Computer Won't Boot (Even Into UEFI / BIOS)

Aug 24, 2015

I have had nothing but issues, since upgrading to Windows 10 from Windows 8 (64). The installation within of itself was horrible. I got the continual flash on the screen, until I was able to get it into safe mode and recovered it. Then made sure drivers were updated. However, I did not upgrade my BIOs, from the information I had seen from MSFT. Didn't think twice, since they said if you were upgrading from 8 or 8.1 that should not be an issue. The system was running stable, after I did those fixes.

About 1 week ago, after a MSFT Windows automatic patch push, My monitor started not to respond during boot up. Ran some basic troubleshooting for the monitor (Ie: check plugs, check cables, check Video card). They all seemed to work fine and my system booted up normal.

The very next day, cold booted again and monitor did same thing, it was not getting any signal from the computer. Went through the checks, after a little bit of a delay the system finally booted. I checked my BIOs settings, which were all set up normally. I locked my computer after that and did not turn off the system, the next morning, my monitor was unresponsive.

I re-checked monitor, cables and even replaced the video card. Everything is good except no signal to my monitor. I disconnected all hardware except the video card and motherboard, to see if it was an issue with my power. I took out out the CMOS battery and also disconnected power to the motherboard for about 2 hours, to try and reset the BIOs to factory. No luck.

This leaves me with 2 things left:

a) Corrupted BIOs, not loading my drivers, or
b) motherboard went bad.

Going to try a bootable USB BIOs next.

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