Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Updated BIOS and PC Not Starting-Up ? [Solution]

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Have you updated your BIOS, and suddenly your PC keeps looping till the Windows Logo? Fear of opening up the computer and messing with its warranty? Here's the simplest solution without losing files and data.

[Note : This solution has been tested only on a previously running Windows 7 and Windows 8 PC. If you have a PC running Windows XP, try it out and let me know the result in the comments :)]

Method 1 :

This method can be used if you already have a Windows 8 Installation disc. All you need to do is boot with the installation disc and follow the instructions till you get the option to "Automatically Repair". In case this doesn't work I recommend the next method.

Method 2 :

Step 1 :

You will first need a Windows Installation Disc or USB Drive. You can do this by downloading and extracting the Windows 7/ Windows 8 iso file into disc or into the root folder of the USB. 

Step 2 :

Next you will have to boot your PC with the installation disc or USB drive you just created. To do this, as you switch on the PC, access the BIOS menu [usually by clicking F2; different manufacturers have a different key] and change the boot order to your USB drive being the first in line.Once done this, save the changes and restart the computer. It should now boot with the Windows Installation. 

Step 3 :

Follow the installation instructions and the setup will automatically save your files and documents in your 'C:\' drive, in a folder named "Windows.old". And that's it! After the setup you will be back to normal functioning. ( Note : Your PC will restart twice or thrice during setup. This is normal, do not panic or interfere with the installation in any manner!)
[Note : All the drivers and softwares that were previously installed will have to be manually installed again.]

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Any questions, please leave in the comments :)