Computer locks up at bios

By imprezagoatee
Oct 13, 2008
  1. A few days ago, my computer stopped booting up. It would get to the Asus bios screen, where it would sway press del to enter setup, and then it would freeze. I tried booting it for a while, then I gave up and decided to come back to it the next day, and it worked fine. It continued to boot fine for a few days, until yesterday, when thew same problem started again. This time letting it sit didn't seem to work, not sure what to try next. Is a new motherboard in my future? Or could it be something else?
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,525

    Sometimes it's the HardDrive trying to be recognized.
    Trying removing all internal Dust
    And/or reseat the HardDrive and cabling
  3. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    ditto. clean and reseat all ram and cables. Be sure to ground yourself first with the power OFF and unplugged.
  4. imprezagoatee

    imprezagoatee TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks guys, I reseated the plugs and ram, booted right up. I think I may have no seated the ram all the way last time I was in there, strange that it did boot a few times though, but such is the world of computers sometimes. :)
  5. imprezagoatee

    imprezagoatee TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Well, nevermind. It did boot, ran for a few hours, then it locked up, and again will not boot. Any other ideas?
  6. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,525

  7. Branscombe

    Branscombe TS Rookie

    Yeah, Im having the same issues.
    I hit del and it doesnt go into the bios menu.

    I might turn it on and let it sit.. I have no patience so I just turn it on, 2 mins later, shut er off..
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