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tranman527

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I tweaked the BIOS features on my PC and when I restarted the system, it wouldn't perform a power-on self test, all i get is a black screen . How can i fix this problem?

Edited by tranman527, 10 June 2005 - 04:49 PM.

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hi tranman,
what features did you tweak in the bios?

you will probably need to reset the CMOS. shut down the PC, and unplug it. open the case, then ground yourself by touching a metal part of the case BEFORE touching any of the components inside.

locate the battery on the motherboard. near it should be 3 pins, with a jumper cap over pins 2-3. there is usually a label on the board near these pins that says clear cmos, or reset cmos, along those lines.
to reset, move the jumper cap from pins 2-3, and replace it over pins 1-2. leave it there for 10-30 seconds, then replace the jumper over 2-3.
plug the pc back in, and power up. watch for the message telling you what key to press to enter BIOS (usually delete, F1, or F2).

do that, and you should see a setting that says load default settings, or load fail safe settings. do that, then go through and make any needed changes to get your system running normally.

if you need help finding the reset jumper or anything, please list the computer make/model, or your motherboard make/model.
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Thanks audioboy, i did everything you said and my system started up and running perfectly normal now. =)
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excellent, glad to hear it!
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