Computer freezes after bios screen on every restart.
Any time I try to restart from windows or if windows needs to automatically reboot after updates, the system will shut down normally but will lock up during startup after the bios screen. I have to physically remove the power cord, then the battery, reattach both, then start the computer up. It's been doing this for about a year and with 2 different operating systems installed (vista home premium and windows7 home). What could be causing this?
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Re: Computer freezes after bios screen on every restart.
One thing you could check is what order your computer is booting from. CD drive hard drive then other. Should be hard drive first. Go into the bios to do that. If you hold the power button down for 5 to 10 seconds the machine should physically shut down rather than unplugg. The unplug thing sounds like its in the power settings. But I've never heard of power settings being connected to bootup except for a password. Anyway a wild guess is check the bios bootup order.
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Sounds like some update was pushed and will be restarting without your intervention. I would shut the computer and power up and see if it continues to update. It should prompt you to manually choose not to restart. If it cycles again without your permission, press CTRL - BREAK to stop it. Reboot into safe mode - press f8 when you reboot the machine and before it gets to the windows logo. Your BIOS Screen will appear first, then start the Safe mode fast... Press F8 or FN-F8 continuously. Once inside Safe mode... reboot normally and you should be ok. Read this as it could also help..
Usually Windows is OK about notifying you but for this last update I had 5 different people all call me VERY upset that they had lost important work because Windows Updates just hijacked their computer and started installing and then restarted WITHOUT NOTICE.
At the very least if there is a user logged in their should be a window that REQUIRES a "yes" click before an auto-restart is performed.
I have the Group Policy Set "No auto restarts when users are logged in" but I am running Windows 7 Professional and it isn't so easy with the other versions.
For those who don't have Windows 7 Pro/Ultimate to run gpedit.msc - Computer Config-Admin templates-Windows Components-Windows Update you can use the following - save in Notepad and rename to a something.reg file and double click.
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
Try updating the drivers in your system Also check with Aspire to see if there are any BIOS updates you need to install. To update drivers do not use ANY driver update software, instead download them from Aspire and install one at a time.
First - re-seat the hard disk and reboot the computer. If the computer does not boot up then reboot and go into the BIOS configuration to see if the BIOS detects the hard drive. If it doesn't detect the hard drive then it could be faulty. Then the hard drive needs to be replaced in the computer/laptop, Windows installed and the computer or laptop's device drivers plus your programs etc. to get a functioning computer/laptop again.
replace the cmos battery, reboot the computer go into bios reset date and time and change boot order cdrom to boot first save changes. boot from windows xp cd do a repair. form command type sfc /scannow checks all system files.if any are bad should repair them.
Windows 2003? There is no operating system called "Windows 2003". There is Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows 2000, Windows Milenium, Win Xp, Win Vista, Windows 7 ect. But no Windows 2003.
If you are trying to install an operating system on a Dell computer, put the disk in the cd or dvd drive on the pc and close it. Then turn the computer off and reboot it with the disk in the drive. After the computer reboots, it should recognize the disk in the drive and bring up the installation process automatically. Sometimes you have to reboot the computer 3 - 4 times in a row with the disk in the drive in order to get it to recognize the software and boot from that drive.
If the Dell does not have an operating system on it and you are trying to install windows from a disk, it may not auto recognize the program in the drive and the above instructions will not work. If this is the case, then you need to put the disk in the drive of the pc and restart/reboot it - and watch the computer screen as the pc restarts - look at the lower left side of the screen during the boot up process to see what keys you need to press to enter startup mode, or get into the bios system of the computer. when you boot up a pc, it will display the keys you need to press on the screen for a brief few seconds before the "windows" screen appears and it completes the start up. If the pc is running windows xp, the command keys to press during start up might be F2 - F8 or "press the delete key". The commands can differ depending on which version of windows you are using - and they can also vary by brand of pc too.
You need to put the pc into "safe mode" or get into the Bios system or restore area to install windows if the computer does not already have an operating system installed on it.
To put the pc into safe mode or get into the Bios System, you need to press the right keys during the start up - and do this before a picture appears on the screen or the windows display comes up.
Put the disk in the drive and reboot the pc. As soon as it starts to reboot, keep pressing the F8 key. If the pc does not go into Bios or say "loading safe mode" then immediately restart the pc and try again. Sometimes it takes 3 or 4 attempts to make this happen. If the F8 command does not work after 4 tries, then try the F2 key. After four tries if that does not work - try pressing the delete key.
If you can get the pc into the bios system - use the arrow keys on the keyboard to scroll through the options and find the prompt that says "boot order". change the boot order to boot from the Cd or Dvd drive instead of the hard drive. Save after changing this setting and reboot the pc with the disk in the drive and it should boot from that disk to install the operating system. Try rebooting 2 or 3 times after changing the boot order to the disk drive to get it to boot from the cd. Then just follow the prompts to install the operating system and your done!
Download the following from the Dell Support Drivers and Downloads page.
Alps Input Drivers
After downloading these update install if starting with Quickset, Alps Driver then BIOS. After flashing the BIOS laptop will automatically restarts.
After it reboots. In Dell screen hold down the F8 then select safe mode then press enter key on it. Wait until it loads in safe mode. Try working in safe mode if problem persist if not then boot back to windows normal mode by just restarting the computer.
If problem persist in normal mode in windows then i suggest back up your files then perform windows re-installation.
In doing the reinstallation you need to use the windows installation cd came with the computer. Boot to F12 then insert the CD windows then select to boot to CD the follow prompts.
What happened is that you interrupted the disk write on 'saving settings'. Very BAD. You may be able to start in safe mode, by pressing F8 while windows is starting, then selecting options to attempt to repair. The alternative, is to boot from the windows CD and select 'repair'.
if you press F8 do you get the menu items that you can use the up / down arrows to navigate ie to select safe mode etc ?
If so select the option to disable automatic reboot on error and hopefully it will give you a blue screen of death and you should be able to post back with that error as it is or google it and it should tell you the issue.
CPU max temps are set too low in bios ( check those and set them to a reasonable temp )
driver issue ( corrupt graphics card driver )
Or the power supply is not powerful enough to power the motherboard and everything else ( post back with power supply rated wattage ) and what you have hardware wise - have you installed any new hardware recently ?
I'll assume last known good configuration didn't work, if you press f8 and choose disable automatic restart on failure, you should see the blue screen of death with more info, when you reboot the next time,(you may have to hold in power button for 5 secs), press f8 and see if Repair my computer is listed on the Microsoft Startup menu, if not, insert a windows vista disk and restart,booting to the cd(should happen automatically, but look for a prompt to press a key) choose your language, then choose repair my computer, choose the windows installation, and you can try to use system restore to go back before the uodates were installed and updated, then disable automatic updating so it doesn't repeat.
Most probably windows is generating an error and your computer is set to automatically restart when an error occurs. Try disabling automatic restart. right click my computer and select properties. click on the advanced tab and uncheck the automatically restart check box.
The reason why we need to do this is for us to see the actual error so that we will know what to do.