I have an Asus laptop which worked pretty well for just over 2 years. Sure, I had problems with it (complete system crashes), but I think that all those problems were due to the wonderful Windows. In Linux, on the same system, everything went perfectly. So, it was a dual-boot.
Two days ago I decided though to use the recovery tool from Windows to restore it to the state just before I install it (there were just too many errors with Windows). I knew that this would destroy the dual-boot, but it was quite easy to install Linux again. I had a system-restore disk. What happened is that, when Windows required a restart in order to proceed with the recovery, the system crashed completely. It just displays the Asus logo and it remains in that state. I cannot enter in BIOS.
The keyboard looks functional (the caps lock lights up when pressed). The hard-disk button lights up and, as far as I can tell, it makes the same noise as when it was working properly. The processor and the cooler seem to work fine.
So, what could I try with it? The warranty has just expired.
I'm thinking about a CMOS reset, but I don't get it how a software thing can corrupt the BIOS!