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Black screen no boot or bios menu after bios upgrade

Q: Black screen no boot or bios menu after bios upgrade

Computer won't boot after bios upgrade.Quick history- computer was working but was dropped, damaging hdd- verified hdd damage by removing it and connecting it to another computer- verified computer hardware still good by booting and using it from ubuntu live cd- purchased SSD- changed Bios HDD support to Legacy mode so I could install w7- installed w7 64 bit professional- install went great, computer booted in windows, no lan or wifi yet : missing drivers- downloaded drivers and bios update from HP site for my exact machine to USB stick using different machine- installed audio driver- installed bios update, did not tamper with machine at all during BIOS update followed instructions exactly- after bios update s/w said bios flash was 100% complete computer just hung for 15 min's- repowered machine: only get black screen- holding down F10 while powering up gets white "F10...BIOS Setup Options" text in lower left corner of screen, nothing else happens,I tried holding the windows and B key before powering then for a minute after powering several times, nothing happened. http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c02693833I repeated that procedure half a dozen times with and without a USB with the BIOS update software on it in a USB slot, no difference. Does my model support this key combination to load deffault BIOS settings? Do I have any other options to unbrick my machine? Any advice is appreciated.Mike

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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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My Acer Extensa 5620Z originally came with Vista, then I clean installed Win 7, now upgraded to Win 8. Since the latest upgrade, I am unable to access BIOS or the boot menu. The black and white boot screen used to say to press F12 for boot menu, and something else for Setup, those messages are no longer there. And those key combinations do not work. I've also tried some other combinations I've found in searches - F2, Alt-F10, ctrl F10, alt ctrl F10, F8, del, esc. None work.

Could the upgrade has modified the firmware somehow? Boot screen says Phoenix bios, TrustedCore v1.32 - I think that is the same it has been.

Thanks

A:After upgrade, cannot access BIOS or boot menu

This is not exactly a solution but I do know if you hold your power button on your computer until It turns off and then turn it back on you will be able to get into your BIOS though I don't recommend this solution

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So i was playing Doom 3 and the game crashed so badly that i had to restart my computer (im running Vista 64bit by the way) and upon restarting it, it gets to the BIOS screen but after that it just goes black and nothing happens, i have tried the F8 thing but all that brings me to is this boot menu, but not advanced boot options, i have also tried pressing F8 or F5 after i selected hard disk from that boot menu, still nothing happens. So i cant access "restore to last good system configuration" because F8 doesnt take me to the right menu to do so. Also i dont have a vista install disk so am i SOL and have to just get another disk or upgrade to windows 7? or is there some other way to do this? Any help is appreciated!

A:Cant boot past BIOS screen, no Advanced boot options menu

Let's first see if this is a hardware problem. Try these free, bootable diagnostics:

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H/W Diagnostics:
Please start by running these bootable hardware diagnostics:
http://www.carrona.org/memdiag.html (read the details at the link)
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I searched around the forums for a bit and even tried some things that could possible alleviate my problem, but to no avail. Here's the situation:

My main pc was having problems...I would be playing a game, writing an email or something as simple as browsing the web and my pc would lag for 5-10 min or would just freeze up. I would try to reboot the pc and sometimes it would get to the windows loading screen and it would freeze or it would just get past the loading screen and just remain black (I could always get into BIOS though). One thing that would always work would be for me to shut the pc off for an hour and then reboot. Then it would run great for a while.

I decided to just reinstall Windows 7 Ultimate and start over fresh. After installing the OS, I started to reinstall old programs and low and behold my pc would freeze/lag again. Rebooting would result in the black screen/freeze also. So, what I did was take everything apart and put everything back together again. The only thing I changed out was the cpu cooler, because I figured it might be an overheating issue (the gpu was never hot). So, after installing everything back the way they were, I powered up and the real headache started.

Now nothing comes up on my screen and the power button on my monitor just blinks like it's in sleep mode (not detecting anything?), I also get no beeps but it does sound like it's trying to boot. All the power is running through the mb (led is on), all fans are going s... Read more

A:PC will not boot, black screen, no bios.

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Hi everyone there!

I don't know if this is the right place, but I think so and I'll try.Well, I won't introduce myself, as I want to be quick.
Let's go to the problem. So I was using Windows 7 when I came out with the idea of installing Windows XP, as 7 was sucking my memory up (300 MB of my beloved 512 RAM). So I read a tut on how to install XP after 7 was installed, and after XP's first stage of setup, it told me to restart. But for my surprise it wouldn't boot (a screen appeared telling me BootMGR was corrupt). So I managed to get a Vista DVD (Not 7 cause I couldn't find it), and ran the Command Prompt. So I wrote what the tutorial told me to write:
-Bootrec.exe /fixMGR
-Bootrec.exe /fixBoot
It showed me up as the operation was successful, so I restarted my PC. Now, WTF, I can't get to 7 because a black screen (it was blank) stayed after 2nd Boot stage.
So I put the Vista DVD again on my drive and installed it over the partition where XP would have been. After installing everything I'd expect a Vista or 7 boot, but, again it wouldn't let me!
Now I got my PC ruined up, I cannot boot 7 from hard drive because of this. What shall I do? Is there a way I can get 7 back? Please help!!

A:Cannot boot up 7 (black screen after BIOS)

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Picu97


Hi everyone there!

I don't know if this is the right place, but I think so and I'll try.Well, I won't introduce myself, as I want to be quick.
Let's go to the problem. So I was using Windows 7 when I came out with the idea of installing Windows XP, as 7 was sucking my memory up (300 MB of my beloved 512 RAM). So I read a tut on how to install XP after 7 was installed, and after XP's first stage of setup, it told me to restart. But for my surprise it wouldn't boot (a screen appeared telling me BootMGR was corrupt). So I managed to get a Vista DVD (Not 7 cause I couldn't find it), and ran the Command Prompt. So I wrote what the tutorial told me to write:
-Bootrec.exe /fixMGR
-Bootrec.exe /fixBoot
It showed me up as the operation was successful, so I restarted my PC. Now, WTF, I can't get to 7 because a black screen (it was blank) stayed after 2nd Boot stage.
So I put the Vista DVD again on my drive and installed it over the partition where XP would have been. After installing everything I'd expect a Vista or 7 boot, but, again it wouldn't let me!
Now I got my PC ruined up, I cannot boot 7 from hard drive because of this. What shall I do? Is there a way I can get 7 back? Please help!!


Picu

You do know that with 512 win 7 will barely run at all right? minimum is 1 gig and that is without any aero effects.

In dual booting it is always easier to inst... Read more

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I'll try to give as much information as I can.
 
This morning I ran an Avast virus scan and it detected two files which it put in the "chest."  It suggested a reboot, and something about an additional scan.  I do not remember the files tagged nor the scan it suggested.  I rebooted since it all seemed reasonable.  Upon reboot, it never got to desktop.  It didn't get anywhere, splash screen, Windows logo, nothing.  After many minutes, I held the power button to manually shut down.  This has happened a few times in the last six months.  But it always worked again after turning back on (post manual power down).  But now it didn't.  I tried several times, same thing.  I even left it on for over an hour thinking maybe something is happening in the background, but nothing.  No clues or indications as to what is wrong.  Always a black screen.  No mouse cursor or anything.  Monitor says it isn't getting a signal.
 
I did research all day on the topic.  I tried getting to a "safe mode" or to BIOS by tapping function keys.  No avail.  I tried booting with the Windows 7 recovery DVD I got with the computer.  Nothing.  I tried unplugging the battery for 15 minutes to clear memory.  Nothing changed.  Tried replacing the battery.  No luck.  After unplugging and plugging back in the battery to clear memory, the problem seems worse, actually.  Now, shutting do... Read more

A:Won't Boot, Black Screen, Can't get to BIOS

It could be a bad video card that failed by coincidence. When you tap F12 at boot do you get a Diagnostic menu? You can try powercycling the computer. Unplug the power cord, take out the battery, and then hold the power button down for 30 seconds. But the battery back in, attach the power cord and boot the computer. You may have to reset BIOS to default if it works.
 
When you tried the Windows 7 install disk did the CD light show any activity of the drive reading the disk?

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Hi

I'm trying to reformat my computer, but I can seem to boot to the cd or get access to the setup bios. When I try either one i get a blank black screen. I can boot into windows fine or safe mode.

Thanks for any help!
 

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Hi, everyone. I recently had a new computer built for me (http://pcpartpicker.com/p/svHXMp) but I've had an issue with actually getting it to load past BIOS over the past two weeks.

Currently, the system will boot to BIOS, as I don't have an operating system installed on my SSD, and then go to a black screen with a blinking cursor if I don't input any commands to take me to the status/options screens.

Yesterday, I tried installing Ubuntu on the computer just to see if I could get a working OS on it, but it went to the same black screen instead of loading the installer. I've looked in the options and the computer recognizes my HDD, SSD, and USB, and I've swapped the boot order around more times than I care to remember, but I honestly have no clue what's going on. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
 

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I encountered an issue when using Windows (During a large file copy, icons disappeared from my desktop and I unable to start programs) and had to reboot my PC. Following this, Windows failed to reboot showing a WDF_Violation blue screen, a further boot resulted in a Cache rebuild screen followed by an Intel driver error. After repeating this cycle a couple of teams, I hard rebooted the PC.
Now, the computer boots to a black screen. I can see the backlight come on for a few seconds however there is no BIOS splash screen neither is there the usual beep when the pre-boot checks complete.
I have tried booting with a Windows 10 CD and from USB without success. I have also tried pressing the full range of function keys.
It is running Windows 10 and has been without issue for around 6 months until now. 
My data is backed up so I don't mind a format and rebuild solution but need to be able to get to the BIOS and to boot from DVD/USB.
Any help gratefully received.

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Dell didn't test compatibility of the XPS 2710 with Win 10. If you search these forums, you'll find lots of users reporting the same "black screen of death" after running Win 10 on this model for a few days, weeks or even months.
Not totally clear what goes wrong, but many users had to replace the motherboard, if they could find one.

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My laptop is a Acer aspire 5738z running windows 7 home premium 64 bit and my problem is my laptop will not start. When I turn my laptop on it starts to run like normal: GPU fan starts, Disk drive kicks in, and the LED for the on button is working but nothing on the screen. I've tried too do alt + f10 for a restore, nothing happened. I've also tried to plug it into a monitor and my tv. Before this occurred it had been turned off during boot (don't ask why, I cannot answer that) and I preceded to take it apart(to fix the overheating issue due to acer not putting fan holes on the bottom of the laptop ((thanks Acer -.-)) and I didn't realise something was wrong with it until I reassembled it and tried to turn it on. So I'm not sure whether is corrupt BIOS, a hardware problem, or corrupt MBR (my own personal diagnosis, don't know whether it's right or not). Also I have tried turning the laptop off taking the battery out letting the motherboard discharge then pressing the power button for a minute, leaving it for a minute, putting the charger in then turning it on.

Thanks. =]

A:Laptop wont boot Black screen no BIOS

You may need to take it apart again and make sure everything is connected properly. Did you follow steps to keep yourself grounded while working inside the system?
As you add and remove hardware, follow these steps for ESD safety:Shut down and turn off your computer.
Unplug all power supplies to the computer (AC Power then battery for laptops, AC power for desktops)
Hold down the power button for 30 seconds to close the circuit and ensure all power drains from components.
Make sure you are grounded by using proper grounding techniques, i.e. work on an anti-static workbench, anti-static desk, or an anti-static pad. Hold something metallic while touching it to the anti-static surface, or use an anti-static wristband to attach to the anti-static material while working. If you do not have an anti-static workbench, desk, or pad, you can use your computer tower/case by finding a metal hold in it, such as a drive bay.
Once these steps have been followed, it is safe to remove and replace components within your computer.

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I've been experiencing a completely black screen after my BIOS loads. A Windows update hit my computer last night and since then, the OS completely fails to boot.

Both hard drives (system volume and storage) are present and accounted for in the BIOS.

I tried Startup Repair by booting with my Windows disc, but it detected no problems and told me that my OS boots perfectly. Also tried some method I found on a forum saying Startup Repair must be run three times, but I got the same result each time.

Next step was System Restore. I have tried restoring from several different restore points, but I get an error message each time. Something vague, along the lines of "System Restore has failed." This is pretty worrying.

I tried to "upgrade" my Windows installation from the disc, but the next screen said to restart, then boot into the OS, then "restart the upgrade." No use to me since I can't boot my OS at all.

Anything to do with Safe Mode isn't an option either, since there is absolutely nothing happening after my BIOS loads up. Just a completely black screen. No Windows logo. No blinking cursor. Nothing.

All I can think of now is backing up my personal files and reformatting/reinstalling Windows from scratch, but I really, really do not want to do that. Any help would be much appreciated!

EDIT: Forgot to mention, my computer has always had a habit of crashing/BSODing at the most inopportune times due to some crappy music hardware I own. Not reall... Read more

A:Black Screen After BIOS. Windows Will Not Boot Since Update

Help me before I reformat and/or kill myself

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My laptop wont boot (It does turn on, but only shows a completely black screen) after enabling Virtual Technology on the BIOS, keyboard wont respond (bloq mayus led wont turn on either), also Ive installed Lucidlogix virtu mvp mobile a few minutes before getting the black screen, but i dont think the problem is there because i did a succesful reboot after the installation. Specs:Lenovo IdeaPad Z400 (GT740m edition)GT740m - Intel HD 4000 (both with latets drivers)Intel I3 3110m4GB ramWindows 8.1 I CANT ACCESS TO SAFE BOOT OR BIOS, since the keyboard wont respondI tried: shift + f8 f8escsuprspacef2recovery buttonalmost every key in my laptop











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A:Laptop Won't Boot (BLACK SCREEN, NO BIOS ACCES, NO...

Maybe reseting the BIOS would help, but the Z400 has an integrated battery so I cant do the battery removal reset trick, is there another way to reset BIOS on the IdeaPad z400?

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Hi all

My pc refuses to come back on after freezing during TV playback

Sounds normal and green lights flash on as it looks for cd drive, floppy, usb and mouse etc but main power light stays on yellow and screen stays black - no bios start up screen or beeps

Will not boot fom XP disc on F8 or otherwise - monitor definately working

cmos reset and battery re-insert had no effect - not sure what to try next?

Asrock 939-Dual S939 PCI-E SATA2
AMD Athlon64 3700+ socket 939 (Sandiago) CPU
1024Mb (2X521Mb) Dual Channel DDR Memory
Gigabyte 256Mb ATi Radion X1600 Pro DVI PCI-Express VGA Card
250Gb Maxtor Diamond Max10 S-ATA I/II 300 Hard Drive
K-world DVB-T Dual Digital/Analogue PCI Tuner Card
Asus TM250 MicroAXT case 300w PSU

Running XP Home SP2 and with Kapersky Internet Security/Anti-Virus etc.

System is two years old

Any helpful ideas on what to try next welcome - Thanx

DM13
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So here's the problem, i have Pavilion tx2500 with a new hard drive 750GB wich had linux on it.I've installed windows 7 over linux, after installation completed it got me staight to login screen and requested password which i actually didn't set. I wans't able to log in, tried to restart, same thing. Then i restarted again, this time i had no bios loading screen, no windows loading screen ofcourse. So now i have no video and only numlock is flashing with a period 4-5sec, caps isn't. Hard drive indicator isn't flashing at all, every other one is lit. Wifi indicator is red. Fan is working as well. Please help, i've tried some stuff like bios reset or switching ram modules, also tried connecting external monitor, nothing helped. 

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I'm struggling to work this out - (Windows 7 32-bit on a HP pavilion dv2500) I rebooted about a month ago (a few days after upgrading from vista to 7, but maybe this is unrelated?), and there was just a black screen, no cursor blink, no bios, nothing, but the disc light is flashing, then Windows startup sound goes off, so it has booted after all. I tried attaching an old VGA monitor and sure enough there's my desktop. I close the lid in frustration and unplug the external monitor. When I open the lid again the display comes on this time but its in 1024x768 (not 1280x800), and when I try to readjust the resolution its just not available as an option - loads of other resolutions, but not 1280x800.

So, I install the latest nvidia driver, flash the bios with the latest version, restart, but still the same. Randomly once when I F10 into the boot menu (which is appearing on the external VGA), then do a save and restart from there, the laptop display came on again, boots into Windows fine, at the correct resolution. I use this for a month or so, it sleeps and resumes no problem (I didn't restart it), everything working as it should.

Then the latest windows update comes along and requires a reboot, and I'm back at the same point - if I don't connect the VGA external then I've got a blank screen (no backlight, nothing), even though windows has started. But if I connect the VGA, put it into sleep, disconnect the VGA, resume from sleep then I've at ... Read more

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I am trying to get my 15-d017cl to boot after upgrading the bios, here's what happened:- installed SSD to replace failing hdd, computer worked great but disk had bad sectors (verified failing hdd w/2nd computer)- enabled Legacy support in BIOS so I could install w7 Pro 64bit- installed w7 Pro 64bit, no problems, booted into Windows, everything working as expected- installed Audio driver from HP site for this 15-d017cl- upgraded BIOS from HP site for 15-d017cl, program said BIOS flash 100% then hung- after about 10 minutes I repowered the machine, black screen- booting while pressing F10 key brings up standard white text on screen "F10...BIOS Setup Options, but it hangs there- booting while holding down the Win+B keys with or without a USB (which has a different BIOS update) just hangs How do I unbrick my machine? I tried to download the 1.5 GB tool for a USB that will roll back the BIOS update but the download stops after 130-160MB, I tried 6 times. Is HP capping downloads from their FTP server???Help! Any ideas will be appreciated.Does my model support Win+B keys to roll back the BIOS update?Is there another site where I can d/l the USB tool to roll back the BIOS update?HELP!

A:15-d017 Updated BIOS black screen on boot, Win+B keys don't ...

Hi mscir, Your doing  the W+B the wrong way! First thing is you need to load the BIOS DEFAULTS Turn you computer off (If its currently turned off)Turn it back on then tap away ESC in order for you to access the START MENUPress F10 then press F9 then Press F10 again to save the changes then Press Enter if prompted. If the above fix did not resolve your issue then perform the emergency Bios flush Many HP notebook computers have an emergency BIOS recovery feature that allows you to recover and install the last known good version of the BIOS from the hard drive, as long as the hard drive remains functional. This emergency recovery feature is separate from the BIOS and is designed to work in the event of a catastrophic BIOS failure. NOTE: If the hard disk partition is deleted or inaccessible, follow the steps in the HP support document: Recovering the notebook BIOS using an external storage device Follow these steps to recover an earlier version of the BIOS on your notebook: 1.            Turn off the computer. 2.            Plug the notebook into a power source using the power adapter. 3.            Press and hold the Windows key and the B key at the same time while the computer is off. 4.         &n... Read more

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The computer has a blank screen but the fan is working. The caps light blink twice, then pauses and does that sequence over and over. I read that it is a corrupt bios and have tried windows key with "B" but it does not work. I need a bios file to put on usb to try it that way but can not find one on HP site, help please

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 Hi @lasernat,Thank you for visiting the HP Forums! A great place where you can find solutions for your issues, with help from the community!I have looked into your issue about your HP Pavilion dv7-3065dx Notebook and it having startup issues.  Try performing a BIOS reset, restore the settings to BIOS Factory default settings.When performing a hard reset please note remove any and all USB devices. Disconnect all non-essential devices.Here is a link to computer won't start for Windows.Plug the power adapter directly into a different wall outlet. Do not plug it into a power strip, surge protector, or secondary power source as this could cause and issue.Try to connect to a monitor to see what happens.Have you tried reseating Memory and the HDD?Please let me know how this goes.You can say thanks for trying to help by clicking the Thumbs Up below!.Thanks. 

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Hi everyone. Please help out here. I have an HP Pavilion G6-1d40ca. It crashed the other day while I was using it, and when I restarted it, it went to BIOS update. It froze while updating, and died in itself (I think the battery died, it wasn't plugged in. I never knew about BIOS update, so I wasn't expecting for the battery to die during the update, so I didn't plug it in.) Second time, booted it up (it was plugged in this time), and went into BIOS update once again. All's good, was able to use the laptop for about five minutes, then it crashed once again. Now, when I boot it up, nothing comes up on the screen. No nothing. The power button is on, the wi-fi is on, the LED light is blinking non-stop, more than 6 times than what is referred to the HP website.

I tried doing the remove battery and adapter, press power button for 30 seconds, plug it in without the battery, but to no avail. I also did the whole win+B, but doesn't work either. I tried pressing f11, but nothing comes up on the screen. I don't remember where I put the recovery discs that came with the laptop. I thought I put it on the box together with recovery discs for our other computers at home, but I guess I didn't. The thing is, I don't know where to begin, since I don't have anything on the screen itself. Not even a start-up logo or something.

I only had this laptop for about 3 months, and looking at the other threads, it might be a hard drive failure problem. I could return it to HP, but was just wonderi... Read more

A:Failed BIOS update,HP pavilionG6 won't boot up and only black screen

Did you run a BIOS update, because it wouldn't restart into one. What exactly did the screen say that made you think it was a BIOS update being done without running it yourself (unheard of).

What LED light is blinking nonstop?

Can you boot into HP Factory Recovery: HP Recover Windows 7 Operating System Using HP Recovery - HP Customer Care (United States - English)

You can try these steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot which will tell you if you can boot a disk to do repairs. If so besides links to the Win7 installer to use for repairs, there are also links to HD and RAM bootable CD tests to check your hardware.

But if this cannot get traction quickly what I would do with such a new rig is call HP Tech Support and have them walk you through steps to determine if it should be returned or if there is a known issue.

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I was working on a customer's laptop, a Compaq CQ60, that refused to boot into windows and System Recovery disabled all recovery options except for Command Prompt.

On a hunch, after pressing Escape during BIOS boot, I selected HDD Test. The test ran and failed with "Replace Hard Drive." OK.. the laptop sat there for a few minutes and never did anything else, so I tried to get out of that screen. Nothing responded, so I just held the Power button to turn the computer off.

When I pressed Power again to turn the computer back on, the Power and Wireless LEDs comes on, the CD drive is accessed and then the HDD LED lights up for a second and goes out. The screen never comes up nor do the backlights.

I have tried hooking up an external monitor, but that never shows anything either.

I have tried taking the memory out, cleaning the contacts, putting them back in, swapping the modules around, booting with one or the other.... No effect.

I pulled the battery and the CMOS battery, unplugged AC and let it sit for a good half hour. I held the Power button for thirty seconds. Plugged the CMOS battery back in then the AC. Turned it on and still no go.

I cannot figure out WHAT could have happened!? Any other ideas? Thanks...
 

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Hi,  I have an HP Envy 23-d010ea, which doesn't boot - at all. It switches on when pushing the power button, and doesn't react to any input, then restarts after about 60 seconds or so. I've read many posts addressing this issue, and tried all the proposed solutions. In particular I've tried- different keyboards, it's own, and others connected through USB - all USB slots. (btw not one LED switches nor flashes on the keyboard!)- hard reset (15 seconds power button while having disconnected everything).- switching it on with Windows button+B pushed down, in order to restore a previous BIOS, in case it's corrupted. Everything has failed. Can I mention that Windows 10 was recently installed (upgrade) on this machine, and I was merely doing a restart, aiming at reinstalling Windows 7 on it from scratch.  Please Help!Appreciate all the input.Many Thanks!

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I have an HP Pavilion dv6000 (Vista 32bit Home Edition) that has suddenly stopped fully booting. When the power button is pressed, the appropriate keyboard/disk lights come on and the fan starts. A black screen appears and then 5-7 seconds later it shuts down and restarts. There is NO mouse cursor or blinking line in the top-left corner as some of the other forums have described - just completely black and the computer continuously restarts.

I am unable to access the BIOS or any other system options at the startup. F10, F8, F2, the ESC key, etc all do NOT work. Although, the interesting thing is that F10 and the ESC keys are the only ones that allow the computer to stay running for longer than 5-7 seconds. When these keys are pressed at the startup, the empty black screen stays "lit" and the computer stays on (no restart). The fan increases in speed (high) after a few minutes, slows down again, and this process is repeated. A hard/forced shutdown is needed to turn the computer off.

I cannot change the boot order since I'm unable to access the BIOS. Thus, my recovery disks won't work. I feel completely stuck here. ANY help or advise is greatly appreciated - particularly concerning a way to change the boot order in this situation.

A:Vista fails to fully boot, restarts, black screen, unable to access bios

The fact that the F10 and ESC keys leave it going for a bit extra tells me this is fixable.
The F10 button allows you to enter the setup facility.
The ESC button is used to change the boot order.
There is also an F12 option for your laptop.

I have located the service manual, have a look at 2.3 Troubleshooting flowcharts.
If you require any more help let us know.

http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c01035677.pdf

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once the update started it rained go maybe 15 seconds and just shut my computer off entertainment a bloatware screen say that the software ran in to an error and it would restart itself. I let the computer along for over an hour and finally restarted the system muse us in the power button.  once I went to restart the system I only got a blackberry screen my computer is out of warranty and your dell bios update killed my motherboard I called dell they told me in not so many words my motherboard was Fried and they would not replace it.  If I gave some on software I wrote and they installed it and it had no warning it would fry the I computer thatbwould be data to someone's personal property... DELL is this how you value your customers?

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once the update started it rained go maybe 15 seconds and just shut my computer off entertainment a bloatware screen say that the software ran in to an error and it would restart itself. I let the computer along for over an hour and finally restarted the system muse us in the power button.  once I went to restart the system I only got a blackberry screen my computer is out of warranty and your dell bios update killed my motherboard I called dell they told me in not so many words my motherboard was Fried and they would not replace it.  If I gave some on software I wrote and they installed it and it had no warning it would fry the I computer thatbwould be data to someone's personal property... DELL is this how you value your customers?

A:got the windows 10 free upgrade and used the dell diagnostics tool to upgrade driver and bios everything worked fine until the update of the bios!!!!

I called dell they told me in not so many words my motherboard was Fried and they would not replace it.

Dell just saying it's a "possibility" the motherboard might need to be replace. No one can tell you that motherboard is definite "Fried" without first looking at the system.
What is the system model number and version of windows before upgrading to windows 10? Example: Dell Inspiron 3543, windows 10
You're able to boot into BIOS(F2 key) and diagnostic (F12 key) ?
1. Power off computer
2. Power on computer, quickly start tapping F2 key ( BIOS) or F12 key( BIOS) continuously

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Hello world, I am Kiran.
     As you can see in title i have a problem i am finding solution for 2 days by now. Found many suggestion on what to do on youtube, yahoo answers and many other alternate sites but unfortunately there was no solution for me, i mean i am beginner as compared to many people on this forum and i think there are many thing i haven't tried yet as i know this forum can suggest it.
     Problem is i am not able to navigate or perform any operation in bios once i am there. its weird since if my keyboard wasn't supposed to work in bios i shouln't even able to get there by pressing Del key in the first place; or f12 for boot selection menu. from the menu it like froze up there. it works fine in windows ones i m in, or within that f8 key operations that brings up several options and safe mode during startup. so its only not working in cmos/bios munu snd boot selection.
here's the Detail of hard ware:   
     1. gigabyte motherboard model:g31m-es2l
     2. logitech ps2 keyboard
     3. not necessary i think (core2 duo, ddr2 2 gb X2 RAMs, 2gb Nvidea grafics)
 
     Things i've already tried:
1. clear cmos by jumper
2. changed cmos battery(since it was depleted after 1 yr of no use)
3. tested with another ps2 keyboard
4. updated bios from gigabyte online services 2 times
5. removed viruses lol and still cleaning
6. countless time pc restart by pressing bu... Read more

A:Keyboard(PS2) not working in Bios menu and Boot selection menu.

If your system currently has a malware problem/situation...this is not the correct forum for such.
 
Any issues that the system has developed...may be related to malware.  Rather than start a million topics for emerging symptoms...let's see if we can neutralize the malware aspect and then go on to whatever issues may appear.
 
Moved topic to Am I Infected forum.
 
Louis

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I have a HP6005 Pro Small Form Factor.  It came with Bios V 1.15.  I flashed and upgraded it to Bios V 1.17.  About a year ago, it was successful.  I never had a reason to go to the bios until today.  I hit <F10> on startup and seem to enter the BIOS menu.  But in the middle of the screen all there are language choices (English, French, Spanish, etc.), i can toggle up and down but that is it.  When I hit enter in English it freezes. I did flash the bios again to V 1.17 but still no success.  Can anyone help? Thanks. Scott

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I have a HP6005 Pro Small Form Factor.  It came with Bios V 1.15.  I flashed and upgraded it to Bios V 1.17.  I did this about a year ago, it was successful.  I never had a reason to go to the bios until today.  I hit <F10> on startup and seem to enter the BIOS menu.  But in the middle of the screen the only thing I see is one column with alanguage choices (English, French, Spanish, etc.), i can toggle up and down but that is it, that is all I see.  When I hit enter in English it freezes. I did flash the bios again to V 1.17 but still no success.  Can anyone help? Thanks. Scott

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Ok so i have 2 months lenovo ideapad z580 laptop..i am unable to access UEFI BIOS menu and boot menu anymore these were the steps i tried with my laptop1)i have windows 8.1 tried going to pc settings and selected uefi settings on restart But the problem still persist the laptop is just doing normal windows 8 boot2)tried pressing/hitting F1,F2,F12,DEL keys3)i have also used lenovo one key recovery button there it showed "bios setup" when i selected it and hit enter it is just doing normal windows 8 boot still i can't access uefi bios4)tried ipdate BIOS for the laptop but unfortunately there was no bios update for this model5)tried resetting Laptop by removing battery and ac adapter and pressing and holding power button for 30 seconds but still no use i can't access BIOS yet6)i tried removing the internal hard drive Out of the laptop and this time one starnage thing happened " before  with internal hard drive i used to get lenovo splash screen when turning ON but after removing hard drive and when i try to access bios i can't see the lenovo splash screen at all" still i can't access BIOS!!!please anybody help me with this particular issue....i have already complanied about this problem to lenovo but they were saying it's keyboard it is soo silly they don't know what they were talking!!! my keyboard is working perfectly i can able to use ENter key,and all other keys in windows operating system!!!even i tried with external keybord still i can't access BIOS!!!!  Ser... Read more

A:can't access UEFI BIOS menu and BOOT menu on my le...

hi sivasandeep99,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
If you have tried FN+F2 when boot?
Or holding down Shift and clicking restart?
If those steps did not work either,  You might need to contact Lenovo Technical Support and have the system shipped to Repair Facility for BIOS Reflash.
 
Found this article but it is for the same model that has same issue like yours.
http://support.lenovo.com/en_PH/diagnose-and-fix/detail.page?DocID=HT075709
 
Regards
Solid Cruver




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Dear everybody,

I have a Asus G73JW laptop with 2 x 500gb HDD, both has two partitions;
Win7 ultimate; 64 bit;
Nvidia geforce GTX460M, 1,5gb;
CPU: :Intel Core i7 - 740QM, 1,73 GHz; Ram = 8GB;
EAX advanced HD 5.0; THX trustudio
Security: AVG antivirus with windows firewall on at all times.
This laptop has not been the same since my wife, accidentally opened a zip file which was attached to an e-mail. I reinstalled windows [ must admit I did not format the windows partition, before installing it ]. I restarted after each and every installation of the different drivers. I got the 1st BSOD whilst installing Nvidia drivers. After this I started getting random BSOD on shut down and start up. I uninstalled the Nvidia driver and restarted the laptop and noticed that it installed an older driver for Nvidia. It was okay for a couple of days , but then I got a BSOD boot loop, I then did a MBR repair which seemed to work for a couple of weeks. This past weekend my wife and I was on sites advertising cars that are for sale and used google maps to get to the different dealers. The laptop's power cable disconnected by accident, battery went flat during the night and when I restarted it , it initially showed a BSOD, restarted and since then I get this black screen of death. The Asus logo does not even come up, the keyboard lights come on and you can hear the HDD running and later the DVD drive, but nothing else happens. I cannot get into the BIOS [ F2 is suppose to get you into it, but ... Read more

A:BSOD turned into "Black screen of death" -cannot boot into BIOS.

Hi,

Firstly keep your wife off the machine

Try this (It may or may not work):

Shutdown the computer and remove power lead, take out the battery and press the
power button for 40-45 seconds then reattach the battery and plug in the power cord.

Does the laptop boot now?

cheers

Dave

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Thanks

A:Cant Get into Boot Menu or Bios

Try the DEL key during bootup.

Regards,
Golden

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Hallo, I have been trying to figure out forever how to boot from CD or USB on a windows 7 ASUS N53SV. I thought that to do this, you would always have to tap a 'F1*' key. Well, none of those keys brought me into the BIOS or a Boot-Menu. Pressing 'F10' ws the closest thing to what I was looking for, which said something about booting, and 'winload.exe' which did nothing. I finally read today on another thread that pressing 'Del' will also bring you into BIOS to change the boot menu or something else, which on my ASUS, of course brought me there...

So why did ASUS choose the delete key to go into BIOS and not a F11 key or something?? What's so great about making delete the key to go into BIOS ? To find out your F11 key's do nothing you want them to do?

A:Why Del Key? BIOS Boot Menu

Different motherboard manufacturers use different keys to get into bios. When you boot up, usually below the manufacturers logo screen it will tell you which key to push for BIOS and which key to push for te one time boot menu. If it does not, your manual will. Use the one time boot menu to boot from CD/DVD or USB. That only affects that one boot, it does not change the boot order you set in BIOS. In BIOS, I usually set my CD/DVD as first boot device and the hard drive as second boot device. That way if you have a bootable CD/DVD in the tray it will boot from that.

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A:Can't get to boot menu or bios!

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So a few days ago, I had the smart idea to update my Bios. I had brought up System Information and saw I hadn't updated the Bios since 2011 (it's an older computer), so I downloaded the 2013 Bios, and ran the windows installer. Everyone seemed to run fine.
 
But afterwards, the computer would restart at the Bios screen multiple times. Given enough time, it would sometimes get past the Bios screen and load Windows.
 
I tried pressing F2 to bring up the Bios menu, but it would restart before the menu popped up. After probably 4-6 resets, I could bring up the Bios menu.
 
I tried using an USB with the 2013 Bios on it to install it again, but it didn't fix anything.
 
I've heard of different things, like pulling out and putting back in (reseating) the CMOS battery to reset the Bios to the original version. I haven't tried that yet because I wanted to see if there were any other options.
 
Thank you for your time.

A:Computer Restarts at BIOS, often can't even bring up BIOS menu

I am not aware that reseating the CMOS battery will cause the BIOS to revert to the original version.  Nevertheless, have you tried re-flashing the 2013 version again?  If that doesn't solve the problem, maybe you could try flashing the 2011 version?

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A:T460s not able to get into BIOS or boot menu

Hello and welcome,
 
Have you tried F12 during/after a restart from the current OS?  Or on startup after a full shutdown (SHIFT+Shut down)?
 
Z.

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After installing Ubuntu 16.04 LTS  I was unable to reboot into the newly installed system nor access the one time boot menu from F12 or the BIOS from F2 keys after the DELL logo and bar completed itself and displayed F12 and F2 in the bottom corner of the screen.
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A:How to access the BIOS or Boot menu in Acer V5-571...

Hello, You can restore your laptop from the hidden partition with [Alt]+[F10]:Watch this video (same procedure for Windows 8). You have to press [F2] when you see the Acer logo to access to the bios setup utility. After several attempts, I found the exact moment when I have to press [F2] on my laptop. I know it's not easy.

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A:computer wont even boot to BIOS menu

If you are pushing the limits of your PS it could be causing your problems. Try running with one graphics card for a while and see if the problem goes away.

Let's start with that and see what happens.

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Hi, I'm just in the process of setting up my new RL85 and I'm having issues with the boot menu disappearing and it not accepting f12 or del at boot. I upgraded Win8 to Win10 on the inbuilt hdd and also upgraded the bios to A03 and i loaded the defaults on next boot. However I wanted a clean install of Win10 on an SSD I'd added into the spare bay. My first attempt at this resulted in the original Windows Boot Manager being used on the original drive which I didn't want. So I managed to remove all the partitions from the default drive (I have a clonezilla image of this if I need to recover it) and perform a clean install of win10 on the SSD. I did notice I had some issues getting into the boot menu for the USB Windows install and running clonezilla to the point that it only allowed me to do it at one point when the boot process crashed. Anyway today when I wanted to take another clonezilla image I could not get it to provide the f12 boot device options. So I reflashed bios A03 and managed to get into the bios and force it to show the options once again and also noticed the acer boot graphics were reinstated. This worked for a few boots until I ran a chkdsk on Windows and following that the boot menu options have disappeared again and it will not accept f12 or dela to select boot devices or get into the bios. So any suggestions as not being able to get into the bios or boot from other devices is a major issue. Is this a bug with the A03 bios?

A:RL85 BIOS Boot Menu Disappeared

I've found what the issue was and its my lack of experience/understanding of how the uefi bios works. If using an OS that does not provide a uefi aware boot manager/OS then bios boot menu will appear and function as expected. If using an OS that is aware like Win8/10 then the boot menu disappears and the f12/del keys won't work. To access the bios setting and select a boot device you first have to boot into Win10 (in my case) and then press the shift key whilst selecting restart and the options will be there or you may have to drill down a few advanced menus. I'm not sure if there are any other key presses you can make on boot to be presented with the same options or not. Also if you remove the disk with the uefi aware OS then the standard boot menu will reappear and function as expected.  I guess there are benefits to better bios integration and management with the OS although without any information on this being displayed to the user it relies on google a bit too much.  More info here -> http://www.howtogeek.com/175649/what-you-need-to-know-about-using-uefi-instead-of-the-bios/

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Hi, I'm just in the process of setting up my new RL85 and I'm having issues with the boot menu disappearing and it not accepting f12 or del at boot. I upgraded Win8 to Win10 on the inbuilt hdd and also upgraded the bios to A03 and i loaded the defaults on next boot. However I wanted a clean install of Win10 on an SSD I'd added into the spare bay. My first attempt at this resulted in the original Windows Boot Manager being used on the original drive which I didn't want. So I managed to remove all the partitions from the default drive (I have a clonezilla image of this if I need to recover it) and perform a clean install of win10 on the SSD. I did notice I had some issues getting into the boot menu for the USB Windows install and running clonezilla to the point that it only allowed me to do it at one point when the boot process crashed. Anyway today when I wanted to take another clonezilla image I could not get it to provide the f12 boot device options. So I reflashed bios A03 and managed to get into the bios and force it to show the options once again and also noticed the acer boot graphics were reinstated. This worked for a few boots until I ran a chkdsk on Windows and following that the boot menu options have disappeared again and it will not accept f12 or dela to select boot devices or get into the bios. So any suggestions as not being able to get into the bios or boot from other devices is a major issue. Is this a bug with the A03 bios?

A:RL85 BIOS Boot Menu Disappeared

I've found what the issue was and its my lack of experience/understanding of how the uefi bios works. If using an OS that does not provide a uefi aware boot manager/OS then bios boot menu will appear and function as expected. If using an OS that is aware like Win8/10 then the boot menu disappears and the f12/del keys won't work. To access the bios setting and select a boot device you first have to boot into Win10 (in my case) and then press the shift key whilst selecting restart and the options will be there or you may have to drill down a few advanced menus. I'm not sure if there are any other key presses you can make on boot to be presented with the same options or not. Also if you remove the disk with the uefi aware OS then the standard boot menu will reappear and function as expected.  I guess there are benefits to better bios integration and management with the OS although without any information on this being displayed to the user it relies on google a bit too much.  More info here -> http://www.howtogeek.com/175649/what-you-need-to-know-about-using-uefi-instead-of-the-bios/

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Hi,

I plan to have two installations of windows 7, on each harddrive. I don't want a dual boot setup in the traditional sense, where Windows adds it to startup options, and the boot files are all placed on one drive, if that makes sense.

What I am after are two totally independant systems that are not aware of each other, by installing one first, then unplugging that drive, then installing the other.

The only way to boot these is via F12 boot menu, where you would select to boot from a drive, usb, or cd.

My question is, would it be possible to set in BIOS options, to always display this F12 boot menu on startup, rather than having to quickly time hitting the F12 key?

I guess this is dependant on the motherboard bios itself (Gigabyte Z87) but I have no idea what this option would be called or if it exists.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks.

A:How to display Bios boot menu on startup?

Not possible as far as I know. I have not seen any option in the BIOS to do that. The best you can do is set the drive with the OS you use most often as the first boot device. Then use F12 to switch to the other drive when need be.

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Hello There,

I'm currently in the processing of wanting to perform a refresh of the OS on my laptop. When I purchased the laptop from a well known department store, it came loaded with Windows 7, despite the pre-loaded OS being Windows 8 when purchased.

I've already disabled fast shut down, as recommended elsewhere on the forum. However, after numerous shut downs and start ups, pressing all manner of combination of keys to try and get either the boot menu or bios up, I just cannot do it. It boots straight to Windows.

I've attempted to boot from an external DVD drive aswell as a bootable USB.

I've tried F2, F12, F10, ESC and DEL on boot, but nothing. With repeated pressing, with continuous hold, with the FN key, just incase... just nothing!

Could anyone provide some insight into this please?

Regards,
Jamie

A:SATELLITE U940-11N - Cannot get into BIOS or Boot Menu

Fixed thanks to a suggestion from JackySteward

+Try this method:+
+Press and hold the F2 button and then press the power button in order to power up the unit.+

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I suddenly have no access to my bios or my boot menu. Any suggestions?
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A:Solved: No access to bios or boot menu

Take it that you already tried Esc, F2, F10, F12, Del, Ins, etc... repeatedly during boot up/splash screen.
If so, next I would shutdown the machine and hold down several keys at once and boot up.
The intent is to cause a keyboard error to force access to the BIOS. It may work.
 

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I press f2 at startup and get put into a black screen with white letters. I can either boot windows normally or run diagnostics. I need to change the boot order. I am running windows 7 off mac OS X if that would make a difference but I do not believe it would knowing I can still enter the boot menu. Windows still works like a regular windows computer but I can't seem to find the windows boot order. Can anyone help me with this? I have used Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool to format the USB correctly and install the ISO files. I am not sure where to go once in the windows boot menu so that is what I am asking for. Direction to the boot order so I can change it. Thanks!

A:Why can I not enter my boot options when in my bios menu?

Hello jeplonski Welcome to the Seven Forums! The place to look would be in the user manual for either the system if premade or the board if a custom build to find out exactly which F key you need to press at post time that's right when first turning on the power or following a system restart when either the factory logo screen appears or doesn't if disabled in the bios setup program for the main board itself.

Often it will be the F4 if not F8 or F11, F12 keys that are used for bringing up the one time boot device menu. The Del key or another of the F keys will be assigned for entering the setup program right after the drives and other devices are detected at post. Once in the advanced section of the bios you will find the boot order for assigning which will be first as well as if only one, two, or three drives or devices will be set in order.

For installation from dvd in past years the dvd drive would be set as first often if there wasn't any boot device menu you could bring to select cd rom drive and see Windows installed. You had to go back in following first system restart once all the setup files had been copied from disk to hard drive to set the OS drive as the first in the boot order. Now we generally either boot from the dvd or a USB Installation Key made up using the one time boot option.

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PLEASE HELP! Window 64 was asking for registration before allowing access to windows. I tried to boot priority (with F2 and F10) windows 32 pro edition. I disabled every boot option except for boot from CD/DVD so it would read the installation disc first. Now it won't even let me into bios. It just says after eMachines pops up and then disappears the screen quickly says contact
http://support.intel.com/support/motherbaords/desktop, which was a complete waste of time. Please help me, at least, get back to the bios! .Any feedback is greatly appreciated! THANK YOU!

A:[SOLVED] Help me get a bios or boot menu back!

You didnt need to DISABLE every boot option, just needed to put cd/dvd first boot.

Have you tried calling on the phone to talk to a tech?

If your not getting the first screen to enter bios, then this could mean bios is damaged,

you will need to send motherboard to emachines.

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Mother Board: Gigabyte 3.2GHZ
HDD: SATA 1 TB
OS: Windows 8.1
 
Problem: When the computer is powered on it boots normally. However, all function keys or cmd keys to get into BIOS (F2), BOOT Menu (F8), Set up menu (F12) are disabled.
 
Possible Cause: Ransomware, I know for a fact my son installed a .exe file that put ransomware on his computer due to the HDD being locked and inaccessible. Also, when logging into his user he is prompted with the ransom log on by GoTLINKS.
 
Attempted Fixes: I've tried removing the HDD cables and booting in hopes of getting forced into the boot menu. However, no drives are detected and I am prompted to insert the OS Disk and hitting ENTER. Upon doing so all KBoard keys are disabled and computer must be restarted. At this point the computer will boot from the OS Disk and allow for a install of windows or windows repair. Upon trying to reinstall the OS (after plugging the HDD back in) the OS Key states it is not retrievable, even though it is on the tower of his desktop. This happens after the key is inserted. (The key has been registered prior to this all happening). When going into windows repair from the disk I am given 3 options. System Refresh, System Reset, and Advanced Options.
 
System Refresh: Error: A Valid OS must be selected. Please select a valid OS and restart your system. 
 
System Reset: Error: The disk drive is locked. Please unlock the disk drive in order to proceed.
 
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A:Unable to access BIOS, Boot Menu, or anything else!!!

I forgot to add something.
 
Restarting system: I can restart the system while holding the Shift Key which brings me to the boot menu options. However, any key is disabled and the computer must be hard restarted in order to do anything. All function keys (F1-F9) do not work, keys 1-9 do not work, and even ENTER to restart the system does not work.

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Hi, I just installed winxp pro over win98se on my old pent II 450 pc. It seemed to be running fine, no install errors, etc. Now when I rebooted it comes up to a black screen with nothing on it but a line at the top saying Bios ver 3.5 Does this mean I have to upgrade my bios??? is it a driver issue? I can't even access safe mode, help!
 

A:Black screen with bios ver 3.5??!!!

Sounds like you are hanging at the Bios loading point with the new OS.

Check with the mother board manufacture to see if your Bios is up to date and compatable with Xp Pro. If not, you might want to update the Bios and see if you can at least boot into safe command prompt.
 

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Hey,
 
So long story short I bought a new GPU (gtx 970) after putting that into my machine and installing drivers my BIOS screen was taming like 40 secs to get past then PC would run fine (I also wasn't able to access to BIOS no keys would work). I did nothing about it untill seeing a post about taking the CMOS battery out for 2mins then putting it back in. Now my PC just shows the BIOS screen which I still can't enter then comes up with a black screen. The monitor is still on but screen just black.
 
I have tried everything I can think of, moving ram slots, taking out hdds moving GPU to another location but nothing changes. The mobo doesn't have onboard graphics so I can't try without the gpu.
 
Any ideas what this could be?
 
My mobo is the gigabyte x79 up4

A:Black screen after bios

Have you tried the old GPU?
 
If that doesn't work, then I'd suggest posting over in the Internal Hardware forums where the experts hang out:    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/7/internal-hardware/ 

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I was using my PC doing everyday stuff, when out of nowhere my screen just went black, my music was still playing, but my screen was black. Upon restarting my computer manually it black screened yet again, this time right after showing me my RAM amount (just before the BIOS). I took apart the tower and proceeded checking if my graphics card maybe overheated, let it cool down for about 2 hours, put it back together and still had the same problem. I've tried spamming the F8 button right before the bios, but all I get is a black screen.
Any help I could get would be greatly appreciated.

A:black screen for BIOS

Same post as Black screen before BIOS startup.

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Computer has power (light on) drives are working, fan is working, but all I get is a black screen and it never goes to the bios screen...just black. What could be wrong and how can I fix this?

A:Black screen and no bios

What is the make and model of your computer?
Any additional details will help.

Do you hear any beeps when the computer is turned on?
Make sure everything is connected properly.
Has anything changed? When was that last time you were able to use your computer?

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I have a samsung laptop. I turn it on and I can see the bios screen. After that, the screen just goes black and stays that way and doesn't boot. I am able to get into BIOS and I can see all bootable options. I am not able to get into recovery settings or the advanced boot menu.

I burned my Windows 8 iso to my flash drive and plugged it into the computer. I tried automatic repair with it and that didn't fix it. I tried doing a system restore, but it failed saying "System Restore failed while copying the registry from the restore point. The registry in the restore point was damaged and could not be restored." The computer was working during that restore point that. I will try another one though.

It appears that something is corrupt within Windows, but I'm not sure exactly what. I can issue the command in command line, since I can boot to my flash drive, but I'm not sure what files I need to fix or if I'm correct. Any advice would be helpful. Thanks.
 

A:Black Screen After BIOS

reset the cmos and see if you then have access to the bios settings
 

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I have Vista Ulimate 64-bit and everytime that I reboot I get a black screen before the Microsoft Windows scrolling bar.

This is the sequence.
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- Then the screen goes black with no hard drive activity.

I then can perform a Complete PC restore from my second partition on the same SATA Hard Drive and I will then be able to boot into Vista with no problem.....until I reboot, then I get the Black screen again. It is a vicious cycle.

I have tried to remove video cards (2 x 8800 GTS), memory (4 GB), sound cards (X-Fi Music), load the default bios settings....nothing works. Only a Complete PC Restore cures it, but only until I need to reboot the PC.

Any help would be welcome.

A:Black screen right after bios.

Just a guess here, but to me it sounds like a boot loader or boot device order issue. How long have you left it on the blinking cursor before giving up?

As well I'm assuming if you have your Vista DVD in the drive it boots up fine?

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Hey,

So long story short I bought a new GPU (gtx 970) after putting that into my machine and installing drivers my BIOS screen was taming like 40 secs to get past then PC would run fine (I also wasn't able to access to BIOS no keys would work). I did nothing about it untill seeing a post about taking the CMOS battery out for 2mins then putting it back in. Now my PC just shows the BIOS screen which I still can't enter then comes up with a black screen. The monitor is still on but screen just black.

I have tried everything I can think of, moving ram slots, taking out hdds moving GPU to another location but nothing changes. The mobo doesn't have onboard graphics so I can't try without the gpu.

Any ideas what this could be?

My mobo is the gigabyte x79 up4
OS is windows 7
 

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Hey,

So long story short I bought a new GPU (gtx 970) after putting that into my machine and installing drivers my BIOS screen was taming like 40 secs to get past then PC would run fine (I also wasn't able to access to BIOS no keys would work). I did nothing about it untill seeing a post about taking the CMOS battery out for 2mins then putting it back in. Now my PC just shows the BIOS screen which I still can't enter then comes up with a black screen. The monitor is still on but screen just black.

I have tried everything I can think of, moving ram slots, taking out hdds moving GPU to another location but nothing changes. The mobo doesn't have onboard graphics so I can't try without the gpu.

Any ideas what this could be?

My mobo is the gigabyte x79 up4

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This has happened now four in the last few days. Both times my WIFI connection totally drops and nothing I do can fix it in Windows. So I do a restart to see if that resolves it. I get the Dell BIOS screen straight to a black screen. The cursor in the upper left flashes ever so briefly you almost miss it. Right to black... I used my xp cd to do get into the recovery console, a chkdsk says "no errors" but when I force it to do a full scan it say it found one or more problems and when I reboot it works, what could this be.
This all started happening after I got a couple blue screen errors about memory errors, when I restarted from them it said ?a window has recovered from a fatal error?. The program that caused the blue errors was a exe that is not installed on my pc, just a click to run type thing.
This is my work PC and I can?t be down, thank you for help in advance, it is really really appreciated!

A:Bios to black screen

<<...after I got a couple blue screen errors about memory errors,>>

It would help to know exact wording for each error message received.

Louis

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Hi everyone,

I'm having some video card trouble... here's the story:

I was installing the latest Catalyst drivers for my 9600 pro a few weeks ago, I did the regular process that you're supposed to do, but something went wrong in the installation. So I decided to restart and try to install it again. I did that, but it still didn't work, so I thought I should try to install the old Catalyst's, so I uninstalled what I had of the newly installed drivers. I restarted, and after the BIOS/Windows booting screen came on (with the blue loading bar), but the Windows start screen did not show up. I had a few friends come over and try to help me fix it, but there wasn't any luck. Thankfully, I had an old nVIDIA card lying around, and I put that in, and it worked fine.

Now today, I got a new graphics card to replace the 9600 (X1300 Pro) and I still have that ATi problem. I tried removing everything ATi related in my computer. I used the ATi uninstall program, Driver Cleaner, RegSupreme, manually deleting ATi folders, I tried deleting some atisomething.something files in system32, but new ones just went back in there. I tried all the F8 options, Safe Mode freezes after a few seconds, VGA mode doesn't work, etc....Now I'm stumped.

http://www.techspot.com/vb/showthread.php?t=5783&highlight=black+screen

This guy has the exact same problem as me.

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A:Black screen after BIOS

can your PSU handle the ATi card?
second, ATI drivers are known to be buggy. You may have to try a version that works.
 

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I just installed my new SSD and installed windows 7 to it.Everything was working fine until I reconnected my hdd,now every time I start my pc I get a black screen with a flashing _ on it for about a minute then it boots to windows.How do I fix this?

A:Black Screen after BIOS

Try another SATA port.

Check the BIOS boot order to set SSD first, HDD second. If you need to boot a disk or stick use the BIOS Boot menu key at boot.

Did the HD have an OS at one point? It may have boot code remaining that needs to be wiped with Diskpart Clean Command after moving the data off.

Let us see a maximized Disk Mgmt screenshot showing drive map and listings with all drives attached. Use Snipping Tool in Start Menu, attach file using Paper Clip in Reply Box. Tell us what's on each drive.

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Hello,
I have a toshiba laptop that goes black after bios starts up.
While I was out on vacation, my little brother formated the laptop with vista-64, although it was originally vista-32. after the format, the computer was running fine but after the restart the screen goes black right after bios screen.
i took out the hard drive and reformated it with xp disc i have.
then i plugged the hard drive back to the original laptop but the result was same. i tried to go into the bios but i cant even go into the setup nor change the boot sequence to the cd.
someone help me please~
 

A:Screen goes Black after Bios

anyone have any ideas? T.T
 

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After the BIOS screen on my laptop, the screen just goes black for a good minute. Any causes of this, it usually starts in 32 seconds, but now it takes a decade.

A:Black Screen After BIOS

Go to your BIOS and make sure "quick boot" (or similar) is enabled or just try resetting to the default values.

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A:Bios Upgrade on HP Envy 750-170se CTO bios family 2b4b

@FrozenGamer? If your PC takes 3 minutes to boot in a factory condition then you should contact HP support. If your PC is less than 21 days old then quickly return it.  Without any modifications, your PC should be booting up in less than 30 seconds. I haven't seen any official HP posted information that supports NVMe m.2 SSDs.  Run the HP Support Assistant and see if it picks up a later BIOS update. HP's support number is 800-474-6836 or 800-HPINVENT or online here.  

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I posted this in the Windows 8 section as I thought it was a problem with such. However, I believe the Ransomware has a lot to do with the problem. So here is the issue:
 
Mother Board: Gigabyte 3.2GHZ
HDD: SATA 1 TB
OS: Windows 8.1
 
Problem: When the computer is powered on it boots normally. However, all function keys or cmd keys to get into BIOS (F2), BOOT Menu (F8), Set up menu (F12) are disabled.
 
Possible Cause: Ransomware, I know for a fact my son installed a .exe file that put ransomware on his computer due to the HDD being locked and inaccessible. Also, when logging into his user he is prompted with the ransom log on by GoTLINKS.
 
Attempted Fixes: I've tried removing the HDD cables and booting in hopes of getting forced into the boot menu. However, no drives are detected and I am prompted to insert the OS Disk and hitting ENTER. Upon doing so all KBoard keys are disabled and computer must be restarted. At this point the computer will boot from the OS Disk and allow for a install of windows or windows repair. Upon trying to reinstall the OS (after plugging the HDD back in) the OS Key states it is not retrievable, even though it is on the tower of his desktop. This happens after the key is inserted. (The key has been registered prior to this all happening). When going into windows repair from the disk I am given 3 options. System Refresh, System Reset, and Advanced Options.
 
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A:Unable to access BIOS, Boot Menu, or anything else!!! Ransomware!!

Update: I am putting Ubuntu onto a dvd and trying it that way. I will let you know the outcome. Any other suggestions while I am in this process are welcome as well.

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A:Asus x54C model can't get to boot menu or bios

What do you see?
 
Anything at all on screen, or is it just black?

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I was using my PC doing everyday stuff, when out of nowhere my screen just went black, my music was still playing, but my screen was black. Upon restarting my computer manually it black screened yet again, this time right after showing me my RAM amount (just before the BIOS). I took apart the tower and proceeded checking if my graphics card maybe overheated, let it cool down for about 2 hours, put it back together and still had the same problem. I've tried spamming the F8 button right before the bios, but all I get is a black screen.
Any help I could get would be greatly appreciated.

A:Black screen before BIOS startup.

F8 usually comes into play right after the computer's beep or while the brand/OEM logo is on or fading and after the BIOS Setup has been closed. Is the video an onboard adapter or a plug-in PCIe or PCI card?

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Hi, My Yoga crashed yesterday after discarding some changes before exiting my bios and now it won't boot. The keyboard lights up but the display won't. After browsing the forum I've learned that it might be possible to boot in some form of recovery by pressing FN+R and reflashing the bios from a memory stick.  https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-U-and-S-Series-Notebooks/Bios-Recovery-For-ideapad-laptops/td-p/... The guide talks about a .wph file but I can't unpack the bios exe on my desktop because , well, it's not the corect mainboard.  Can someone please extract this bios http://support.lenovo.com/downloads/ds035004 and upload the resulting files? Thank you.  

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I'm using a notebook and I just hibernate my computer, so I decided to finally give it a restart. The restart when fine, I saw the boot screen it was booting, I could of aborted the chkdsk but I decided to let it run. After it ran, the computer restarted and the computer hangs after the bios screen. F8 --> Safe Mode, Last known good config and all those nice things didn't work. I even booted into recovery mode, tried chkdsk /p fixboot fixmbr, none of that worked. Anyways, right now I booted into the XP CD clicked enter, clicked REPAIR and it's just reinstalling over I guess? I've never clicked repair before so I don't know how this is going to work. If I have to redo all my configs, I might as well do a clean format.

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=/ Right now it's reinstalling and hopefully I'll be able to boot after it's done.
 

A:Black Screen After Bios after a Chkdsk =/

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My computer begins to boot, I get through the BIOS then nothing but a black screen and my computer just sits there with the fans running untill I press the powerkey and force it to shutdown.

It will not boot in safe mode and I have tried a windows repair and that too just resulted in the same black screen after BIOS

I'm not all the technical, and can't seem to find what this might be called, and now I'm just hoping this problem is fixable without wiping the harddrive.

Again, computer was working fine, restarted, found malware/virus, restarted a second time, black screen after BIOS, no safe mode, repair didn't work.

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A:BIOS followed by a black dead screen

Has no one heard of such a problem?
 

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i just update my bios then my laptop dont start just black screen
i tried f2,f8,f12 nothin happen
i think i dont have my bios anymore
hope anyone can help thx

A:Black screen after update bios

Sounds like a bad flash.

Unfortunately 'laptop' doesn't really give us anything really to work with.

Brand, model and flash method may help.

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I have a Dell XPS M1710, running Windows XP. I went to reboot the laptop today and while the initial Bios ( i think it's called that?) loaded up, the screen never got to the Windows loading page. It is just a black screen with no mouse. Cntrl alt delete doesn't work, I can't get into safe mode, it's just all black. I haven't downloaded anything new in the past 2 weeks, this just happened out of nowhere.

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Each one was found at a different completion % of the recovery process.
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I have a HP Pavilion dv7 laptop that seems to power up okay but has a black screen with no cursor.  The fan runs for a few seconds and blinking lights show near the cap lock button and on the upper right of the keyboad.  I pulled the hard drive and tested it ok and tried moving the memory around with no luck.  I also tried the reset trick by turning off and holding the power switch for one minute.  I searched this forum and anyplace on the internet that I could find and all I could gather was that this is no uncommon but nobody seemed to have an answer.   Could the cmos battery cause this ?  I always have a a battery available to check but this is a differant style and I will have to order one.  This computer is about two years old and running Vista.











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A:black screen with no cursor or bios available

Never mind! Looks like you guys have it figured out.

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I updated BIOS on the above laptop about 10 days ago and since then just have a blank screen. Power light is on but thats all. No other flashing lights. The laptop will not turn on???

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This machine belongs to my friend's mom.  She forgot her password and I am trying to boot it from the Hirens boot CD to see if it is recoverabe. My problem is that if I disable Secure Boot and restart, the screen is black and the machine is unresponsive.  The only way to get it back is to do the BIOS recovery (Win+B keys).  If I do that, the machine will boot up fine and go into Windows (at least the login screen) I  was able to upgrade the BIOS to the latest version thinking that there was an issue.  However, the same behavior occurred when I disabled the Secure Boot and I ended up going back to the F.0E version when I did the recovery. Am i missing some step that would hose-up the BIOS like this? Thanks in advance.

A:BIOS change and black screen

Hi @BobD3,Thanks for becoming a member of the HP Support Forums. I understand you are having issues with a black screen when booting and you forgot the password . I will be glad to help you. Please follow the step from these documents.Computer Does Not Start (Windows 8)How to Recover Your Forgotten Password (Windows 8) Please keep me informed of how things went. If you require further assistance, let me know and I will gladly do all I can to help you.Please let me know if this resolves the issue by marking this post as "Accept as Solution".To simply say thanks, click the Thumbs up below!  Thanks.

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Hello,

I am having an unusual problem with Desktop PC. Sometimes when I boot the computer it will show the Gigabyte splash and then go black the moment it switches to what would have been the "starting windows" screen. I am positive that it is not the monitor because I never hear the windows login sounds or music. When this happens the only way I am able to fix it temporarily is by re-slotting the memory sticks in the motherboard. I did this on a suggestion that it may be a bad stick, but based on my experience of switching them out and using them separately this doesn't appear to be the case.

Any suggestions on how to proceed? Thank you for looking,
Desktop:

Windows 7 Enterprise

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Well i've gone and done it. I attempted to update my BIOS and in the middle of it, the screen went black and the computer refuses to boot up.

HP Pavilion dv9628nr.

I've been trying to research this for over a week now and i've tried everything i've come across. I haven't been able to use a CRISIS RECOVERY DISK to bring the BIOS back to life and i've tried it sever different ways now. Nothing seems to work. Could i be doing it wrong? Any other advice would be greatly appreciated.
 

A:Black Screen after BIOS update

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I have an HP G72 laptop. A few days ago I was thinking about installingubuntu. I booted from the LiveUSB. For some reason or another, I'm claiming temporary insanity, when the 'Try Ubuntu' screen came up, Ipressed the power button on the latop instead of going through the restart option.Now the laptop will not boot from the hard drive. It shows no BIOS or anything, just a black screen. The fan is running, the wifi light is lit, the number lock is lit but the screen is totally blank. I connected an external monitor and it doesn't show anything either.However, if I put the Ubuntu Live USB in, the system will boot from it and the external monitor will show Ubuntu.Any help or insight will be greatly appreciated.











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A:Black screen, No BIOS, No beeps......

I resolved the issue.  Not sure how but I tore the system down to the base components and put them back together and it booted up just fine into Windows.

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I just purchased a few upgrades for computer and before i replaced my RAM i went into the BIOS to change the settings of the RAM to 1600, which was at 1333 and did a reset before i changed anything out.
After the reset it went to a black screen and the monitor brings up the amber button,and after a few times of resetting, a black screen with a flashing cursor came up, this was without even changing any of my new pieces in yet. I looked into my computer to see and my graphic cards fan wasn't spinning, so i replaced my graphic card and the fan began to spin but still getting a black screen with nothing on it, not even a cursor anymore.
I decided to do a bench test to figure this out and just used the essentials of CPU, graphic card, 1 stick of 1333-2gb RAM, PSU, and the MOBO. Made sure everything was plugged in, including the 24 pin, the 4 pin, the graphic card, and the CPU Fan. Everything is getting power, the CPU fan is running, graphic card is spinning, the MOBO has the green light indicating its on, but still the black screen of death.
Ive tried 3 different graphic cards, different monitors, different RAM(2 & 4gb), a different PSU, and still nothing. I made sure all my jumpers were on correct, removed the CMOS battery, swapped the battery out, did a jumper reset, and im not getting any beeps, but still.... nothing
This is the first time i tried upgrading my system, and i do not O'C anything but my graphic card which isnt the problem. Im thinking it could be t... Read more

A:After changing BIOS, getting black screen

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Not a hardware guru and seem to have hit the wall on figuring this one out. Need a fresh viewpoint.

Dell Dimension 8300 (old but doing all I need -- have a newer machine for higher end apps.) Fully up-to-date XP. No recent changes other than XP updates.

Away from it when something happened. Screen was black but the machine was apparently running. Hard reboot got to Starting Windows then went black. (No cursor or anything else on screen.) Subsequent reboots sometimes did not get past POST but then once made it as far as the Windows password request. Each time ended in a black screen. (Was trying to see if a Windows Update occurred that needed several reboots to complete...which has happened before.) Eventually got stuck steadily before Windows even started. Boot message would come on and the screen would black too fast to actually read anything.

Disconnected all peripherals -- including hard drive and opticals -- except mouse, keyboard and GPU. Swapped mice, keyboard and GPUs in turn without a change.

Fearing a dying motherboard I examined it closely and found a row of leaking capacitors. I purchased and installed a new exact duplicate of the motherboard, but the problem persists.

The power light stays green. The Dell status lights, A-D, show Green Green Green Amber. I hear two quick beeps after the initial boot message. I can hit F2 to start the System Setup, but that screen shows for only a second before it goes black.

What I see is:

Dell splash screen, then the two... Read more

A:BIOS Black Screen of Death?

Dell splash screen, then the two beeps then
Phoenix ROM BIOS PLUS Version 1.10 A07
Copyright 1985-1988 Phoenix Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 1998-2001 Dell Computer Corporation
All Rights Reserved

Dell System Dimension 8300 Series
BIOS Version A07
www.dell.com

Diskette drive 0 seek failure
Keyboard failure

No boot device available -
strike F1 to retry boot F2 for setup utility

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this means that your hard drive isn't booting up windows.

this has happened to me once. i was replacing a motherboard(replacing mobo with a new mobo, but the same exact one, just like you are) and the hard drive didn't want to boot up. Pretty much i had to get the hard drive, put it in another computer, back up files, and reformat and reinstall windows again.
 

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Hi,  My P70 has had a blackscreen with the fans on and power light on. I do believe that the BIOS is dead after I pulled the plug on it updating the BIOS when it black screened during the update restart.  Draining the battery to reboot the BIOS hasn't worked. I read on a forum that depending on the motherboard, the BIOS can be rebooted by a dual BIOS, or by a BIOS USB/CD file.  Where can I download bios from a USB?  The biggest problem that needs to be solved is how to overcome the fact that the CPU doesn't boot and therefore I can't enter the motherboard BIOS.  Any ideas?   

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