SOLVED Computer says American Megatrends


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My desktop when it turns on it says American Megatrends + a few other things (I tried to post a pitcher, it says the uploaded file is to large)
 
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American Megatrends is/was a version of the classic PC BIOS. I haven't seen one for years.
 
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It's normal to see the BIOS POST results displayed on a splash screen for a few seconds as part of the system startup.
The PC should then proceed to boot the Operating System.
If it can't find bootable media and gets stuck in the BIOS then there is something wrong.
As the OP tried to upload a photo of the BIOS screen, the PC may be failing to boot into Windows.
 
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You need to provide more information about the error.
What error messages are displayed on the screen?
Does the PC make any beeping sounds?
 
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no i have to play with it
lol!
You need to be more specific.
It sounds like the BIOS has detected some issue.
Is it asking if you want to boot into safe mode?
What exactly do you have to do to get windows to boot up?
 

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Nothing personal, but if you can't provide the information that's being asked we can't provide adequate help and with that I'm out.

Good luck.
 
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That wasn't so hard, wasn't it?? Remember, none of us sits in front of your computer, just you. The more information we get from you, even if you think it is irrelevant, may lead to the help you need.

cmos checksum error points to a bad battery (those little button cells a.k.a. 2032). If you replace that, you might be able to use your PC again.
 

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