Question about Computers & Internet

2 Answers

When computer is started the information that loads before windows starts is scrambled. if i hit f12 and go into the BIOS everything there is scrambled too. Windows doesn't load and get blank screen. Any Sugestions? Tony

Posted by on

  • aaitken Nov 22, 2008

    Thanks for the reply. could be the screen has blue lines all over it.Tried to start in safe mode got to windoews options for safe mode etc, it loads the drivers and won't go any further. if i tale out the video card should the computer be able to start?



    thanks tony

  • aaitken Nov 23, 2008

    i can't even get into windows in safe mode so that is not an option. I have an 8800 GTS on a Gigabyte 965P-S3 board, if i physically remove the 8800 should windows boot and run?





    Thanks

    Tony

×

2 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 10 Answers

You will still need to have a PCI Express video card installed on the board in order to see what is going on as there isn't any intergraded graphics on this board. Can you get your hands on a different PCI Express card to try?

Posted on Nov 27, 2008

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 10 Answers

Sounds like your video driver is corrupt. Try booting to safe mode and re-install the video driver.

Posted on Nov 22, 2008

  • Cindy Welling
    Cindy Welling Nov 23, 2008

    You said it might be the monitor. First try a different monitor and if that doesn't work uninstall the driver. Please note that if you have a special video card you might need to go to the manufacture's web site and down load the latest driver. You do not have to remove the video card just the driver. Go to control panel, system properties, Hardware, device manager. click the plus sign in front of Display adapters and you will see the video driver. left click on it then right click and choose uninstall. After it uninstalls click on the action tab and choose scan for hardware changes and re-install the driver, or if you downloaded the driver install it.

×

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

How to enable disk controller in bios windows7


You can't enable the disk controller in bios, it is probably blocked. Start your computer and hit F12 until bios comes up. Under advanced settings in your bios, change your Data from AHCI to Compatibility Mode. Then restart your computer, hit the F12 button and boot from disk. Good Luck, I Hope this helped!

Feb 05, 2016 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

What do I press to access the bios to reset?


Re-start the computer and well before it starts loading windows press the F2 key continuously until the screen pops up. If it does not and the computer loads and opens windows you were too late hitting the key or you were not hitting the key frequently enough. In that event you need to start the process over again by re-starting the computer again.

Dec 22, 2015 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

How to restore my laptop without a recovery disc? (acer aspire 5100)


Hi

You could try hitting the f10 key at the top of your keyboard as soon as you start the computer that should take you into factory restore to start with it looks likes its loading windows but in about a min it takes you into the option to take back to factory settings

If f10 dont work try alt\f10 or the blue fn\f10

if none of them work hit the delete key on startup and go into bios to make sure that f10 is not disabled because sometimes it is by default disabled

But be very carefull not to alter anything else in the bios or you could and probably have big problems just enable f10 0r f12 if they are disabled then hit save click yes

windows will then restart and try the f10 key again

good luck

Nov 13, 2010 | Acer Aspire 5100-5022 Notebook

1 Answer

When i turn on my computer a black screen pops up saying enter current password._ Unable to use f2 or f12 What am I supposeed to do


Hi

You could try to start up in safe mode ( quite often f8 ) sign in as administrator and cancel the password

Also if you get into safe mode try a system restore back to when it was ok

Or hit delete key a few times when starting up hopefully this will take you into the bios because the f12 or f2 key may be disabled

Be very careful what you change in your bios because on a laptop its not very easy to change jumpers on bios battery so only enable the f2 or f12 then hit save and exit windows will then restart

But be very very carefull not to play around in the bios if you dont understand it you may end up with BIG BIG Problems

Nov 13, 2010 | Toshiba Satellite Pro L300 Notebook

1 Answer

When I attempt to turn on my Dell 2300 computet, I get a message saying that NO BOOT DRIVE DETECTED AND MUST PUT IN WINDOWS DISC AND HIT F1 TO REPROGRAM COMPUTER. I have already reprogrammed the computer,...


Sounds like the boot order in the bios is wrong, go into the bios, change and SAVE it, dont just exit without saving.
If you still get problems, get a new cmos battery,
I always have cd/dvd rom as 1st boot then Hard drive, and disable other boot devices

Jul 26, 2010 | Dell Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Will not load to login window


if you know that it has a recovery partition on the hdd try to reinstall the windows cause it sounds to me like a damaged windows.. to do that try to press F11 on start and see if it has a recovery partition to reinstall from ...if not try with a bootable windows disk ...
If the boot order is not set to boot from cd first and its is not asking to press any key to boot from cd ..than you should insert the disk and choose from pressing at start F12 ( or F10 ) the boot device you need..and continue the installing from the disk by pressing any key to boot from cd ..

In the other matter it seams that someone (probably the last guy that installed it ) messed around and inserted a Bios password to make sure you will call him again the next time it breaks..This matter is only avoidable by opening it and removing the Bios battery to default the Bios settings ..

Jun 28, 2010 | Compaq Presario M2000 Notebook

1 Answer

WINSOWS CRASHING


Ok, lets try something different,
Do you have the cds that came with your Dell. If not call up tech support on 1-800-624-9896 and request for them

Otherwise do the following steps
1. Power on the system
2.Tap on the F12 key slowly five times on the Dell logo screen
3. Select diagnostics
4.If everything passes then its good news , otherwise the faulty component is causing the crash

Part 2
1. Restart the system and again Tap on F12
2.Insert the windows xp cd
3. Select the option boot from cdrom and hit enter
4. Hit enter again when you see the message,"Press any key to boot from cd"
5.Windows starts to load
6.It will come to screen that would give you three options
a. to setup windows hit enter
b. to repair press R
c to exit exc.
7. Hit enter
8. Hit F8 on the next screen
9 On this screen it would again give you an option of repairing windows press R
10. Follow the wizard and the windows shoul start

Part 3.

If the above step fails to then the only option left is to backup your information on the system and wipe it clean .Thats a complete reset

Part 4
Restart the systen
On the Dell logo screen , hold down the CTRL key and tap on the F11 key 7 times slowly
You would see a Restore button.
Click restore and Confirm
FOllow the wizard
Caution all your information would be lost in this procedure


Thanks
Proton

Jul 17, 2008 | Dell Inspiron 8600 Notebook

3 Answers

Computer Still Down (Bad PBR)


the reason why you didnt receive any back up discs because your computer has a recovery partition. To access it,restart your pc,tap ctrl+f11, select "restore".It will format your hard drive and will load factory imag that has your windows and dell apps..if that didnt work,you can request back up disc here, support.dell.com/xpscd

Jun 26, 2008 | Dell Dimension 8250 PC Desktop

Not finding what you are looking for?
Computers & Internet Logo

Related Topics:

67 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Computers & Internet Experts

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

kakima

Level 3 Expert

102366 Answers

David Payne
David Payne

Level 3 Expert

14161 Answers

Are you a Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...