Ive worked in the IT sector for most of my life (doing repairs for a lot of it). Yet im stumped with this issue so im reaching out on the community I know best.
The issue is that when attempting to boot into Windows 10, it gets stuck on the Bios screen (however has the windows 8 circle).
This would be fine, just stick in a usb recovery drive right? Well thats where the second issue comes into play. Attempting to boot a recovery drive, or Windows install usb results in a blue screen (not the blue screen of death - but a darker blue screen (I think the typical background colour of recovery/install) without any text on). Sometimes it will boot into recovery/install, however sometimes not. When it does boot into recovery/install it takes a long time.
Removing the windows drive from the pc and attempting to boot into the install media causes the same issue (or the same as booting from the drive)
So its BIOS right? The battery has been removed and all default settings restored.
Secure boot? The recovery and install media are both installed with UEFI required and I have made sure that the BIOS states that it must be a secure boot device.
The issue that occured before hand was that everything was running slow, task manager stated that out of all 4 of the processor, GPU, Ram and storage, the total of all was 7%. So restart was attempted, after 30min of “restarting” screen, the pc finally turned off, however never booted back.
Processor: I5 6600K
Ram: 12GB (4GB and 8GB)
Graphics: GTX 1660
On board graphics wont display anything even if the graphics card is removed. (Hdmi, Dvi and Vga all dont work)
First ram slot doesnt work, if ram is installed in that slot then the bios wont complete
Things yet to try:
unplugging the extra storage drives (no os on them)(this fixed the usb booting … Got to figure out what drive and why)
- Try booting a linux distro to see if its just windows
- remove one ram stick
- change ram slots
Maybe a hardware issue with the motherboard, but if I can fix it for free then that would be great. Finding the older LGA2350 (for 6th and 7th gen - not the 8th and 9th gen) is getting harder and harder and with the chip shortage, upgrading is a none option