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Need help with my brothers PC! i cant even access the bios.

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ok so today wen my bro went to turn his pc on it just stayed on that first screen u see. u no the one where it says press F2 to enter setup, press F12 to enter boot menu ect. it wont go past that page. it wont boot and i cant even get into the bios. its just locked up. any ideas coz ive never had a problem like this b4
post #2 of 11
Unplug all power from the motherboard and take out the CMOS battery (round silver 'watch' battery) for a few minutes to reset the BIOS.

If nothing changes after you do this than his motherboard or some other component (CPU/RAM/PSU) is most likely dead or dieing.
    
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post #3 of 11
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k ill try the battery
post #4 of 11
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i tried the battery and nothing changed. any other suggestions anyone?
post #5 of 11
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this is bs. has anyone else even heard of something like this b4?
post #6 of 11
If you can't post, and you want to be thorought then;

01. Shut down system and turn off PSU.
02. Press power button to discharge mobo
03. Jumper Clear CMOS jumper
04. Remove battery
05. Remove all memory
06. Let sit for 15-20min
07. Place 1 stick of mem in system in slot farthest from the CPU.
08. Replace Clear CMOS jumper.
09. Replace battery
10. Turn on PSU
11. Press power button. (if still getting "--" or 1d then "--" then shut down and reboot again. If still same then RMA)
12. If boot occurs (ie FF Led) then enter bios.
13. Load defaults, set date/time, set mem voltage to factory settings
14. F10 save and reboot.
15. If boot occurs then enter bios, make all changes needed
16. F10 save and reboot.
17. If boot occurs (ie FF) then enter bios then shut system down via power switch
18. Place second stick of mem in second slot farthest from CPU.
19. Power on.
20. If boot occurs (ie FF) then hit reset to make sure.
21. If boot occurs then move on to allow windows to boot.

A quicker version from the one provided on top, would be to;

01. Shut down system and turn off PSU.
02. Remove battery
03. Press power button to discharge mobo (5 seconds minum)
04. Replace battery
05. Plug psu in and boot

If after this you can get into Bios your overclocks would be at default, leave it like that for now.

Additionally, if you can get into Bios, make sure that the HD is being recognized and disable the 1.4 disk drive if he does not have one.

If that does not work, and you can still get into Bios, then insert your OS CD, then go into Bios and change settings to boot-up from your OS CD. You'll have a few options, chose the option to repair your OS. Sometimes when you upgrade hardware/blue screen/fail to post, you modify/damage boot sectors and other things in your OS. Let it do it's thing and hopefully, that should get you back into Windows. By chosing to repair the OS, you won't suffer any file loses.
 
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post #7 of 11
Happens all the time actually.

Was going to do a list like that, too busy setting up my network

Basically you want to reset your BIOS which my post and the post above accomplish. If the BIOS will not reset then you will be needing a new motherboard.

Like above, try reseating EVERYTHING (including CPU) and only boot with one stick of RAM (switch ram sticks to see if that works)
    
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i really apreciate the help guys, especially Gunderman456. but ive already done all of this and it still doesnt work.
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what kind of computer???
    
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Any power outs before that happened?

If you tried all that, then it could be anything really. My first guess is maybe the PSU, then I'd suspect the CPU or MOBO. It's not the RAM since you swapped those and it's not even making it to the HD.

Test the power of the PSU or if you don't have a volt meter, swap for another power supply. If that fails swap the CPU and lastly the MOBO (hopefully you can use stuff from your computer to test).
Edited by Gunderman456 - 12/18/08 at 8:03pm
 
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