10-19-2018 09:30 AM
I recently upgraded from Win10 to Pepermint. The loading screen hung, and i thought it had frozen, so I forced poweroff. Turns out, i was incorrect, and the laptop was working. The next powerup, I went into the BIOS, and the boot order menu was completely gone. After that, it is impossible to access the BIOS or or Boot menu.
On startup, i get a blip of a message stating the vbios loaded, then back-lit black screen.
I have tried providing inputs to see if it was a display issue... it is not, I cannot even togggle the keyboard locks.
I have disconnected main battery, ac, and CMOS battery, and performed a powerswitch drain, left setting over night. No change, except that each time i go through this, the first attempted boot gives to beeps. I know that points to a memory error if they are short beeps (they do not sound particularly short to me, but there is no two long beeps code) I have tried using each of the sticks by themselves to no avail, and then tried with no ram to see if it would reliably give me the beep code. No RAM provided a significantly truncated failed boot, leading me to believe it is another issue. Un fortunately, all of the RAM i have access too is ddr2, and this laptop uses DDR3, so i have not been able to test with known-good ram.
Also, no alt-media boots are working. (this may seem obvious but I am including it to narrow down troubleshooting options)
10-21-2018 08:44 AM