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Another BSOD head banger :( One beep no Windows!

  1. #11


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    Ok, I unplugged everything except the keyboard and monitor. It says no disk detected. When I plug in my hd it starts it's loop. If I plug in a different hd it says no disk detected. So, right now, one by one, it's all back together doing what it's been doing from the beginning.

    I checked my battery and it's very strong. I checked my hd on my laptop and everything is there! I can't imagine it's a hd problem if it shows up fine as an external disk.

    Like I said previously, I kept getting "low on memory, close some programs" alerts. My pc only has one memory ram stick and it's Nanya 4GB 1333MHz, pc3-10600, 240p, DDR3. I bought a set of 2 kingston 2GB each, DDR3, 240p, but they are 1600MHz and pc3-12800! Are they compatible? I'm really thinking it's a memory problem but I don't know how to check or fix it. When I took my stick out it squealed like a banshee!!!

    BTY, my research for my pc says one beep is a "normal boot start-up".

    Please keep helping, I know we'll get this!

    Thanks,
    Terri
    Last edited by zadai; 03 Jul 2014 at 11:56. Reason: grammar

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  2. #12


    Ok. It's getting into the holiday weekend and I'm going to be busy, but I'll help as much as I can.

    Lol! I'm at the bar and my fiancee said that's enough!I'll check in in the morning. Later....
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  3. #13


    Posts : 8
    windows 8


    I agree with your fiance...if I were sitting in the bar, enjoying good company and a cold brewsky, a stranger's computer problems would be very low on my priority list (still on the list just lower)

    It's been a week and a half without it now and my blood pressure has dropped somewhat, an extra zanax or two during the initial breakdown (mine) helped!

    So if need be, I'll play on my old XP and get through the holiday weekend. Maybe a few cold ones and some fireworks will put me at ease!

    Enjoy,
    Terri
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  4. #14


    India
    Posts : 2,097
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    How about, you remove the HDD and plug in your DVD Drive and put in the Installation media and see if it is able to boot up or not? If the setup starts, see if you can plug in the HDD and maybe reformat that?

    Since, you are able to access the HDD on another machine, I would suggest you to backup all of your data. But, please wait for
    HippsieGypsie ' s post before proceeding further ^_^.
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  5. #15


    Good morning and Happy 4th!

    Quote Originally Posted by zadai View Post
    I agree with your fiance...if I were sitting in the bar, enjoying good company and a cold brewsky, a stranger's computer problems would be very low on my priority list (still on the list just lower)
    I agree. It is rude to play on phones or whatever when on a date. It's a sure sign that the person is not interested or is self-centered. In this case we're well into our relationship and she likes to play a few lottery bingo cards, so while I'll allow that I play on the phablet, but once she's done > "OK! Time's up!" It's amusing to me in a way. She dislikes tech so much so that she'll continue to use her flip phone over a smart phone. Beeps away when texting. She'll scratch away for 15 minutes on a card when all one has to do is scratch one line or shove it in the scanner to check the win or lose. Whatever floats one's boat!

    Anywho, after some research I think you don't have a hardware problem at all. With my problem I got no screen, which indicates a hardware problem. A loop is different kind of BSOD. It's not one in pure sense of the term. It's either due to a virus or a Windows update, although it's a long way from patch Tuesday, so odds are a virus has corrupted or locked the boot process of Windows. The lock is due to what I think is a new feature of 8 in which it locks itself down for security. Not all that sure. I'm still researching.

    I researched your computer and it is a tower, correct? You mention a laptop battery.

    I'll assume you've backed up all your important files. If not hook the HD up as you mentioned and do so via copy and paste as blueelvis suggested.

    You stated the F keys don't work. Have you tried Ctrl/Alt/Delete combo?

    Overall we'll try to get this thing to boot somehow to virus scan or restore it to an earlier point. Do you have install media or mirror by any chance?

    @ blueelvis

    Thanks for the consideration, but this is team work. Any suggestions are welcomed on this forum. Don't let the guru badge fool you. I'm by far not the savviest here. In fact, I probably have the worst points to post count ever! It is more like feeding information and suggestions to the OP to make an intelligent decision so to fix a problem.

    Here's some researching results:

    Windows 8 stuck in startup loop

    Windows 8 Repair screen loop upon startup - Microsoft Community

    Windows 8 stuck in startup loop
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  6. #16


    India
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    First of all, goto the BIOS options and see if the Secure Boot option is turned off or not. If it is turned on, then please turn it off and see if the loop is broken or not. The only problems which I can think of at this time are listed below :-

    1. There is a problem with the BIOS settings (Most Likely, secure boot). Try removing the CMOS battery for 10 minutes. This would reset the BIOS settings and see if the issue still occurs or not.

    2. Rootkit/Malware Infection which has caused a early boot up driver to become corrupt.

    3. There is some possible corruption on your system due to some hard crash or something like that.


    @HippsieGypsie :- Thanks for your kind words, looking forward to resolve OP's issue along with the forum members ^_^ and yeah Happy 4th.
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  7. #17


    Posts : 8
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    I disabled Secure Boot and then hit save and exit. Still looping BUT now I can't get into bios, no option on the bottom left corner (del).

    Here's what it does....when I turn it on it goes beep (hello) then goes to a screen with the Gateway logo and a circle of sorts spinning under it like it's processing something. This is when I have that split second to hit "del" for bios...not there now. It goes from the Gateway screen to the BLUE screen, the restart............

    right now, my cmos battery is out for a break, the pc is off since I can't change the bios back at this point, and I'm gonna eat some grilled salmon and have a beer!

    I Will hook my hdd up tp my laptop again, but I have no clue what copy and paste is!!! I can see my folders and files, blah blah, but how do you save them? I know I can't format until the stuff is off, I also didn't make a disk when I got my pc (oops, my REALLY REALLY bad!). Maybe you fine people can tell me where this info is when it's attached to my laptop and I could save THAT stuff to a disk and try to insert it in my dvd drive, although... when my Hdd wasn't hooked up to my pc it did NOTHING. ????????

    Happy fourth
    Terri
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  8. #18


    India
    Posts : 2,097
    Windows 8.1 Industry Pro B-)


    Hi Zadai,

    Which edition of Windows 8 were you using? Did the Windows 8 came preinstalled when you bought this PC? Furthermore, backig up hard disk means that copying and pasting your personal data like games,songs,work etc. For saving them, simply browse thru your HDD, copy it and then paste it in your Laptop HDD or any other external media.
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  9. #19


    To copy highlight with left mouse click > Right click > Choose"Copy" on menu > Go to a folder on the drive you wish to copy to > Left, then right click > Choose "Paste" on the menu.

    Or

    Tab or arrow key to navigate to or right click to highlight folder > Windows key (hold)/C (to copy) > go to folder > Highlight > Windows key/V to paste.

    You may want to create folders and name them for storing. Highlight drive or folder > right then left click > Choose "New" > Choose "Folder" on slide out menu. I would name them "Backup Docs", "Backup Pics", etc.

    Edit:

    My keyboard has a menu key. I highlight a drive, folder, or file then press that key for the context menu.
    Last edited by HippsieGypsie; 06 Jul 2014 at 11:46.
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