PC Now not booting at all

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  1. dUnKle

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    Trying to fix my PC up to a useable state whilst I save up for an Imac

    Anyway things where sort of going well until reboot

    The PC just hangs at the point where you should be able to press DEL to access the Bios

    No matter how long I leave it it does not move on or go any further - pressing DEL does not access the Bios

    Have tried booting bootable disc and USB drive in but nothing - just hangs

    Is it fixable ?
     
  2. Andy98765

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    You could try clearing the CMOS memory of the Motherboard, there is usually a little link next to the onboard battery for doing this (or remove battery for 10-30 secs). BUT remember you will clear all settings.
    SATA hard disc booting etc

    The Date and time will need inputting straight away.
     
  3. joshua_bond

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    Well generally most things in a PC's life is possible to fix.

    We will need a bit more info..

    Operating system?
    events leading to outage?
    Any dreaded "blue screan of death"?
    Self-build PC?

    PS. have you tried other buutons e.g. F1 or F5 or F9? Sometimes other buttons accesses the PC's BIOS.
     
  4. Miss Chief

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    I hope you checked the obvious, everything inside the PC seated properly, all leads and connections tight and good? Something as simple as a loose connection could easily cause a problem like this.

    Are there any bios Beeps? Remove any cards and devices you don't actually need such as extra DVD/CD drives, sound cards etc so you're at the bare minimum required to boot and try again.
     

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