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POST SCREEN FREEZES

iam4u3
i have a friends computer to repair and when i turn the computer on it stick at the motherboard logo screen. i am unable to use the keyboard,nothing happens..it just stick there.
i have resseted the bios, unplugged everything and just leaves the memory and motherboard along with the video card running. still get the same thing.
computer is used for gaming. he told me he didnt over clock v/d card nor the motherboard. i believe he tried to over clock the motherboard FSB and get this.
CAN ANYONE HELP ANY SUGGESTION.

i also changed the video card already and i get the samething, sometimes i switch keyboard from usb to ps2 and get no response..sometimes i c nothing on the screen.
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    Dedlbug

    Usually a bad Motherboard will cause freezing at the POST or BIOS screens. I just had one two days ago like that. Called Dell and they confirmed it was MB over the phone. Though the answer for almost everything with them is bad MB, but in this case...it was a bad MB.

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    OldER Mycroft

    Can you disable the splash screen inside the BIOS?

    If so, it would allow you to see where the boot sequence is falling over.

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    iam4u3

    unable to perform any action. i conclude it's the motherboard. nothing else can be done. no good news for the owner.

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    OH Smeg

    Then you are correct there is nothing else to be done but you should first clear the BIOS by changing the Jumper from Pins 1 & 2 to pins 3 & 4 for a short time and then using a PS2 Keyboard reset the BIOS to what is required. If you can not do that maybe you can try a new BIOS chip which you can buy from several different places my preferred option is BIOS Man as I have always had excellent service from them

    http://www.biosman.com/

    But I would first remove all of the RAM and see if that makes any difference.

    If you do not get an Error Message at all with no RAM Fitted try testing the CPU on a different M'Board. If that works the M'Board is dead/shot. If it doesn't try a Known Good CPU on that M'Board and see if it POST's now.

    Col

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    Dedlbug

    Usually a bad Motherboard will cause freezing at the POST or BIOS screens. I just had one two days ago like that. Called Dell and they confirmed it was MB over the phone. Though the answer for almost everything with them is bad MB, but in this case...it was a bad MB.

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    OldER Mycroft

    Can you disable the splash screen inside the BIOS?

    If so, it would allow you to see where the boot sequence is falling over.

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    iam4u3

    unable to perform any action. i conclude it's the motherboard. nothing else can be done. no good news for the owner.

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    OH Smeg

    Then you are correct there is nothing else to be done but you should first clear the BIOS by changing the Jumper from Pins 1 & 2 to pins 3 & 4 for a short time and then using a PS2 Keyboard reset the BIOS to what is required. If you can not do that maybe you can try a new BIOS chip which you can buy from several different places my preferred option is BIOS Man as I have always had excellent service from them

    http://www.biosman.com/

    But I would first remove all of the RAM and see if that makes any difference.

    If you do not get an Error Message at all with no RAM Fitted try testing the CPU on a different M'Board. If that works the M'Board is dead/shot. If it doesn't try a Known Good CPU on that M'Board and see if it POST's now.

    Col