×
INTELLIGENT WORK FORUMS
FOR COMPUTER PROFESSIONALS

Log In

Come Join Us!

Are you a
Computer / IT professional?
Join Tek-Tips Forums!
  • Talk With Other Members
  • Be Notified Of Responses
    To Your Posts
  • Keyword Search
  • One-Click Access To Your
    Favorite Forums
  • Automated Signatures
    On Your Posts
  • Best Of All, It's Free!
  • Students Click Here

*Tek-Tips's functionality depends on members receiving e-mail. By joining you are opting in to receive e-mail.

Posting Guidelines

Promoting, selling, recruiting, coursework and thesis posting is forbidden.

Students Click Here

Jobs

When I turn PC on nothing loads, monitor stays black...

When I turn PC on nothing loads, monitor stays black...

When I turn PC on nothing loads, monitor stays black...

(OP)
I had just attempted to use an Acer desktop USB Recovery drive, unsuccessfully.
Then even though I had set up the booting order to start from another USB drive with Linux, it would read the USB drive, but wouldn't load it. Instead it would go back to the Acer Recovery drive files, and try to run that again, as if it had kept that in the HD. Oh sorry, I was using my USB Acer Recovery drive to reinstall Win10 by the way.
Now it's even worst because it won't even load anything at all, not even BIOS! In fact the monitor is just plain black. I can see the pc is on, but that's it.

I suspect the Acer desktop USB Recovery drive didn't work because it said that a part was missing, something like that. I guess since I changed the order of the drives when I introduced the SSD drive, the recovery process was expecting to find a different configuration.
What now?

Should I remove the SSD drive and see what gives?

Thanks guys

RE: When I turn PC on nothing loads, monitor stays black...

(OP)
Someone had recommended that I remove the SSD, this would allow me to see the HD drive again, then do the Win10 installation on it.
I'll try that tomorrow

RE: When I turn PC on nothing loads, monitor stays black...

(OP)
So, removing the SSD did help to regain access to the BIOS and somewhat control what it boots on.
It still refuses to boot from my Linux Live USB drive. Instead it continues loading the previous Recovery process.
However, it works to run the Windows 10 installer in the USB drive I made (go figure!). I have not run it because I still want to be able to see the contents of this HD, I am hoping it didn't erase it.
Just in case there's something wrong with my Linux USB drive, I am about to make another one to try. If that still doesn't succeed to boot from, I don't know what can I do to check the HD contents. Maybe I can bring that HD to my older pc.
Btw, I also disabled Windows Boot Manager in Bios. It was the 2nd alternative after the USB drive.

It would be nice to hear what you guys think though.

RE: When I turn PC on nothing loads, monitor stays black...

(OP)
I was able to access the contents of my HD with the new Linux USB drive after all.
Things are moving along now :)

Red Flag This Post

Please let us know here why this post is inappropriate. Reasons such as off-topic, duplicates, flames, illegal, vulgar, or students posting their homework.

Red Flag Submitted

Thank you for helping keep Tek-Tips Forums free from inappropriate posts.
The Tek-Tips staff will check this out and take appropriate action.

Reply To This Thread

Posting in the Tek-Tips forums is a member-only feature.

Click Here to join Tek-Tips and talk with other members!

Close Box

Join Tek-Tips® Today!

Join your peers on the Internet's largest technical computer professional community.
It's easy to join and it's free.

Here's Why Members Love Tek-Tips Forums:

Register now while it's still free!

Already a member? Close this window and log in.

Join Us             Close