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Called tech support they changed initial setup and now system won't boot they set it to default settings and still won't boot...it worked fine until they changed settings...can't get into bios

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Reset to factory default settings


which operating system ??
Shut down your computer and restart it.
Watch for the Compaq logo, then press the "F1" key to enter setup.
Press the right arrow within setup to go to the Boot menu.
Press the down arrow to access the "Boot Device Priority" option.
Change the first boot device to CD-ROM by pressing the down arrow until "CD-ROM" is displayed.
Eject the CD tray and place the recovery CD that came with your computer into the tray.
If you do not have a recovery CD, you can order one directly from Hewlett Packard.
Shut down and restart the computer.
The Presario will automatically boot from the CD and begin the recovery process.
Select the operating system your computer shipped with.
Many Compaq recovery CDs support multiple operating systems, so be sure to choose the operating system your computer shipped with.
Insert the operating system CD when prompted.
Enter the license key for the operating system when prompted.
The license key is typically found on a small tag located on the top or side of the computer.

or
There are multiple instances when you would want to wipe your PC's memory clean and reset it to the factory defaults.
Called "formatting," it is often the last-ditch effort to restore a PC to functionality.
You will also have to format your PC if it gets crippled by viruses.
Although these instructions are for the Compaq Presario, the steps are essentially the same for all Windows-based PCs.
Be sure that you want to delete everything--this process is irreversible.

Back up any data that you want to keep by saving it to removable media, such as external hard drives, flash drives, DVD-R, etc.
Unplug all peripheral devices, except for the keyboard and mouse.
Turn on the computer.
As the computer is starting, repeatedly press F1 to initiate the recovery process.
When the BIOS setup screen appears, press the right arrow key to select "Boot". Press the down arrow key to select "Boot Device Priority" and press "Enter".
Press the down arrow key to select "CD-ROM" and press "+" to move it to the top of the list.
Open the CD-ROM tray, and insert the system recovery disk.
Exit the BIOS setup by pressing "F10". Be sure to select "Save Changes and Exit".
System recovery should initiate.
If it does not, and the PC loads Windows, then you have either failed to set the CD-ROM at the top of the boot priority list or you exited the BIOS setup without saving.
Press "R" to begin the recovery process.
When prompted, select "Full System Recovery".
Restart the computer when the process has completed.

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Won't read keyboard


usb or ps2 keyboard ? might need to be enabled in BIOS

If you want to use a USB keyboard to access Windows command prompt options, make changes in the BIOS (Basic Input/Output System), or to operate legacy operating systems, you must enable support for the device inside the BIOS.

Shut down the computer and disconnect the USB keyboard. Connect a PS/2 keyboard to the PS/2 connector port on the rear of the computer. Turn on the computer and press the "Delete" key several times as soon as you see the initial boot or company logo screen. Wait for the main BIOS setup screen to appear. Press the right or left arrow keys to move the cursor to the "Advanced" or "Advanced Settings" menu option. Press the "Enter" key. Move the cursor to the "Integrated Peripherals" or "Peripheral Configuration" menu option. Press the "Enter" key. Press the down-arrow key to navigate to the "USB Controllers" option. Press the "+" or "-" key to change the menu option to "Enabled." Move the cursor to the "USB Legacy Support" or "USB Legacy Function" field. Press the "+" key repeatedly until the value option changes to "Enabled." Press the "F10" key to save changes to the BIOS settings and exit the setup utility. Wait until the computer begins to restart and then press the power button and hold it for approximately four or five seconds. The computer shuts down completely. Unplug the PS/2 keyboard from the computer and set it aside. Reconnect the USB keyboard restart the computer. As soon as you see the initial boot screen, tap the "Delete" key several times and wait for the BIOS setup screen to appear. If you are able to access the BIOS setup screen with the USB keyboard, USB support is active in the BIOS.

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Black screen won't boot up


1.) unplug system
2.) remove side panel
3.) remove the battery from on the main board
4.) press and hold the power button for 30 seconds
5.) replace battery, plug in system
6.) turn on
7.) enter the bios by pressing the enter setup key displayed
8.) restore default settings, save and exit. (optimized settings work great)

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I have problems with my asus p4c800 mothterboard, i can not boot in dos mode with a bootable usb stick made with win98 kit (on ather pc's my stick does well), i can not install win xp from cd, my...


No your motherboard is doing just fine. you cannot install OS to your hard disk from another computer that don't have the same spects like yours, The program won't initialize properly, or like what you said it would freeze. The only way fro you to be able to install an OS to your computer is to buy an external usb cd/dvd. If you have one, then we can proceed, enter the bios setup by pressing the delete or f2 key. Then set your settings from boot option ( primary boot ) select or change it by pressing Pg Up or Pg Dn to boot from a usb cd/dvd rom press f10 to save your setting or select save and exit settings. Then press y and press enter. From there your system will automatically boot starting your OS installation setup. Have a nice day friend and i hope this would solve your problem.

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I have a message manufacturing mode:level (67)


Do the following with nothing attached other then the AC Power. After trying these fixes and neither works, it is a mother board issue. Replace the mother board.


1. Enter System Setup (aka BIOS) reset it to its default settings. By doing the following:

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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,...


Hi,
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,
Graemevm

May 05, 2009 | ASUS AI Lifestyle P5N32-E SLI...

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Boot failure at USBd checkpoint


There are 2 steps you can do to fix the problem

1. Change the USB Emulation Setting in the BIOS
NOTE: It is recommended to disconnect any USB devices before performing the following steps.
Restart the system.
Wait until the Dell Logo appears.
At the Dell Logo screen, press F2 right away to enter the System Setup.
The System Setup screen will appear.
Press the down arrow key to highlight Integrated Devices (LegacySelect Options).
Press Enter.
A small box with a list of devices appears in the middle of the screen.
Press the down arrow key to highlight USB Emulation.
The default setting is On.
Press the Space Bar on your keyboard to change the setting to No Boot.
Press the Esc key.
The small box disappears.
Press the Esc key again.
A small box with list of options appears in the middle of the screen.
Make sure that Save Changes and Exit is highlighted in blue.
Press Enter.
The system will then restart.
The recommended changes have now been made to the BIOS.

2. Reset the Dell Dimension desktop System Setup (BIOS) to factory defaults.
Restart the system.
The Dell logo screen appears.
Press F2 to enter the System Setup (BIOS).
The System Setup screen appears.
Press the ALT + F key combination.
Press the Esc key to Save and Exit.
Press Enter to Save changes and exit now.
The BIOS is now set to the default settings.

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M2N-SLI Motherboard issue.


Hi

If your computer was ok before you changed parameters in Bios then it is Bios fault:
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 .
It seems to be a common problem on all Asus Motherboards:
bios,vga,post etc...

Dec 12, 2008 | ASUS AI Lifestylestyle M2N-SLI Deluxe...

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