BSOD now won't even post

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by BlackScarletLove, Nov 16, 2012.

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  1. BlackScarletLove

    BlackScarletLove Registered Member

    Jul 12, 2007
    For the last week my computer has been doing something strange. Usually when it boots up, the splash screen of my mobo shows briefly with the option to pres DEL to go into bios, then it posts and boots. For the last week, it's been sitting at that splash screen for more than 70 seconds before it finally decides to post and boot. Today I started a game and I instantly got a BSOD. I restarted and when it finally decided to post all it showed was a blinking cursor. when looking at my boot devices I discovered that for some reason my hard drive didn't exist anymore, even though it is still plugged in and running. I tried to restart to boot to disk, but now it won't even post, so I can't even boot to disk. it just sits at that splash screen indefinitely, and if I try to go into the bios it hangs on the screen where it is supposed to be loading the information necessary to go into bios, so I can't do that either.

    How come my computer is all of a sudden f*****?

    Windows XP SP3

    AMD Radeon HD 6850 - 1024MB

    ASUSTeK Computer INC. P5K SE Rev 1.xx
    Bus Clock: 200 megahertz
    BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. 0401 07/19/2007
    Realtek Onboard Audio

    3328 Megabytes DDR2 RAM

    2.00 gigahertz Intel Pentium Dual
    64 kilobyte primary memory cache
    1024 kilobyte secondary memory cache
  2. Victek

    Victek Registered Member

    Nov 30, 2007
    Sounds like a hardware failure, maybe the motherboard. Unfortunately if the motherboard has failed it's not likely worth the cost of replacing it. Do you know a PC tech who can check it for you?
  3. Brian K

    Brian K Imaging Specialist

    Jan 28, 2005
    NSW, Australia

    It doesn't sound good. But try this.
    Remove all PCI cards except video
    Disconnect all optical drives
    Disconnect all HDs
    No USB devices plugged in
    Remove all RAM modules except one (and rotate them if the computer still won't POST)

    Can you get into the BIOS now?
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