ASUS P5LD2 motherboard
When I went to format Windows 7, everything was working. I went through the setup, and when it started the actual install, I disconnected the display, mouse, keyboard, and sound and connected them to my laptop to use while the desktop was formatting.
Problem is, when I swiched back to my desktop, it had a black screen. Upon resetting now, it refuses to go past the BIOS. I can't even get into the setup. So far I've opened up the case and removed the CMOS battery, thinking that the CMOS settings were causing a problem, but to no avail. Help! =(
PS: Was doing a clean format/install of Win 7 Ultimate. I can't get to the disc part either, so can't attempt to reinstall.
Yes, but you can still give it a shot. Sometimes the connector pins on RAM and add-on cards can lose connection just enough to cause an issue, but not enough to stop working completely. It will take all of 5 mins. If it works, awesome. If not, you eliminated a possible cause and I, or someone else on this forum, can continue to help.
Let me make it simple, Win 7 Ultimate, Hardware check, builds a list of drivers to install.
I bet you never knew that windows does this, that it finds the video driver for the graphics card and from that it gives a report
and the frequency range of the monitor connected to it.
eg 1024*768 @ 60 hz, it has to build a table of refresh rates.
So you restet the bios, then what happend is likely the HD was set up in AHCI mode and the bios defaulted to IDE.
Plus it is likely as far as the keyboard and mouse they are both usb.
So on resetting the bios detect usb legacy devices on start up is turned off.
need a ps2 keyboard. It will be the case why you cannot enter the bios by pressing the delete key, F1 key, or F2.