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Hard drive parameter exceeded its normal operating range

I few days ago, I started seeing this message during boot: NOTICE - HD SELF MONITORING SYSTEM has reported that a parameter has exceeded its normal operating range. Dell recommends that you backup ...
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62 views

PC doesn't make it to the BIOS, except when it was turned off for a really long time

I bought a new graphic-card and put a spare hard-drive in my old pc (got myself a new one). Then I installed freshly Windows 7 professional again and the PC worked fine for a few months. I don't ...
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Hard Drive isn't showing in BIOS

I installed a new Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500Gb hard drive, but it's not showing in the BIOS screens. Furthermore, when I start the PC it produces a beep sound. Maybe the hard drive's rotation is ...
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43 views

Windows 7 USB not working in legacy mode

I have a problem. Some time ago I have bought Acer V3-571G laptop with Windows 8. Later I have decided to replace Windows 8 with Windows 7, so I have switched BIOS to Legacy Mode and unfortunately ...
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41 views

BIOS troubleshooting - how it become corrupted?

Recently I was repairing two computers: 8+ years old core 2 duo, and 1 year old core i3. Both had problems with booting. First one: no video output, no beeps, leds & fans on, second one: no video ...
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83 views

BIOS shows up after several times turning on the laptop

A week ago my laptop suddenly turned off. When I powered up it stuck on Bios Screen as shown in the image No.1 When I turned off and on again sometimes I got black screen with no BIOS loading. ...
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96 views

Computer in Boot Loop

My old Dell PC has recently gotten stuck in a boot loop, and I'm not sure why! I'm kind of new to troubleshooting computers, but I'm trying to learn how. I've checked the RAM, there's no problem ...
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87 views

How do you fix a laptop with a corrupt hard drive and encrypted bios?

I have a laptop with a fully encrypted hard drive. Recently, the drive got corrupted and I am unable to boot up the laptop. The bios is password-protected so I cannot change the boot drive. Is there ...
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1answer
119 views

Failure to Boot to bios and video failure

Ok... so let me start with some of the computers history... A year or two ago, the integrated video on the computer stopped showing anything on the monitor for some wired reason that is unknown. This ...
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179 views

Sudden hard diskn AHCI failure to initialize

My system has been running smoothly, with no changes for months, but this morning when I turned it on it hung on AHCI init. I narrowed it down to being some kind of issue with my second HDD (boot ...
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1answer
254 views

SSD is detected, but Computer doesn't boot from it anymore

Suddenly, without making any changes to my hardware, my notebook doesn't boot anymore. After the BIOS, the screen goes blank and the system just reboots with no error message. I have multiple OS ...
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1answer
231 views

Slow BIOS bootup

This is a new HP DV-7 laptop. When you turn it on SOMETIMES it will wait at 15 minutes on the press escape for menu and sometimes it will boot correctly. IS this a hardware failure issue or is this a ...
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1answer
590 views

BIOS does not detect SSD after graphic driver installation

I turned on my Windows 7 machine, checked my email, installed an auto-update to AMD Catalyst to version 13.1, installation proceeded as normal. I did not immediately restart, but then proceeded to ...
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1answer
87 views

Dell Dimension 8400 error

I've got an old Dell Dimension 8400 that's occasionally getting this error: I\O card parity interrupt at C000:2100 Type (S)hut off NMI, (R)eboot, other keys to continue The keyboard don't work so I ...
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Laptop doesn't boot up (not even to bios settings) and has corrupted partition table

My laptop fails to boot up. Since it fails even before I could enter bios settings, I thought it has to be a hardware failure. To rescue my data, I removed the hard disk and plugged it to another PC. ...
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0answers
21 views

Computer hanged in the middle of bios flashing process [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to recover a computer from a failed BIOS update? I have a laptop: Toshiba Satellite c660-17j, today I decided to update BIOS. I've downloaded bios updater ...
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1answer
546 views

Why might the BIOS report the wrong size for an HDD?

I have four HDDs in my system. Seagate 250GB (boot drive with Windows 8 RTM installed) Samsung 500GB Samsung 1.5TB Western Digital 200GB I recently had my power supply fail and after replacing it ...
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1answer
124 views

Message now reads: No signal coming from computer

When I power on, my monitor reads: No signal coming from computer. Then the monitor enters Power save mode. The computer is non-responsive and it also beeps every 5 seconds.
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1answer
708 views

FastGate A20 Line And Himem.sys Issue With Updating BIOS

I have been persistent with a thought to perform my first BIOS update ever through MS-DOS but have been postponing this task until today. Despite people telling me any bootable ISO will do it either ...
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1answer
2k views

HP Pavilion P6210Y [Pegatron M2N78-LA Motherboard] will NOT detect replacement Western Digital 640GB SATA Hard Drive

I'm working on an HP Pavilion P6210Y (Pegatron M2N78-LA motherboard) that's hard drive has crashed. The issue that I'm running in to is that for some reason the computer absolutely REFUSES to detect ...
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Hard drive not detected after installing the Operating System

After I failed to install SUSE Linux 10.0, I want to go back to the windows operating system again. but when I want to install windows, my hard drive is not detected, whereas in the BIOS in the ...
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1answer
2k views

Bios startup error: 1 long beep and 2 short. But graphics is onboard

I have a desktop computer here that can't boot after a long power outage (it was behind a UPS/surge protector though). It won't boot now and is giving 1 long beep and 2 short ones. The motherboard is ...
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1answer
3k views

CPU Usage at 100% with “Hardware Interrupts”

After turning on my desktop one day, I found that my CPU usage was maxed out at 100%, with most of that going to hardware "Interrupts": I tried to enable/disable all my devices one by one through the ...
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1answer
958 views

DVD drive not detected in BIOS / Windows XP

My parents bought a PC (a old Hewlett Packard Bell Pentium 4) just to watch YouTube. It worked well for months but last week, the DVD drives (there a 2 dvd drives) are no more recognized by the BIOS ...
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1answer
176 views

Need advice on flashing BIOS on crippled laptop

I have a laptop (Amilo A16676) that I recently got as a present from a friend. The Laptop has an American Megatrends BIOS (Amibios): v1.06c (BIOS) and v1.06 (EC). Now, I'd like to upgrade the BIOS ...
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390 views

BIOS wont boot (code 66) when Sata drive connected

When I can to one of my computers today it was showing Intel's splash screen (two intel logos, BIOS Settings: 'F2' and '66'. The board is an intel dp55wb. Pressing F2 does nothing. However, when I ...
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1k views

Computer won't boot - stuck on underscore character with no beep codes

I have a Gateway GT5628 Intel Core 2 Quad. It's been running fine for years. Recently it stopped booting. When I turn it on, I immediately get a single underscore (non-blinking) character on the ...
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1answer
889 views

Troubleshooting “Verifying DMI pool data” hang

Last night after resolving a hijacked hosts file issue on my Vista desktop, I got a bluescreen (that I couldn't catch the details of) and my machine rebooted. Recently I've been having "Display driver ...
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1answer
1k views

“Missing” Realtek 8111E adapter on Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD4-B3

I have had my newly built PC for about 1½ month. Main spec GA-P57A-UD4-B3 Intel i2600K 16GB Kingston DDR3 GTX560Ti Intel 320 40GB SSD 1TB Western Digital Corsair Power Supply 600W CX At first I ...
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1answer
1k views

BIOS hanging when configured for AHCI mode

My system was working fine until I decided to resize my primary partition. To do this I had to reboot. During POST my BIOS hung right as it was detecting the different drives. I updated my BIOS to the ...
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1answer
948 views

PC not booting; motherboard issue?

I have a PC that I got secondhand a few years ago, which has been used mostly as a file server running Ubuntu Server since then. (It was a cheap TigerDirect system originally; I took out the ...