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F2 = no BIOS screen

Q: F2 = no BIOS screen

My son tried to install drivers and a new USB mouse.
Immediately a message "something about a conflict" popped up and the keyboard became unresponsive.
He tried rebooting, still keystrokes have no effect--so he can't log in to remove or reset the driver.
F2 during startup doesn't take you to a BIOS screen, instead, it brings up "Windows Boot Manager"
(We own 2 of the same model computer and F2 is the proper key for BIOS)
F10 works normally
Keyboard uses serial port.
Would removing and reinstalling the CMOS battery be of any use?
Please help.

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A: F2 = no BIOS screen

Believing that people who post questions on the internet should be courteous enough to post solutions or workarounds, when found, here it is:
I bought a USB keyboard and both it and F2 now work.
Problem is apparently either the serial port itself or the serial keyboard driver--probably the latter.
I had tried 2 different keyboards earlier but both of those had been serial.
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Consider the PSU may have failed.
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A:when I power on my computer it stays on the Bios enter screen for 30 mins before it goes to the choose os screen

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A:Blue Screen BIOS/ACPI Error--Striped Screen Upon Reboot: Please help!

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At the opening screen, I get the opening HP screen, but it has stripes. I go into BIOS and the menus are striped.

My assumption is one of the memory sticks got loosed from it's slot when you played with the HDD. Please remove the memory modules and use a pencil rubber to clean it's gold plated contacts.  After making sure the contacts are clean and shining, inset them to the slots. If there is more than one module, connect one at a time. Now try to boot the system.
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A:Windows half installs, blank screen after BIOS screen


When the PC reboots after copying files it should then read from the boot device, it may be possible that the BIOS is set incorrectly with the boot device not being set as the bootable drive.

Go into BIOS and ensure that the first bootable device is the HD you are loading windows onto, also remove any devices attached to the bootable drive such as any slave drives and that the jumper is set to master, not slave or cable select, if the CD rom that you are loading windows from is slaved to the master drive then place it on its own IDE channel and rerun the setup from scratch.

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A:PC skips BIOS splash screen and goes straight to login screen

This is normally a BIOS setting called "Fast boot" or something such. It might have toggled off due to low battery causing a reset. This may also explain why a BIOS Boot Menu no longer appears.

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A:[SOLVED] BSOD help. Blank screen after BIOS pop up and blue screen while trying to re


From the video you provided (which is great, by the way)... your system is failing to POST. Essentially if the system detects that a device or component is failing to provide the accurate information, which ensures that it would then be safe to run, the system will not POST.

From the looks of it, your hard drive or memory appears to be the issue which is the issue in most of the cases like this as you're BSOD'ing right after loading the Windows disc and after it loads the files necessary for the install.

My current advice:

1. Clear / reset the CMOS and try booting up and or loading the disc again.

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Download Memtest86+ here:


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You can either download the pre-compiled ISO that you would burn to a CD and then boot from the CD, or you can download the auto-installer for the USB key. What this will do is format your USB drive, make it a bootable device, and then install the necessary files. Both do the same job, it's just up to you which you choose, or which you have available (whether it's CD or USB).

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A:The screen goes black after previous blue screen (even in BIOS)

Since you are having a graphics issue in both the BIOS startup screen and while Windows is open, it does sound like a graphics card problem and not a driver problem. Do you have another graphics card to substitute for test purposes?
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A:Black screen after Blue Screen, no BIOS, no display

Can you boot into Safe Mode?
Does the system display the Asus splash screen before going to the black screen?

Have you checked to see if the video card has power (the extra power plugs in most cards these days)? Have you checked to make sure the fan is working, and that the video cooler isn't clogged up?

Have you tried another video card? I'd suspect that the video card or it's drivers are your issue. If the system boots into Safe Mode, then I'd suspect the drivers, if it doesn't boot into Safe Mode (so you can see the display) - then I'd have to assume that it's the video card.

See if you can return the video card. If not, then see if you can borrow one from another computer - or buy one that you can return if it's not needed.

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A:Blank Screen, No Bios Screen, Win 7 boots fine, Now What?

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A:Re: Satellite Pro A200 - Screen goes black after BIOS screen


You wrote that you can access the BIOS but have you checked if the HDD is recognized properly? Maybe the computer cannot boot because HDD isn?t recognized so you should check this.

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A:Black screen after BIOS load screen

If you have any USB devices other than keyboard and mouse, disconnect them, and do a hard shutdown by pressing the power switch down until your computer switches off.

Wait half a minute or so and try booting up again.

If that doesn't work, are you able to boot into Safe Mode?

Failing that you could try a repair install.

Repair Install
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A:no bios screen,no signal for screen but pc boots

few questions
make and model of PC
you have doe quite a few things
cleaned PC
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can give a lot of detail - why have you done the above and what did you do.

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A:No win 7 loading screen or bios screen.

Which connections did you check? Make sure the video card and RAM are firmly seated.

Also see this (poorly formatted) tutorial: Tutorial: No POST (Power On Self Test) - TechSpot OpenBoards
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A:Black screen, can't even see the BIOS screen

"but it was smelling pretty bad"...

Something on the motherboard has fried. Dust needs heat to smell bad and the dust acts like a blanket holding in heat. Heat is bad for motherboards. Replace the motherboard
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A:BIOS Screen Only

Sounds like it's not completing POST. (Power On Self-Test).
Often with the Intel bios, you can hit a key to remove the splash screen, then it may give you more info. You may be able to see which part of the POST it's halting at.
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A:Bios Screen

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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.

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A:PC reboot after BIOS screen

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A:Black Screen After BIOS

reset the cmos and see if you then have access to the bios settings
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A:PC reboot after BIOS screen

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A:Hanging on BIOS Screen

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A:bios and screen problems

checked on the beep codes here they r:

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A:Stops at BIOS screen

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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:
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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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Hi have you tried to boot without the graphics card installed try safemode with networking then you can try a driver update and reinstall the card
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Right click 'My Computer' select 'properties' then click the 'advanced' tab and under 'startup and recovery' click 'settings' then under 'system startup' click 'edit' - this should open the boot.ini file - you can remove the 'Windows XP Setup' option from there.
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A:stuck in bios screen..xp!!

Try resetting the BIOS, take the Battery out from your motherboard, looks like a watch battery, lave it out for about a minuter or five and then put the battery back in and boot the PC, this may fix the issue as it resets the BIOS
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What is the make and model of your computer?
Any additional details will help.

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A:Stuck on BIOS screen

1. Welcome to Tech Support Guy

My grandmother downloaded a free Windows 10 upgradeClick to expand...

Where from please

I was later told that our version of Windows 8 is not compatible with Windows 10Click to expand...

In relation to the free upgrade to 10 it would not have been offered via Windows updates unless the computer was compatible as one of the pre-offering procedures is a check on your computer for compatibility

4. 8 itself is not eligible - it requires 8.1

5. Do you mean the BIOS/UEFI screen or do you mean the post screen - what is on the screen

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A:Black Screen after BIOS

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A:BIOS Screen issue

You'll probably find it's because you're using a TV. My daughters' rig has recently been hooked up to a 32" Samsung HD TV and when I first booted after installing an SSD in there I had to use Catalyst Control Center's overscan feature to bring the screen size down to fit the TV.
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A:Black Screen After BIOS

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Okay here goes today I tried to install a new hard drive by setting it as the primary slave got it in there and rebooted Bios detected the drive But heres where the problems start I got into Windows XP and it took about miniutes for the network icon to appear on the taskbar and to my suprise it says network discconected And it took another miniutes for XP to detect my New Hard Drive This didnt seem right so I took the new hard drive out and booted into Windows thinking everything would be Ok but yet again it took miniutes for Windows to detect my network card and im still disconnected from the network so I uninstalled the card and rebooted On startup it said found At Screen Help!!!!! Bios Stuck new hardware on the taskbar but I couldnt install the card the computer sorta froze So I Stuck At Bios Screen Help!!!!! shutdown and reseat the network card and reboot but now I am stuck at the bios screen It says CPU is unworkable or has been changed So I try and hit del to Stuck At Bios Screen Help!!!!! enter the bios setup but del will not respond Ive checked all the connections inside the case and everything seems to be in order Please someone help me nbsp

A:Stuck At Bios Screen Help!!!!!

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K well when i turn on my pc the POST and motherboard symbol and bios are all glitchy and move all over dunno what the cause of that is -__- ALSO i tried to install windwos and it was copying files and got half way through and it had problems reading files like all of them tried another disk same thing. Now when i try and do an install when it tries to boot the cd it says "NTLDR missing push alt cntl del to restart" ..........


Computer stats

DFI Lan Party motherboard 775 socket
p4 3.2 ghz
pci express 5750
sata 150 hd 250g
BTW my old hd died now this is a new hd but even w/o the hardrive plugged in the screen is still glitchy and wierd
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I want to over clock my CPU but when ever I attempt to go onto BIOS the blue screen comes up and it just freezes (sometimes the options are displayed and sometimes its just a blue screen but whatever the situation I cannot move around to set my options for over clocking). I use windows 7 64 Bit and the key to take me into BIOS is 'Delete'. I can boot fine its just when I attempt to go into BIOS it freezes.

Help is much appreciated!

A:BIOS screen freezes.

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Hello, I'm new to this forum and desperate.
Running XP, recently installed Norton System works Basic edition, somehow had a virus (I assume) and now I can't even get to safe mode. The CP (Compaq) turns on, shows the Compaq screen, then the Windows XP screen then turns off and back on and does the same thing continuously. When it last worked, I was running a full system scan due to pop ups I was getting, it said the scan was done but was froze so I had to do a cold boot and this is the result. I can't locate my System Restore disk, but I tried any old disk and it didn't even see that. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

A:CP won't get to desktop screen or BIOS....HELP

I would say if you could get a windows XP boot floppy (Go to any other XP computer, and select to reformat a floppy, and check the option "MS-dos boot disc". Once you boot into the floppy, run CHKDSK on your c:\ drive.
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I had a few probs yesterday on my pc I went in after a few hours and noticed that it was frozen on a windows screen I restarted in safe mode and ran anti virus it found a Trojan and removed it (I use avg) it started just fine then a few hours later it was frozen on windows screen again I restarted and now all I get is a black screen with white writing that says RV370 P/N 113-A62801-106 BIOS does anyone know what this means I tried to put in windows disc but nothing happens and I don't even get a screen to go to the bios or anything nothing works

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Laptop has a broken screen. Only way to reset it is to navigate the BIOS settings and tell me exactly what to press. I need to change the default startup so it will boot with a USB. This USB will upgrade the laptop to Windows 10 and I'll be able to continue using an external screen. The model is HP pavilion 17-e028ca, creating instructions on what keys go click(up, down, left, right etc) so I can reset this thing. External screens won't give me access to settings. Thank you.
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Hello as you see the Thread title i have a veryyyy nice bios problem.As i read in many forums the problem is from ram or maybe my computer is super hot when i am playing games.Look i get this error "win32k.sys." and something else ,i can't remember it right now. I run a test from cmd "sfc/scannow " and i had that logs. I don't know how to read them but i saw some currupt files or damaged i don't know what is the problem . As i see i can't upload the logs here because the file is 2,5M and the limited is 2M .send me a mail guys to [email protected] if you are interested for helping me. !

Thanks in advance !

A:BIOS Blue Screen

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Hi Folks.

Just wondering if it is possible to customize the BIOS splash screen at all?

I have an MSI KT400 board (uses AMI BIOS) and would like to see something a bit more interesting than the MSI logo or P.O.S.T



A:BIOS Splash Screen

Your braver than I if you mess with that, I've seen some hacks done with award bios, but I'd never do it.