[SOLVED] PC loops at BIOS logo

Jan 6, 2022
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Hello, I have the following problem: my PC reaches the BIOS logo screen and then loops.

Some weeks prior to that, it was having a problem retaining the BIOS settings and I had to press F1 and then load some defaults, but afterwards it worked ok.

Now, I can't really even access the BIOS settings by pressing DEL or anything, it just displays the BIOS Asus logo for half a second and then repeats this process until I turn it off.

So far, I have tried the following with no result:
  • Removed all dust
  • Reapplied thermal paste in CPU
  • Used another compatible CPU
  • Disconnected ssd drive
  • Used another working PSU from a different computer
  • Used a single RAM module at all different slots
  • Tested RAM modules on another PC (they work fine)
  • Reset BIOS by unplugging the PSU cable, removing the CMOS battery for 10 minutes
  • Disconnected power on/off button from the case and powered it on by short-circuiting the relevant pins

I am not sure if I can try something else. Any ideas?

Motherboard: Asus P8H61-M LX PLUS microATX LGA 1155 Socket
CPU: Intel Core i3-2100
RAM: Corsair 8GB DDR3 (2x)
SSD: Samsung Evo 860 256 GB
PSU: Corsair CX Series CX450M
OS: Windows 10 Pro
 
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it's possible to have a corrupt BIOS that can leave your system dead.
the fact that your previous settings would not stick could add to this possibility.

maybe try spamming F8 upon powering on and see if the Boot Manager will load.
if you can get directly into the OS this way it could be a workaround but will not fix your issue(s).
Motherboard: Asus P8H61-M LX PLUS microATX LGA 1155 Socket
CPU: Intel Core i3-2100
RAM: Corsair 8GB DDR3 (2x)
seems you could be due for an upgrade anyway...
it's possible to have a corrupt BIOS that can leave your system dead.
the fact that your previous settings would not stick could add to this possibility.

maybe try spamming F8 upon powering on and see if the Boot Manager will load.
if you can get directly into the OS this way it could be a workaround but will not fix your issue(s).
Motherboard: Asus P8H61-M LX PLUS microATX LGA 1155 Socket
CPU: Intel Core i3-2100
RAM: Corsair 8GB DDR3 (2x)
seems you could be due for an upgrade anyway...
 
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