MY PC START BOOTING BUT DOESN'T FINISH THE PROCESS.....
MY PC START BOOTING , IT CHECKS THE MEMORY AMOUNT, PRIMARY AND SECONDARY DEVICES, FLOPPY , THEN WHEN IT JUMPS TO THE NEXT SCREEN THAT SPECIFY EVERYTHING STILL BEING IN THE BLACK BACKGROUND SCREEN IN THIS RECTANGLE LINE WINDOW , WHERE IT SHWOS THE 'CPU TYPE " NEXT WILL BE THE " CPU # " BUT IT ENDS HERE WITH THE "CURSOR" BLINKING BELOW THE " : " OF IT ( THE FIELD WHERE IT SUPPOSE TO SAID THE CPU # 350 MHZ, 500MHZ , ETC.... IS THE FIRST TIME I SEE THIS RARE PROBLEM , I JUST RESTARTED ( BOOTED ) AGAIN AND AGAIN , BUT IT WILL NOT GO MORE FAR FROM THIS POINT ........CAN YOU HELP PLEASE..?
IS A AT MB W/ AMD K6-2 333 MHZ CPU , I CAN'T TELL WHAT IS THE MANUFACTURER OF IT, DOESN'T HAVE ANY SIGNIFICANT # ON IT......
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First U want to go into the bios and make sure everything is good, harddrive is there, ram, etc.
To get to the bios, press F2 or Del during that black screen time. Depending on the type and age of the computer, it should tell U what to press to enter Bios or Setup.
If it does not get that far, the Mother board has died.
If everything checks good in Bios, set for load defaults and F10 to save and exit. What happens next?
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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 the scroll down to advanced bios
features press enter change your first boot device to either swap floppy drive or boot up floppy seek both could be disabled press escape then
press f10 to save to cmos to restart (note after you have loaded
the operating system you must go back and change the first boot device to your
hard drive) hope this helps
1 Remove any floppy disks or bootable CDs, DVDs, USB flash drives or other bootable media from the computer. Attempt to restart the computer again. Proceed if you continue to receive the error. 2 Restart the computer again. Press the key required to enter your BIOS setup. (The monitor usually displays a "Press [key] to access BIOS" right after restarting your computer. Press the key shown on your screen.) 3 Navigate to the "Boot Options" or "Advanced" menu by using the arrow keys. (The precise menu terms will vary according to your computer and BIOS type.) 4 Select the hard disk that contains your operating system (usually C:) as your primary boot device. Select your CD/DVD drive, your floppy drive or another hard disk as your secondary boot device. 5 Save and exit the BIOS. Proceed with the next step if you see the "Non-system disk error" message again. 6 Restart the computer. Return to the BIOS' "Boot Options" screen by following the steps above, then set the "CD/DVD drive" as the primary boot device and the hard disk as the secondary boot device. Save and exit the BIOS. 7 Insert your Windows installation disc. Restart the computer. Press any key to boot from disc. Follow the on-screen prompts to reinstall Windows. 8 Replace your hard disk drive if you cannot install Windows.
you need to press f2 from your keyboard to enter Standard CMOS Features, then highlight drive A. change it to none. May sure that you must not have anything in there unless you have floppy drive......Then configure the boot sequence, have the bios start up first ,second the cd,third the floppy disk and last the main hard drive( primary drive).If you have secondary drive than it should after the primary drive. Hope this will help you. Regards,
A POST diags card can help you resolve your problem/s, if not then.
1. remove all devices and insert the floppy drive, one RAM module and video card.
2. Go into the BIOS configuration and set it to the default configuration, check the installed RAM is it correct? .
3. Insert the remainder RAM module/s and check the POST info and BIOS again, has it detected all the RAM?
4. Does the computer Boot up using a floppy boot disk
5. Insert the CD and hard disk and check the POST info and BIOS configuration, does it detect the new drives?
6. Does the computer Boot up using a floppy boot disk, run FDISK, can you see the hard drive, if so delete all partitions (if any) and create a new primary DOS partition and then format the hard drive.
7. Boot up with the Windows CD (may have to change the boot order to the CD as the first boot device).
8. Delete the DOS partition, create a primary NTFS partition and the do a full NTFS format (not a quick format) and continue to install Windows Xp or Vista.
9. Install the other device eg modem, Lan etc. and the drivers.
If you have trouble with the first 5 steps, then you most likely have a faulty motherboard and/or a faulty hard disk.
Once you reset the bios everything goes to manufactures default settings. You will need to make some changes within the bios. You'll need the help of the manual. See page 3-20. If your operating system is loaded on to the ATA IDE drive make sure you set bios settings as follows: Connect the ATA IDE to MB primary master IDE port. Connect the ATA SATA drive to the MB's first SATA port. ATA Configuration Set as, [P-ATA+S-ATA] S-ATA Keep [Enabled] Set to [Yes] This enables the SATA controller. P-ATA Keep [Enabled] Set to [Yes] This enables the IDE controller. On-chip IDE configuration, "ATA Configuration = [P-ATA+S-ATA]". Next go to Boot menu. Make sure the ATA IDE drive is chosen as boot device three. First boot device [Floppy] (If you have a floppy disk drive connected.) Second boot device would be [DVD/CD-ROM] drive. This should be connected to the MB's secondary IDE port & the DVD/CD-ROM drives Master/Slave jumper, set to Master. Third boot device [ATA IDE drive] If your boot drive is the SATA drive than set: third boot device to the SATA drive. (Hard disk drive with operating system loaded on it). Save your changes & exit the bios. Keep in mind all ATA SATA drives are seen as Master drives. SATA drives are seen by the SATA controller & in order by their connection to the SATA port number. Save & exit the bios. The system will auto restart. Windows should start.
Upon booting hit the delete key...on most this will take you into the BIOS...scroll through the BIOS with the up and down arrow keys and you will see a boot device selection. There will be 3 options. Primary, secondary, and floppy usually. The model of your hard-drive should be one these selections, along with boot from disk, floppy...etc. Select the hard-drive as the Primary (#1 choice) to boot from. Enter, save and exit. Hope this helps...good luck.
Ok.... The Primary IDE Should be configured so that your Primary Hard Drive is Set To Master (the jumper pins must be set to the same, each drive has a guide on top or back, or it's written above or below the jumper pins on the back of the drive.
Primary = Hard Disk 0 (Your Main Hard Drive)...This one is to be set as Master and plugged to the END of the IDE Cable....Another Hard Disk / Drive can be connected as Slave (sometimes Cable Select Will Work depending on the motherboard). Remember The Jumper pins on the Drives!
Secondary= One drive must be set as Master, The other as Slave.
That Should do it.
Go into your bios setup screen, go to the boot configuration and set it up so that your boot order goes as follows:
1. Floppy Disc Drive
1. Optical Drive (cd or dvd)
2. Hard Disc 0 (this will be named whatever your Hard drive model number is)
3. Hard Disc 1 (this is the second hard drive, if you want it to be bootable, it's your choice, if not, then set it up to boot off your secondary optical drive,
Make Sure that under IDE devices menu, everything is detected correctly.
Now Save Settings and Exit.
Hi Banyar, lets check the main menu & the boot order in you're bios. Start up the PC, as soon as you see any display on the monitor press the delete key every 2 seconds until the bios main menu loads. This is also where you can see the time & date. List on the left is; Primary IDE Master Primary IDE Slave Secondary IDE Master Secondary IDE Slave Across from these on the right is the matching device. If you have one hard drive the bios will show its model number on the right. Ex: ST150322A. (You're drive will be different). If you have more than one hard drive the second drive, (Should be listed as Primary IDE Slave). CD-ROM drives would be listed as, Secondary IDE Master & Secondary IDE Slave. Write down the model name of the Primary IDE Master on paper. Now go to the title, "Boot" in the bios. Use you're manual & go to page 2-25. High-light, Boot Device Priority & press enter. Set the order as shown in the manual. Make sure the 3rd boot device is set to the correct hard drive listed from the main menu. The model you wrote down. Once set save & exit the bios. The PC will restart. You should no longer receive the error message & windows should boot normally. If windows does not load normally than it is possible that the Primary IDE master drive is not the drive with windows installed on it. You must find the correct drive with windows loaded on it. Connect that drive to the Primary IDE master port. You may need to reset the drive’s pin settings so it is seen as the primary drive. Than change the 3rd device in the bios boot priority list with the correct drive. Windows demands that the operating system be located on the, Primary IDE master port. Please read pages 2-12 & the top of 2-13 in you're manual.
Go to Trend Micro and run Housecall to check your PC for viruses and spyware. If it is still slow go to Start and click on My Computer. Right click on your C: drive and choose Properties. Run the Disk Cleanup. When that finishes click on the Tools tab and do a Check Disk and Disk Defrag.
Lets check & see if your hard drive is still bootable before doing anything else. As soon as you turn on the PC start pressing the F8 key every 2 seconds on the keyboard. A Boot menue will come up. Choose your hard drive by moving the up or down arrow keys. than press enter. You should see other bootable devices like, Floppy (if you have one connected), CDROM & Hard drive. Still stuck with the blinking line? Every computer uses a differant F key to enter the Bios. Your's can be F1, F10 or F12. Just like the you did with the F8 key restart & try each untill you enter the Bios. It will help you a bunch if you have your manual that came with the PC. When you get into the Bios it will load at the main menue. You'll know this because you can set your time in this window. You will not be able to use your mouse just your keyboard. At the bottom of the screen is instructions on how to move around in the Bios. In this Main screen your looking for your hard drive. It should be listed somethink like IDE Primary Master and its nameed like "ST3250NV". Thats an exzample name. Your will be differant. Listed under the primary Master will be Primary Slave. Under that will be Secondary Master than Secondary Slave. One of the Secondary devices will list your CDROM. If you do not see anything listed for the Primary Master than your drive is faulty. The link below shows what is inside of your Presario 4090US. http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00009310&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&product=92635&lang=en
You will need a new IDE hard drive.