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My computer wont boot past Ai lifestyle screen(initial screen)

My computer wont boot past the initial screen (where you can go to setup or bios post). Hitting delete wont go into setup. It initially rebooted in the middle of watching a video. After that it would go no further than the initial screen. We opened up the computer checked all the connections and see nothing out of place. Was working fine then stopped. not sure what to do.

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  • gepvety Feb 02, 2009

    the computer doesn't get far enough to boot from anything, it freezes at the initial screen. It stops at the motherboard boot screen. I cant get to the bios or boot from anything even if i put another hard drive in it.

  • gepvety Feb 03, 2009

    the problem was found it had a bad ram card. pulled it out and puter booted fine

  • gepvety Feb 03, 2009

    the problem was found it had a bad ram card. pulled it out and puter booted fine


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Boot from windows CD and after all drivers are loaded it will ask you what you want to do
"Install, repair etc" choose Install and then press the R key for repair and follow instructions from there

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Checked your RAM chips? Remove them and boot up and see if it will beep. If you have another DVD drive, swap it and try again. The board battery rarely goes, and only change it when it is not keeping the date/time etc, it won't help in outputting video.

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I am an advocate of ASUS boards..rock solid...Vista on the other hand...problems occur out of no where...when problems arise you always have to ask yourself" what has changed"..and work backwords from there.

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System has been working fine for several years. Now on boot up, shows initial screen with ASUS information (motherboard model P5N32-SLI SE Deluxe, Press DEL to run Setup). No BIOS beeps. Warm reboot,...

Are you able to enter into the BIOS settings by pressing DEL?
If so, load default settings in the BIOS and try booting up again.

Best wishes,

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Re inter Bios and Try to reset it to default.
If you can not get into Bios anymore  the problem is serious:
You must reflash Bios or reset Cmos ,and it could be vga or may be the wifi if you have one onboard.
see if you have a hardware store nearby and let someone fix it
if you .
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