Solved May have accidently turned off drives in bios

Aspire one Zg5
January 19, 2013 at 08:45:17
Specs: Windows XP Media / Windows 8 , XPS 400 / 4,000mb
No signal on monitor cannot even enter bios
I have a dual operating system, have recently installed windows 8 on my extra drive, while in the bios i may have accidently turned off that drive while the other on was off already! now when I turn on the computer I get almost right away NO SIGNAL on my monitor, I do not even get a chance to enter the bios and change anything, I have seen both of the other drive letters are lit up on the computer 3 and 4 but I have no drives installed on them, About a week ago I added a second drive to see if my computer would run Windows 8 smoothly, Turned on the extra drive turned off the previous one so not to get the option at start up and everything was working fine... windows 8 installed, all updates installed fine, I had went into the bios to change the drive back to my orignal drive which had XP installed to get some of my programs and burn them to a disc, and may have accidently turn off BOTH drives, but I cannot even get it to boot from a disc as i put in my original windows disc and it trys to load but then stops, and NO SIGNAL is on my monitor, How does one enter the bios of a machine if both operating systems art turned off or is this another problem and I should look elsewhere? I will note at one time when I booted the computer up my printer all of a sudden turned on ? was a supprise to me because that has never happened before ever.
Prob all my mistake, any suggestions?
Both drives worked perfect before I entered bios this morning, oh and NO beeps at all when trying to boot

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January 19, 2013 at 10:09:12
hey guys,
To everyone out there with bios problems, <a href="<b rel="nofollow">http://pcsupport.about.com/od/fixtheproblem/tp/clearcmos.htm">
the easiest way and what I did was to disconnect the power and then remove the battery, waited a few seconds, put everything back hooked up power, turned on and it booted !!!
thanks for all your help !
bskeef


#1
January 19, 2013 at 08:49:26
The drives shouldn't determine if you can enter the BIOS or not but disconnect them anyway. If that allows you access to the BIOS, reset it to defaults & connect the drives one at at time.

PS If windows 8 is like other windows, it wants to be the first OS on HD 0. It doesn't like to be second fiddle.
How do you know when a politician is lying? His mouth is moving.


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#2
January 19, 2013 at 08:56:07
Have disconnected both drives as described above, and the printer, left both DVD drives connected, and still nothing, I do remember I left boot from CD\DVD drive First in the boot order however when i reboot with the windows disc in it turns on and then after a while turns off and the NO SIGNAL is still on my screen? both # 3 and 4 drive lights remain on when the machine is trying to boot, but there are NO drives connected to them?

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#3
January 19, 2013 at 09:12:55
System just turns on, like its going to boot the two hard drive lights 3 & 4 show up, dvd light turns on, then shuts off, no signal still on screen, have disconnected monitor and reconnected it, disconnected both drives, (my monitor is a vizio tv and everything else works on it, says im connected to the internet, tv works fine when switched to it,) Is there any way to get this thing to boot up to get into the bios to change settings? Im at a loss here I have no idea what to try next of if there is anything I even can? It just turns on and right away kinda stops on the two empty drives, and then the no signal comes on the monitor!!
Any help will be greatly appreciated, Thanks in advance!!
bskeef

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#4
January 19, 2013 at 10:09:12
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hey guys,
To everyone out there with bios problems, <a href="<b rel="nofollow">http://pcsupport.about.com/od/fixtheproblem/tp/clearcmos.htm">
the easiest way and what I did was to disconnect the power and then remove the battery, waited a few seconds, put everything back hooked up power, turned on and it booted !!!
thanks for all your help !
bskeef

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#5
January 19, 2013 at 14:32:27
Re #4.

Another variant of that is to hold the power on/off button in for about 20 seconds without power and battery. Might be useful to you sometime. Whatever, thanks for popping back to let us know the outcome.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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