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When i switch it on it only shows a menu for the drives and setups.when i set it up it shows a white dash on top left,it wont show the main screen
You write drives i suppose you mean HDDs 1 or 2 maybe 3.
if set optimal defaults in BIOS.BIOS can change drive to boot from
windows is at one of them.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Computer no responding
The system is looking for a device to boot from. Make sure that your hard drive is properly connected, then make sure that it is the only drive connected. Remove any USB thumb drives, CDs and floppy disks. Now leave the case off while you switch on so that you can ear the HD spinning. if you can't, the disk may be damaged and need replacing.
Posted on Feb 25, 2008
Please try to system reformat/reinstall OS to your HDD under SATA connection. then kindly check the jumper setting of HDD under IDE connection which I suggest to place it at Master while the SATA HDD will be automatically recognized as Slave by your computer. best regards
Posted on May 16, 2009
The CMOS/BIOS battery has died and needs replacing.
The battery is located on the motherboard inside the case of the computer.
To replace the battery you'll have to open the case up and replace the battery. It looks like this >>>
Once you have replaced this battery and restarted your computer you will need to access the BIOS to set the date, time and also tell the computers BIOS that the floppy drive is not there and to set the boot order of the computer.
Once you have done all this you should not get that message again for a good few years.
Posted on Jul 16, 2010
From your description, you have acquired a fine virus that is reorganizing your system--suggest getting some professional help for a virus scan and clean plus getting rid of the extra programs. Also, check the condition of your CMOS battery. This service is not cheap, but may be essential in this case. Good luck!
Posted on Jul 16, 2010
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1. Make sure the computer is turned off.
2. If any peripheral devices, except the optional external CD-ROM drive unit
(CE-CD05), are connected to your computer, disconnect them.
3. Turn on the computer.
4. When the message Press <F2> to enter SETUP appears, press F2. The
Setup Utility opens.
5. Insert the Product Recovery CD-ROM disk 1 into the CD-ROM drive.
6. In the Exit menu, select Load Setup Defaults; then, press Enter twice.
7. In Boot Sequence of the Main menu, set CD-ROM Drive to the top of the list;
then, press ESC.
8. In the Exit menu, confirm Exit Saving Changes is highlighted and press
9. Read the message on the screen, and select the operating system which you
had selected for the first time you use the computer; then, press Enter.
You cannot change the operating system from the first choice.
10. Read the message on the screen, and select the way to recover your system;
then, press Enter.
11. Read the message and select Continue; then, press Enter.
12. Read the message and select Continue again; then, press Enter.
13. If you see the message asking you to insert the Product Recovery CD-ROM
disk 2, remove the disk 1 and insert the disk 2; then, press Enter.
14. If you see the message asking you to insert the Product Recovery CD-ROM
disk 3, remove the disk 2 and insert the disk 3; then, press Enter.
15. If you see the message The Operating System has been recovered
successfully, remove the Product Recovery CD-ROM disk 3. The system will
16. When the message Press <F2> to enter SETUP appears, press F2. The
Setup Utility opens.
17. In the Exit menu, select Load Setup Defaults; then, press Enter twice.
18. In the Exit menu, confirm Exit Saving Changes is highlighted and press
Enter twice. The system restarts.
19. Set up Windows, following the instructions on the screen. When you finish
the setup, the recovery is completed.
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