Solved Bios appears in code Tags: Chipsets BIOS Motherboards Last response: January 4, 2011 8:20 PM in Motherboards Share annakiss January 3, 2011 5:02:51 PM Our PC won't start up. BIOS appears in a jumble of code like this: http://i642.photobucket.com/albums/uu143/flaurena/IMG_5... My partner is more PC-savvy than I am - but we're basically clueless as to what the problem is. Does this look like a corrupt BIOS, fried motherboard, some sort of virus, or something else entirely? And do you think that our hard-drives (three separate ones) will be !@#$ed as well? We're running Windows XP and PC is 5-6 years old. Home brew PC, so I think MB is Gigabyte K8 Triton nForce4SLI Series (GA-K8N-SLI) supporting an AMD Athlon 64 Processor. Thanks! More about : bios appears code | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove annakiss January 3, 2011 5:14:12 PM P.S. we already took the round battery out, but it didn't do anything. | Report abuse Best solution ko888 Motherboard Master January 3, 2011 5:39:20 PM I've encountered something like this before. The garbled graphics point to a problem with the video card or PCI Express slot or maybe even the power supply unit. Try re-seating the video card by uninstalling it from the PCI Express slot and then re-inserting it, to see if that solves the problem. If re-seating the video card doesn't solve the problem then try a new/different video card. If the problem still occurs with a new/different video card then it could be a power supply problem. Hard disk drives shouldn't have been affected. | Report abuse mavroxur Motherboard Expert January 3, 2011 5:47:18 PM Random characters, combined with the random artifacts, looks like a bad video card in my opinion. Hard drives should be just fine. Might reseat the video card or try swapping it with a different one first. | Report abuse annakiss January 4, 2011 8:19:53 PM Thank you both for such informative and prompt answers. Your help led us to the conclusion that the fan on the graphics card stopped working, so spot on! (And what a relief to know that HDs are ok!) Thanks again! | Report abuse annakiss January 4, 2011 8:20:15 PM Best answer selected by annakiss. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Motherboards>Bios appears in code> Related ressources: ForumComputer starts up but nothing appears on the monitor ForumScreen flickering: code appears to screen ForumBIOS POST Code "FF" on Tiger K8W? Forum1 y old build, No POST, BIOS Code 88, Game Over? ForumAfter start up blue screen appears in window 7 ForumA7V400-MX 2600+ 266 appears to be running half speed ForumWelcome to Windows screen appears when starting Windows XP after installing the ForumNewly built system appears not to post ForumASUS Crosshair V Formula-Z "CMOS Error" - Q- code 99 ForumBooting Issue: BIOS appears for a couple of seconds or not at all ForumSystem Wont Boot... Error Code "05" on Asrock Extreme 4 Motherboard ForumIssues installing GT430... can't boot... Post code 5A ForumHard Drive Issues (disappears and re- appears ) ForumHarddrive appears in bios then it doesn't...then it does.. then it .. ForumA6 error code ? Anyone have any idea? ForumGetting Code 12 after installing GT240 512MB DDR5 ForumPC hangs at BIOS screen after updating graphics driver. More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !