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Posted 16 September 2015 - 02:19 AM
Posted 16 September 2015 - 06:47 AM
If you're unable to get to the BIOS, then there's a huge problem here.
First, try removing the power and battery (if it's a laptop), then press and hold down the power button for 30 seconds.
Then put the battery back in, plug it back in, and see if you can get to the BIOS then.
Please let us know the make and model of the system (make and model of the motherboard if it's a custom build).
Posted 16 September 2015 - 10:53 AM
Posted 16 September 2015 - 03:42 PM
Don't remove the battery. Just remove the plug from the system and then hold the power button down.
Then, after 30 seconds, plug it back in and attempt to start it up.
Let us know what happens.
Posted 16 September 2015 - 04:33 PM
Edited by snapjaw, 16 September 2015 - 04:34 PM.
Posted 17 September 2015 - 05:02 AM
The only way a game could cause this was if it was stressing the video card so much that it overheated and turned the system off.
Next step is to reset the BIOS/UEFI. To do that, unplug the system from the wall. Then remove the CMOS battery (it's the round silver colored battery about the size of a US nickle).
Then do the power button thing for 30 seconds. Then put it all back together and boot into the BIOS/UEFI - as you'll have to reset the time and date again.
This will erase all custom settings in the BIOS/UEFI - so if you want to save them, do it before the reset.
Posted 17 September 2015 - 12:10 PM
Posted 17 September 2015 - 10:03 PM
Posted 18 September 2015 - 04:52 AM
The other forum is doing a good job also.
Next I'd try this: http://www.carrona.org/strpdown.html
If that doesn't work, then I'd suggest posting over in the Internal Hardware forum for some more expert advice: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/7/internal-hardware/
Posted 18 September 2015 - 05:11 PM
Posted 19 September 2015 - 03:33 PM
Edited by snapjaw, 19 September 2015 - 03:45 PM.
Posted 19 September 2015 - 05:03 PM
Press F2 :0)
I'd run MemTest86+ on the sticks - but I'm pretty sure you already know what the results will be (the stick that doesn't work is likely bad).
Replace the bad stick and see if that helps.
Posted 19 September 2015 - 07:47 PM
Posted 19 September 2015 - 10:25 PM
Alright the icons are back and the memtest passed. Only thing weird is the usb receiver for my keyboard and mouse only works on the front ports. Other than that I guess everything is good. Thanks for everything usasma.
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