I'm having a startup problem with my PC for a while now. When I boot the PC, it will go into the BIOS screen but hangs there for half an hour with a 'broken' screen (see screenshot). Keyboard doesn't work during those 30 mins.
This is the screenshot, mention the characters are broken...
After about 30 minutes, the bios continues and Windows starts normally without any problems. All hardware and software is working fine as far as I can see.
I tried to locate the problem by removing and replacing hardware:
- Updated the BIOS version to the latest version succesfully
- Replaced memory
- Replaced HDD
- Removed CMOS battery and replaced (I had to reconfigure the BIOS, which I did when the 30 mins passed)
- Replaced the PSU
Anyway, I'm out of options! Anyone has faced this problem or can point me into a direction to solve it?
the hardware is an Acer Idea 510 (media center), 2GB RAM, running Windows Vista Premium 32 Bit.
Thanks in advance!