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Computer Freezes on Bios

Posted on 2008-11-10
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Last Modified: 2013-11-09
Well I start the machine and it keeos freezing on BIOS
( It's a Asus Motherboard - Model P5-MX1333)
When I start the machine this what I see on the screen -

Press DEL to run setup -
Press F8 for BBS POPUP
Entering Setup ...
Checking NVRAM ....
Inititializing USB controller ... DONE
1016MB OK
USB Devices : 1 Keyboadr, 1 mouse, 1Hub
Auto detecting  Pri Master .. ATAPI CD-ROM
Auto detecting Pri Salve .... ATAPI CD ROM
Auto Detecting 3rd master .. IDE hard drive

Pri Master: Lite-ON COMBO SOHC-4832K
                  Ultra DMA Mode-2
Pri Slave : ATAPI DVD A DH20A4P 9p57
                 Ultra DMA Mode -4
3rd Master:  ST3320620AS 3.AAK
                   Ultra DMA Mode-5, S.M.A.R.T Capable and status OK

.. Then the computer freezes their
Question by:mobeen101
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ComputerTechie earned 200 total points
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Try reseting the bios to defaults.

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reset the Bios but still same issue.

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BraidenG earned 200 total points
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Possibly its a broken installation on your primary. Try booting onto your installation disk ( whichever OS ) and repairing it.
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_ earned 440 total points
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Might be the nic, modem, or sound card.
Either remove the PCI cards or disable in the bios (looks like you should still be able to get into setup)
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_ earned 440 total points
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If it boots, add them back one at a time until it freezes
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nobus earned 160 total points
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i suggest testing with the minimum setup - disconnect also all peripherals and network cables :
motherboard + cpu + 1 ram stick, video card, power supply
can you access the bios now ?
if NO it is one of the connected, swap ram, Power supply, video card - leaving only motherboard and cpu
if Yes, add devices till the problem shows, start with 1 disk, or 1 cd drive

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When I remove the SATA hard drive cable. It allows me to access the BIOS. I had windows XP installed on it and it was fine.
I had an Issue with service pack 3 which kept crashes the machine (just service pack 3 installation)
I formatted the hard drive and after that the above issues started

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_ earned 440 total points
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If you can't boot with the SATA drive installed. then the drive, the cable. or the controller got pooched.

You can try:

another cable and/or SATA port and see if that helps.

Disconnect the SATA and boot into the bios and take the drive out of the boot order and reboot with it connected and can boot into another OS or CD and run a diag on the drive and maybe zero-fill it, and rebuild the partition and format from scratch.

If it keeps hanging, try another drive. If that still hangs, it's the controller on the mobo. Either get an addon card to try, or another mobo.
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Thank you much.    : )

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My 2p

Make sure that the prmimary\sedondary drives are set accordingly if  cant get no further the psu is not powerfull enough

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