W7 stuck in reboot loop after upgrade from XP

September 26, 2010 at 14:49:28
Specs: Windows Vista
PC: Fry's built system 18 months old with Gigabyte S-Series MB, Intel Quad-Core Processor, 700gb ATA HD, 4mb memory was working fine with Windows XP Pro.

Upgraded to Windows 7 Home Premium. Upgrade worked but during install it went online to get latest updates and got stuck in a boot loop. Shut down for a few days and got it to boot and got message that there'd been a serious problem but it was repairing it. Finally got into normal mode yesterday morning.

After a few hours leaving it unattended, I noticed it had shut down. On reboot, it went back into boot loop. It shows initial black screen with memory info, then goes to Gigabyte screen with multiple bios login options then immediately reboots back to initial screen.

There's no response from the keyboard when trying to enter the bios. Tried multiple times and notice keyboard lights don't come on. Tried with both USB and PS2 plugs. Same result. Tried inserting Windows 7 DVD, doesn't help. LED lights up on DVD drive but nothing happens.

Apparently the Boot Loop from Windows 7 is common but most of the suggestions I've seen assume you can hit the key repeatedly to access bios.

Any suggestions?


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September 26, 2010 at 20:46:22
if your bios is not connecting to the keyboard, you will probaly need to reset the bios, you can do this by a jumper, see your mobo manual. or by releasing the battery for a couple minutes, replace the battery and reboot, press delete to enter bios, reset time and date. if your keyboard is still still not working after a mobo reset, you should try another keyboard.
your mobo should connect to the mouse, keyboard and monitor automatically, if its not doing so you have to suspect the mobo or keyboard, i doubt it is the win7 update as you are not getting into windows.
once you have reset the bios and if you can get a keyboard working, when you get into win7 run a diskcheck with fix damaged sectors checked.

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