Bios hang and display driver crash

  dnbVintage 22:01 04 Nov 2014

As the title suggests I have an issue where my BIOS hangs for about 1-2 minutes, keyboard commands are unresponsive during this so I am unable to actually access the BIOS. When I finally boot occasionally I receive a black screen followed by a message stating my display driver had become unresponsive so windows terminated it then restarted it.

I have tried a few different options, taking each stick of ram out individually, unplugging my old HDD then resetting the CMOS to try and determine the problem.

As i was unable to access BIOS to change some settings for my SSD when i reset the CMOS I thought I had bricked my pc as I was now unable to boot, it would hang at BIOS then give a black screen.

This is when I took my gfx card out. This fixed the BIOS problem, no more hanging and i was able to access the settings.

This leads me to believe either my gfx card, psu or mobo is faulty.

Is there any other tests you suggest I do to narrow the results further.


CPU: i5 2500k

MOBO: Gigabyte Z77-DS3H

PSU: CoolerMaster 600w

RAM: 2 x 4Gb Corsair Vengeance DDR3

GPU: evga gtx 970

  dnbVintage 23:31 04 Nov 2014

Issue resolved, BIOS needed updating.

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