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My PC won't boot or anyhitng, I have tried to boot from cds and floppys, still not working. Is the bios corrupt, is there anyway to fix this promblem without ...
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    Dead PC?


    My PC won't boot or anyhitng, I have tried to boot from cds and floppys, still not working. Is the bios corrupt, is there anyway to fix this promblem without money

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    Not boot in what sense? wont it load Linux, wont it turn on?
    If youre getting error messages let us know them

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    The BIOS is corrupt? Or are confusing it with the boot manager?

    If it's the BIOS then you're lost, the motherboard has no use, I think.
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    Is it beeping or anything? Does anything show up on the screen? Is it getting power (fans turning and such)
    You dont need a pocket protector or thick glasses to be a geek.

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    The error message is cannot boot from media
    It does turn on, I know that the sound card and graphics card are part of the motherboard, but you can you take them out and put them in a different comp?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dude500
    I know that the sound card and graphics card are part of the motherboard, but you can you take them out and put them in a different comp?
    Yes you can, unless theyre onboard, i.e not "real" cards but chips bundled into your MoBo

    As for the error message, probably its an error with your drives , but dont really know

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    Well I am not sure if they built in the mb, but i'll check

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    Can you get into the BIOS settings, if so try and change the defaults to make it boot from a CD just incase it is not looking there for a bootable medium

    Also if it is the BIOS you might be able to get a replacment chip for it off the net somwhere, i remember my BIOS buggered up once and Gigabyte cleard it and copied a new version on there for me. Try giving the manufacturers and email and see what they say

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dude500
    The error message is cannot boot from media
    My first thought is a problem with the boot drive, like someone else suggested. That doesn't sound like a message from a problem with booting the BIOS.

    Are you not able to get into the BIOS? Some systems these days try to boot invisibly with no screens or just a splash screen instead of all the boring stuff about connected drives, BIOS version, memory, adapters found, etc. If that's the case with your system, maybe you will see more text if you press F10 or F8 or even Delete within a couple of seconds after power-on. If you can get into the BIOS, or at least see the text messages generated during BIOS boot, the next thing to consider is the boot device and media.
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    Well I can get into the bios, it just that nothing will boot not from cd or floppy or event the harddrive

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