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Asus gray screen help

Q: Asus gray screen help

My son's ASus will not boot up. He said he held the power button while the computer was doing a disk check or ungrade. Now all we can get is a gray screen with an arrow. I saw something that said 0x0 error so I went to my computer and downloaded the repair tool onto a flashdrive but I don't know how to get the flashdrive to run. I am able to open the command prompt window but don't know what to type in to open the flashdrive to run it. I also downloaded avg in case it's a virus but again don't know how to make the program open and run?

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A: Asus gray screen help

As long as your computer doesn't boots up normally , you can not open your flash drive and even can't access to command prompt.
So, the first step is to boot it up with your original DVD and then investigate what the problem is .
When your computer boots from DVD you can run command prompt or perform a startup repair from the menu.
Do you have your original windows DVD ?
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A:Dell M60 laptop gray screen after Win XP splash screen?

Try replacing the CMOS battery
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A:Freeze then gray screen

Hi, as you have already tested the RAM and CPU the next suspect would be your hard drive, Follow this:
Identify the make of your hard drive and then use one of the links below to get the manufacturer's diagnostics for ISO (CD) not the one for Windows.
When the download is complete right click the file and select Extract Here and burn the image to a CD.
In Windows 7 right click the extracted file, select Open With, then select Windows Disc Image Burning Tool then follow the prompts. For all other versions of windows (if you do not have an ISO burner) download this free software. ImgBurn
Install the program and start the application. Select the top left hand option to burn image file to disk and then on the next window click on the small yellow folder icon and browse to the file you have downloaded from the links below. Then click on the two grey discs with the arrow in between (bottom left) and leave it to complete the operation.
Boot the PC into the Bios setup and set the CD/DVD drive to 1st in the boot sequence. Insert the disk in the drive then reboot and the disc will load into dos.
Excelstore Use EStest CD image
Hitachi/IBM Use the Drive Fitness Test - CD Image.
Seagate, Samsung, Maxtor & Quantum Follow links for SeaTools
Western Digital
If you have a Toshiba/Fujitsu hard drive I would suggest the use of the diagnostics from the Seagate link as this will work on all makes of drive and on any OS.
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A:Gray Screen on Startup... please help

You may want to try these steps
If you create a recovery DVD, you may be able to boot to recovery options
Create Recovery DVD

The Vista recovery disk is used to boot Vista when it won't boot - to run Startup Repair, System Restore, access a Command Line, Recover using a Vista Backup Image, etc.
System Recovery Options

If Vista will not start now, boot the Recovery CD to run Startup Repair which automates System Restore as well as numerous other tests including System File Checker which can repair system files which are not corrupted beyond repair.

If Vista still will not start, try booting into Safe Mode to run sfc /scannow to repair System files.
Special Thanks Given to Seven Forums.

Below is a bulletin distributed by MS to explain the start up procedure when Windows will not boot.
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Does the computer seem to turn on?
Based upon your description it sounds like it may even be hardware. The beeps that you hear at boot will help us diagnose.
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A:Freeze, then gray screen.

From where did you purchase the Windows 7 Ultimate?
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A:Why does screen sometimes dim/go gray/translucent?

Hello, Welcome!

Could you please post a screenshot of your problem?

Is UAC turned on?

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A:GPU - Gray stripes on screen

I had a similar problem and found out I had bad ram.

Try this test -

Left side of page is free download you put on bootable cd.
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It would help if you can post the type of the monitor ..CRT vs LCD... And also if you had a chance to load windoze in SAFE mode and see if you have the same problem with the gray areas..
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A:Gray screen on boot up

The following assumes you have access to another computer where you can do downloads and burn a few CDs:

Determine the manufacturer of your hard disk, visit their site, download their testing utility. Get the one that runs from a bootable CD. Configure your laptop's boot order in the BIOS to seek boot files on the CD before the hard disk. Run the extended test.

Download MemTest86, burn it to a CD and run a memory test.

If those tests produce no indication of the cause, you might try running CHKDSK C: /R from a bootable live OS such as Ultimate Boot Disk. The first two are small downloads; but, this one is kind of a biggie.

Get back here with your result.
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A:gray screen at start up


have you tried safe mode, to see if anything happens?, start tapping the f8 key after you hit the power button..

try and find out if its vista or xp, as I know NOTHING about xp....

either way though, what happens (if anything) if you press the windows logo key ?(while on the grey screen)

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A:Computer keeps freezing to gray screen

I'm going to close this thread as you have another one identical in the correct forum already. It'll only confuse replies otherwise.

For anyone reading this, the post you can read and reply to is here:
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Does this happen while you are actively using your computer or when it is idle for 5+ minutes?

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Could you post a screen shot so whe can investigate further?
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System Information
Time of this report: 2/19/2012, 23:32:53
Machine name: ELISHA-PC
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_rtm.090713-1255)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
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Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X2 250 Processor (2 CPUs), ~3.0GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 3326MB RAM
Page File: 1147MB used, 4067MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
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A:Screen tearing to Gray Screen

Hello Lokiusus and welcoem to TSF,


Originally Posted by Lokiusus

This is the gray screen, I haven't taken a picture of the tearing yet...but it seems pretty classic. Everything streaks.

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and welcome to the Forum

The drive may be failing . . Try a different diagnostic on the hard drive by downloading the diagnostic tool for the hard drive brand and making a bootable disc.

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Re your BSoD's....

> We do need the DMP file as it contains the only record of the sequence of events leading up to the crash, what drivers were loaded, and what was responsible.

You may be able to get the DMP files without crashing by booting into safe mode (F8) with networking.

The procedure:

* Copy the contents of \Windows\Minidump to another (temporary) location somewhere on your machine.
* Zip up the copy.
* Attach the ZIP archive to your post using the "paperclip" (file attachments) button.
To ensure minidumps are enabled:

*Go to Start, in the Search Box type: sysdm.cpl Press Enter.
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*Ensure that Automatically restart is unchecked.
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> In the interim please refer to....
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Try running Bios defaults

This settings area can be called:
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CMOS Settings
System Setup
even just Setup
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common problems

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"from a person's perspective"
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A:NEW Asus - Blue screen already - Please help!!

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Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-4030U CPU @ 1.90GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 69 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 6027 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family, -1984 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 455320 MB, Free - 417444 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., Q302LA
Antivirus: Webroot SecureAnywhere, Updated and Enabled

A:Asus 13.3 in touch screen lap top

Press start, in the search bar type "Device manager" and choose it, once your in go to Sound, video and game controllers tab, do you see your sound card? does it have anything there that shouldn't be, like a yellow question mark? and what is the sound card model?
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Stop: 0X400080
(0X8AI96AD0, 0X89646698, 0XBACD3F2C, 0X00000001
Beginning dump of physical memory. Physical memory dump complete. Contact your system administrator or technical support group for further assistance.

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Second time a couple days later i was on the internet using gmail and the same thing happend.

please help me
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A:Asus G73jh screen problem

Is the display panel an LCD or LED type? Many LCD laptops can be converted to LED by using a simple flat cable adapter...
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One was a Windows 7 computer, the others Windows 10
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If I put the hard drive in a system that was working fine, the F2/Del freeze issue happens
If I put a known good hard drive in the system with the freeze issue, it starts fine
I have tried the CMOS battery reset
I replaced the mobo on one system
I tested different RAM on one system
No success
If I connect the hard drive to another computer using a USB enclosure, it is readable and I can copy files; just won't boot
Thinking maybe the Windows is corrupt or has some weird virus. Any suggestions to try to fix without having to reformat and reinstall Windows and programs?
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A:Cant get past the asus screen at the start

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