Computer turns on fine, but on the screen where it tells you to press delete to enter setup, it just stops. There are no warning beeps and won't let me enter setup. I'm not sure if it's disabling the keyboard or not but all the lights(eg., Caps Lock light) turn off when it gets to that screen. Memory seems fine, I get the appropriate warning beeps if i remove the ram, i've tried two power supplies as well. I have removed all hard drives minus one and it has the correct jumper setting. I am kind of out of ideas at this stage. Help would be appreciated.
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Re: Computer freezes during startup
This is typical when the motherboard (CMOS/BIOS) is having a difficult time auto detecting the devices installed including drives, videocard, sound card, network, etc.
Initially set your CMOS/BIOS to default/fail-safe settings, save & exit. Perhaps you can try running with the barest of add-on devices as you have posted initially, but do it one step further, remove everything including that one last HD (with the correct jumper settings). If you have onboard video use that one rather than an AGP or PCI-E add-on. Run the unit with just a single memory. No cables other than power and front panel. Thereafter connect your devices one by one and try every time a new one is added. This include removing any USB devices/cables plugged in.
More often it is an add-on that causes freezing at this point as you have described. You may also venture in trying to flash your BIOS (however pls be forewarned of possible difficulty/failure when doing so).
Hope this be of some help/idea. post back how things turned up or should you need further information.
Good luck and kind regards.
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During the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup usually the Delete or F2 key
this will vary depending on your computer and operating system usually the Delete or the F2 key
Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS using the arrow keys to navigate load failsafe defaults or load optimized defaults press escape then press f10 to save to cmos to restart.
Depress the power button for a few seconds till the computer turns off. Wait a few seconds and restart.
Where does it freeze, during startup, or once within Windows? If you make it somewhere into the Windows operating system, restart, and during startup, peck on F8 key till you get to the B/W Startup options. Cursor down to "Safe Mode with Networking", and press the Enter key. If it makes it to Safe Mode, use "System Restore" (SR) to back up to a date before the problem occurred. If SR isn't available, or doesn't work, enter Safe Mode again, use your IE, Firefox, Google Chrome, or Opera browser to go to www.download.com. In the right-hand column of Most Popular Downloads, you'll find Malwarebytes. Download and run that program to see if the problem came from a malware infection. Follow the instructions to scan, and afterwards to remove the infections, then restart the computer.
While most computers are capable of starting up properly with external drives connected, from time to time the external drive can cause confusion during the startup process. The computer may attempt to boot from the external hard drive rather than the primary internal drive. This causes the computer to fail during startup because the external hard drive does not have the operating system installed on it.
Disconnect the external hard drive from the computer. In order to minimize the risk of damage to or loss of files on the external drive, shut down the computer if possible, or hold down the power button on the computer until the computer turns off and then disconnect the external hard drive. Restart the computer with the drive disconnected. If the computer still does not start up, it is possible that the computer is attempting to boot from the external drive. Reconnect the external drive and restart the computer. Watch the screen as the computer boots up. A prompt will appear indicating which key to press to enter "Setup" or the "BIOS." Press this key when the prompt appears. On many computers the key is either Delete ,F2 or F10. Use the keyboard of the computer to navigate the "Setup menu" that appears. (Advanced Bios Features.) The BIOS is AMI. Under ADVANCED SETUP: The options listed for 1st,2nd ,3rd Boot device include:
IDE-0 means Pri master ? IDE-1 means Pri slave ?
IDE-2 means Sec master ? IDE-3 means Sec slave ? or using the arrow keys you can load failsafe or optimized defaults this will set the boot order. Highlight the option for "Boot Disk" or "Startup disk" and select the "C:/" or the primary internal hard drive. Press the associated key, labeled so on the bottom of the screen, to save the changes and restart the computer. This will allow the computer to boot from the appropriate drive. Hope it helps.
Restart your computer During the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup usually the Delete or F2 key this will vary depending on your computer and operating system 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
During the boot process you will see on the screen to press delete to enter setup Press and hold delete during the boot up process to enter BIOS you can load failsafe defaultsor load optimized defaults ,press escape then press f10 to save to cmos to restart hope this helps
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 you can load failsafe defaultsor load optimized defaults ,press escape then press f10 to save to cmos to restart or During the boot process tap thef8 button three times this will boot into safe mode where the only things working will be your mouse and keyboard enabling you to attempt to repair your computer Also you might try Turn Off the computer, now as soon as you hit the power button, keep on holding "Alt" key & keep on tapping "F10 key,ie: Alt+F10, it will open the recovery console ,select full factory restore and follow on screen instruction. (Note:this will erase all datas on the computer) hope this helps
At power on / power up, look for the key during the bootup (black screen with white text), that allows you to enter SETUP. If none designated such as F1, F2 F10 etc, then quickly click the delete button a few times and that may get you into setup. You may have to turn off the computer if you miss that window of time if it rfequires pressing the delete button a few times. Keep an eye out for the Enter Setup key though. To turn off the computer press and hold the power button 'till is shuts down and resart the process until you get to the setup screen in bios. In setup bios environment, look for set factory defaults and then save and restart. That may solve the issue of the lockup.
During the boot process you will see on the screen to press delete to enter setup Press and hold delete during the boot up process to enter BIOS you can load failsafe defaultsor load optimized defaults ,press escape then press f10 to save to cmos to restart then once you have your computer running try uninstalling a few unnecessary programs then click start run type cmd then type chkdsk/r/f which will scan for and attempt to fix any bad sectors and automatically fix any corrupt files on your hard drive then defragment your hard drive hope this helps