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blackcell

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just returned from holiday - sold my monitor to a friend just purchased new iiyama E511b series however new monitor was late arriving and so had to hook up old monitor again after 3 weeks - everything was working well until couple of hours - screen froze upon finishing a virus check - pressed Alt , CTr , Del and bios page came up - didnt touch a thing - couldnt access any bios features - bios screen went mad and distorted and after foolishly resetting from bios the power safe mode is activated everytime upon switching on my pc and the same for my new monitor - tested new monitor on my laptop and thats fine so its a motherboard issue and unsure if ever i will see my files again on my pc - any thoughts anyone how i can overcome this and since my work files are on the hard disk - really need to access them soon.

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my system details:
Windows ME
AMD 1.4GHz (133)
256 Mb Ram
IBM 60GB generic ide disk type 47
motherboard - asustek ata266
Nvidia GForce MX2 64bit
TEAC CD-W512EB [CD-ROM drive)
pioneer dvd rom dvd-116
monitor mitisubishi diamond 730
 
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not sure if i will be able to help but i know the first thing they are going to want to know is stats on what kind of motherboard you have and all that good stuff.
 
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BC,

You said, "screen froze upon finishing a virus check - pressed Alt , CTr , Del and bios page came up - didnt touch a thing - couldnt access any bios features - bios screen went mad and distorted and after foolishly resetting from bios the power safe mode is activated everytime upon switching on my pc and the same for my new monitor."

I have to say that I do not understand your rendition of what happenned. :confused:

Ctl Alt Del should not take you to a BIOS screen, you should see Task Manager screen. So what did the screen actually look like...what info was presented?

When you said, "power safe mode is activated everytime upon switching on my pc"

what does this mean?? :confused:
 

blackcell

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winbob said:
BC,

my apologies for the confusion - firstly pressing ctrl,alt,del a few times takes me to the biois (was frustrated!!) and secondly i pressed the reset button when the bios screen froze, hence when the system reset itself - my pc would make an odd ping noise twice i think and the monitor would respond by placing itself back into 'Standby' mode and this was the same for the newer monitor however this works fine on a different pc- hope i have clarifed matters for you.

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Your computer is hanging at POST not the BIOS setup screen, correct? Unplug the AC from the wall open up the case and remove the CMOS battery then set the clear CMOS jumper cap to CLEAR CMOS, reset the jumper to normal put the battery back in, and reboot, if you get a checksum error press the F2 (most cases with checksum error) key to go in to BIOS setup and reset the time and date and any other relevant settings according to installed components.
 

blackcell

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if what you meany by 'post' - that being from the moment i turn my pc on then yes afteralll i cant see what my pc is doing since the monitor goes immediately back to standby - very frustrating indeed since my workfiles are all on there- if this sounds odd please clairfy for me but your suggestion feels the more likely and for that i thank you

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