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pc says system bios not detected HELP!!

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by krongy, Jun 13, 2007.

  1. krongy

    krongy Member

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    My pc turns on but the screen stays black. I have a speaker that says some thing like sytem bios not detected what do i do?.
     
  2. BadBone

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    u r saying that you "hear" from your speakers that the system bios is not detected, or do you get some beeps

    in either case have you been inside your computer recently and removed the bios chip or just moved it out of place

    or mabye you recently tried flashing your bios

    what was the last thing you did before you encountered this problem
     
  3. krongy

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    I took out my ram card to try to put it in my other pc but it didnt so i put it back in. The pcs got a built in speaker that says stuff like no keyboard detected e.t.c
     
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    Try resetting your bios. You normally can do this in two ways. By removing the small battery located on your mother board for a few minutes and putting it back in, or jumpering the reset bios leads on the motherboard for a few minutes.... Resetting my BIOS has helped me a few times when I was stumped.
     
  5. ddp

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    reset the ram as that started your problem.
     
  6. jojonavy

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    Wow that is strange. Not sure if thats possible is it?
     
  7. BadBone

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    jojonavy
    Yeah That would be a new one to me, never heard of a talking bios before :)

    krongy
    If you are confortable with opening up your computer again, i suggest that you remove each hardware component and then try putting them back in just in case one of em wasn't in securely. Make sure to check your video card. Additionally, if you have spare memory and vider card try swapping em in one by one and then boot up after each try

    From my experience though, most boot up problems are because of RAM either they are not put in correct, not compatible with your system or they just aren't working

    What type of computer do you have
    And again, does your computer perform a series of beeps when
    you start up

    Good Luck
     
  8. krongy

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    thanks ill try it
     
  9. krongy

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    The speaker is connected to the mother board but i dont kniw why it talks. Someone made it for me
     
  10. krongy

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    Ive tried all of your sugestions but it still doesnt work
     
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    some motherboards i think from asus & others do talk. i think your board has a dual bios & the main one is corrupted. what is the make & model# of the board. what does the motherboard say in the trouble shooting section if there is 1?
     
  12. krongy

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    I dont know there isnt a code ive looked for one. Is bios ram?
     
  13. krongy

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    How do i get a new bios or fix my own
     
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    check motherboard manual as there might be a section on that.
     
  15. BadBone

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    krongy

    We will really need to know what motherboard you have in order to get the correct bios to fix the problem.

    Just look at the motherboard and look for a model, it can be a set of letters with numbers , it is not nrmally anything long, or if it isn't a home built computer look at the case and see the brand and the model, e.g. Dell Optiplex xxxxx, Compaq Presario xxx, HP .....
     
  16. krongy

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    the mother board code is A7V333
     
  17. BadBone

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    I found the motherboard on the ASUS site but i am not allowed to link to the files so you'll have to go to the site and search for them.

    Start Here

    Input the following into the three search boxes:

    Select Product Motherboard
    Select Series SocketA(462)
    Select Models A7V333

    That will bring up the page to download drivers for your motherboard, then proceed to the bios section by clicking the + beside BIOS

    I suggest that you download the latest bios for your board under All OS, in this case its 1018.004

    I must warn you that if the Motherboard model you gave is not correct that this BIOS will not work, and even if it is correct updating may resulting in incompatibility problem, also, incorrect operation of flash procedure may also result in damaging the board which will then be good for nothing more than an expensive paper weight.
     
  18. BadBone

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    I also found a site with what i believe to be useful information:

    If no display appears, but the beeping sound from the system can be heard and the floppy disk drive is activated, then all is not lost. Try the following method to recover the system:

    1. Prepare a bootable floppy disk with an AWDFLASH.EXE utility and BIOS binary file in the disk

    2. Create an AUTOEXEC.BAT file in the diskette with the following command line:

    AWDFLASH xxxxx.BIN/SN /PY
    The options /SN /PY will answer the questions automatically that you would normally answer with "no" or "yes". That way the system will boot up from the floppy disk, program the BIOS and restart the computer It will take a while to carry out the procedure, don't turn off the system, wait for the system to restart again.

    3. If you want to see what it does, use an ISA VGA card instead of PCI or AGP. If you don't have any ISA VGA card, the BIOS can still be fix in blind mode (no screen, but the BIOS is flashed by the Auto-run diskette). After the mainboard reboots itself, the floppy disk can be taken out and your system should have recovered. However if that doesn't work, return the mainboard to your Vendor.




    I am not sure if your system bios is Award, but it believe that it should work with others
     
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    do not use award bios on ami bios.
     
  20. krongy

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    Thanks ill try it
     

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