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BIOS Corrupt?

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  1. Nev

    Nev Thread Starter

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    I accidentally turned on my PC with a flash drive in it. Now everytime I turn it on, it opens a black page with the courser flashing in the upper left hand corner of the screen. I then hit: "Ctrl" "Alt" "Delete" and it brings me to a blue screen titled "Select boot device" that gives me 4 options:
    ST2000DM001-1ER164
    hp DVD-RAM GH40L
    ST3500418AS
    Seagate Backup+ Desk

    Only the first option works when selected and then the computer boots up normally. HELP!! What can I do to fix it?
    Thank you,
    Nevin:(
     
  2. CoolBurn

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    Not sure of the make and model of your computer but you should just be able to go into the bios and change the boot order to have the hard drive as the first option on the list.
     
  3. Nev

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    I'll be more than happy to get you any info you need but I don't remember how to get into Bios and how to make the change.
     
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    Have you tried by inserting again the same flash drive in your computer (when off) and turn it back on with the flash drive and wait to see if it boots up. Once booted up you can then safely remove the flash drive and restart your computer to see any changes at all.
     
  6. CoolBurn

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    If you are still having trouble getting into the BIOS, please provide the exact make and model of the computer or if it's a custom build provide the information for the motherboard.
     
  7. DaveBurnett

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    I would like to know what you think is on that flash drive.
    Unless you specifically designed that drive to update your BIOS, it should not change any BIOS setting, and if it has, then it is likely that it was a virus.
    Far more likely is that code was copied from the flash drive to the hard drive that is affecting the code run at boot.

    Even if it did, many motherboards require you to physically move a jumper to allow BIOS updates.
     
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