Hanging on the Splash Screen before Post

By Herbster63 · 5 replies
Oct 16, 2008
  1. Hi All ,
    I have a Q6600 cpu on a Asus P5n-sli board 4gig ram 9800gtx v card
    Started experiencing a few lock ups whilst playing games which the only way out of was a 8 second hold on the on button but now i get to the splash screen for the mobo and it hangs there .
    Have reseated the ram and cpu also diconnected all drives to see if anything would make a difference all to no avail .
    Am i looking at a new mobo or a new cpu ?or both :-(
    Thanks for your help ?
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

  3. Herbster63

    Herbster63 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 32

    Thanks once again for you help kimsland your link was very helpful it was just a simple cmos reset in the end i hope (cross my fingers)didnt think it would be that simple .
    Appears to be running fine again should have done that first before disconnecting everything lol:eek:
    Kind Regards Herb
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    Thanks for letting me know (many do not) I've also had others say this can't work!

    Yes it can :)

    Thanks for the update :grinthumb
  5. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

    boot in safe mode. Run CHKDSK C:
  6. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    Pretty sure that you have Windows Xp
    Actually if you are going to be coming back here in future (I suspect yes :) )
    Then please put your System Specs information in your Profile
    Which will really help you immensly in any future required help.

    Here's XP's Checkdisk manual instructions:

    Manual steps to run Chkdsk from My Computer or Windows Explorer
    • Open My Computer, and then right-click the hard disk that you want to check.
    • Click Properties, and then click Tools.
    • Under Error-checking, click Check Now. A dialog box that shows the Check disk options is displayed
    Use one of the following procedures:
    • • To run Chkdsk in read-only mode, click Start.
    • • (tick) To repair errors without scanning the volume for bad sectors, select the Automatically fix file system errors check box.
    • • To repair errors, locate bad sectors, and recover readable information, select the Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors check box.

    Note If one or more of the files on the hard disk are open, you will receive the following message:
    Click Yes to schedule the disk check, and then restart your computer to start the disk check.

    Wait until Chkdsk finishes Checking / Repairing any faults
    Windows will then either restart your computer or continue loading Normally.
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