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Cannot access BIOS - MSI 870 C45


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#1 buczubuczu

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Posted 19 October 2014 - 02:18 PM

Good day people. I've used help here once, some time ago, so I decided that I could make another try.

Good friend of mine is having a PC since 2011. I've chosen all parts for him, put them together and made sure, that everything was working well. Some time later their OS broke down, some "specialist" decided to reinstall it. Without my Agnitum Outpost Firewall (I've gave him the license). It could be important for later story, because when I checked their PC I wasn't being able to enter BIOS.

Quite simple thing turned out to be...quite hard. Either CMOS reset and battery reset gave no results. What's more strange - when I decided NOT TO enter the BIOS...PC worked. If I pressed del on keyboard - magic happened. Either PC stopped on "wait" on main screen (rest of it was black) or on the line "checking NVRAM...nu". None of the options worked, error was repeated several times.

Last weird thing is safe mode - you are supposed to have a chance to update your BIOS, right? Not this time. I've done (at least, that's what I'm thinking) pretty much all of the things in the same pattern. In safe mode, I've run cmd.exe and began to enter localization of file manually. Not sure why, but even in safe mode, You are NOT allowed to update BIOS. Command prompt told me that "XYZ.exe isn't in that dir.". It was there, any other file (two *.txts, one *.0 (?) ) run well. Or at least, command prompt told me "hey, you've got something here!".

Is that some kind of deeply hidden virus? Or just a hardware malfunction? Could it be repaired?


I, myself - don't have any clue, what to do. I doesn't smell any...smell ( :D ), speaker is also telling me, that everything is ok (one, short beep, after bios check. Does not appear, when I try to access the BIOS). Before I've checked PC, it keept doing one long and three short beeps. I've checked it in internet - NVRAM error. After plug-in and plug-out power cable + some magic (yea, included taking off piece of case and doesn't include anything else) it disappeared. Have no clue, at all. Broken parts should remain broken, especially if they are in PC.
Or maybe, I'm the one who is mistaken and some PC can actually repair themselves without replacing broken parts?



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Posted 20 October 2014 - 04:03 AM

Are you able to enter the bios now?



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Posted 23 October 2014 - 07:54 AM

I've tried few moments ago. Still nothing. After few, unsucsesfull tries (PC runs. And that's about it) I managed to get at least BIOS screen. However - still "wait" message after entering the BIOS.
I begin to think, that MB is somewhat broken. What should I do, to prove that I'm right or not?



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Posted 29 October 2014 - 11:43 AM

Once again, it's me.

Is there someone, who can help me with my problem?



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Posted 03 November 2014 - 09:39 PM

I would replace the CMOS battery, then see if I can enter the BIOS from boot.  If so, elect default BIOS settings, save via F10 and see if system behaves.  Even if it doesn't work, you will only be out of less than $5 for the new battery and you will have eliminated one suspect.

 

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