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HELP Screen of Death?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by jlmike, Jan 23, 2007.

  1. jlmike New Member

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    HELP ME folks Pleeeze:confused:

    On boot up it locks on the first screen (black with white lettering) It' the screen with Name of processor and "hit del for bios or hit f9 for set up. It will go no futher. I have rebooted UNpluged and hit Bios Reset.Still nothing changes.:wtf: It will not recognize my USB or old fashoned plug in key board so if I try to get into BIOS or SAFE mode I can't. What to do? Recently I lost standby so I went in to BIOS and changed to S2 then went to power options and enabled hibernate. Everything seemed to be working OK. Also recently upgraded ATI drivers for my 1800XT.Seemed to be working fine also untle yesterday and I lost my active desktop. Reset some values on the X1800XT and everything ok again. Turned off last night and turned on again everything ok. Turned off for the night and then this morning the Bad!
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    MSI NEO4-F, Antec true power 450,Sapphire X1800XT, 2-512 Cosair value Ram, AMD 64 3800+ Dual core. Have not overclocked.Fatality sound. XP Home. Raid-0, Seagate. System a year old and been doing well. Thanks in advance.
     
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    Not even being able to get into BIOS is not a good sign, it's probably not software related.

    I know you tried unplugging it, but try this.

    1. Unplug PSU.
    2. Unplug PSU from all internal components.
    3. Remove all your expansion cards and memory.
    4. Remove CMOS battery.
    5. Let is sit for a few minutes.
    6. Re-assemble everything.

    May not work, but might as well try, unless someone has a better suggestion.
     
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  3. jlmike New Member

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    If my keyboard was acknowledged I could probley do something. I will try what you ask:respect:
     
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    Random Murderer The Anti-Midas

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    sounds like a dead cmos battery to me...
     
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  5. jlmike New Member

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    Brand new 1 year ago. Should they go that quick?
     
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    Random Murderer The Anti-Midas

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    usually? no. has it happened before? of course!
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    Thanks folks!! Reset CMOS and got into BIOS with a standerd key board then reset BIOS to factory defaults then redid Raid in BIOS, USB, and date and time and everything back to normal. Thanks Again.
     
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    Well that seem to be the quickest fix here at TPU yet..
     
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    noobs *shakes head* :p
     
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    Lol, I hate telling people that, because it's the first thing Dell makes you do when you call them, but sometimes it actually works :) .

    Bad Ashen :mad: ! No noobing :) .
     
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