This is a workstation in my office. Computer occassionally stays at the Foxconn screen, won't boot pass it. BIOS could be loaded. Responsive to Ctrl-Alt-Delete. Switched to a different wall outlet location, power bar, different keyboard and mouse, then it booted up to Windows XP. Switched back to old location, boot up was suddenly good. Then next morning (after powering off for 12 hrs), old wall outlet location, boot up was halted at the Foxconn screen again. I was thinking of the following:
1. Unstable power current on the motherboard. The motherboard was only 4 months old. It couldn't be the keyboard or mouse driver since it never boot pass the motherboard screen to Windows XP.
2. RAM starting to act-up. I haven't remove the RAM yet as when I switched wall outlet location, it started to boot to Windows and I couldn't re-create the problem. If there is no problem then there is nothing I could do to test.
3. The power bar is joules protected and is directly plugged into the wall outlet.
4. The workstation was originally placed on the carpet floor and I tried placing a wooden board underneath it to eliminate static.
Is there anyone with any more ideas or have an explanation to this?
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open up the case and look at the mb, look for cmos reset, you need to turn off the computer use the jumper to short out the board, when the jumper is in place turn the computer on let the system boot up than shut the system down remove the jumper, restart the computer.
if that fails you could try removing the back up battery on the board.
maybe try removing the battery on the motherboard first before resetting the cmos.
It could be possible that there are some settings in BIOS that prevent You from booting because as much as the dual PSU is good, it will never give the same electrical current. And when You MB feels the difference, it stops from booting in order to prevent electrical damage.
sounds like the MBR is infected with something virusy, try backing up the data you need and then repartition the main Hard drive you boot from, then format and then reload your OS and you should be fine after that.
Go into the BIOS settings, Usually press the Delete button during the initial boot, and check the settings for the HD setup. Check your MB manual for BIOS access, and correct setup for your hard drive. Possible it's looking for a RAID array and not finding that.Or some similar issue. Also see that the HD is plugged into the correct socket. With SATA sometime, some sockets are ONLY for RAID drives.
Restart your computer During the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS using the arrow keys load failsafe defaultsor load optimized defaults press escape then press f10 to save to cmos to restart hope this helps you
try this first. (If I am understanding you correctly).
Power on the PC, press the Delete key every two seconds untill the boot menu loads. Go to the title, Boot. Set you're boot device's in the correct order. They should be listed as follows.
1st Boot device Floppy drive. (If a floppy drive is connected).
2nd Boot device CD-ROM/DVD drive.
3rd Boot device Hard drive.
(If you're CD-ROM drive is not listed in the bios main menu, than you're CD-ROM drive is not connected correctly). Please check the CD-ROM data cable is firmly & correctly connected), also check the power cable is firmly connected). If you are using more than one CD/DVD-ROM drive on the same data cable, check that you are listing the correct CD/DVD drive in the boot order. To change the drive's order while in the Boot menu, see page 34 in you're manual.
If the above does not address you're problem, please describe the issue/problem again.
If I can help you further, feel free to post. Suggestions & comments welcomed.