My computer continually locks up on the intro screen which shows the motherboard heading. I have gotten past this by disconnecting the cables in the back, holding the power button for 30 sec. and rebooting. This seems to work. However, when the computer starts up, i cannot access the BIOS. It says to push delete to get there but that doesnt work. I have used both a USB and PS2 keyboard in case that was the problem.
i'd like to install a new video card, a GEForce fx5200 but cannot get the computer to boot after i have installed the card.
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Re: Cannot access the BIOS
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when you first turn on the computer hold down F2 for a few secounds this should take you to bios screen and as for the new video card i hope you got a new power supply to no lower then 500w power supply with that video card if not bigger
i do not think the ps2 keyboard should be a problem....
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you are pretty much right it may be a corrupt bios, however before we come to a conclusion try isolating both Seagate Barracuda 7200 rpm 80gig ide hard drive and optical drive only and then see if it at least goes past the bios screen, if yes then the bios is ok and just needs to be resetted to defaults. dont expect it to load windows even if it goes past bios check as hard disk which helps to boot to windows would be removed. also in case if you are using 2 ram slots try connecting only 1 ram chip in 1 slot and then see if it goes past the bios test screen. do reply with results. Good luck.
Your bios may be set for quick boot, and does not show the bios information. You can still access the bios by hitting F2(or possibly DEL) right after powering up. You can then change settings inside bios
Hi Dan. I wish I got paid for this advice, but here it is anyways, LOL.
First, take any discs you have out if possible. Next, unplug the computer. Next, hold the power button in for at LEAST 45 seconds, this should allow the bios to un-freeze itself. This happens wuite often on HP/Compaq computers. Doing this procedure is known as a soft reset. Then, replug the computer back in, and attempt to boot it up, if it worked, then you should be good to go! When you do this, it places your bios back to working like factory fresh. This is very handy, as it can save alot in un-needed repairs sometimes. It's possible that the repair guy was right, but I would almost bet that this gets it going again. If it was the motherboard that had really died, then you wouldn't have even got the splash screen with the HP logo.
Sounds like a bios issue. Try resetting the bios, pg. 2-19 in user manual. After clearing the bios jumper, make sure you set it back to pins 1 & 2. If you still can not get into the bios main menu than head to Asus, click this link. http://support.asus.com/download/download.aspx?modelname=M2N-E%20SLI&SLanguage=en-us Since this is a new board & all Asus boards are warranted for three years I suggest you talk with an Asus tech. If you flash you're bios during the warranty period you may void the warranty. You can call Asus M-F, EST 8:00AM-5: PM. 1-812-282-2787. Not sure you have this number in you're manual. Chances are Asus will send you a new bios. Or you can buy a new bios for $5.00 not including S/H. From Asus online store. Click on this link. http://estore.asus.com/shop/
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Google bad caps on motherboard. I just revived a VLi8 which had this problem. For the KZM-6120 motherboard that I have there a six 1500 uF, 6.3 volt capacitors lined up in front of the pentium III heatsink. Look for gunk oozing out the base of the capacitors. This is a well-known problem apparently. See here:
Symptoms sound similar. What mine did was that the computer wouldn't reboot after windows 2000 reinstall, lock up during boot, and the yellow lock light would be on sometimes. I could only run from a floppy. Updated bios, changed HD, nothing worked.
Replaced the six caps, and I have reinstalled system (2000 pro) and everything is working fine.
have you tried reflashing your bios chip with the latest bios?I think it's 0701,im not sure what socket you have so, you would need to go to asus.com go site at the top click "download" then next page look for "download on the right then enter motherboard your socket then model of your motherboard and follow bios flash instructios and enter your model etc,.it's easy enough then