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blank screen after clearing BIOS

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by chokie, Jun 28, 2010.

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  1. chokie

    chokie Thread Starter

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    hi, this is my first post at Tech Suppor Guy Forum,i am not sure if i am posting in the right category,my pc is AS ROCK ALIVE NF6G-DVI,i am using OS microsoftwindows xp sp2 64 bit,my problems started some weeks back first with keyboard(usb)being intermittent until it stopped working completely,then mouse also usb became intermittent i have to unplug it then reinsert it again but most of the time it does not work,i borrowed a mouse & keyboard both ps2 and it seemed to be working i was convinced the usb ports were not working,but then i made a blunder after someone advised me to clear bios so i did just that and now i just can't go anywhere as i have only a black screen,can someone please help me solve the problem or do i have to send it to a repair store?i also can't affford to lose any of my materials,thank you. chokie
     
  2. Hughv

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    It should be easy to recover your files by connecting the drive to another machine and copying them to another drive or optical media. I would do that before proceeding.
    Have you tried booting to a bootable CD/DVD?
    This sounds like a serious issue with the motherboard or video card.
     
  3. chokie

    chokie Thread Starter

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    hI hughv,thanks for replying,i am actually thinking about bying an external drive with capacity enough to copy all the materials,i have not tried to boot from cd/dvd as i don't have one, once again thanks for your reply.chokie
     
  4. LauraMJ

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    It is EXTREMELY easy to completely wreck the BIOS and only the very very experienced ever fool around with it. If you were not experienced with working with the BIOS, then someone gave you very poor advice.

    Most likely, your BIOS is screwed. The best thing to do is as already mentioned........take the hard drive out and hook it up to a working machine and get all your data off of it.

    However, this link may be of some use to you:

    http://www.wikihow.com/Update-Your-Computer's-BIOS

    Start with #6 and finish with #8 if it works for you.
     
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