400 to boot as a lab machine, and it has and shows all 8 DIMM Slots populated in the BIOS with 4GB sticks (all identical) but under installed memory it only shows 24GB. How can it see 32, but only accept 24? More importantly, how can i make it use the memory it sees?
A11 BIOS

TIA 
QM

Answer:T5400 BIOS shows all 8 slots populated with 4GB Ram / only shows 24GB as installed

You have bad ram or mixed ram or mixed rank or ecc and non ecc.
 

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I've got an X61s, and I just installed two 2 gig SODIMMs of PC2-5300 667 MHz memory..... The Bios shows 4 gig installed, but when I use the System function in the Control Panel, it only shows 3 Gig.... Any clue what's up? Thanks in advance.... Matt

Answer:X61s Bios shows 4 gig memory, System Prefs shows only 3....

Yes. You're using a 32-bit version of XP or Vista, which can only use up to about 3GB max. Install a 64-bit version if you want to use all 4GB.

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Hey guys, I recently dumped my BIOS with the "Universal BIOS Backup Toolkit" in search for changing a DVMT value and I noticed something very curious. If you use a program called "UEFITool" to open the BIOS you dump on this laptop, and CTRL+F "DVMT" under text, it will bring you to a section named "PlatformHiiAdvancedDxe". Upon extracting the body of the PE32 image, I noticed that there appears to be a hidden tab in the BIOS named "Advanced" with several useful settings. Here are a couple snippets: --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Offset: Title:
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0x17EB4 Advanced (0xB from string package 0x0)
Internal Forms Representation
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Offset: Instruction:
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0x17EB8 Form Set: Advanced {0E A7 87 BC D3 78 A3 78 96 49 B8 13 18 44 05 08 89 F7 0B 00 99 04 01 71 99 03 93 45 85 04 4B B4 5E 32 EB 83 26 04 0E}
0x17EDF Guid: 0F0B1735-87A0-4193-B266-538C38AF48CE {5F 15 35 17 0B 0F A0 87 93 41 B2 66 53 8C 38 AF 48 CE 03 01 00}
0x17EF4 Guid: 0F0B1735-87A0-4193-B266-538C38AF48CE {5F 15 35 17 0B 0F A0 87 93 41 B2 66 53 8C 38 AF 48 CE 04 00 00}
0x17F09 Default Store: Standard Default - Advanced 0x0 {5C 06 9B 04 00 00}
0x17F0F Default Store: Manufacture Default - Ad... Read more

Answer:Lenovo X250 Advanced Bios settings

Hello, did you solve the problem?I have a Lenovo b590 i need to unlock the bios advanced settings too 

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