Another black screen, can't access bios

Mar 3, 2018
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Home built, working fine for over a year. Had a lot of lag trying to open windows explorer so did a hard reboot and now I can't boot past the ASUS black loading screen. It says to push F2 or DEL to enter bios but it won't -- and I suspect because it can't load far enough for my is keyboard to initialize.

Now once, out of every 15 boot attempts, if I let it sit for a random amount of time (ranges from 15 minutes to 2 hours) the windows icon will start loading, but that's as far as I get. But it. Never. Stops. Trying. To. Load.

Removed the battery to clear the CMOS, fan is still running, still hear a post beep on boot and the drive still sounds like it's running, fan lights still come on.

Any suggestions of the next thing I can try?

P.S. Yes I realize this topic has been asked tome and time again on your forum, and I've considered every other answer but either none applied to my situation (or I couldn't make it apply) or it didn't work. Rather than necro one of those 7-year old threads (haven't found anything recent) I'm asking again with my relevant info.

TIA
 

Pentium4User

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Tried another stick of ram or see which ram stick is causing the issue maybe? Usually that cause long load for the bios for me on my other system.

 

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