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Hanging on BIOS splash screen after upgrading

Q: Hanging on BIOS splash screen after upgrading

I am now at my wits end having just upgraded some of my hardware I recently bought myself a new WD Tb sata drive a new midi tower case and a Gigabyte GeForce GTX card As my old tower couldn't take the new card i needed a new tower that could I spent Thursday stripping out the PSU mobo soundcard hd drives and RAM and rebuilding them in to the new rig Apart from some swearing when i on screen splash BIOS after Hanging upgrading realised the ATX cable literally only just made it to the socket with some strategic manoeuvres the new build was ready to go I hit the switch and everything stopped at the bios splash screen I hve read through some of the Hanging on BIOS splash screen after upgrading other threads here for any help and nothing worked I've reset CMOS i've taken out the battery i've stripped everything out and reseated all connectors i've tried each device individually The speaker is sounding the single 'everything okay' beep I take out the RAM and reboot and the speaker goes mad as expected The keyboard is working fine as it allows a ctrl alt del reset but won't let me in to the BIOS I was about to put the original rig back together to see if something went wrong between the two but one of my lovely kids spilled a glass of orange over my old GFX card Help Current unworking build Gigabyte GA-Z -DS H Intel i Gb DDR Corsair XMS Tb Seagate Barracuda Tb Western Digital Gigabyte GeForce GTX Windforce Inwin GT Midi ATX case
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I am working on Gateway dx310x, for someone, and when you turn on the computer the bios splash screen comes up to where you can hit F2 or F10 and sits there for 45-90 seconds before booting into windows.

If you hit F2 or F10 it takes 45 - 90 seconds to get into those menu's also.

Does anyone have any suggestions on what could be causing this. I havent had a chance to flash the BIOS.


A:Gateway dx310x hanging at BIOS Splash Screen

This is often caused by a piece of hardware. The device is setup in BIOS and BIOS is querying it repeatedly, but it's giving incomplete answers.

A cause of this can be poor connections at the device or mobo. Remove and replace your drives power and signal cables at both ends.

Other causes are a device going bad. A troubled HDD will give this kind of forewarning. Download & burn a test CD from the manufacturers website. A CD drive going bad could also cause it. I've also seen an older floppy drive that hardly got used cause this issue.

USB devices can cause this (including the mouse or keyboard). Disconnect USB devices one at a time and test. External USB hard drives often cause this type of stall.

Then there is the PSU. If it's failing, this symptom sometimes shows up. I usually try a different PSU first, if that doesn't change anything, then disconnect all the drives and test, remove and replace the RAM, remove the GPU and use the internal, and so on. This all serves to narrow down the issue to the particular hardware device causing the issue.
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I've tried the suggestions on what to do if the computer won't boot, such as chkdsk and fixmbr. Did the hardware scan, all is well.

chkdsk said it fixed some stuff... not very specific on what it was.
fixmbr said the boot record was either bad or non-standard, so I went ahead and re-wrote it, but with the same result.

What are my other options for system recovery?


A:Blue Screen after bios splash, no XP splash

Error message?

System manufacturer and model?

Have you read your owner's manual?

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Hi Guys,

A PC at our disaster site has decided it no longer wants to boot in normal mode. It gets to what I would call the splash screen (hope thats the right term - XP logo on a black background with the scrolling bar below) and just stays there, until it is turned off by holding in the power button. It will, however, boot into safe mode.

I don't think there are any dodgy drivers or applications installed on it - well, there shouldn't be!!

I have tried using a XP disc to repair the installation - fixboot and fixmbr but it still hangs.

Chkdsk ran from the recovery disc seems ok.

Any ideas or suggestions on how to get it to boot would be gratefully received!

A:XP Pro hanging on splash screen

In Safe Mode, go to Device Manager and remove the video adaptor . . restart and let it "Discover the Card and load the drivers
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A:XP hanging at splash screen (again)

I am not sure what you mean about the option to fixboot.

The option rewrites the boot sector, if they option is available choose it and allow it to confirm the changes.

If I misunderstood your intial question please forgive me here.

You can also do a repair install, which should not remove your previous install of windows.

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A:W7 hanging at splash screen

Quote: Originally Posted by cmh

how can I bypass W7 and reformat my OS drive (drive C), or alternatively can I cancel the now hung incomplete reinstal so that I can use safe mode to access the OS drive again?


You need to use the CLEAN and FORMAT commands available from DISKPART.

Do this:

Physically disconnect the HDD for now

1. Boot from the Windows 7 DVD as if you were going to install
2. At the Language Screen press SHIFT+F10 - this will open a command window:

Command Prompt at Startup

3. Now follow this tutorial to run the CLEAN command -Steps 1,3,4,5,6 and 7 only

Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command

4. Now proceed to format the disk and create a new installation partition - OPTION 2 Step 1 to 8 only

Partition or Volume - Create New

I recommend using these:

List disk
Select disk 0
Create partition primary align=1024
Format fs=ntfs quick
It ensures proper alignment of the SSD as described here:
SSD Alignment

Now close the command window, and try to install as you normally would. If installation completes succesfully, reconnect the HDD again.

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Have reseated the ram and cpu also diconnected all drives to see if anything would make a difference all to no avail .
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Thanks for your help ?

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Have a look here: Tutorial: No POST (Power On System Test)
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A:Hanging at splash screen on startup

Power could be an issue on start up lets get a look at the temps and voltages as well as any .dmp files from the BSOD's

D/L and run Hardware Monitor do something intense like a virus scan or gaming for a bit, Alt+Tab back to HWM expand all the trees and use the Win7 snipping tool to grab a screen shot of the HWM window, post the screen shot using the paperclip button in the advanced message box(Go Advanced button).

And for the dmp's> Follow the instructions here>
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I have tried:
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- malwarebytes comes up with nothing
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A:computer hanging on splash screen - please help

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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.

It won't hurt to change your CMOS battery and might help. You can reset your BIOS at the same time which is also indicated: Clear CMOS - 3 Ways to Clear the CMOS - Reset BIOS

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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.
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A:Hp Bios Splash Screen Missing

There should be a bios setting that enables/disables the logo. Read your manual as to the exact location of menus/options.

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A:F1 key to get past bios splash screen

The first thing I would do is replace the CMOS battery.  On an old machine when it is asking for the F1, that is likely a BIOS losing the settings due to the CMOS battery.
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A:No BIOS splash screen on bootup

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A:Freezes on Bios Splash Screen

Do you have a Windows install disc?
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A:Bios splash screen then blank

Sounds like your systems CMOS battery may need replacing, is it showing the correct time and date?

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A:No BIOS splash screen (or boot)

This is a laptop isn't it?
Have you tried powering it up on the mains but with the battery removed?
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A:Black screen after BIOS Splash

I have had similar issues, but sometimes it can be a combination of issues rather than just one.

First I suggest you reset your BIOS, then configure as you need it. Then disconnect all SATA connections except your boot device. Also and even more importantly disconnect ALL your USB connections, including mouse and keyboard.

Boot... see what happens. Boot a few times to make sure you have a consistent response.

All well? try reconnecting SATA devices one at a time booting after each addition. All not well, determine the SATA device causing the problem. Try it on a different SATA port to determine if the port on mother board is the problem.

Repeat with USB devices.

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A:Display gets stuck on the BIOS splash screen

Hi try running these, No. 1 SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker - Windows 7 Help Forums
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A:Windows 7 skips BIOS splash screen

There is nothing to worry about. On my board (remember the BIOS is the board and has nothing to do with software) sometimes I see the BIOS flash screen and sometimes I don't. There is nothing to worry about.

Some BIOS allow you to disable the splash screen so you don't see anything also fast boot would also disable it (but you checked that was disabled anyway).
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A:PC Won't Boot Past BIOS Splash Screen

Only suspects left then are Motherboard/CPU and PSU. I guess you can try to check atleast CPU in some other board if possible to start with.
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A:Computer stuck at BIOS splash screen

Start with these free, bootable hardware diagnostics:
I suspect memory because of the beeps, but I suspect the hard drive because of the freezing at the BIOS splash screen (so try both diagnostics).

Good luck!
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Hello , and welcome aboard

I am not very sure, but it might be that as in the BIOS it is only the basic graphics works, so the connection from the GPU to the monitor is inactive.

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How old is this computer? Do you get any amount of beeps or combination of beeps?

A freeze on POST can mean hardware failure, usually imminent hard drive failure.
Check the RAM is connected securely, and the HDD.
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A:PC stuck on BIOS Splash Screen after installing new GPU

I can put my old card in and everything works fine.Click to expand...

So at this point I think I need a new motherboard.Click to expand...

This makes no sense at all. If you reinstall your old card and everything works, why in the world would you think you need a new mb???
That scenario points at a failed or DOA card NOT a failed mb.

If you are intent on gaming, I would give serious consideration to building a gaming system. Big box systems like dell, hp, etc are fine for what they are intended to do; email, run office, watch videos, etc. The hardware is just not up to the stress of gaming. There is more to a gaming system than simply installing a video card and a pw supply.
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You can always buy a floppy drive. As long as you have USB ports a removable floppy drive won't cost too much.
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my regards.

A:problems reaching BIOS and splash screen on my new computer

First of all, you need to post your exact parts ie make and model of mb, the exact cpu you installed, the exact ram, etc, etc, etc. Post links to your parts ie newegg links or wherever you bought the parts. We have no idea what we are working on so knowing helps.

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A:Initial Boot: Hangs after BIOS Splash Screen

Try resetting the BIOS.

Power off, unplug the power cord.
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The new MBoards are really fast going through the BIOS Post. I looked at thier site, and there is a utility that lets you access the BIOS through Windows. Install the app, then you can set a post delay.
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A:Initial Boot: Hangs after BIOS Splash Screen

Try resetting the BIOS.

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A:Just built a computer... now cant get past the BIOS/splash screen

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When you need to go in to BIOS or do a startup repair, plug your monitor back in.
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A:Computer Hangs on BIOS Splash Screen When USBs are Plugged In

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A:Satellite Pro L300-1FN does not boot - hangs at BIOS splash screen


What happens if you press F2 while notebook booting up?
Can you access the BIOS?
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My brother took my laptop and make some changes to the bios and put and image on the bios.... How can I change or disable this image.....Click to expand...

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A:Stuck at BIOS splash screen, suspected hard drive issue.

There are 2 cables that go to the problem hard drive, data and power. Try this test: Remove the data cable but leave the power cable connected, then try to boot.
If the problem persists with just the power connected then I'm afraid the drive has an electrical problem. Very difficult to fix without taking it apart on a workbench.

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Flash the Bios?
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A:BSOD/Hanging on splash, 0x124 stop

Welcome aboard.

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* Bugcheck Analysis *
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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 124, {0, fffffa8009dd3028, be000000, 800400}

Probably caused by : hardware

Followup: MachineOwner
Stop 0x124 is totally a hardware caused stop. To troubleshoot it, it is best to follow the guide Stop 0x124 - what it means and what to try

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I already did this.Black Screen Hang (after splash screen appears) (usually video driver)- Last Known Good Configuration- Safe Mode- install/reinstall latest version of video drivers. I downloaded the latest video driver and installed it. But the black screen hang still keeps on happening. Please Help

A:Black Screen Hang (after splash screen appears)

What happens when you try to get into Safe Mode?The next most common issue for black screen hangs is a problem with the hard drive.You can try these commands from the Recovery Console ( )They will attempt to correct issues with the File System on your hard drive.FIXMBRFIXBOOTCHKDSK /RIf that does not fix it, then I'd suggest a bootable diagnostic available from the manufacturer of your hard drive. There's a list of the most common one's in this thread: The diagnostic will tell you if your hard drive is starting to fail (or not).
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Going to my sisters tonight to attempt to fix her PC Was working fine this morning cursor Black with after screen screen splash moveable but this afternoon - Upon startup everything runs fine until after the windows splash screen everything goes black and the only thing visable is a cursor but nothing to click cannot ctrl alt del cannot right click Cannot enter safe mode at all last good configuration doesn t work either Computer is still running Black screen with moveable cursor after splash screen fan whirring lights flashing Fan has been cleaned and power supply checked Black screen with moveable cursor after splash screen no change Cannot get into anything to run explorer or virus check She is running Windows Black screen with moveable cursor after splash screen XP SP I m unsure of when sp was installed I understand this may be an issue along with video and graphics drivers display settings corrupt registry flat CMOS battery or loose internal connections My questions are - What can I do to actually get into the computer to check if it may be these problems Does anyone know of any more problems that could be causing this problem nbsp

A:Black screen with moveable cursor after splash screen

Welcome to TSG, Kiwichick. You stated....

Fan has been cleaned and power supply checked, no change.Click to expand...

It's very possible that in cleaning the machine something may have become loose. (It happened to me before,
a sata cable wasn't completely connected.) Check all of the connections at both ends. Any cables or straps
need to be tightly seated to the HDD as well as the connection to the mobo.

Before you open the case, disconnect all peripherals and press the power supply button in for approx. 30 seconds
to drain the remaining flea power. It sounds like a loose cable to the drive.
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I have an M60 laptop that recently started failing the boot process after the Windows XP splash screen, just before the login screen. It does the same thing with an external monitor attached. If I start it in Safe Mode it will boot. When I restart out of Safe Mode it boots without a problem. The next time I try to boot in regular mode the same thing happens.

I have tried removing memory and switching DIMMS around; I have tried replacing the current hard drive with the original hard drive which was working when I replaced it and it has the same symptoms. I did this as any easy way to eliminate viruses, trojans or corrupt drivers. It appears to be a hardware problem, but I am stuck. Anybody have any suggestions? Thanks

A:Dell M60 laptop gray screen after Win XP splash screen?

Try replacing the CMOS battery
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System running Windows XP

After the stsystem starts, and after the Windows XP Splash Screen and Windows is Starting,

The screen only shows a Splash Screen Reading:
"Warning! Spyware detected on your computer!
Install an antivirus or spyware remover to clean your computer."

After this there is no icons, no start menu, no task bar.

I cannot CTRL+ALT+DEL, it says task manager has been disabled by your administrator.

If I leave the system running for 10 minutes or so a bogus advertisment for spyware removal will display, all you can do is click install or close the window.

Windows key will not open start menu, windows key+R will not open run command. No right click, nothing seems to work...

Safe mode will boot up, no splash screen, just blank black desktop, safe mode in corners, nothing works.

What can I do other than format?

A:Screen Displays Spyware Splash Screen At Start-up

oh dear may one ask what WAS your antivirus program?

has this suddenly started to happen or has it been progressively worse over some time ?

you may need TO reformat if you cannot even open the dear comp to talk to it
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Problem When booting the then black Motherboard - =( screen death screen splash of computer after the motherboard splash screen the screen turns black and nothing happens Everything is still on and the fans are running PC Spec's Motherboard Asus M A -E SAM ATX Processor AMD Athlon II X GHz MB W AM RAM Corsair GB DDR MHz Cl XMS - Graphics x Crossfired XFX PCIe HD MB Power supply Corsair VX W HDD Windows installed HD GB Samsung SP SATA- RPM Spinpoint F HDD GB storage DVD DVD RW Samsung X DL This PC has been in use for approximately a year Facts When I turn the power on all fans start running like they normally do Using the ASUS Express Gate splashtop that launches before the motherboard splash screen I'm able to browse all my files on both harddrives Pressing DELETE at the motherboard splash screen takes me to the Bios Setup Utility which I can navigate At the Bios Setup Utility it says that the Primary IDE Master and Primary IDE Motherboard splash screen - then black screen of death =( Slave are quot Not Detected quot Not sure if this is significant According to the Bios Setup Utility it should attempt to boot from the correct HDD Trying to boot from the second HDD yields the same results Pressing TAB at the motherboard splash screen to view BIOS POST Message only leads to the same black screen Switching the monitor made no difference The monitor can't find a signal from any other ports I'm at my wit's end I do not understand what's causing this I've recently bought a new monitor but switching back to the old one made no difference I've installed a bunch of Steam games and updated Sims but other than that I've done no major changes to the system in the past few days I've been able to shut down and start the computer without issues until this morning when this happened I really don't know what to do Can anyone help me I'd be eternally grateful for any and all help I can get

A:Motherboard splash screen - then black screen of death =(

I went into the Bios Setup Utility and reset to factory defaults. I then changed the boot order so that I would boot from DVD before HDD. For some reason this did it. It now works. Maybe it just needed time to rest? Because this hardly sounds like the solution to my problem.
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On the splash screen (vista logo on startup), i get a blue screen but i can't read it and it restarts.
Startup repair can't fix it. It says NoRootCause on lines 6-9.
Did a dell diagnostic test, everythings ok.

My specs:
Dell XPS 420
Soundcard: SoundBlaster XtremeGamer
Gfx: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT
CPU: Intel Core2 Duo
OS: Vista Home Premium 32bit

A:quick blue screen on splash screen vista

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Hi all I was called to fix my aunt s PC the other day and what i came across was something i couldnt figure out what had caused the problem The machine does the usual POST etc does all to Screen Prior Black Screen Splash WinXP its checks and then goes to boot from the HDD HDD is indicated in BIOS Black Screen Prior to WinXP Splash Screen etc At this very stage just before the WinXP splash Screen the Screen LCD just goes black and does not ever recover There is no error messages and the HDD LED blinks a couple more times then does nothing LCD power light stays on green I have to either turn it off via power button or do a restart with Ctrl Alt Del I have disconnected all peripherals except Video Card HDD and still no luck The only reason why i left the Video Card was that there is no onboard video and i had no other Video cards to replace it I cant even boot into safe mode I manage to resolve the problem by doing a WinXP repair over the top but what i really want to know is was it a corrupt damaged MBR that was causing this problem or was it a corrupt driver I have read a few articles about nVidia cards giving black screens but none seem to be similiar to mine Also since the install over the top the problem has not re-occurred however it has only been day since PC Specs are below P ghz Albatron PE Pro II m board nVidia FX XT VGA card GB IDE Seagate HDD Firewire Card Unsure of Sound Card Any help would be greatly appreciated Thanks in advance Regards Steve nbsp

A:Black Screen Prior to WinXP Splash Screen

Sounds more like a corrupt video driver to me.

My screens go black at that stage, as the drivers load.

Later drivers seem to leave them "black" a lot longer in the boot process.
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My splash black screen windows screen blue now to laptop is a Dell Inspiron with windows splash to black screen now blue screen XP Professional The laptop was given to me used no original cd s or anything just the machine and power cord just letting you know that right off the bat as I don t have option to put cd in as I don t have it The laptop has a XP sticker on it that doesn t state if windows splash to black screen now blue screen it was home or Professional windows splash to black screen now blue screen to start with I say all this because I can t tell you if the OS was preinstalled or after market installation IN case this matters any I am not knowledgeable about computers without the aid or forums like this so please know that when offering aid I ll need specifics please Recently my system malfunctioned and YourHighness helped me get it cleaned up It was working fine for a few days All of a sudden the Windows Splash screen disappeared and the screen went black After multiple reboots and selecting Function F eventually the computer would go to a grey screen and then would finish booting fine This went on for a week or two Meanwhile as YourHighness suggested I bought more RAM as it only had MB I read it can go up to a gig so I bought used from eBay a and installed it Booted fine after the black screen issue still and worked fine A couple of days later I went to boot it back up and got a blue screen saying quot Stop C Bad Image CheckSum The Image MSAN dll is possibly corrupt The Header Checksum does not match the computed checksum quot I can not boot to safe or any other option I can only access bios and am clueless what to do once there if anything I tried recovery counsel booting but it just refreshes the options screen essentially it only recognizes the XP option I removed the RAM in case it was causing the problem Tried to boot with just a and also with s Still got same blue screen I don t know what to do from here Do I need to take it to a repair shop or can someone guide me through some options Please advise Most appreciatively Thatguy

A:windows splash to black screen now blue screen

I would think that your first priority, assuming that your data is safe, is to obtain a means of reinstalling/repairing XP. I mean, that would be my first priority if I intended to run a system with XP on it and I did not believe that the system would run perfectly until I decided to retire/sell/junk it.

So my first suggestion would have Dell and inquire about recovery/restore CDs for your system.

As for your apparent option of taking it to a shop...that won't resolve the fact that you have no install disks of any type.

I've not ever seen an XP sticker that doesn't indicate which flavor of the O/S is installed.

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A tough question
I have an ACER Aspire X1800 desktop (unable to obtain any information on mother board or BIOS).

I recently had this problem once but cannot understand it.
The BIOS hung before it got to the OS with "del" and "F12" options still showing on screen. F12 brings up the boot device menu and was unresponsive multiple times.
When I tried "del" it responded and I checked my CMOS settings with no changes. Exited CMOS setup and it's booted fine since??????????????????????

Do I have a BIOS/CMOS issue waiting to hit again?

A:BIOS hanging

If the bios is screwed up, I might try flashing it with same or preferably newer driver.