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American megatrends issue

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by MWilkinson, Feb 22, 2017.

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  1. MWilkinson

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    On start up my pc gets stuck on American Megatrends screen. It has been doing this for a while and to tackle it I would press f1 then f8 and then press enter on the first harddrive that appears. Now however my keyboard and mouse won't connect. Help would be much appreciated. If any other information is required I will try and help. Thanks.
     
  2. Oddba11

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    The "American Megatrends" screen is the splash screen for the motherboard BIOS. If it's stopping on this page, then it would appear the system in not completing POST. POST is the hardware check during bootup. Failure to POST indicates a hardware fault. It could be as simple as a loose cable or card, or there could actually be a faulty component.

    I would start by opening the case and ensuring all cables/cards are properly inserted. Disconnecting/reconnecting all cables and removing/reinserting all cards is the best process to follow.
     
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