No, the screen is hung up at the PCI listing screen, won't move from there
Ok but did you do what I suggested about setting your BIOS to system defaults?
If so, what exactly do you have in your expansion slots?
I know we'll get past this problem, thats the fun part about trouble shooting, I look at it as a game...it helps not to get pissed off and not use the hammer! LOL
Plus your learning how to be a PC repair person for the next person who has a computer related issue like your having right now.
Any way now that I boosted your confidence a bit....if the BIOS defaults did not fix your problem..then go to the next line.
We're going to start a process of elimination here.
This will involve a lot of work, but might locate your problem.
Your going to strip down your computer a bit here and I ask that you please keep yourself grounded to the PC case at all times because a little bit of static electricity from your body will kill a computer instantly!
You are going to disconnect a lot of things, so make sure you keep track where they go and how they were connected. Make sure you make notes as to where pin #1 is on plug sockets.
Disconnect the Power wire from the computers power supply.
Disconnect all power wires and ribbon wires to CDROM/DVD-ROM Drives.
If you have an add on sound card in an expansion slot, remove it from the board.
If you have any card readers attached to the board remove them.
If you have an Ethernet adaptor built into the motherboard, disconnect the DSL/Cable Modem/Router wire from Ethernet adaptor.
If you have an Ethernet add-on card in an expansion slot. Remove that card.
If you have an on-board Dial-up Modem or expansion card modem, remove phone wire from modem and remove add-on modem card.
Any USB devices that are NOT mouse or keyboard related, remove them from the USB ports. (includes webcams, cameras, printers or scanners)
Any devices that are in expansion slots that are not a VIDEO card remove them.
Disconnect all hard drives except for the primary bootable hard drive.
All you should have attached to the motherboard is the following when you are done.
The ATX power harness from your Power Sending Unit (Power Supply)
The main Primary Video card (if you have dual video setup or if you also have on-board video on MB) use on-board video ONLY--Remove AGP or PCI-E expansion card for now.
Memory depending on how many sticks you have, (((((limit it to ONE stick in slot #1 for now, remove the other sticks and set aside for now.)))))
One connection from Monitor. Make sure monitor is plugged into Video port.
One primary hard drive.
Look for and locate your CMOS battery, it is a silver disk, carefully remove the battery (note which way it goes back in)
Look for 3 jumper pins with a jumper on 2 of the 3 pins that says CLEAR CMOS next to it.
Move that jumper to the clear cmos position. Wait 5 minutes. Return the jumper back to default setting.
Replace the CMOS battery in correct position.
Reconnect the power wire back to the power supply (PSU)
Once you have done all of this, start up the computer, enter your BIOS setup utility either F2 or Delete key.
On your main bios setup screen make sure the hard drive is recognised.
Look for "load setup defaults" hi-lite it and hit enter or use the key shortcut it offers for that option it might be something like F5.
Also if you have "load system setup defaults" choose that option too.
Once each default is saved. Hit the F-10 key. This will ask SAVE SETTINGS TO CMOS AND EXIT ? TYPE Y for yes.
The system will now attempt to boot to drive C:\
Post back what the results are.
I will watch for your post.
Edited by MrBruce1959, 10 February 2010 - 07:19 PM.