Take the 2-minute tour ×
Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I'm not sure if this is necessarily a Ubuntu question, but I've only had the problem since I installed 12.10. When I turn my computer on, the BIOS screen comes up as usual and... nothing else. When I press any key, I hear a loud beep and there's no response. I've tried looking for similar problems, but in most cases people are at least able to interact with their BIOS even if their OS doesn't load. It seems as though it's just completely freezing as soon as I turn it on.

share|improve this question

closed as off topic by Bruno Pereira Nov 11 '12 at 20:36

Questions on Ask Ubuntu are expected to relate to Ubuntu within the scope defined by the community. Consider editing the question or leaving comments for improvement if you believe the question can be reworded to fit within the scope. Read more about reopening questions here.If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

    
Try pressing F2 or tapping F2 couple times as soon as you turn on your computer. –  linuxk Nov 11 '12 at 6:14
1  
Upgrade your BIOS, You can find details on motherboard manufacturer website. –  K.K Patel Nov 11 '12 at 7:30

1 Answer 1

If you can't get into the firmware setup, it could be a bricked BIOS. Sometimes a firmware lockup at boot can be remedied by removing the the CMOS battery to clear any non-volatile settings that may render the machine unbootable. I have resolved issues with UEFI firmware this way several times on new laptops.

share|improve this answer

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.