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I cannot boot the computer -- can't even get see BIOS

Q: I cannot boot the computer -- can't even get see BIOS

Hi Guys Here is my story my friend brought me a laptop that is completely shut down and he told me to fix it I asked boot get computer even I can't the see BIOS cannot -- what is the problem and he said I don t some one gave it to me and I don t know what caused the problem when Looked the laptop I tried turning on but nothing showed up on the screen I plugged the power charger waiting for few minutes I turn on still nothing show up but this time the screen become white for like seconds and then goes back to black I thought I cannot boot the computer -- can't even get see BIOS the system is not getting enought electricity my question here is what are things do you think might cause the system not to boot please list a whole punch problem that might cause the system not to boot and I will go one by one and see if I can figure out here is the laptop information Toshiba Satellite-L -S there is windows on it I believe because I see win sticker on the laptop nbsp

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A: I cannot boot the computer -- can't even get see BIOS

I would suggest testing the mains charger first, if you have access to a multimeter, set it to the 20 volt range and see if the voltage is what it should be.
If that's okay, then it might be time to open up and check connections.
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A:Computer won't boot to BIOS

Sorry, I just discovered the correct section that this thread should be in
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A:COmputer won't boot and I can't get to BIOS

when you are first powering on your system, soes it give you any kind of beeping message? (long beep, or one short one long)

if your mobo is still working it shoudl give you some audible signal to give you an idea of what might be wrong.

no beep could mean a fried mobo :dead:
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Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1

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A:BIOS Gone, Computer Won't Boot

Hi luevan!

Believe me, i wish i had better news for you. Flashing the bios can be a very disasterous thing. Especially when things go wrong. I dont know what reason you needed to flash the bios but, im guessing you flashed it with an incorrect bios or shut the machine down before it finished the flash.

The only time you should flash the bios is when it will fix a problem your motherboard is experiencing.

When a bios flash fails it renders the motherboard useless. Since it doesnt have the instructions to function. Unless this is a dual bios motherboard. It's pretty hopeless unless you can find somewhere online or the manufacturer to reflash your bios to the proper one. If this doesnt help then im going to have to say your going to need a new motherboard.

Im sorry for your loss.
Good Luck
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A:Computer do not want to boot. Not even to BIOS.

Quote: Originally Posted by Lebon14

Hey guys.
I'm speaking of my rig here. Yes, it doesn't want to boot anymore. Let me explain the situation.

Since a while, maybe last month, my computer started to close and reboot on its own. Then, I was surprised so I checked to see if my fans were running, the temperature of the CPU, GPU, then my HDD's smarts value, etc. Everything was fine! But then, it stopped for a while until yesterday evening where it stopped 3 times in a small lapse of time. The third time, I had to do an electric reset then it booted again and everything was fine until I closed my PC and went to sleep.

So, I booted my PC again today and all was good for a couple of hours. Then, it stopped and rebooted 2 times and the 3rd time was the final nail to the coffin.

When I press the power button, there's no signal to the monitor and the hard drive activity LED is staying on. That's about it. No BIOS is shown, no bips either.

I disconnected it. Tested all my hard drives inclusing the SSD with a USB adaptor and they all showed up on my mom's PC just fine. I thought it was my graphic card so I took my old GeForce 8500 GT and swap it with mu GTX 460. Same result. What I can say is that all the fans power up, the LEDs too and the small LEDs beside the RAM slots too.

I'm stumped. It's either the motherboard or the CPU at that point.

What do you think?

Thanks in advance!

P.S Using my mom's PC.
P.S2 I don't have any another PSU, motherboards, CPU and RAM to test with...


There were no BSOD or any other errors when restarting was happening. Just pointing it out.

DO you have another power supply to test this computer with?
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I have had case open, see nothing obvious...

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A:Computer will not boot to Windows or Bios

Clean all dust out. unplug all drives (cabeling also) all installed hardware except the video card. start the pc. if the pc boots or gives error about no os installed try to get into the bios. if you can get in, shut down the pc and plug one piece of hardware in and start the pc. do this until it doesn't boot anymore. this will narrow down what the problem is
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A:Computer won`t boot, can`t access bios.

Ok, i'm no expert, but/and especially if you are having a hardware problem; you should always post your system stats, if possible (RAM , motherboard, hard drive...etc..). That is, how much, and what manufacture, if possible. Also, just wondering, how old is this system, and does anyone else use it?
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A:Computer won't boot past bios....

Have a look in Bios for the temp/voltage readings.

What do they report?
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A:can't get computer to boot with bios settings

Doesn't the Bios have a Default Setting? Jazz
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A:Computer will not boot / bios will not post.

Bumping to hopefully get some sort of response.

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A:Computer won't boot past BIOS

Unless someone has a better idea, you could remove the CMOS battery for about
5 to 10 minutes. Be sure to unplug computer before you remove the battery.
Then see if you can reboot into BIOS to reset it.
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A:Computer turns on but will not boot past bios

The first thing that springs to mind that you have not mentioned is the PSU
You don't mention the make or if it is new,
I have had new psu's fail within the first couple of months of building a new system, this is why I always use Thermaltake or Antec
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A:Flashed New Bios, Now Computer Wont Boot. Please Help!!!

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How to perform a Repair Installation of Windows? XP.

Two things are needed here, just a bit of old technology, an ink pen and a piece of paper to write down any special settings that might have to be changed back after the repair-installation is completed.

Please Note: Performing a "Repair Installation" in this manner should not delete any Personal Files, it should 'repair' the core of the installation but to be safe with your data you should follow the next two paragraphs.

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The details that follow require an above-average understanding of the technical topics involved. If you do not understand the Registry material presented here, either find a technically knowledgeable friend or do not attempt to repair your system Registry yourself. Improper changes in the System Registry can render all data on your hard disk inaccessible. :

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( Recovery discs are NOT recommended with this procedure.)

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Please read the whole page on this web site to familiarize yourself with the procedure and all of the Warnings
The following links are provided for reference incase they are needed.

How to perform a repair installation of Windows XP if Internet Explorer 7 is installed. ]

(How to Perform a Windows XP Repair Install with IE6 Installed. ]

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A:Computer boot up EXTREMELY slow, BIOS problems?

RenoF said:

Sorry if this isn't the right forum for this, but I couldn't find any other place that fit better. Please move it if you'd like.

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I was wondering if this is a BIOS or Processor or Motherboard issue. Everything is connected properly and inserted firmly.
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I have also set BIOS back to defaults, and even removed the battery for 30 seconds to reset it.

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Oh. I'm also about ready to just remove all the hardware and then build it back up. Just to see and be sure if something isn't connect properly.Click to expand...

Yup. CPU + 1 ramstick; nothing else. Make sure the front panel connector (or a jumper) is properly on the board speaker pins, for diagnostics.
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The BSOD i got before the system stopped working completely are attached.

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A:Lots of BSOD, now the computer wont even boot to BIOS!

If the system won't boot to the BIOS, you have a hardware problem. You'll have to fix the hardware problem BEFORE you can do anything else (all of our diagnostics rely on being able to see something in the screen).

Although I'm not a fan of the HCIDesign test, it tells us something that MemTest doesn't.
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Once you get back in Windows, please do the following:
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- DO NOT use Windows Update or the Update Drivers function of Device Manager.
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AtihdW76.sys Wed Nov 17 07:02:04 2010 (4CE3C43C)
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avgldx64.sys Thu Jun 03 17:06:48 2010 (4C081968)
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Probably caused by : Pool_Corruption ( nt!ExDeferredFreePool+c7b )
PROCESS_NAME: csrss.exe
FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0x19_3_nt!ExDeferredFreePool+c7b
Bugcheck code 00000019
Arguments 00000000`00000003 fffff900`c06f81e0 fffff900`c06f81e0 fffff900`c06f80e0
BiosVersion = 0702
BiosReleaseDate = 02/06/2010
Built by: 7600.16695.amd64fre.win7_gdr.101026-1503
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PROCESS_NAME: wininit.exe
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Hello -
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Since you built this computer I'm guessing that you have the installation disc for Windows 7?
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so I tried another working HDD that has windows 7 on it;Click to expand...

OK, you cannot take a hd with windows already installed and put it in another system then expect it to boot. Not going to happen unless the two systems have very similar or identical hardware.
Finally was able to load windows with UEFI mode.Click to expand...

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A:Computer will not boot past bios screen, Compaq Presario SR...

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A:Mouse Not Detected, bios problem? Can't even get INTO bios on boot

Most likely a bad mouse, or a bent mouse pin, or you are using one of those wireless mouse units, or a cheap usb mouse.

Mouse detection problems are exceedingly rare except for the above... never heard of a mouse being affected by a virus.

Uninstall Zone Alarm if you are using Internet Explorer 7.0 because you will always have problems otherwise.
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A:Power Cut While Editing Bios Now Won't Boot Bios

running an installation that edited the bios

Can you explain what was editing the bios?

Which motherboard is this? There may be a jumper that will reset the BIOS back to defaults.
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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:


H/W Diagnostics:
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A:PC Stalls on Boot: After BIOS post message, BEFORE windows boot screen

check the boot order in bios

make sure fast boot is on and make sure that your first or second boot option is your hard drive
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Windows Boot Manager is standard on a UEFI/GPT disk. 
See this post for an explanation.
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A:Laptop won't boot (Logo screen),can't boot from USB/DVD or access BIOS

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Now if you select the optical as the first boot device and it will not go then maybe it needs a new optical drive - very cheap these days and you may be lucky that it is held in with one screw on the underside of the laptop without any pics it is hard to tell - it possibly could be in that manual.

Now for the BSOD's please use these if you want to get them analysed

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A:Boot from one of 2 attached drives with BIOS boot order no problem?

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A:corrupt boot image message ,now will not boot and cant access bios

It sounds to me like hardware failure. I'm not sure what that picture is for but I suggest that you check for blown capacitors. Capacitor Lab - Visual Signs of Capacitor Failure - Bulging and Leaking
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A:can't boot DBAN trying to change boot order in BIOS not working

It is possible you have not created a bootable CD/USB. Use Rufus for example.

Also provide motherboard make/model please.
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A:Boot Drive not listed in BIOS / Empty Boot Tab in Sys Config

Are you saying the SSD is not showing in the bios, but yet your system boots just fine ?

I find this impossible

Post a shot of Disk Management.
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A:Choosing which OS to boot by changing BIOS boot order

Quote: Originally Posted by pander1203

I am choosing which OS to boot by changing the boot order in my BIOS. To me, this seems clean and simple. I built 32 bit XP on one disk, then removed that disk from my system, installed a different disk, and built 64 bit W7.

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There are no problems with doing it that way its just a PITA. with minimal work you can have a bootloader where all you have to do is click the OS you want to run. You need to use a tool like bcdedit. there are instructions for itis use here BCDEDIT - How to Use .How this helps and let us know if you need help with anything

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A:Why do I have to select the Windows Boot Manager in the BIOS to boot?

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A:How to change boot order w/o boot-up BIOS edit?

When you hit the power switch of your laptop at same time start pressing f2 and keep hitting it until you get in BIOS. After getting in BIOS I you know what to do.