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Black screen with Blinking cursor(can't get into BIOS)


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#1 davep1234

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Posted 28 September 2014 - 06:24 PM

Just picked up a computer from someone, tested it out and it worked fine. Brought it home and soon as I boot up I get a black screen

with a blinking cursor in the top right. I am trying to enter the BIOS to see boot order but it won't let me.

 

 

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CoolerMaster HAF932 Black Gaming Case (2x200mm & 2x120mm Fans)

Video Card: XFX Radeon HD R9 280X 1000MHZ 3GB 6.0GHZ GDDR5
Motherboard: MSI P67A-C43
CPU: Intel Quad Core i5 2500K @3.30 GHz
Liquid Cooling: Antec Kuhler H620
RAM: 8GB DDR3 Dual-Channel
Network: Realtek PCIe GBE Lan Ethernet/ Linksys Wireless N USB Adapter
Hard Drive: Seagate 1TB Sata-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB
Optical Drive: TSSTcorp CDDVDW

OS: Windows 7 Ultimate


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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 28 September 2014 - 07:15 PM

Tapping F11 at boot should give you a boot order menu.



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Posted 28 September 2014 - 07:43 PM

PC's are very sensitive to transport.

At least one out of every 10 PC's I repair, don't work when the client gets home.

In other words, it's to to reseat all components, connectors, wires, etc.


Edited by rockysosua, 28 September 2014 - 07:44 PM.

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Posted 28 September 2014 - 08:23 PM

Cursor at the upper right?  Or is it left?  I would double check your hard drive connections (both power and data).



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Posted 28 September 2014 - 08:34 PM

@Ricci Yes Left, I dunno why  I said right :)... I already checked the HD, i'll try again..



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Posted 28 September 2014 - 08:38 PM

While you're checking, pull off the data connector and re-insert it.  I have done this in the past and it worked.



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Posted 28 September 2014 - 08:48 PM

Well I checked to see if it is all snug, seems good. I am getting a 9C boot error now(which I think is a usb ) So I am assuming it is trying to boot up from one of the usb ports. Problem is, I can not open up any menu. I hit f11 , nothinghappened. I tried f2 f12 an delete. Still no BIOS will open for me.



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Posted 28 September 2014 - 09:46 PM

I did a search for "9c error" and got this:  9C = USB Detect  so its either a incompatible USB device connected or your boot order is looking for a USB drive to boot from!.   I hope this helps.



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Posted 28 September 2014 - 09:47 PM

Do you have any idea what BIOS is installed?



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Posted 28 September 2014 - 10:11 PM

@Ricci No idea, just got it . \i just need to get into the menu then I can fix this.



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Posted 28 September 2014 - 10:22 PM

Common keys to open the BIOS are F2, F12, Delete, or Esc.

I took that from another web site.  If this doesn't help.  I'll look some more for you



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Posted 29 September 2014 - 01:08 AM

@Ricci Thanks a bunch, gonna try more tomorrow ! Just gotta get that open and I think I can fix it by booting up the HD first:)



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Posted 29 September 2014 - 02:07 PM

Disconnect any USB devices currently connected...then try to boot/access the BIOS.  By devicces, I mean "drives" since mouse/keyboard are not normally STOP 9C errors.

 

Info On STOP 9C Errors

 

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Posted 29 September 2014 - 02:45 PM

Many computers will take you to the bios if no peripherals are connected, like your hard drive, DVD, etc.

It might be worth a try.


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Posted 29 September 2014 - 10:03 PM

Well, I started taking out each part and try to see what happened. With hard drive I was getting an A2 error. So I switched around somecables and seems to have left..

 

Idon't see the 9C error anymore. Only if I shutdown improper. I removed the ram except one stick. I get stuck at a screen that says hit f1 to Run Setup. I am unable to enter setup(the keyboard didn't come with the computer, its my old one). So tomorrow I am gonna give  a shot at a new USB keyboard, not the PS one.






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