computer starts as far as set up screen hangs

  dog-of-war 22:03 05 Aug 07

relatives computer used to work ok now when switched on nothing happens. gigabyte motherboard video/sound on board. fitted old graphic card i had lying around ,it nows starts tells me processer and memory that is installed then hangs at setup entry screen .keyboards+ has no effect .is this a bad motherboard problem,cmos battery ,hardrive or corrupted bios or what .note not very computer savvy so go easy on me.

  ambra4 01:25 06 Aug 07

If PC have a build in graphic card you have to disable it in the bios plus chance the setting from PCI to AGP if your (old graphic card i had lying around)is a AGP card if a PCI card do not change

You sure(old graphic card i had lying around)good

  dog-of-war 19:28 08 Aug 07

it hangs when it gets the bios entry screen the stated f1 entry key when pressed will not enter the bios screen .have tried a number of keyboards with the old ps/s (i think you call it) connector, keyboards work fine on my machine, .thank for the info on the pci/agp bios thing.

  James1947 19:35 08 Aug 07

Try the F2 or DEL key to enter BIOS setup

  dog-of-war 19:44 10 Aug 07

james1947 i tried those keys too even though the onscreen message stated f1. think i will blame the motherboard right or wrong .try and get another if that is not problem . i will have the beginnings of another computer to build

  ambra4 21:31 10 Aug 07

have you removed the graphic card and see if pc would work

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