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Computer will not boot.

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by apenaloza, Apr 23, 2013.

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  1. apenaloza

    apenaloza Thread Starter

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    Hi Guys ! I have an ASUS K50I , after I had to "force shut down" by pressing the power button, my laptop will not turn on. As soon as it starts, I get an AMERICAN MEGATRENDS message that says the following:

    PRESS f12 IF YOU WANT TO BOOT FROM THE NETWORK
    PRESS ES FOR BBS POPUP
    THE MCH IS OPERATING WITH DDR2-667/CL5 IN DUAL-CHANNEL MODE

    CAN'T DETECT TPM DEVICE !

    INITIALIZING USB CONTROLLERS . . DONE .
    4096MB OK

    AUTO-DETECTING AHCI PORT 0 . . SATA HARD DISK
    AUTO-DETECTING AHCI PORT 1 . . ATAPI CDROM
    SATA PORT0 WDC WD5000BEVT-80A0RT0 01.01A01
    S.M.A.R.T. CAPABLE AND STATUS BAD
    SATA PORT1 HL-DT-STDVDRAM GT32N AS01
    AUTO-DETECTING USB MASS STORAGE DEVICES . .
    00 USB MASS STORAGE DEVICES FOUND AND CONFIGURED.

    AHCI PORT0 DEVICE ERROR
    PRESS F2 TO RESUME

    I press F12 and it does not work, I press ESC and it does not work, I press F2 and I
    am sent to the BIOS SETUP UTILITY Below I have written what I get. i have broken down the tabs & settings using numbers and letters for every subsection.

    (1) MAIN (tab):
    System Overview
    --------------------
    (a) AMIBIOS
    -Version : 218
    -VGA BIOS VERSION : 1706.I10K50.001
    -EC BIOS VERSION : 2020180001

    (b) PROCESSOR :
    -Pentium (R) Dual - Core CPU T4500 @ 2.30 GHz
    -Speed : 2300MHz

    (c) SYSTEM MEMORY :
    -Size : 4096MB

    (d) System Time : [ 18:49:33]
    (e) System Date : [Tue 0/23/2013]

    (2) Advanced (tab)
    ---------------------------
    Warning : setting wrong values in below sections may cause system
    to malfunction.

    (a) IDE Configuration -
    (a)-SATA Operation Mode [Enhanced] **NOTE : Select "compatible to set serial ATA channel at IDE mode for OS not supporting NATIVE SATA controller like windows xp & 2000 or it will run into BSOD when installing Windows.
    (b) - AHCI Port0 [Hard Disk]
    Device : Hard Disk
    Vendor : WDC WD5000BEVT - 80A0RT0
    Size : 500.1 GB
    LBA Mode : Supported
    S.M.A.R.T. : Supported
    SATA Port0 [Auto]
    (c) -AHCI Port1 [ATAPI CDROM]
    Device : ATAPI CDROM
    Vendor : HL-DT-STDVDRAM GT32N
    LBA Mode : Supported
    SATA Port1 [Auto]
    (b) START EASY FLASH -
    (c) ASUS FANCY START [Disabled]
    (d) INTERNAL POINTING DEVICE [ENABLED]
    (e) POST LOGO TYPE [STATIC]
    (f) PLAY POST SOUND [NO]
    (g) SPEAKER VOLUME [4]

    3) SECURITY (tab)
    -------------------------
    (a) Security Settings
    - Supervisor password : Not Installed
    - User password : Not Installed
    (b) Change Supervisor password
    (c) Change User password
    (d) Hard Disk Security Settings
    -Change HDD Master Password
    -Change HDD User Password
    (e) I/O Interface Security
    -Audio/Modem Interface [Unlocked]
    -LAN network Interface [Unlocked]
    -Wireless Network Interface [unlocked]
    -SATA ODD [Unlocked]
    -USB Interface [Unlocked]

    4) Power
    ----------------------------
    (a) LCD Power Saving [Enabled]

    5) Boot
    ----------------------------
    (a) Boot Settings Configuration
    -Quiet Boot [enabled] **NOTE : Disabled displays normal POST messages. Enabled displays OEM Logo instead of POST messages.
    (b) Boot Device Priority
    -1st Boot Device [Hard Drive]
    -2nd boot device [network]
    -3rd boot device [cd/dvd]
    -4th boot device [removable device]
    (c) Hard disk drives
    -1st Drive [HDD : P0-WDC WD5000BEVT-80A0RT0]
    (d) CD/DVD Drives
    -1st Drive [CD/DVD : P1-HL-DT-STDVDRAM GT32N]
    (e) Onboard LAN Boot ROM [Enabled]

    6) Exit
    ------------------------
    Exit Options
    (a) Save changes and exit
    (b) Discard changes and exit
    (c) Discard changes
    (d) Load User Defaults
    (e) Load Manufacture Defaults



    At the bottom of the BIOS SETUP UTILITY the message says :
    v02.59 (C) Copyright 1985-2005, American Megatrends, Inc.

    If I press F9 (To restore to factory settings) I get the message.
    REBOOT AND SELECT PROPER BOOT DEVICE OR INSERT BOOT MEDIA IN SELECTED BOOT DEVICE AND PRESS A KEY


    Please help, this is all I am able to see at the moment, My laptop won't start. Recovery disks
    do not work [error 1029] . Thanks !
     
  2. Triple6

    Triple6 Rob Moderator

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    Your hard drive is faulty:

    Time for a new hard drive.

    Here's some compatible replacements: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...CodeValue=355:7777&PropertyCodeValue=360:7801

    A drive with a faster spindle speed, ie. 7200 RPM vs 5400 or 4200 RPM, tends to be faster. Also a larger cache, 64MB vs 32MB or 16MB or 8MB or 2MB is also better. Your current drive is 500GB, 5400 RPM with 8MB cache.

    A hybrid drive like the following is even faster as it combines a mechanical drive with a SSD drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822178339
     
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