Bios Fault.

August 13, 2010 at 11:07:11
Specs: windows vista home premium
Hey, I have a rather bizarre fault with my PC. Firstly it was working fine, no problems whats so ever, I use AVG and run regular scans.
I shutdown the PC for around an hour or two, logged it back on only to find that my bios was written how it normally is but with a huge amount of missing letters. It came to the option of picking safe mode ect.. but it failed and went to Blue screen.
I have removed my graphic card battery and that did nothing. Then I removed one of my RAM and the bios loaded up as normal but would only start to load onto windows and I would be left with a blank screen. I have also put my RAM into an older PC and it works fine... so that leaves me thinking it can't be a fault with it?

Any ideas on what the issue maybe are gratefully welcomed. Thanks

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August 13, 2010 at 12:33:49
There is no battery on the video card.
You must be referring to the cmos battery. Doing so would require you reconfiguring the bios's time and other settings. You don't mention doing that.

Usually you can not move new ram to older machines.

Was that blank screen with a blinking cursor in the upper left corner? That is an indication the master boot record is missing.

Your bios screen with missing letters I have seen before and it was a faulty video card in my case.

Sounds like working in the guts of the computer may have made things worse.

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August 13, 2010 at 21:43:56
Looks like you will have to replace the video card. If the video chips are mounted on the motherboard, that's even worse as you will have to replace the whole motherboard.

It would be best to take your computer to the nearest computer repair shop and let certified technicians repair your computer next time, HeatherRosie.

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