So ive been running this set up for quite awhile now.
Q6600 quad core
x4 OCZ 2gig PC2 8500 Reaper series PRESET TO 5-5-5 @2.2V
Sound blaster Audigy
Win 7 os
I hop on my comp searchin the web and click on a youtube vid. the sound was all distorted, odd, so i clicked another vid in hopes it was not my speakers/sound card. same thing. i reboot, see my Asus screen where it says press tab to view post, press Del to enter setup... and thats where it stays.
First i took the sound card out as that seemed logical. same thing. I took all RAM out, put one stick in slot 1, 2, 3, 4 rebooting after every slot switch, i tried this with all 4 sticks. still same thing. cleared Cmos, same thing.
I get the initial beep, all fans are up and runnin just doesnt move fromt hat creen and i cant get into Bios settings
I had a similar symptom on a Dell - stuck before getting into BIOS, so FWIW try this:
- Power down.
- Disconnect *all* USB devices (incl hubs, monitor USB port cable, etc) from your PC.
- Power up and let it go as far as it will, absent perhaps kb/mouse and given your problem.
- Power down. Reconnect only KB/mouse if USB. Try and boot up.
In my case, BIOS couldn't get past a locked-up USB hub. Hope this is your problem.