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T6534 boot issue.

Computer Will power up and go through the CD/Rom checks, usually activates the Keyboard but only will boot from a Boot disk about 1 out of 10 times (Ultimate boot disk). No USB's or network adapters active but Monitor works when it does boot. Occasionally Boots to Bios on it's own

When I did get to boot the device manager tells me a whole section is listed as having no Software installed. I cannot remember exactly what section it was, but it was stuff like PCI bus. About 7 things all together, this was bought used with no OS and was using my XP HD from my other comp.

When I got the boot disk working I actually got it to boot from the HD (where I say the device manager) but mostly get a Blue screen error asking me to check for a Bios upgrade and shut down things like Bios shading or chacheing befor trying again.

This was bought used and advertised as tested with a minor glitch (Ctrl-Alt-Delete was said to not register, but it apparently does but hard to be sure with no boot up) so I am wondering if I should be raising hell about a bad MB or is this a botched upgrade to Vista that corrupted Bios?

AMD 3700 processor, cannot find MB model.

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Without testing for myself, It sounds like a hardware compatibility issue. Cant say for sure without more info. Try all the components, one at a time, in another PC if you have the capability. Mainly the HDD, CPU , and memory. I have had this happen in the past. For no reason at all the components wont work together. Put them with other components in another PC and they work fine. Cant explain it, but it happens. Not as much as it used too though. Dont expect it would have anything to do with vista, except bad hardware trying to load the OS. If it were Vista, it would at least boot, in some form, even if it went to BSOD. The OS would not corrupt the BIOS. But a bad flash would, (or even a Virus). If you can, Try flashing the bios to the origional version. With the varied problems your having, I'd start there.

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