BIOS won't load

By gregj29
Sep 19, 2011
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  1. When I power on my laptop, the BIOS won't go any further then the BIOS menu options. The screen is still at the Gateway logo and BIOS menu. I checked to see if it was the HDD but the disk is good. I tried removing the CMOS battery, but that didn't work.

    Gateway 7422gx
    Win XP/Ubuntu Linux
    Pheonix bios

    Is there a way to fix BIOS?
    What can be the problem?

  2. steeve

    steeve TS Enthusiast Posts: 146

    did you make any major changes to the machine lately?
  3. DjKraid

    DjKraid TS Guru Posts: 536   +21

    Do you have anything like a USB drive or keyboard or something connected to the computer when you try to boot?
    Or, when the you see the logo press ESC and then see if it says (for ex.) press F1 to continue.
  4. gregj29

    gregj29 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    @Steeve No I didn't make any changes.

    @DjKraid I don't have anything connected to the computer. I pressed esc at logo screen now I'm seeing BIOS/system information and press <F2> to enter SETUP... Does not go any further even after pressing F2...
  5. steeve

    steeve TS Enthusiast Posts: 146

    how did you check the hard drive - in another machine?
  6. gregj29

    gregj29 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    @Steeve Yes I checked it in another machine... I'm certain it's the BIOS. Any suggestions on what can be done?
  7. steeve

    steeve TS Enthusiast Posts: 146

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