New CPU E7400
Posted 03 May 2009 - 11:30 AM
Posted 03 May 2009 - 12:04 PM
When I turn my computer on it starts up as normal but with the new ASUS first screen but then it goes to the screen as if windows has crashed and gives me the options to start in safe mode, start in safe mode with neworking etc etc but what ever I choose my monitor goes to sleep and the computer restarts ??? I haven't got a clue what I need to do or if I need to change setting ? I can get into the BIOS screen to change the time and check the setting etc.
Im using my galfriends laptop so i still have access to the internet and i her laptop can burn cds but do I really need to download the BIOS (not even sure what a BIOS is).
Posted 03 May 2009 - 12:12 PM
Posted 03 May 2009 - 12:14 PM
When you boot up and go into the bios. The first screen will either be the HD and Time and Date or it will be a text screen with choices like
General, Advanced, Power etc.....
You need to go into the General and let me know if it is seeing the HD there.
Posted 03 May 2009 - 12:26 PM
Posted 03 May 2009 - 12:31 PM
While in Bios please find the bootup area and make sure the HD is the first boot and cdrom is second.
Now does the HD have windows loaded on it already?
I know it sounds funny but with everything we have done I just want to make sure it didn't get erased or something got changed on it.
Posted 03 May 2009 - 12:44 PM
I'm not sure if this matter but just so you know, When I purchased my computer a couple of years ago I got vista basic with it but I think it is a "OEM" version. Would the disc be tied to my old cpu or mobo ??? I read that after installing a new mobo then a fresh install may be needed in the worste scenearo but I can't even format the HD and do a fresh intstall .. weird
Posted 03 May 2009 - 01:21 PM
If the system still does not boot then Please go back to bios and change boot sequence to make the CDrom first and the HD second. Make sure you have your Vista cd in the cdrom drive at this point. Once Save and Exit the system should reboot and ask you to hit any key to boot to cdrom.
Tap a key and see if you can get back to setup windows again. Since you just installed it then it won't be a problem to format and reinstall it.
Posted 03 May 2009 - 02:06 PM
Im don't know if it was because the boot sequence was wrong but I must have tried to boot from the CD at least 20 times and I would only get to the windows recovery screen. Anyway, it is installing and it's looking ok
Posted 03 May 2009 - 02:10 PM
I will await your next update with anticipation
Posted 03 May 2009 - 02:58 PM
Posted 03 May 2009 - 03:18 PM
Finally a successful resolution. You should be very proud of yourself for doing such a great job and being so persistent with building your first system. Now it gives me great pleasure to be able to say:
You are very welcome. I'm glad we could help and please let us know how everything works out for you.
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