Hey, so recently i put together a comp using my old HDD, CD-DVD Drive, CPU, and PSU. I bought a new Mobo, GPU, Ram, and case. Anyway i was messing with the CMOS because it wouldn't turn on, so i was resetting it(once or twice) and when it turns on now, the computer directs me to the system repair page. It gives me the option to go repair the system or start windows normally, but the arrow keys don't work on this page. They work on the system repair's next page however. So i got out my Win7 disk preparing to reinstall, but after i put it in it directs it to the same page still. Help? I'd prefer to keep the files on my HDD if i could, but i'd rather just get the comp working, thanks!
I don't mind losing the files anymore, just some videos and music which is mostly on my laptop too, but i'm trying to run a DBAN so i can do a fresh install of Windows, but the comp doesn't run the CD by default. Is there a way to run it from the command prompt?
It doesn't do anything besides go straight to the system repair screen, i looked in the manual and it says del for BIOS but when i do hit DEL/hold for a sec or two, it only briefly flashes what seems to be bios and then it goes straight to the system repair menu
Well, if you are familiar with your bios settings, you can try a reset of the bios and see if that works. After resetting it, if you are able to get into the bios, use the load optimized defaults, after which you can reset any setting you may have changed previously.
See you manual on how to reset the bios. Normally, you just short two pins on the motherboard. Some newer boards actually have a reset button.