Question Pc gets stuck on bios on startup

Feb 25, 2021
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Hello all,

My pc has been working completely fine for a while now, but upon turning it on this morning, the lights clicked on, then off, then the rig starts up, fans start spinning etc.

It then gets stuck on the AMIBIOS screen (american megatrends), the one where it shows you what motherboard and processor you have, memory, detected drives, etc. (it does display a cpu fan error on the attached picture, but that has been displayed on that screen since i first built the pc, never caused any issues, so i do not think it is related at all. ) However I have never noticed the paragraph below the cpu fan error, detailing intel optane memory or raid config, so maybe that could be something.

So anyways on this amibios screen, I have to press F1 to run setup, which takes me into the bios, from there i can access the boot menu and choose the windows boot manager to load from.

I then get a republic of gaming logo appear on screen with a buffer icon.

it then displays another screen, with just the buffer icon

after a while, windows loads up and i can use everything as if nothing was wrong at all.

I have tried doing a system restore, but the issue still persists. I have tried turning the pc on with nothing else plugged in besides the display port and power adapter. As well as unplugging all external drives and my other ssd.

I ran into a similar issue to this a while back, where my pc would not turn on at all, lights and fans would keep flicking on and off. after numerous reboots, unplugging of everything etc, it did finally turn on, whereby my pc installed an nvidia update and windows update, and then it has worked fine ever since. Just thought i should mention this event, just in case it could shed light on what is going on now.

I havent installed any new hardware to the build, the spec sheet included is the same it has been since i put it all together.

I will post pictures of my pc specs and the screens i have mentioned above.



Pc specs - https://drive.google.com/file/d/14uVopZkCWXosYcpcmt0zoOVhGmVzFqZn/view

Amibios screen that it gets stuck on - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1CZrOqPjY2YNYy78esfxC1g6i4MDGOy3I/view

Bios screen displayed after pressing f1 to enter setup - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1CcYBWdKv4Gjxz871CKuc7RPBEbs38lwp/view

Boot menu, I click on windows boot manager - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ClV_WccX_oNwI2bXbZTDZxCSJbyL0J_Q/view

asus republic screen displayed after clicking on windows boot manager - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1CvlzzOH_5hqrmLjXuauN8HDRChRZKctT/view

buffer screen after asus republic screen (normal windows lock screen is displayed after this screen, but it does take a while) - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1D5wXUbHvf6OsrcT5JyYQ2-5mYpnA4wGM/view
 

jay32267

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So basically....instead of booting to Windows....it's forces you to go to the BIOS....and then everything is OK?

Something to try.

I would power down....remove the CMOS battery (leave it out for a minute)...and I would replace it if it's old...then power it up.....then I would go to the BIOS....without changing anything.....and SAVE IT and exit and let it boot to Windows.


Then I would try and do a restart and see what happens without doing anything.
 
Feb 25, 2021
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So basically....instead of booting to Windows....it's forces you to go to the BIOS....and then everything is OK?

Something to try.

I would power down....remove the CMOS battery (leave it out for a minute)...and I would replace it if it's old...then power it up.....then I would go to the BIOS....without changing anything.....and SAVE IT and exit and let it boot to Windows.


Then I would try and do a restart and see what happens without doing anything.
Installed a new battery, all that has done is made my boot up time faster when I click Windows from the boot menu. I'm wondering if it's just a fault with the motherboard, or perhaps my bios is damaged somehow. I'm going to dust off the manual tomorrow and see if there is a way to restore the bios to factory settings. Otherwise I have no idea what to do.
 

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