Can't boot past bios. Gets stuck at same point advicing "press F11 for boot menu"
Posted on 2010-11-30
Original problem with this machine was a blown power supply. I have sinced replaced but cannot now boot past bios. It gets stuck at same point advicing "press F11 for boot menu" and beneath this it advices "dual channel memory mode". The keyboard and mouse appear to be disabled in bios as pressing F11 has no response. Also i can't get to the boot menu options and am therefore unable to boot from OS CD. I have tried new IDE ribbon, external USB PCI card, PS2 & USB keyboards. I have caddied the existing HDD to another machine and can access the data. Also i put the existing HDD into a new machine. This booted past bios and then blue screened. (Possibly a driver confliction with hardware on that machine). I have tried a SATA HDD with OS already installed. Only reached the same point "press F11 ...etc. I have also tried a new HDD with no OS install (Same as previous happens). I have put the OS CD in the CD drive before starting the machine in hope it would provide option to boot to CD. No joy. Also tried power supply with less output power.
Any further suggestions very welcome!!!
Thanks in advance. P.S sorry for the essay.