Well I put a new sata hardrive into the computer after i tried starting it, it the monitor stopped clicking on, after a few resets it finally clicked on instead of seeing the bios boot screen I see a black screen, first it just had a white flashing dash after a few more restarts I just see random numbers and symbols I've tried resetting the bios with no luck until I track down a floppy I can't try to flash the bios anyone that can offer some help would be my hero.
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Re: bios don't boot at start stays at Black screen
You need to install the sata driver for the hard drive. watch closely at the beginning of the install and you will see it ask you to hit one of the f keys (i can't recall which one at the moment) to install the driver.
so go to the website of the hard drive manufacturer and download the driver.... put that on a floppy disk and install the driver... you should be good to go after that.
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You go to AVIRA dot com and download the boot tool, or go to BITDEFENDER and run an online scan, you don't put in a new HDD just because you had a virus, it sounds like you had a problem and thought it was a virus.
Read you manual, plug in the Sata drive into Sata 1.
Do you mean BIOS post, if you don't even see the BIOS post, check your monitor with another PC.
There is only one correct power switch pin, a , + and - pin, how can you switch, there is no such thing as switching.
poss windows has fallen over you need an operating system check hdd are master and slave master first one from board go to bios set the cdrom as the default 1st boot device put operating system into cd rom should start to load operating system
Mabee the hard drive has failed . try entering bios and see if the hard drive is recognised .If not try turning the computer off unplug it then reconnect the drive data cable and power cable then re- start the computer and see if it is recognised. some models of older hard drives needed a driver installed during set up -- you usually have to put the driver on a floppy disc and hit the f6 button when prompted by windows set up to install third party drivers . I hope this helps
1. Check the hardrive cable connection (data and DC supply). 2. Under the BIOS setting, make sure that the hardrive is detected (set to enhance mode), this will detects either SATA or PATA., Exit and Save new setting 3. If still no detect, your hardrive might defect n need new one
what u may have done is wwhen u were installing the new board, gave a static shock to the system...that will cause only the fans to come on and nothing more...this is a bad problem bc u cannot fix it...if u figure out something else is wrong, and it gets fixed, let me know
you use a graphics card as your main output? and you have onboard graphics output too that you dont use? if so then you will have to plug your monitor lead into the onboard output socket to see bios. i think you need to go into bios and change which device starts from boot. it sounds like you have the onboard graphics as your boot device and windows using the graphics card.
Try using a different monitor if you have one available, or disconnect the monitor from the computer and then turn it on. If you see a logo or color bar or message saying no signal, then your monitor is OK and you should take a look at your video card.
If you suspect your video card, there is very little you can do with a no video situation. but one thing you can do is to remove the video card completely and wait for a few minutes. then put it back in and try to start your computer. This is just in case you have corrupted video memory keeping it from functioning. otherwise, replace the card.
In the case that your video is built into you computer, buy a new card and disable the onboard video in the BIOS. That will take some browsing in the BIOS setup, but it shold be fairly easy to find. once it is disabled, the new card will be able to function and you should be ok from there. Otherwise, it's motherboard replacement time.