win7 hangs in bios set up on booting

November 10, 2010 at 00:30:04
Specs: Windows 7 64 bit, amd ph x2 550 3.10Ghz 4GB ram
I have been using windows 7 64 bit for more than 6 months with no problem until recently.
The motherboard is ASUS M4A785TD-M EVO.
Normally the computer enters Window very quickly.
Now when the computer is switched on it goes directly to BIOS set up utility and hangs there until the ESC key is hit. Then I have to answer OK to Discard Configurations before booting continues, via "checking NVRAM" to the windows welcome screen.

How can I get back to normal booting?

A second "intermittent" fault has developed at the same time:
Sometimes after booting, if the left mouse button is clicked the I get a continual row of 0 or - characters. It is impossible to stop these. And if I click on the windows icon in the bottom left then I get the same characters repeating themselves in the search programs box - and no list of programs above.
The only solution is to switch off the computer and reboot.

I think that the problems are connected.

Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance, Paul

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November 10, 2010 at 02:55:00
1st enter bios and set it to default setup, that will make sure its not bios related issue (as a rule).
if you still either or both issues we can take it from there.
The fact that you only get as far as the bios would suggest its nothing to do with win7, as you dont even load it until after the bios has loaded.

i hate computers!
but cant help myself....

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November 10, 2010 at 19:04:08
As a second step, I would suggest Memtest. You definitely could have a bad memory card.

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If all else fails, read instructions.

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November 12, 2010 at 07:11:23
Thanks for the replies.
I reset the BIOS to the default settings.
So far it seems to working properly again during the last 48 hours.
Will continue to monitor it over the next few days.
Regards, Paul

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